Nihizhí, Our Voices: An Indigenous Solutions Podcast is dedicated to providing listeners with recorded conversations on a variety of topics that center Indigenous voices across Turtle Island, with host Lyla June Johnston.
MMIW in Latin America with Dr. Lydia Huerta
In honor of National Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives Awareness Day, we draw attention to the epidemic in Abya Yala (Latin America) of missing and murdered indigenous women, girls, two-spirit, and transgender relatives. In the MMIWGTSTR movement, northerners often forget to include and think about relatives south of the imaginary, colonial border, and how they often times have EVEN LESS protection than those native people north of the imaginary, colonial border. Here to break it down for us is Dr. Lydia Huerta, a binational scholar of both Indigenous and colonial descent who has studied and presented the topic extensively.
Hopi Dryland Farming with Ahkima Honyumptewa
How do you thrive with limited water? Hopi dry-land farmers have been positioning their fields at the base of small watersheds to catch the nutrients and waters that run down after monsoon rains. Ahkima Honyumptewa has carried on this tradition and shares with us how this relates to farming in an era of climate instability. We also touch on the role of the human being in the universe as well as the importance of women in society! Enjoy!
Article on Ahkima Honyumptewa: https://navajotimes.com/ae/culture/surviving-the-coronavirus-crisis-a-hopi-perspective/
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_er1Cy4gCAQTH8PSsZ3QLw
Indigenous Languages: Raising Fluent Speakers
How can we raise our children to be fluent speakers of our endangered languages? In this episode, we interview three people who have accomplished this task! Trisha Moquino, H@la Turning Heart, and Marcus Briggs-Cloud present on how language fluency has been passed onto children through communal immersion rooted in Indigenous cosmologies.
Corrina Gould, #Landback, and the Art of Indigenous Land Trusts
In this episode, Corrina Gould, chair and spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan, unpacks the reality of Indigenous Peoples in the San Francisco Bay Area. Gould also discusses the innovation and implementation of Indigenous land trusts as a means of returning and rematriating land.
To learn more about the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust visit https://www.sogoreate-landtrust.org/. To learn how to set up a voluntary land tax for settlers to fund Indigenous projects and #landback, visit: https://sogoreate-landtrust.org/pay-the-shuumi-land-tax/
"A Gathering Basket" Multimedia Cookbook and the Promise of Rematriation
In this inaugural episode, we meet with M. Karlos Baca, who shares the I-Collective’s most recent multimedia publication, A Gathering Basket; Hazel James shares teachings regarding Diné lifeways; Janene Yazzie braids these intersecting topics to discuss the importance and meaning of rematriation, and the fundamentals of Diné and Indigenous matriarchies.
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A podcast shining light on various Indigenous Voices, carrying grassroots solutions for our communities and the world.
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