26 episodes

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.

Nihizhi, Our Voices: An Indigenous Solutions Podcast Lyla June

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    • 5.0 • 62 Ratings

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.

    Nisenan Homelands: CHIRP, #LandBack, and Cultural Phoenixing with Shelly Covert and Ember Amador

    Nisenan Homelands: CHIRP, #LandBack, and Cultural Phoenixing with Shelly Covert and Ember Amador

    In this episode host Lyla June talks with Shelly Covert, spokesperson for the Nisenan Indigenous Nation, native to Grass Valley & Nevada City areas of northern California. Co-founders of CHIRP (California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project) Shelly Covert and Ember Amador discuss their $2.4M GoFundMe campaign to recover sacred lands stolen during the California Gold Rush. As of the publishing of this episode, they have already raised $2M. We discuss the tragedy of having to ...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Akimel O'odham Power: Fighting for the Land, Water and Culture with Marina Thomas

    Akimel O'odham Power: Fighting for the Land, Water and Culture with Marina Thomas

    In this episode, host Lyla June interviews Marina Thomas, a curly haired, light skinned Onk Akimel O'odham mother fighting for the existence of our culture so our kids can play in the water. Their discussion focuses around the intense urbanization, colonization, distortion of their history and water theft the Akimel O'odham people are facing in the Phoenix and Tucson area. Throughout the episode, Marina also touches on what it means to be an Onk Akimel O'odham woman and how she got in touch w...

    • 54 min
    Israel, Palestine and Indigeneity: A Jewish Perspective with Jeffrey Haas

    Israel, Palestine and Indigeneity: A Jewish Perspective with Jeffrey Haas

    In this episode, host Lyla June interviews Jeffrey Haas, a Jewish civil rights and criminal defense attorney who has represented with the families of Black Panther leaders, Water Protectors at Standing Rock, and many more. The conversation focuses on the topic of indigeneity between Zionists and Palestinians, how some members of the Jewish community are feeling about what Israel is doing, the United State's affect on the war against Palestinians and how to focus on making the world a more equ...

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Realities, People, and God: Christian Palestinian Liberation Theology with Omar Halamy and Samuel Munayer

    Realities, People, and God: Christian Palestinian Liberation Theology with Omar Halamy and Samuel Munayer

    In this episode, host Lyla June interviews two Palestinians who work with Sabeel, a Palestinian Christian group in Jerusalem. They work for Palestinian liberation within the context of the settler Zionism of the USA-Israel alliance. We discuss 1) how they are the original and Indigenous Christians of that land, 2) what gives us hope, 3) what the world can do amidst the ongoing genocide of Palestinian people, 4) what it means to be a Palestinian Christian, and 5) how they have spent their live...

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Good Fire: The Karuk Nation and the Original Prescribed Burns of Turtle Island

    Good Fire: The Karuk Nation and the Original Prescribed Burns of Turtle Island

    Indigenous People of Turtle Island (ala North America) have been intentionally burning the landscape for millennia with low intensity burns. This cycles the nutrients of dead grasses in the fall into mineral rush ash, that nourishes the seeds and shoots for the coming spring. It also curtails incoming vegetation that may compete with old growth or other highly selected trees. It helps to keep the trees in the forest spaced widely apart to prevent crowding which results in many dehydrated, nut...

    • 53 min
    Earth Defenders of the Philippines: Bontok-Kankanaey Life with Beverly Longid

    Earth Defenders of the Philippines: Bontok-Kankanaey Life with Beverly Longid

    In this episode, we talk with Beverly Longid, an Igorot (Indigenous Philippine) woman of the Bontok-Kankanaey community. We discuss her efforts with KATRIBU (Kalipunan ng Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas)—a national alliance of Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines, to protect the land and environment. The organization is striving to help others understand the land should be protected. While not against land development overall, they are focusing on development that not only help...

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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62 Ratings

62 Ratings

ljtorre ,

Wonderful host and wonderful guests!

Love the heartfelt connection the host makes with her guests and the depth of the stories and quality of the information. Blessings and thank you!

wanderingcwt ,

What a gem

Can’t recommend this podcast enough - even for and especially for white folks to for a glimpse into the breadth of indigenous creations and ideas.

Mila’s mom ,

All love

I just found this podcast 2 days ago. I absolutely love it. I am Lakota & Chamorro. I learned things about my Chamorro people and our beautiful island that I didn’t know. I’ve never been to Guam but pray I can make it one day. My heart goes out to my relatives living on the island. I love these episodes. I hope to hear many more from you amazing ladies. ❤️

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