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The Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines is a collection of stories gathered through interviews with Native peoples from around the world who are standing up to protect the planet and our future.

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The Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines is a collection of stories gathered through interviews with Native peoples from around the world who are standing up to protect the planet and our future.

    Episode 21: Isaac Murdoch

    Episode 21: Isaac Murdoch

    On this episode we speak with Ojibwe Artist, Singer, Storyteller and Activist Isaac Murdoch. We discuss his long history of advocacy work, his focus on revitalizing and sharing his Ojibway language, his time at Standing Rock and the stark contrast between the advocacy work of his youth and the activism of today’s young people, and what it means for our communities.

    Follow Isaac' on Instagram at @isaac_murdoch1 and be sure to check out his website at isaacmurdoch.com

    This episode of Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines was produced by Viktor Maco, Spirit Buffalo and J.B. Hart. Edited by Abbey Franz. Research by Sarah Rose Harper. Hosted by LeAndra Nephin.
    This season of Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines is produced with support from Earth Rising Foundation, our Patreon producers, Reena Krishnan and Kathy Duerr.
    Additional support from our patrons at Patreon and Buy Me a Coffee.
    Would you like to be a guest on Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines, or know someone who would, drop us an email at redhousetvseries@gmail.com.
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    Episode 20: Dante Biss-Grayson

    Episode 20: Dante Biss-Grayson

    On this episode of Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines we speak with Osage clothing designer, artist and MMIWGT2S advocate Dante Biss-Grayson. We discuss his clothing label Sky Eagle Collection, his advocacy and activism, and what it was like working on the upcoming film “Killers of the Flower Moon” starring Lily Gladstone, Tantoo Cardinal and Leonard DiCaprio.

    "After finding out about the missing and murdered Indigenous women epidemic (MMIW), I looked to my daughter, so little, and wanted to see what I could do to protect her, and protect my sisters. I began to design works that I hope inspire others, give them strength, pride, hope, empowerment, and resilience. This is when the Sky-Eagle Collection was born. " - Dante Biss-Grayson
    To learn more about Dante and his work check out his website skyeaglecollection.com and be sure to follow him on Instagram at @skyeaglecollection.

    This episode of Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines was produced by Viktor Maco, Spirit Buffalo and J.B. Hart. Edited by Abbey Franz. Research by Sarah Rose Harper.  Hosted by LeAndra Nephin.

    Our theme song is Another Side, by Wild Whispers, Produced by Ben Reno, Eli Lev, and  Megan Leigh. 

    This season of Not Invisible is produced with support from Earth Rising Foundation, and our Patreon Producers, Kathey Duerr, Reena Krishnan and Brenda George.

    We’d like to give a special shout out to all of our Patreon supporters. You too can become a patron by finding us at Red House Series on Patreon, or Buy Us Coffee, links in our show notes and on our website, redhouseseries.com.

    Would you like to be a guest on Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines, or know someone who would, drop us an email at  redhousetvseries@gmail.com.

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    Episode 19: Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore

    Episode 19: Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore

    This episode of Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines features a conversation with filmmaker, lecturer, artist and educator, Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore.

    Moore is Kanyen'kehà:ka (Mohawk) and an enrolled member of Six Nations of the Grand River territory where she is based.  Moore is a fluent (ACTFL intermediate-high) Kanyén'kéha speaker and recent graduate of Onkwawénna Kentsyóhkwa - an adult language immersion program at Six Nations.

    Moore is a 2022 recipient of the Banff Spark Accelerator Fellowship designed to address the systemic gap in gender equality and representation by providing essential opportunities and resources to help build significantly more Canadian women-owned businesses that excel both domestically and across the global media industry.

    Moore is a founding member of The Aunties Dandelion: a relationship-centered collective created in 2019. The Aunties Dandelion vision is to create an expansive human community informed by traditional Onkwehon:we (Indigenous) teachings with story sharing and healing narratives at the core. Key projects include The Aunties Dandelion monthly podcast (official 2021 selection of imagineNATIVE Film and Media Festival) and two speculative arts films. VeRONAka (2020) is a 10-minute fictionalized version of the true story that Kanyen'kehà:ka clan mothers gave Covid 19 a Mohawk name - so that we are able to respect the illness, understand why it is here and then invite it to leave.

    To listen to the complete conversation head on over to The Aunties Dandelion Podcast and be sure to follow The Aunties Dandelion on Instagram.

    This episode of Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines was produced by Viktor Maco, Spirit Buffalo and J.B. Hart. Edited by Abbey Franz. Research by Sarah Rose Harper.
    Hosted by LeAndra Nephin.
    This season of Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines is produced with support from Earth Rising Foundation, our Patreon producers, Reena Krishnan and Kathy Duerr.
    Additional support from our patrons at Patreon and Buy Me a Coffee.
    Would you like to be a guest on Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines? Or know someone who would? Drop us an email at redhousetvseries@gmail.com.
    Like this episode? Then please be sure to leave us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts so others can enjoy it too!
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    Episode 18: Kali Reis

    Episode 18: Kali Reis

    On this episode of Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines we interview Professional Boxer and Actress, Kali Reis.
    Kali “KO” Mequinonoag Reis (35) hails from East Providence RI, is a member of the Seaconke Wampanoag Tribe & is the first Indigenous Woman fighter to become a World Champion. As a Professional Boxer, Reis has attained 6 World Titles in 2 weight classes & is currently the WBA IBO & WBO Super Lightweight World Champion and is on the “Road to Undisputed”. Kali made history when she participated in HBOs’ first ever Women’s televised in 2018. She uses her boxing platform to spread awareness on various issues such as the MMIW (Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women).
    Living up to her given name Mequinonoag [Many Feathers/Many Talents], Kali is a certified Motorcycle/Small Engines Technician and has worked as a Residential Counselor since 2009. She has found healing in sharing her story & mentoring troubled youth with a relatable approach, as well as traveling to speak with and support various communities in hopes of being a positive example to “Never throw in the towel no matter what punches life throws at you”. 
    In 2021, Kali made her acting debut with the lead role in the film ‘Catch the Fair One', in which she also received a writer’s credit. This film highlights the MMIW epidemic & earned a Special Jury Mention award at the Tribeca film festival.  Recently, an Indie Film Spirit Award nominee for Best Female Lead Actress was announced for Reis’ performance. 
    This mixed Cape Verdean/Native American has a “Voice for the Voiceless”.

    Follow Kali on Instagram and Twitter

    This episode of Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines was produced by Viktor Maco, Spirit Buffalo and J.B. Hart. Edited by Abbey Franz. Research by Sarah Rose Harper.

    Hosted by LeAndra Nephin.

    This season of Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines is produced with support from Earth Rising Foundation, our Patreon producers, Reena Krishnan,  Kathy Duerr, Brenda George and Ervin Green .

    Additional support from our patrons at Patreon and Buy Me a Coffee.

    Would you like to be a guest on Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines, or know someone who would, drop us a line at  redhousetvseries@gmail.com.

    Like this episode? Then please be sure to leave us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts so others can enjoy it too!
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    • 38 min
    Episode 17: Prestin Thōtin-awāsis

    Episode 17: Prestin Thōtin-awāsis

    On this episode of Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines we share our recent conversation with Nēhiyaw/Metis/Mixed Two-Spirit activist, Prestin Thōtin-awāsis.

    We discuss his activism and advocacy work, the importance of mental health support in Indigenous communities, and the importance of the T2S in MMIWGT2S and how communities and individuals can support survivors and families. 
    Prestin uses his platforms and voice to uplift Indigenous youth and 2S/Indigiqueer perspectives. He promotes wellness and advocates for mental health and 2SLGBTQ+ equity & rights. Prestin shares poetry, think pieces and discusses sobriety and healing with a focus on intergenerational wisdom.
    Prestin has worked in Northern and Central Saskatchewan in multiple roles supporting Indigenous clients and communities over the last six years. This background and his lived experiences have led him to advocacy and have assisted him in understanding and identifying his own traumas and stories.
    To learn more about Prestin follow him on Instagram at @prestomanifest0 and be sure to check out his LinkTree for more inform about Prestin's advocacy work, his poetry and resources.

    This episode of Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines was produced by Viktor Maco, Spirit Buffalo and J.B. Hart. Edited by Abbey Franz. Research by Sarah Rose Harper. 

    Hosted by LeAndra Nephin.

    This season of Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines is produced with support from Earth Rising Foundation, our Patreon producers, Reena Krishnan and Kathy Duerr.

    Additional support from our patrons at Patreon and Buy Me a Coffee.

    Would you like to be a guest on Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines, or know someone who would, drop us an email at  redhousetvseries@gmail.com.

    Like this episode? Then please be sure to leave us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts so others can enjoy it too!
    Support the show

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    Episode 16: Zhaawnong Webb

    Episode 16: Zhaawnong Webb

    Listen to Anishinaabe Content Creator, Speaker & Educator, Zhaawnong Webb  as he educates us on Canada's Indian Act and the U.N. Declaration of Rights for Indigenous People.

    Zhaawnong Webb is a member of the Crane clan in the Anishinaabek Nation and is from Kitigan-Zibi First Nation, as well as a proud Michi Saagiig Anishinaabe inini born and raised in the Kawartha Nishnawbe community in Burleigh Falls Ontario. He is in his second year of the Indigenous Studies program at Trent University. Zhaawnong began his social media journey in September of 21’ while starting his academics and reconnecting with his Anishinaabe culture and ceremonies. Since then, he has gained significant momentum in his social media journey. With his new found passion for content creating, Zhaawnong hopes to connect more with his Anishinaabe culture and show Indigenous youth to be proud of who they are.

    Follow Zhaawnong on Instagram and TikTok

    This episode was produced by Viktor Maco, Renzo Spirit Buffalo and J.B. Hart.  Our Patreon Producers are Reena Krishnan and Kathey Duerr. Our editor is Abbey Franz.

    Funding was provided by Earth Rising Foundation and our friends and patrons at Patreon and Buy Me A Coffee.

    Like what you hear? Be sure to leave us a 5 Star Review on Apple Podcasts.
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A podcast For everyone who wants to learn about Indigenous history

This is the stuff you don’t learn about in history books. From the ongoing crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples, to the devastating effects of COVID on Navajo Nation, to the history of violence exacted on Indigenous communities by extractive industries. It’s all here and the more voices that are heard, the more chance that someone will finally stand up, take notice and make change. An excellent podcast for anyone who wants to know the real truth of this land and what’s at stake if we don’t confront our past, and make real change for the future.

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