18 episodes

Seedcast is a story centered podcast, produced by Nia Tero, where we dig up, nurture, and root stories of the Indigenous experience from around the world.

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    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

Seedcast is a story centered podcast, produced by Nia Tero, where we dig up, nurture, and root stories of the Indigenous experience from around the world.

    Indigenous women on the frontlines of climate change at COP26

    Indigenous women on the frontlines of climate change at COP26

    At COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, world leaders gathered to discuss the future of the planet, the need to address climate change, and the actions required to do that, but not all of the important activity was occurring in official meetings. Meet several Indigenous women who gathered, marched, and supported one another both inside and outside of the conference rooms in Glasgow. We talk with journalist, filmmaker, and 2021 Ford Global Fellow Andrea Ixchíu Hernández (Maya-K’iche’, Guatemala); Indigenous and women's rights organizer Rosa Marina Flores Cruz (Afro-Zapotec, Mexico); Coordinator for the Pacific Network on Globalisation Maureen Penjueli (Rotuman, Fiji);  Executive Director of the Indigenous Information Network Lucy Malenkei (Maasai, Kenya); and Erandy Madena (Purhépecha, Mexico). Find out what is at stake in climate talks for Indigenous peoples and why women are often found at the forefront of Indigenous climate change work. Host/story editor: Jessica Ramirez. Producers: Jenny Asarnow and Tracy Rector. 

    • 23 min
    The Indigenous woman behind a new Native kitchen

    The Indigenous woman behind a new Native kitchen

    Lisa Fruichantie (citizen of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma) has served as a vibrant connector within her communities since she started her first business at 13. Last year Lisa put those skills to work as the new executive director for the restaurant and arts venue Alma in Tacoma, Washington, the traditional lands of the Puyallup peoples. In this episode, find out why it was important for Lisa to draw upon her Indigenous network as she expanded her team, and what it has been like to bring her dream of a Native-focused menu to life.  Host:  Jessica Ramirez. Producer: Rachel Lam. Story editor: Jenny Asarnow.

    Resource: Alma Tacoma

    • 13 min
    4th World filmmakers 'doing the damn thing'

    4th World filmmakers 'doing the damn thing'

    Indigenous storytelling is vital to a deeper understanding of our world as well as to addressing the climate crisis, but how do we best support those storytellers? The 4th World Media Lab does just that, supporting early and mid-career Indigenous filmmakers from around the globe. In this episode, members of the 2021 cohort - Brit Hensel, Ajuawak Kapashesit, Jared Lank, Erin Lau, Lucía Ortega Toledo, and Theola Ross - share how Indigenous-focused spaces make room for growth, why Native filmmaking is in an interesting moment, and what they envision next for themselves and those following in their footsteps. We're also joined by the founder of the lab, Tracy Rector (Managing Director, Storytelling, Nia Tero and Executive Producer for Seedcast), who shares about the generative partnerships that keep the 4th World fellowship going and what inspired the name. Hosted by Jessica Ramirez; Produced by Felipe Contreras; Edited by Julie Keck.

    Resource: 4th World Media Lab at Nia Tero

    • 19 min
    Spotlight: Parks - Yellowstone

    Spotlight: Parks - Yellowstone

    We’re sharing an episode of the podcast Parks, which explores the truth about the creation of U.S. National Parks, retold alongside Indigenous peoples. This, the first episode of Parks, dives into the history of Yellowstone Park with guests Lynette Saint Clair (Eastern Shoshone) and Shane Doyle (Apsáalooke Nation). They share stories about Indigenous stewardship of this land from the Ice Age to the present, and speak about the U.S. treaties made and broken with local Indigenous peoples in advance of the establishment of Yellowstone Park. We’re grateful to the Parks team – Mary Mathis, Cody Lee Nelson, and Nia Tero’s Taylor Hensel – for their great work, their transparency, and their generosity. 

    Content advisory: This episode includes a discussion of Indigenous residential schools and colonial violence. 

    • 32 min
    Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and Jennifer Corpuz: The mother and daughter who fight for Indigenous rights

    Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and Jennifer Corpuz: The mother and daughter who fight for Indigenous rights

    Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and Jennifer ‘Jing’ Corpuz (Kankana-ey Igorot, Philippines) are policy makers and Indigenous rights advocates as well as mother and daughter. Both women share personal stories about making the shift from student activism to effecting change on a global scale with world leaders, as well as how they honor and continue a family legacy of leadership. They also share ideas for what we all can do to support policy work on behalf of Indigenous peoples and the planet. Hosted by Jessica Ramirez; produced by Jenny Asarnow; edited by Tracy Rector.

    • 43 min
    Spotlight: What's Up With Docs - Storytelling as Medicine

    Spotlight: What's Up With Docs - Storytelling as Medicine

    This week, Seedcast is sharing an episode of the podcast “What's Up with Docs” by our friends Toni Bell and Ranell Shubert, who have each supported documentary creators for years and now interview them to share what’s hard and what’s amazing about creating documentary film. We're sharing the very first episode they aired, with Seedcast Executive Producer and Nia Tero Managing Director of Storytelling Tracy Rector. The interview was recorded live at Big Sky International Film Festival in 2020, and the conversation encompasses Tracy’s path as a filmmaker, how her training in traditional herbal medicine relates to her art, and why both are healings acts centering Indigenous knowledge. 

    • 36 min

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