A podcast for Indigenous people by Indigenous people. Our love letter to Oaxacalifornia. Hosted and produced by Luis A. Lopez-Resendiz and Janet Martinez.
La Nueva Antequera
The organizational efforts by Indigenous Oaxacan communities in Los Angeles have had a ripple effect in the United States. One of the most visible and long-standing events organized by Indigenous Oaxacans is the Guelagetza. Miriam Lopez and Raul Cortez share their experience being at the precipice of the Oaxacan organizing movement that would change the face of Oaxacalifornia.
Palm oil and the Q’eqchi’ displacement
In this episode, we have a conversation with Alida Yath, an indigenous Q’eqchi’ interpreter who joins us to talk about her journey as an interpreter in the United States. Alida is among the only trained interpreters from Q’eqchi to Spanish and English in the country. She has proven that the life of indigenous peoples is important to her role as an interpreter since she prepares profoundly before she takes an interpretation case. She is a strong indigenous woman that is capable of speaking in multiple languages transforming a message from English or Spanish into her community’s worldview. We want share a trigger warning for this episode.
To be Black, Indigenous and Queer
In this episode of Tu'un Dali, we shared space with Lyndsea Reed to talk about her experience growing up Black, Indigenous and Queer in a racist and homophobic society. She addresses the challenges she faced in navigating Brown and Black spaces as a Black Queer woman and her journey towards embracing both, her Indigenous and Black identity.
Historical Memory as Resistance
This episode is about the resistance and organization of the indigenous Coca people in the community of Mezcala, Jalisco. Rocio Moreno joins us to talk about the resistance of her community against the racist campaigns of extermination on behalf of the state of Jalisco, Mexico. She talks about women's participation in the collective organization of Mezcala, as well as the importance of the collective memory of her community to keep alive their existence as indigenous peoples. She also emphasized the need to bring awareness on the ecological disaster that are happening in her territory and the need to stop these transnational projects in the midst of Mexico’s so-called “fourth transformation".
[Bonus Episode] Es Mejor Encender Una Luz
Enjoy this bonus episode that is brought to you by the Cognate Collective with music from the Mixtec Region and the voices of migrant Mixtec women in Tijuana that share their stories of migration. Our work was featured in their exhibition and we are happy to share with you all!
Mujeres Indígenas, el Corazón de la Resistencia de los Pueblos
In this episode we have a conversation with Yasnaya Aguila, an Ayuujk writer, researcher, linguist and a water protector. We conversed about gender and women's participation in the organization of celebrations of her town. We also talked about the migration of indigenous Oaxacan communities and the creation of imaginary territories with strong organization beyond borders that allow us to heave deep connections to identities and community. Also this episode is in Spanish.
I miss my mom a lot living far away from la now for school and work and this podcast helps with the homesickness thank you :)
I love the flow and the exposure to topics we don’t get day to day. Thank you for a great podcast.
Indigenous podcasts always good
Wonderful podcast and always better to have gente de Pueblos originarios que tener gente blanca y mestizes.