Nihizhí, Our Voices:

An Indigenous Solutions Podcast

Episode Guide

Ep. 6| Publishing Indigenous Authors: Jessa Calderon's New Book, 'SisterHood'

Jessa Calderon’s first fiction publication celebrates Indigenous women in the heart of Tongva Territory, narrating their strength in the face of the settler colonial system of present-day Los Angeles. Join us as Calderon touches on the topic of  healing, and the process of bringing SisterHood  into publication. 

Purchasing Calderon’s SisterHood: Amazon | JessaCalderon.com

Ep. 5| MMIW in Latin America with 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. 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.

Additional Resources:“Berta Cáceres, Indigenous Activist, Is Killed in Honduras” | Cochabamba Water Wars | Struggle for Life Movement Becomes Largest Indigenous Mobilization in Brazilian History”

 

Ep. 4| Hopi Dryland Farming with Ahkima Honyumptewa

How do you thrive with limited water? Hopi dryland 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
YouTube Channel

Ep. 3| 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

Ep. 2| Corrina Gould, 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 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/

Ep. 1| '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.

About | Nihizhí, Our Voices:

An Indigenous Solutions Podcast

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.

Rooted in an Indigenous framework, “nihizhí”, meaning “our voices” in Diné bizaad, seeks to elevate and celebrate the voices of Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island. Including the teachings that elders practice and retain to maintain balance within local communities and ecologies. We also highlight various grassroots innovators and organizers who are overlooked and unacknowledged within a structure that privileges profitability and Eurocentricism. The Nihizhí podcast also seeks to educate the public on land-based solutions to help us remember how to be in positive relationship with life itself.

Meet The Team

Lyla June Johnston

Lyla June Johnston

Podcast Host

Lyla June Johnston is a Diné/Tsétsêhéstâhese/European musician, scholar and community organizer from Taos, NM.

Lyncia Begay

Lyncia Begay

Creative Director

Lyncia Begay is the Project Lead for the Speak for the Peaks art initiative. In her down time, she pursues various creative projects. 

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