Dr. Adrienne Keene is an American and Native American academic, writer, and activist. A member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, she is the founder of Native Appropriations, a blog on contemporary Indigenous issues analyzing the way that indigenous peoples are represented in popular culture, covering issues of cultural appropriation in fashion and music and stereotyping in film and other media.
Join us for a discussion with community organizer, citizen scientist, activist, water protector, entrepreneur, writer, gardener, and all around incredible Diné woman, Kim Smith. We talk with Kim about her work, aiming to understand how violence on the land is violence on our bodies, and that the inverse can also be true—healing the land is healing ourselves. Kim tells us about her 1200+ mile journey with Nihígaal Bee Lina (Journey For Existence) which walked to all of the sacred mountains of her people. She also discusses her work healing land in her home town of St. Michaels, Arizona and her long-term citizen science project to collect data from Navajo people about the impact of extractive energy plants in their homelands, and so much more. Kim is a beautiful example of what happens when you take matters into your own hands—taking things step by step, learning from other Indigenous communities, and implementing projects in a community-grounded way that takes into account all our human and non-human relations. We are so honored she drove across the southwest to talk with us, and know you’ll love her stories as well.  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣+⁣This work is supported by The Wisteria Fund and our incredible Patreon subscribers. ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⁣+⁣⁣Special Thanks to Max Levin, and Kyle for our new music, Ciara Sana for her amazing episode art, and Teo Elisio, for doing all the things.Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/amrpodcast)
Join us for a discussion with Well For Culture founders Thosh Collins (WhaZhaZi, Haudenosaunee and O’otham) and Chelsea Luger (Anishinaabe & Lakota) as we discuss Whole Family Wellness. We cover an indigenous approach to prenatal, baby, postpartum, fatherhood, and a whole family approach to wellness. They study and implement lifestyle teachings of indigenous ancestors, while incorporating new information to contribute to ancient and ongoing chains of knowledge. Indigenous culture has always been dynamic, and wellness is an inherent aspect. Their good words help us to feel grounded amidst this time of pandemic, and we hope you will find comfort in their teachings as well.Well For Culture is is a grassroots initiative which aims to reclaim and revitalize Indigenous health and wellness, they say on their website, “Well For Culture promotes holistically well lifestyles. We believe in mind-body optimization through The Seven Circles Of Wellness. Much like a ceremony, a song, a story, or an activist movement, Well For Culture Is at once a space, a place, a group of people and an evolving idea.”+This work is supported by the National Geographic Society’s Emergency Fund for Journalists. The Wisteria Fund, and our incredible Patreon subscribers. +Special Thanks to Max Levin and Teo Shantz for our music, Ciara Sana for episode art, and Teo Elisio for doing all the things. +We want to hear from you! Please follow us on Instagram!Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/amrpodcast)
Today we launch Season 2 of All My Relations: “Growing New Beginnings”! This episode was recorded around the new year when the world was functioning without Covid-19, and we were emerging from our off-season hibernation, reveling in new life, and trying to figure out a healthy and wellness-focused way forward. Then, things changed, and we sat on the episode for a bit. We decided to bring the conversation up to speed with the current moment and talk about how we’re riding out the pandemic in our homes, mourning losses and feeling scared, but also continuing to grow. In Season 2, we are dedicating several episodes to wellness.  We have amazing conversations on Whole Family Wellness with Thosh Collins and Chelsea Luger of Well For Culture, Healing the Land and Ourselves with Kim Smith, Building Indigenous Futures through Higher Education with Bryan Brayboy and Amanda Tachine, and a multi-part series on the movement to protect Mauna Kea in Hawai’i featuring a whole crew of scholars, activists, students, and community members. We continue to explore what it means to be a good relative to our families, the land, and one another, and especially during this time, how to take care of ourselves and our communities. We may sprinkle in some bonus content too, reacting to what is happening as the world continues to change around us. We are so excited to share all of this with you! +This work was supported by the National Geographic Society’s Emergency Fund for Journalists, The Wisteria Fund, and our incredible Patreon subscribers. +Special Thanks to Max Levin and Kyle Sherrer for our new music, Ciara Sana for her beautiful episode art, and Teo Elisio for his editing, mixing, tech support, moral support, and vision. + We also found out All My Relations was an “honoree” for the 2020 Webby's! We’re recognized in the “Diversity and Inclusion” category alongside some fantastic podcasts! So thank you for your continued support. We send big hugs. Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/amrpodcast)
This bonus episode explores the impacts of Covid-19 in tribal communities. Even though tribal nations are most at risk, Indigenous voices have been widely left out of mainstream news coverage. Nationally, health experts and tribal leaders are sounding the alarm that Native Americans are particularly vulnerable to the spread of Covid-19. During this time of crisis, it is critically important to hear from national leadership. Listen in to hear conversation between Matika and New Mexico’s First District US Congresswoman, Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo); Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, Peggy Flanagan (White Earth Band of Ojibwe); President of The National Congress of The American Indian, Fawn Sharp (Quinalt); Director of Urban Indian Health Institute, Abigail Echo-Hawk (Pawnee); President & CEO of Black Hills Center for American Indian Health, Dr. Jeff Henderson (Cheyenne River Sioux);  Indigenous Environment Network Organizer, Dallas Goldtooth (Mdewakanton Dakota and Dine); Nutritionist Valerie Segrest (Muckleshoot); Ethnobotanist Linda Black Elk (Catawba); and Medical Doctors Dr. Edi Chu and Dr. David Price.  Each speaks to crisis from their own perspective and offers insight. +++This work was supported by the National Geographic Society’s Emergency Fund for Journalists. Learn more:  @InsideNatGeo+++Special thanks to the team of people that put this episode together:Sound Engineer, Editing and Scoring: Teo ShantzProducer and Host: Matika WilburOriginal Episode Art: Ciara SanaMusic Composition: Alex Chadsey, Teo Shantz and Greg KramerProduction Assistance: Kristin Bolan+++Sending love to all our relatives at this time. We'd love to hear from you. Email us at allmyrelationspodcast@gmail.com, follow us on Instagram, or contribute to our patreon. Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/amrpodcast)
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