This Week's Program: Monday, October 24, 2016


Raye Zaragoza, Linda Black Elk Ghosthorse continues to bring us up-to-the-minute reports on activities taking place at Standing Rock Reservation and the efforts by thousands of water protectors to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Featured at the start of the hour is In the River: A Protest Song, by singer-songwriter Raye Zaragoza (Pima/Tawainese), dedicated to the Standing Rock Dakota and Lakota people in solidarity against the DAPL. The video for her song has received 250,000 views on Facebook, and has been shared more than 13,000 times. YouTube link to the song: Raye's goal is to educate those who are unaware of what is happening at Standing Rock, and gain supporters around the world. Tiokasin also talks with Linda Black Elk, an ethnobotanist and science educator at Sitting Bull College in Fort Yates, North Dakota. Linda actively works towards food and wellness sovereignty and serves as a liaison between residents of the Sacred Stone Camps and the medics and healers who are rotating through the camp clinics. In the second half-hour, Tiokasin continues to educate us about the situation at Standing Rock, the history of events that have brought us to this point in history where thousands of Native and non-Native people are standing in protection of the water from the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Tiokasin also shares a report from the front lines at Standing Rock from Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 posted on Facebook by Mr. Wiyaka Eagleman from Blackpipe, South Dakota.