Colombian activist, researcher, and community organizer Manuel Rozental back to the airwaves to continue his talk from last week. Manuel’s been involved for four decades with grassroots political organizing with youth, Indigenous communities, and urban and rural social movements. Manuel continues his update about what’s happening in Colombia. There continues to be an alarming increase in the number of Indigenous people being murdered there; and Manuel brings us the latest news, his observances and analysis of the ongoing and constantly evolving situation with reports of Indigenous people (including children) being tortured and murdered daily, a situation that Manuel says is "worse and worsening.”
To close out this week’s show, Tiokasin welcomes back Bryan Nurnberger, founder and Executive Director of Simply Smiles, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to providing bright futures for children, their families, and their communities. Bryan Nurnberger founded Simply Smiles, Inc. in 2003. Bryan graduated from the University of Colorado in 1999 with a B.A. in history. In the few years after college and before founding Simply Smiles, Bryan worked as a mountain climbing guide, hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, lived with monks in Greece, and worked with sugar cane cutters in the Dominican Republic. In 2013, he was given the Lakota name "Cante Waste Wicasa,” which means "Kind-Hearted Man.” Bryan lives with his wife, Kristen, and their dog Chip in Southport, Connecticut. Bryan will be talking about the Simply Smiles Children’s Village, which recently opened on the Cheyenne River Lakota reservation. Learn more about Simply Smiles, Inc. at https://www.simplysmiles.org/.