Debra Utacia Krol, a citizen of the Xolon Salinan Tribe, is an Indigenous affairs reporter at the Arizona Republic. Her current coverage area, which is supported by the Catena Foundation and the Water Funder Initiative, is the intersection of climate, culture and commerce. Debra has more than two decades of expertise in reporting on Native issues for publications large and small, with an emphasis on environmental and science issues, and has been a contributor to two books on Native traditions. Tiokasin and Debra will discuss her article,“‘Living with fire’ may lead to less destructive wildfires, say Indigenous land stewards,” published in the Arizona Republic on August 24, 2020. https://bit.ly/33yFazL
“First Voices Radio” Co-Host Anne Keala Kelly (Kanaka Maoli) talks with StrongHearts Native Helpline Director Lori Jump (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians). October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. StrongHearts Native Helpline is a free, culturally-appropriate, and anonymous helpline for Native Americans and Alaska Natives impacted by domestic violence and dating violence. Lori brings a wealth of tribal advocacy experience to StrongHearts, having worked for more than 25 years as the Program Manager of the Advocacy Resource Center, a comprehensive victim services program for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe, providing advocacy, shelter and civil legal representation for victims of domestic and sexual violence. She is also a founding member, former Executive Director and current Board member of Uniting Three Fires Against Violence, Michigan’s tribal coalition, which provides training, technical assistance and resources to support tribal programs in responding to domestic and sexual violence. https://www.strongheartshelpline.org/
To close out this week’s show, Tiokasin talks with multi-award nominated and award-winning hip-hop/electronic artist Cody Coyote about his new music video for his award-winning song, “Manidoo Dewe’igan.” The song hit #1 on the Indigenous Music Countdown in January 2020, and has since lead to the creation of this project in partnership with FACTOR (The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings), The Government of Canada, Ajax Creative and ZYK Marketing. Cody is of Ojibwe and Irish descent with ancestry from Matachewan First Nation in Ontario. With his fusion of strong, profound lyricism accompanied by corresponding influential sounds, Cody grasps his listeners’ attention and delivers a mesmerizing performance. Outside of music, Cody is also a motivational speaker, workshop facilitator, and the Host of “The Beat” on 95.7 elmnt FM in Ottawa, Ontario. Look for “Manidoo Dewe’igan”on all platforms including YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, TikTok and more. Cody can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. His website is https://www.codycoyotemusic.com/.