Tiokasin welcomes Dr. Rosita Worl back to “First Voices Radio.” Dr. Rosita Worl is President of the Sealaska Heritage Institute. Her Tlingit names are Yeidiklasókw and Kaaháni, is Tlingit, Ch’áak’ (Eagle) moiety of the Shangukeidí­ (Thunderbird) Clan from the Kawdliyaayi Hít (House Lowered From the Sun) in Klukwan. She is an anthropologist and for many years served as Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alaska Southeast. Dr. Worl has a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Anthropology from Harvard University, and a B.A. from Alaska Methodist University. She also holds an honorary doctor of sciences degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Dr. Worl has received many honors and works with several different Native organizations. She is an accomplished lecturer and author. Tiokasin and Dr. Worl will be discussing a recent announcement from the Sealaska Heritage Institute, titled: “Sealaska Heritage Institute Receives Grant to Document Traditional Protocols for Removal of Grief: Institute to Work With Traditional Scholars, Clan Leaders to Produce Book.”

In the second half-hour, Tiokasin discusses critical race theory with friend and regular guest Ukumbwa Sauti. This is Part 2 of a 2-part series. Ukumbwa Sauti is an initiated Elder in the Dagara tradition from Burkina Faso in West Africa. He is a diviner, numerologist, and spiritual counselor. He is a Producer and Partner at Moja Mediaworks, developing the World Ancestor Concert, and facilitating Social Justice workshop experiences along with forwarding progressive messaging through online merchandising. Ukumbwa presents discussions and workshops through the Men’s Work initiative, engaging patriarchy and men’s violence against women and the LGBTQ community. He has taught Cultural Media Studies and Video Production for 17 years in higher education; and has been active in the Pan-African movement, Black Lives Matter and other anti-racism work and the Occupy/Decolonize to Liberate movements. Ukumbwa has presented at spiritual conferences and political events in the New England region, California and Barbados; and has been active in creating ritual work in Boston, New York and Toronto. He can be reached for bookings and consultation on Facebook, Twitter and email at ukumbwa@gmail.com. Find his current work at www.worldancestorconcert.com, on Facebook and other Global Media Network platforms.

Listen on Spotify