In a country where land is seen as a commodity and a means to generate wealth, what does it mean when the land has been stolen? Democratizing wealth is not an easy topic, and in order to sort it out, we must rectify a past filled with enslavement, genocide, brutality, and thievery. NDN Collective defines LANDBACK "as a movement that has existed for generations with a long legacy of organizing and sacrifice to get Indigenous Lands back into Indigenous hands. The Rooted Resources Festival was held in May 2022 in Kingston, NY. The event shined a light on localizing economic power to nurture solidarity, awareness and action. It was recorded at the Rooted Resources Festival, hosted by the Good Work Institute in Kingston, NY. The Landback panelists featured were Kapi'olani A. Laronal of the Hawaiian, Haida (Eagle), Tsimsian and Filipino Nations and Tiokasin Ghosthorse of the Mnikwojou/Itazipcola Lakota Nation and moderated by Micah. For more information about Good Work Institute, visit

Listen on Radio Kingston

Music selection

1. Song Title: Tahi Roots Mix (First Voices Radio Theme Song); Artist: Moana and the Moa Hunters; Album: Tahi (1993); Label: Southside Records (Australia and New Zealand) (00:00:22)

2. Song Title: It Ain’t Over; Artist: The Black Keys; Album: Dropout Boogie (2022); Label: Nonesuch Records (00: : )

3. Song: Un soupir éternal (Dance of the Invisible Dervishes at Festival International de Carthage, Tunisia); Artist: Dhafer Youssef; Album: This song is included on Dhafer Youssef’s 2006 album Divine Shadows; Label: Jazzland Recordings (00:53:50)