Thanksgiving is a time for people to come together with their families and give thanks for the blessings in their lives. But the American holiday is rooted in historical fallacy and upholds settler colonial belief systems. Instead, let's begin to understand the real story of Thanksgiving and the complex history undergirding this event in relation to Indigenous people. Join us for conversation with auntie scholars Paula Peters and Linda Coombs, for the holistic perspective of the Wampanoag, the first peoples of Turtle Island to have contact with European colonizers.
Today is Indigenous Peoples' Day, and today is a good day to talk about how to protect our communities. One way we can do that, is by voting. That is a complicated suggestion for Native America, and on this episode, we discuss why.
Join Matika and Adrienne In conversation with Jami Powell (Osage), Jaclyn Roessel (Diné) and Kristin Dorsey (Chickasaw), for the third and final episode of Indigenous Artist to Artist, Part 3: Who Decides? as we discuss the importance of indigenous...
1 hr 16 min
We welcome you into this intimate laughy conversation with three awesome full time artists--Photographer Ryan Redorn (Osage), painter Yatika Star Fields (Cherokee, Creek and Osage) and traditional tattoo artist Holly Nordlum (Inupiaq) for this second episode of Indigenous Artist to Artist as we discuss the importance of indigenous people holding space in the art world, the difference between help and inherent power, while we dare to imagine an otherwise— how beautiful might our world be if Native people were at the helm?
1 hr 11 min
Mid-August every year is usually when Matika and Adrienne head out to New Mexico to get #SantaFancy, visit artist friends, and partake in all of the joy of Santa Fe Indian Market--the largest Native art market in the US. Like everything, Art Market was...
All My Relations discussion with community organizer, citizen scientist, activist, water protector, entrepreneur, writer, gardener, and all around incredible Diné woman, Kim Smith. We discuss Kim's work, aiming to understand that violence on the land is violence on our bodies, and that the inverse can be true—healing the land is healing ourselves.
1 hr 13 min
Join us for a discussion with Well For Culture founders Thosh Collins (WhaZhaZi, Haudenosaunee and O’otham) and Chelsea Luger (Anishinaabe & Lakota) as we discuss Whole Family Wellness. We cover an indigenous approach to prenatal, baby, postpartum, fatherhood, and a whole family approach to wellness.
1 hr 6 min
Today we launch Season Two of All My Relations: “Growing New Beginnings”! This episode was recorded around the new year when the world was functioning without Covid-19, and we were emerging from our off-season hibernation, reveling in new life, and trying to figure out a healthy and wellness-focused way forward. Then, things changed, and we sat on the episode for a bit. We decided to bring the conversation up to speed with the current moment and discuss how we’re riding out the pandemic in our homes, mourning losses and feeling scared, but also continuing to grow.
1 hr 11 min
This bonus episode explores the impacts of Covid-19 in tribal communities. Even though tribal nations are most at risk, Indigenous voices have been widely left out of mainstream news coverage. Nationally, health experts and tribal leaders are sounding the alarm that Native Americans are particularly vulnerable to the spread of Covid-19. During this time of crisis, it is critically important to hear from national leadership
1 hr 17 min
Matika and Adrienne sit down with their production team for an intimate and emotional conversation about the ways blood quantum affects our love lives.
Nov 8, 2019