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Language Is Life, Land Is Sacred
Sep27

Language Is Life, Land Is Sacred

Making Contact’s Community Storytelling Fellow Vincent Medina is a Chochenyo Ohlone Native American who is a part of a young generation working to revitalize the Chochenyo language for future generations.  Making Contact’s Community Storytelling Fellow Isabella Zizi is a young native-american environmentalist shaped by the 2012 Chevron Refinery Explosion and by her indigenous women elders in the Refinery Corridor Healing Walks in the Bay Area of California. Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks! TRANSCRIPT –see below Featuring: Vincent Medina, Chochenyo Ohlone, Language and Culture Activist, Making Contact Community Storytelling Fellow Gabriel Medina, Chochenyo Ohlone Dottie Galvan, Chochenyo Ohlone Elder Cathy G., Chochenyo Ohlone Elder Isabella Zizi, Making Contact Community Storytelling Fellow,  Idle No More SF Bay Organizer, Youth Director Earth Guardians Bay Area Alison Ehara Brown, Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty Signer, Idle No More SF Bay Founder Daniel Adel, California Student Sustainability Coalition Online Communications Coordinator Rich Lohman, Healing Walk Volunteer Patricia St. Onge, Idle No More SF Bay Nafsi Ya Jamii Donovin Keomanee, Healing Walk Monitor/Volunteer Credits: Host: R.J. Lozada Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada Executive Director: Lisa Rudman Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker More Information: Refinery Corridor Healing Walks If we stopped emitting greenhouse gases right now, would we stop climate change? E.P.A. Moves to Rescind Contested Water Pollution Regulation Transcript generated from Pop Up Archive, an automated transcription service, and may contain typographical errors. [RJL] I’m RJ Lozada and this is making contact. [RJL] On today’s episode we bring you a special broadcast and present you two Making Contact storytelling fellows, Vincent Medina, and Isabelle Zizi. Both will bring you powerful experiences, speaking as part of a growing cohort of Native American activists and organizers in the bay area–they’re building upon the  traditions and the work of their elders, for themselves and for the next generations. The Ohlone are the first peoples of the Bay Area, covering areas from the coast line along San Francisco to as far inland as Salinas Valley. After near eradication, the Ohlone were all but completely eradicated and enveloped within the colonizers world — their languages and cultures criminalized and swallowed up. It would be several generations before the Ohlone would be able to regenerate, and reclaim fractions of land rightfully theirs. Making Contact Community Storytelling fellow, Vincent Medina is part of the current generation of Ohlone that are deeply invested in language and cultural revitalization. Whether paying homage at Coyote Hills Park in Fremont, or teaching Chochenyo language courses at Mission San Jose, Vincent finds firm footing in...

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Women Rising Radio 33: With Healers At Standing Rock
Mar08

Women Rising Radio 33: With Healers At Standing Rock

Dr. Rupa Marya is a physician on the faculty of UCSF, and an activist who formed the Do No Harm Coalition at UCSF. Dr. Maria Michael is a Lakota Dine spiritual elder and healer with a Ph.d in psychology. Dr. Revery Barnes is a physician working on HIV/AIDS at Harbor UCLA in Los Angeles. All three women went to Standing Rock, to stand with the great Sioux nation in its struggle for sovereignty over its ancestral lands and water. The Sioux water supply comes from the Oahe tributary of the Missouri river, where a fossil fuel giant, Energy Transfer Partners, located the path of their newest oil pipeline. The pipeline was considered too dangerous to the water supply of Bismarck, North Dakota, so it was re-routed south to Sioux reservation lands – in a clear example of environmental racism. Photo Credit: Camille Seaman Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks!  We are now seeking applications for our next Community Storytelling Fellowship, Indigenous Solutions and Climate Crisis. Deadline 3/22/17. Apply here. Please spread the word!  Featuring: Dr. Rupa Marya, physician and faculty, University of California San Francisco Dr. Maria Michael, Lakota Dine spiritual elder and healer, Ph.d in psychology Dr. Revery Barnes, physician, Harbor UCLA Los Angeles On Location Audio, courtesy of Democracy Now! Credits: Contributing Producer: Lynn Feinerman, Women Rising Radio Host:  Sandina Robbins Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada Executive Director: Lisa Rudman Web Editor: Kwan Booth Audience Engagement Director: Sabine Blaizin Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker Music Credit: Rupa Marya, Rupa and the April Fishes More Information: Do No Harm Coalition VIDEO: Do No Harm Coalition with Standing Rock Dr. Maria Michael Dr. Revery Barnes Indigenous Environmental...

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Native Power: Language, Land, and Water NoDAPL
Nov22

Native Power: Language, Land, and Water NoDAPL

Special thanks to the Christensen Fund for supporting Making Contact’s indigenous storytelling fellows. The actions at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota continue. On the night of November 20, 2016, militarized police forces used tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets, hospitalizing a dozen water protectors and injuring 160 others. While mainstream media coverage is sorely lacking and distorting, Native and independent journalists have been using social media to share anything from live Facebook video of on-the-ground actions to profiles within the Oceti Sakowin Camp. We share interviews from a grassroots media group called the Voices of Standing Rock. In the second half of the radio program you’ll hear Making Contact’s Community Storytelling Fellow, Vincent Medina, a Chochenyo Ohlone Native American who is a part of a young generation working to revitalize the Chochenyo language for future generations. Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks! We are now seeking applications for our next Community Storytelling Fellowship, Indigenous Solutions and Climate Crisis. Deadline 3/22/17. Apply here. Please spread the word!  Featuring: Kevin Gillbert, Activist at Standing Rock Voices of Standing Rock, Grassroots Media Group   Audrey De La Rosa, Native American Water Protector S, Water Protector, First People, Toronto, Canada Vincent Medina, Chochenyo Ohlone, Language and Culture Activist, Making Contact Community Storytelling Fellow   Gabriel Medina, Chochenyo Ohlone   Dottie Galvan, Chochenyo Ohlone Elder Cathy G., Chochenyo Ohlone Elder Credits: Contributing Producers:  Voices of Standing Rock, Vincent Medina Host: R.J. Lozada Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada Executive Director: Lisa Rudman Web Editor: Kwan Booth Audience Engagement Director: Sabine Blaizin Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker Music: _ghost, “Lullaby” Kai Engel, “July” Lee Rosevere, “The Secret to Growing Up” Lee Rosevere, “Making a Change” Lee Rosevere, “Slow Lights” Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks! More Information: Voices of Standing Rock (Facebook page) #NoDAPL...

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