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Women Rising Radio 33: With Healers At Standing Rock

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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

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  • 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!


  • 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

Author: Radio Project

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