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Juristac and the Amah Mutsun: Indigenous Resistance and Regeneration
Mar16

Juristac and the Amah Mutsun: Indigenous Resistance and Regeneration

  In this episode, we take a deep dive into Indigenous resistance against extractivism and the forces behind climate change. We’ll look at an underreported story in California about the Amah Mutsun Ohlone’s fight to save their most sacred site — a place called Juristac. Contributors Robert Raymond and Della Duncan explore the horrific injustices wrought upon California Indians since the time of the Spanish Missions up to the...

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Beyond Recognition: The Ohlone (Encore)
Nov24

Beyond Recognition: The Ohlone (Encore)

Making Contact · Beyond Recognition: The Ohlone (Encore)   Beyond Recognition: The Ohlone Our radio adaptation and update of the film Beyond Recognition by Underexposed films: “After decades struggling to protect her ancestors’ burial places, a Native woman from a non-federally recognized Ohlone tribe and her allies occupy a sacred site to prevent its desecration. They then vow to follow a new path- to establish the first...

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70 Million: A Special Court Keeping Native Americans out of Jail
Aug11

70 Million: A Special Court Keeping Native Americans out of Jail

Making Contact · 70 Million: A Special Court Keeping Native Americans out of Jail   Kirsten made her way out of jail and addiction with the help of a special court on the Penobscot Nation reservation in Maine. There, culture and justice work together to bypass traditional punitive measures for more restorative ones. Reporter Lisa Bartfai visits the Healing to Wellness Court to see how it all works. Image Caption: Courtroom chairs...

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The Many Faces of Justice: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls of North America (Encore)
Jul21

The Many Faces of Justice: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls of North America (Encore)

Making Contact · The Many Faces of Justice: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls of North America (Encore)   As reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act awaits a vote in the U.S. Senate, missing and murdered indigenous women and girls continue to face an unequal system of justice. In this show we’ll hear from indigenous women scholars and activists on what justice means for MMIWG2. Image Credit: Photo by...

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The Many Faces of Justice: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls of North America
Mar31

The Many Faces of Justice: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls of North America

Making Contact · The Many Faces of Justice: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls of North America   As reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act awaits a vote in the U.S. Senate, missing and murdered indigenous women and girls continue to face an unequal system of justice. In this show we’ll hear from indigenous women scholars and activists on what justice means for MMIWG2. Image Credit: Photo by Dulcey...

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Language Is Life, Land Is Sacred  (Encore)
Nov25

Language Is Life, Land Is Sacred  (Encore)

Making Contact · Language Is Life, Land Is Sacred – Encore 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...

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Beyond Recognition: The Ohlone
Oct08

Beyond Recognition: The Ohlone

Beyond Recognition: The Ohlone Our radio adaptation and update of the film Beyond Recognition by Underexposed films: “After decades struggling to protect her ancestors’ burial places, a Native woman from a non-federally recognized Ohlone tribe and her allies occupy a sacred site to prevent its desecration. They then vow to follow a new path- to establish the first women-led urban Indigenous land trust.”...

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Hawaii: A Voice For Sovereignty
Aug13

Hawaii: A Voice For Sovereignty

A Voice For Sovereignty  Some call it “Paradise”, but Hawaii isn’t just a tourist getaway. Look beyond the resorts, and you’ll find a history of opposition to US occupation. From sacred sites, to indigenous language, Hawaiians are fighting hard to protect their traditions, and their future. On this edition we hear excerpts from the 2012 film by Catherine Bauknight “Hawaii: A Voice...

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Climate Uprising: Indigenous Women at the Global Climate Action Summit
Nov14

Climate Uprising: Indigenous Women at the Global Climate Action Summit

Indigenous Women Speak Their Truth On The Climate Crisis The climate emergency on Earth has become critical.  So when California Governor Jerry Brown called for a Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, Sept, 12-14 2018, people took to the streets to let the governor and attendees at the summit know they don’t want inadequate or false climate solutions, including cap and trade. Women, including frontline and Indigenous women...

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Guardians of the Amazon Rainforest – Women Rising Radio #35
Mar07

Guardians of the Amazon Rainforest – Women Rising Radio #35

Currently the indigenous peoples of the Amazon rainforest are in a struggle with worldwide multinational corporations that want to take over their lands for oil extraction, commercial palm oil, commercial agriculture, mining, and other massively destructive enterprises. Women leaders have taken center stage in the indigenous activism to guard the Amazon rainforest from those who would use it for profit. These women have faced down...

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