First Voices Indigenous Radio
April 27, 2023
Three guests join Tiokasin in a roundtable discussion for the full hour. Jonathan Gonzales was born in Tuxtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico and grew up in southern California. He has spent the last 12 years learning earth living skills and ancestral ceremonial ways with many teachers and elders, combined with participating in Indigenous, earth-based ceremonies along with a quest to connect more deeply with his ancestral lineage, which is Indigenous Taino from Puerto Rico, Chinanteco from Mexico, and African). Dioganhdih Hall, Mohawk of Akwesasne, is a Haudenosaunee community member and a two-spirit multi-disciplinary artist based in their traditional homelands in so called “upstate NY.” Their medium of expression weaves between ancestral food cultivation, storytelling, community organizing, hip hop lyricism, beat production and sound engineering. Their primary focus of their work is claiming space for Native folks to re-Indigenize and find movement and joy in the interconnected liberation of our bodies, spirit and land. Dioganhdih is currently working on a food sovereignty project in the Hudson Valley called Iron Path farms (@ironpathfarms).
Rad Pereira (they/them) is a queer trans (im)migrant artist and cultural worker of Pindorama, Abya Yala (Brasil) building consciousness between healing justice, system change, reindigenization and queer futures. They are based in Lenapehoking (Brooklyn) and Haudenosaunee territory (northern Hudson Valley). They are Director of Engagement & Impact at NY Stage & Film. They are building a Native led food sovereignty and world building project called Iron Path Farms. They are a solidarity economy organizer working across platforms, communities and industries. @______rad___. Kapi‘olani A. Laronal, MA, Ed., is a descendant of the Haida (Eagle Clan, Sgwaa Gitanee, People of the Tall Grass), Tsimshian, Native Hawaiian, and Filipino. Kapiolani’s experiences working with Native communities on ocean and land restoration projects, cultural preservation, and protocols have significantly shaped her academic and professional life. She is an educator, athlete, life coach, and consultant.