First Voices Indigenous Radio
June 1, 2023
Max Wilbert is back for an update on Thacker Pass. Max is a writer and biocentric community organizer. For nearly two decades he has been working to save our planet. This has taken him to the Siberian Arctic, to fossil fuel blockades, to solidarity work with environmentalists in the third world, and beyond. Max is part of several grassroots political movements, including Fertile Ground Institute for Social and Ecological Justice and Deep Green Resistance. Max co-founded Protect Thacker Pass. He is also co-author of “Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It” (with Derrick Jensen and Lierre Keith). Max’s Substack newsletter is the best way to get updates on his work.
Ofelia Rivas is an elder and activist from the Tohono O’odham Nation and the Founder of O’odham Voice Against the Wall. Ofelia says this on her website (oodhamrights.org): “The Oodham way of life is based on the land that has held the remains of our ancestors since the creation of this world. The O’odham did not migrate from anywhere according to our oral history. Our creation tellings record our history and teach the O’odham the principles of life. The survival of O’odham today is our him’dag. Ofelia can be reached at her email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tiokasin and Ofelia discuss a recent, tragic report in Censored News by Brenda Norrell. Raymond Mattia (Tohono Oodham), a lifelong friend of Ofelia, was recently shot 38 times by border patrol agents on the front steps of his home on the border when he had called them for help. https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com…