First Voices Indigenous Radio
June 4, 2019
Our guest this week is Tracey Osborne, Associate Professor in the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona. Tracey’s research focuses on the political ecology of climate change mitigation in tropical forests, particularly the role of Indigenous Peoples, and questions of climate justice. Tracey founded and directs the Climate Alliance Mapping Project, which is a collaborative effort between academics, environmental NGOs, and Indigenous organizations working for a socially-just response to climate change through research, maps and digital stories.
In the second portion of the show, we include a pre-recorded audio segment featuring five Indigenous women’s personal stories of struggle, which were relayed at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Jamaica earlier this month. Speakers include: Seanna Howard, University of Arizona Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Center; Ofelia Rivas (Tohono O’odham); Casey Camp Horinek, Ponca Nation of Oklahoma and Ponca Tribal Councilwoman; Leoyla Cowboy, Dine’ (Navajo); and Michelle Cook, Dine’ (Navajo). (Special thanks to Brenda Norrell, Publisher, Censored News for providing us with the audio. See her article for more information and background.