First Voices Indigenous Radio
March 30, 2023
In the first half-hour, First Voices Radio Correspondent Anne Keala Kelly (Kanaka Maoli) talks with Shannon OLoughlin (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma), CEO and attorney for the Association on American Indian Affairs. The Association has been tracking domestic and international auctions selling sensitive American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian cultural heritage since 2018. Bonhams Skinner, a large global auction house, has been hosting a 10-day American Indian and Tribal Art online auction this month. The Association has major concerns about the chain of title, as well as the authenticity, of many of the items in this auction. Shannon has been practicing law for more than 22 years and is a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University. She has served Indian Country in the private sector as an attorney, leading a large national firms Indian law practice that worked to strengthen, maintain and protect Indian nation sovereignty, self-determination and culture. More information at: https://www.indian-affairs.org…
In the second half-hour, Tiokasin catches up with returning guest Stephany Seay. Stephany is Co-Founder and Board President of Roam Free Nation. She has been working in service to the last wild buffalo for more than 20 years. Stephany learned about the continued war against wild buffalo in 1996 and has been advocating for them ever since. In response to their struggle, she moved to Montana on New Years Day 2004, where she became the media coordinator for Buffalo Field Campaign, from which she parted ways after 18 years of service over philosophical differences. Stephany has nearly 20 years of experience standing with the buffalo and is an avid wildlife photographer, back country skier and horsewoman. She is a member of Deep Green Resistance. Stephany trusts that the buffalo have called us not just to help defend them, but to help us save us from ourselves from the unsustainable and selfish creation of industrial civilization. More information at: https://roamfreenation.org/.