First Voices Indigenous Radio
October 12, 2023
In the first half-hour, Tiokasin talks with Eda Zavala Lopez, a direct descendant of the Wari people of Peru. She inherited ancient traditions and profound knowledge related to plants, spirits and magical storytelling from her ancestors. Eda is dedicatedto Amazonian Indigenous healing practices by leading ceremonies withmedicinal plants, practicingancient ways of healing knowledge and empowering her people inpreserving their sacred territories. As a Curandera, Eda directly uses the power of medicinal plants to help heal people emotionally and spirituality, especially women. As a spiritual leader in her village, she is deeply committed to Indigenous Peruvian people in defending their sacred territories andprotecting their lands. Find out about Eda at http://www.edazavalalopez.com/. In the second half-hour, Tiokasins guest is Oqwilowgwa Kim Recalma-Clutesi of the Qualicum First Nation, British Columbia, Canada. Oqwilowgwa is a cross-cultural interpreter, teacher, researcher and writer on topics of ethnobiology and tribal history. She is also a nonprofit director, political organizer, and award-winning videographer and film producer.