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First Voices Indigenous Radio

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.