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Rober­to Rodriguez, Ph.D. — or Dr. Cintli” — is an Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor in the Mex­i­can Amer­i­can Stud­ies Depart­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ari­zona. Dr. Cintli is a long­time, award-win­ning writer. His last 2 books, Our Sacred Maiz is our Moth­er: Nin Tonantzin Non Cen­teotl” (2014) and Yolqui: A War­rior Sum­moned from the Spir­it World” (2019) were both pub­lished by the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ari­zona Press. The third book of his tril­o­gy, Smil­ing Brown: Peo­ple the Col­or of the Earth,” will be pub­lished soon. A col­lec­tion of his writ­ings, titled Writ­ing 50 Years Amongst the Grin­gos,” will be pub­lished in 2021 by Azt­lan Libre Press. Dr. Cintli cur­rent­ly writes a bi-month­ly col­umn for the Pro­gres­sive Pop­ulist. He can be found on Face­book, Twit­ter and Instagram.

In the sec­ond half-hour, Tiokasin talks with return­ing guest Ofe­lia Rivas. Ofe­lia is an elder and activist from the Tohono Ood­ham Nation. She is the Founder of O’od­ham Voice Against the Wall. More about Ofe­li­a’s orga­ni­za­tion, Ood­ham Sol­i­dar­i­ty Project, can be found at http://​tia​mat​pub​li​ca​tions​.com/.