We Are Navajo Founder: Pfawnn Eskee

February 14, 2019
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In podcast episode 109, Pfawnn Eskee (Navajo) talks about how she started We Are Navajo. She also shares some of the challenges of how she started her non-profit. Lastly, Pfawnn talks about some of the challenges in the mental health field on the Navajo reservation. 

Follow We Are Navajo on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. 

Special Episode: Jonathan Nez and Myron Lizer

January 24, 2019
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Special episode: Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer give their weekly update. One of my listeners sent me the audio file they recorded. 

Photo: Jonathon Nez's Facebook

Special Podcast: Murdered and Missing Indigenous Woman

December 15, 2018
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Oversight Hearing on Missing and Murdered: Confronting the Silent Crisis in Indian Country. Testimony from Delegate Amber Crotty, Ms. Patricia Alexander, and Ms. Kimberly Loring-Heavy Runner. In Washington DC, December 12th, 2018.

PC: Jourdan Bennett-Begaye

Ahsaki Baa LaFrance-Chachere: Entrepreneur

December 6, 2018
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In podcast episode 108, Ahsaki Baa Lafrance-Chachere (Navajo) talks about how she started her cosmetic and luxury skincare business. She also shares some of the challenges and successes of her journey. Lastly, she discusses the impact her masani (grandma) made on how she lives her life and operates her business.

Follow her on Facebook and her website: https://www.ahshibeauty.com

 

Former NN President: Dr. Peterson Zah

December 1, 2018
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In this special podcast episode, former Navajo Nation President-Dr. Peterson Zah talks about protecting the Permanent Trust Fund. The Permanent Trust Fund is currently valued at $3.2 billion. The initial investment was about $45 million back in the 1980s. About 90% of the speech is in Navajo.

Forrest Goodluck: Actor

November 26, 2018
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In podcast episode 107, Forrest Goodluck (Navajo/Mandan/Hidatsa/Tsimshian) talks about how he started acting, he explains the audition process and how he prepares for roles. Forrest also talks about his role in the movie Indian Horse. Indian Horse will be showing in the United States in December 2018. Forrest has appeared in: Indian Horse, The Revenant, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, and Mud to name a few.

Checkout my review of Indian Horse: https://goo.gl/UskRqV

PC: Elevation Pictures

Alray Nelson: Lead Organizer for Diné Equality

November 24, 2018
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In podcast episode 106, Alray Nelson (Navajo) talks about how he helped establish Diné Equality-an organization advocating for a safe, supportive and inclusive home for the LGBTQ community. Alray talks about his identity, how intersectionality impacts his work, and the message he is conveying. Alray explains some of the issues Native LGBTQ face on a daily basis, including the impact of the Navajo Nation Marriage Equality Act.

Follow Diné Equality at https://www.equalitynavajo.org  or on Facebook.

Alray is available to present to organizations to help spread awareness. 

Former NN President Albert Hale

November 19, 2018
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In this special podcast episode, former Navajo Nation President Albert Hale talks about Local Empowerment or Local Governance. Where the decision-making power is at the local chapter level. Local empowerment was the foundation of the Kayenta Township. About 90% of the talk is in Navajo.

Dr. Wilson Aronilth, Jr.-The Sacred Footprint of the Diné

November 18, 2018
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In this special episode, Dr. Wilson Aronilth, Jr. (Navajo) talks about The Sacred Footprint of the Diné. The audio recording was sent from a friend and was recorded at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona. I hope you enjoy these Navajo teachings.

Harold Bennally: Ultra-Marathoner and Race Director

November 11, 2018
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In podcast episode 105, Harold Bennally (Navajo) talks about his ultra-marathoning career and how he started directing ultra-marathon events on the Navajo Reservation. He also talks about starting the Canyon X Half Marathon in Lechee, Arizona. He said there are only 150 spots available for the Canyon X that will occur January 5th, 2019.

Follow Harold on Facebook, Instagram or Strava. 

PC: Red Earth Running Co.