October 12, 2020 Indigenous Peoples Day Special Edition

The Leonard Peltier Statue BY RIGO 23

Today’s special IPD program features:

Leonard Peltier, Native American activist & political prisoner talks to Amy Goodman, 2012. Special thanks to Democracy Now.

Chase Iron Eyes, an attorney with the Lakota Peoples Law Project

Andrea Carmen, executive director of The International Indian Treaty Council

Edna Sandoval and Carina Reyes, hosts of Con Las Comadres, a trans territorial feminist media project that centers the voices and art of femmes and non binary BIPOc, bring us a conversation with poet Rosa Chavez. Rosa shares her poetry journey in the post-war period in Guatemala after the 1996 peace agreement. Spanish & English. Listen to the original here:

Chief Orel Lyon, faith keeper of the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga Nation

Yancy Balderas, law student and advocate against the death penalty, was featured at the 21st Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty *Virtual Edition* 10.10.20.

Dr. Eddie Glaude James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies & author of “Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own.”

Jim Page, Song for Leonard Peltier, In the Spirit of Crazy Horse
Floyd Westerman, Custer Died For Your Sin, and Drums
Mare Advertencia Lirika, Escribiendo Historia
Lyla June, All Nations Rise
A Tribe Called Red, Electric Pow Wow Drum
Free Leonard Peltier, American Indian Movement-AIM 

Indigenous Peoples Day honors Native Americans and their 500-year struggle for freedom and self-determination. Additionally, The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is celebrated on August 9 each year. This year’s theme is COVID-19 and indigenous peoples’ resilience.

“I don’t know how to save the world. I don’t have the answers or The Answer. I hold no secret knowledge as to how to fix the mistakes of generations past and present. I only know that without compassion and respect for all of Earths inhabitants, none of us will survive nor will we deserve to.”

-Leonard Peltier, Prison Writings:
My Life Is My Sun Dance

Akua Holt, producer
Polina Vasiliev, co-producer, editor, Spanish translation

Jackie Baptiste, co-producer & IPD host
People of the Earth - host, KPFT.90.1 FM-HTX
Ken Yale, segment contributor
Verna Avery Brown, consultant

Akua Holt, Polina Vasiliev, Steve Zeltzer,
executive co-producers

All previous episodes are archived on this website.