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April 18, 2022  

Moonstar: Community Organizer and Earth Advocate - On Leading Environmental Workshops and the Power of Connecting with Nature!

Welcome to our special 2022 Earth Day Episode!

We're chatting with Moonstar, from Walatowa-Pueblo of Jemez. Moonstar is a community organizer, activist, fashion model, and teacher who works with Indigenous youth to help them organize environmental projects. 

We talk about how to deal with climate anxiety, her’s grandfather's Eagle feather,  what we can do to help heal our planet, and UNITY's mid year conference where she lead a workshop in organizing environmental projects. 

 Hope you enjoy it!  

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Welcome to Indigenous Earth Community Podcast.

Where we celebrate Indigenous heroes from around the world, and learn from them on how to honor the traditions of protecting the planet. We discuss actionable tips on how to connect to our beautiful planet while lessening our daily impact.

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Hosted by Frank Oscar Weaver

March 27, 2022  

Indigenous Youth Saving The Rivers of Panamá with MiLizbeth Flaco of Emberá Panamá

MiLizbeth Flaco is a guardian of the forest. She was raised in the heart of the Panama jungle after a decades long search for a safe place from the civil war in Colombia. After finally found a secure place to call home, climate change and pollution are increasingly becoming a threat to her home. But MiLizbeth have begun to organize youth education programs to defend their land and future. Listen to this episode to learn more about how to protect "Egoró Papa" as the Emberá people call mother Earth.

Connect with MiLizbeth Flaco

🌿Emberá Panamá🌿

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Welcome to Indigenous Earth Community Podcast.

Where we celebrate Indigenous heroes from around the world, and learn from them on how to honor the traditions of protecting the planet. We discuss actionable tips on how to connect to our beautiful planet while lessening our daily impact.

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If you enjoy this episode, could you share it with two friends? 

Hosted by Frank Oscar Weaver

 
 
 
December 6, 2021  

Neil Giardino: Journalist focused on the Amazon and Indigenous peoples. Reporting on pesticide contamination and land evictions of indigenous people in Paraguay

A very hard-hitting interview with Neil Giardino, an American journalist whose storytelling focus is on the Amazon and indigenous peoples. Neil is a freelance journalist who has stories published on NBC and Al Jazeera, who just returned from a trip to Paraguay where he reported on land eviction of indigenous people from their ancient and traditional lands.  

In this episode, we cover several key topics, including:

  • Drinking Terere, and the medicinal purposes of Yerba mate 2:08
  • How Indigenous communities in Paraguay are fighting big soy. Amid pesticide contamination and land evictions, tribal leaders say their villages in Paraguay are at a crisis point. 5:05
  • The Asháninka village of Boca Pachiri  a violent flashpoint along the global cocaine trade route - a seemingly peaceful indigenous community surrounded by enemies — armed coca farmers, narco-traffickers, and a splintered faction of narco-terrorists. 11:10
  • Tips on how to begin telling stories, even before starting formally in a journalism career. 14:52
  • and much , much more! 

Connect with Neil Giardino:

  • https://twitter.com/NeilGiardino
  • https://abcnews.go.com/author/neil_giardino

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

 

Welcome to Indigenous Earth Community Podcast.

 

We celebrate Indigenous heroes and allies from around the world and learn from them how to honor the traditions of protecting the planet. We discuss actionable tips on how to connect to our beautiful planet while lessening our daily impact.

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Hosted by Frank Oscar Weaver

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October 30, 2021  

What Is Overshoot Day? How Can You Stop It? Overshoot Day with Sháán díín Cedar

July 29th came in just like another day

 

People went through their daily lives, like just another day... 

 

But after 155 days in 2021, we have reached Earth Overshoot day

 

(a day that marks the moment in time when demand for earth’s ecological resources exceeds what the planet can regenerate.)

 

And each year, this day comes in earlier and earlier...

 

Its halfway through the year, and humans have already surpassed what global resources can sustain in a single year

 

The lumber we can sustainably harvest, the fisheries we fish, the ore we mine, the pollution we put in our waters...

 

Our planet needs a break… 

 

Here’s how we can make a difference 

 

Think about our demand for stuff.

Is it necessary? 

Is it resource intensive? 

Can we shift your demand toward the “reuse” economy?

 

Advocate for initiatives that your employer can take. Ask:

Do we have a sustainability and equity commitment and are we actively executing on it?

How do we source our products? Are there alternatives?

How are we tracking and reducing our carbon footprint?

 

Show up at the ballot box.

Look up your local, state, and federal leadership and put the pressure on.

Support and elect leadership strong on climate and environmental justice.

 

Call, email, tag, tweet at your leaders. They see these messages. Have a relationship with your leaders and demand actions.

Hold them accountable, but also give praise where praise is due.

 

Engage at whatever level you can manage

This translates to pushing the overshoot date back and ultimately reestablishing ecosystem balance. 

 

Our planet needs us. 

 

#overshootday cop26 #UNClimateConference  

 

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Connect with Sháán díín Cedar 

Hosted by Frank Oscar Weaver

Soundscapes by Movix Productions

September 26, 2021  

Welcome to Indigenous Earth Community Podcast!

A great episode to start is Episode 21: "A poem for the Earth by an Indigenous Nahuatl Women Esmeralda Gonzales"

Welcome to Indigenous Earth Community Podcast

My name is Frank Oscar Weaver,  Growing up in Paraguay, I participated in many environmental projects with the Guarani People. Leading me to be initiated in a ritual called KUNUMI PEPY, a lip piercing ceremony.  Making me an official  member of the Pai Tavyteras . There I learn the Arandu Ka’aty, the traditional teachings of Earth Keeping.  

After I moved to the U.S I made many friends from different tribes and original habitants communities from all over the world, learning that every indigenous community also have similar traditions of protecting the planet. 

Now that the climate crisis is upon us, and our planet is changing, more then ever we need to listen to Indigenous communities who are at the forefront of climate resilience, and learn from them on how we can help heal the planet, and be more sustainable in our day to day life.

 Hope you enjoy our conversations, so please subscribe to our show, and if you like our conversations, give us a rating on Apple Podcast, as thats is how we spread our message. Aguye! 

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August 19, 2021  

A poem for the Earth by an Indigenous Nahuatl Women Esmeralda Gonzales

To honor the Indigenous people of Mexico, we have Esmeralda Gonzalez, who is a teacher of the Indigenous language Nahuatl, and also an earth guardian, leading group of students in reforestation projects of native trees. Esmeralda shares the ancient wisdom of the Nahualt passed down generations after generation. This community wisdom speaks of the importance of taking care of our planet for generations to come. 

Esmeralda shares a heartbreaking poem that reminds us why we must care for our planet earth before it is too late.  Translated to English as "The Earth is Sad" we hear an emotional rendition of those beautiful verses.
 
Thank you for listening to our podcast Indigenous Earth Community Podcast. 

Where we celebrate Indigenous conservation heroes from around the world, and learn from them on how to honor the traditions of protecting the planet. We discuss actionable tips on how to connect to our beautiful planet while lessening our daily impact.

Highly recommend to listen to this podcast with headphones! 

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Hosted by Frank Oscar Weaver

Soundscapes by Movix Productions

 

July 27, 2021  

The Seven Grandfather teachings with Natasha Akiwenzie, Lac Seul First Nation

Natasha Akiwenzie shares with The Seven Grandfather teachings, and how they can help us bring balance to our relationships with ourselves and the planet. 

Natasha runs an Environment nonprofit group of First Nation fishers and others who care about Climate Change and its effects on Georgian Bay and Lake Huron.

 

Connect with Natasha and her group at: 

@bagidawaad on all social media:

https://www.instagram.com/bagidawaad/

https://www.facebook.com/bagidawaad/

https://twitter.com/bagida_waad

 

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Hosted by Frank Oscar Weaver

Soundscapes by Movix Productions

 

April 27, 2021  

“Help Us Save Our Community” - A request from Osmar Valenzuela in Paraguay

Do you wanna help the environment, and at the same time support the indigenous people of Paraguay?

This weekend I got a message from my friend Osmar Valenzuela. 

He told me the story on how young members of the indigenous communities in Amambay, are being forced to abandoned their tribal lands and go into the cities in search of jobs. 
Osmar has an idea, to start an organization named “The way of the earth can provide for us ” an association made of leaders from 10 different communities to help promote their agricultural goods, and having the communities be self sustaining, that way they can still continue passing on the values, history, arts, culture of the Pai Tavytera to the next generation.

The association will keep protecting the environment by practicing sustainable agriculture practices and protecting medical plants and the knowledge on how to use them. 

 Can you help us keep the Pai Tavytera culture alive and help them protect their enviroment? Any donation would be appreciated it. 

Send me a an email if you can help frankoweaver @ gmail . com 

 

Thank you! 

 

 

March 21, 2021  

Timely interview with a member of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders community in Atlanta: Arjho Carino Turner

Happy to introduce my friend Arjho from the Blaan Indigenous community of the Philippines, She’s a champion for climate change, community involvement, and is an international activist in indigenous peoples' rights.  If you're passionate about indigenous people's rights and want to create change towards more sustainable future, you going to love our conversation. 

We talked 2 years to the day after meeting each other during the Climate Reality training, from what she called her "second home," Atlanta, Ga, and we talked about what we learned during our training to fight the climate crisis. 

Our conversation was just a few days before the crime that shook the country. As Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, who we both saw in an interfaith mass in the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, MLK old church,  said "The lives of those who were killed here in Atlanta this week say something to us: All of us must come together, Black, white, brown, Asian, native, gay & straight. It's time to get it right, right here & right now, America" #StopAsianHate

 

 

Connect with Arjo here:

https://www.facebook.com/arjho/

https://www.facebook.com/ACTInternationalConsultingLLC

https://www.facebook.com/kafyeblaan

https://www.facebook.com/EduhubspotPhilippines

https://up-ou.academia.edu/ArjhoTurner

https://arjhoturner.weebly.com/

 

 

#stopasianhate

 

Indigenous Earth Community Podcast.

Where we celebrate Indigenous heroes from around the world, and learn from them on how to honor the traditions of protecting the planet. We discuss actionable tips on how to connect to our beautiful planet while lessening our daily impact.

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Hosted by Frank Oscar Weaver

 

February 25, 2021  

Miss Indian World 2019-2021 Cheyenne Kippenberger - on Seminole history, Living in Florida, and Protecting the Everglades.

Considered a rising star in the Seminole Tribe of Florida and crowned as the 36th Miss Indian World, Cheyenne Kippenberger is committed to helping her community.
She gives back to her community by preserving and sharing the traditions and history of the Seminoles, while promoting wellness, and also by helping to protect the important biodiverse region of the Florida everglades.
We talk about the falling frozen iguanas in florida's winter, the cultural history of alligator wrestling, the importance of protecting the everglades, and what we can do as an ally to Native Americans and much much more!

Follow Cheyenne on instagram at @miwcheyennekippenberger

 

Resources

Instagram:

  1. @love_the_everglades

 

Facebook:

  1. https://www.facebook.com/friendsoftheeverglades/
  2. https://www.facebook.com/evergladesfoundation

Websites:

  1. https://resourcegeneration.org/land-reparations-indigenous-solidarity-action-guide/
  2. https://www.everglades.org/
  3. https://www.evergladesfoundation.org/?fbclid=IwAR2ZaBuS1-XArTvvC7kmJ7QdYbwmpVqI_p6hvdmm_KxNzECdO3ZMkBEE0iE

 

Articles:

  1. https://www.news-press.com/story/tech/science/environment/2021/01/15/defending-sacred-indigenous-nations-and-everglades-advocates-join-prayer-walk/6608360002/

“Support #DefendTheSacred, share thoughts on wetland permitting control with officials

The organizers of Defend the Sacred ask anyone who is concerned about the EPA’s recent and upcoming decisions regarding wetlands permitting to email 404Assumption-FL@epa.gov with their concerns and contact Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Commissioner Nikki Fried by email: Nikki.Fried@FDACS.gov or by phone: 850-617-7700.”

 

Indigenous Earth Community Podcast.

Where we celebrate Indigenous heroes from around the world, and learn from them on how to honor the traditions of protecting the planet. We discuss actionable tips on how to connect to our beautiful planet while lessening our daily impact.

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Hosted by Frank Oscar Weaver

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