Indigenous Earth Community Podcast

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August 18, 2020  

Unity Earth Ambassador: Tami Patterson

Today's episode is: Tami Patterson from UNITY!

We chat on the work of UNITY to help native youth take leadership roles in their communities, and to live a spiritual and healthy lifestyle.

Tami is an amazing person, and we chat how she inspired me to create a part of this podcast, her decades of empowering native youth and an event we organized to raise awareness about water conservation ☀️

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Hosted by Frank Oscar Weaver

August 6, 2020  

Exploring Yaupon, an important plant, used for medicine, and ceremonial item by the indigenous people for thousands of years, with Bryon White (Co-Founder of Yaupon Brothers)

Today we talk to Bryon White, co-founder of Yaupon Brothers, we talk in length about Yaupon, a caffeinated plant native to United States, and that was a central cultural item for the Indigenous people of the South East of North America. 

Bryan tell us the story of the Timicua people who inhabited Florida for thousands of years, and they use of the Yaupon Plant, and the environmental benefits of a local grown caffeinated plant.

 Bryon shares as how as a non native, the importance of honoring and respecting the history of the indigenous people and the care for this very special plant, and the environmental benefits of supporting this indigenous food. 


The White Mountain Apache Tribe has one of the highest infection rates of COVID the country. They are in deep need of diapers, bottled water, cleaning supplies, and masks. If you are able to donate, please do so,  items will be dispersed to different people and places on the reservation. If you are unable to help please share this item request online because you never know who might be able to help. 

 Send the donations to PO Box 700 Whiteriver AZ 

Check @sareyataylorr on Instagram for an updated amazing list and more details.

Thank you!



July 16, 2020  

Being a Native College Student, and Advisor in Our Current Political Climate with Angela Noah, Ndee+Choctaw

Angela Noah (@angno97) is a National Indian Tribal Youth Peer Guide, the Current Miss Indian University of Oregon, an Earth Ambassador , and a very community driven individual. I learned so much from her in the half an hour we shared together.

We go over a wide range of topics, such as the Landmark Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Native American Rights in Oklahoma , being a native college student, and advisor in our current political climate, and on always honoring those who got us to where we are now. 

Other topics we cover :

  • How to honor those who got us to where we are now.
  • On finding healing and strength from spending time in the outdoors. 
  • Becoming a resource to peers by venturing first.
  • How the Unity organization help the Native youth.
  • The Earth Ambassador program from Unity.
  • Having power to change a negative narrative spoken about oneself.  
  • and much, much more! 

Here is the image referenced on our conversation:

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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July 2, 2020  

Save The Bees! With Indigenous Bee Steward Alex Ibarra

We start our new season with an amazing interview with Alex Ibarra, from Indigenous Bee Rescue, all the way from Australia. 

Alex shares his incredible work of saving bee colonies, and how he honors the traditions of the originals inhabits of Australia in his work with Indigibee. 

“Indigibee is Australia's premier Indigenous Australian owned and operated native bee rescue service, we are a dedicated team working towards the ecological conservation and proliferation of Australian Native Bees within our communities.” 

We chat about so many fascinating topics , ranging from the relantioship of the people of Australia with the ecosystem for thousands of year , to the importance of education for culture keeping, and off course we talk a lot about bees, beekeeping, honey, and how we can help our pollinator friends! 

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June 4, 2020  

Shaandiin Cedar - On Using Storytelling To Combat Climate Change

Supper happy of the conversation I had with Sháán díín Cedar , who is an avid outdoors woman, in fact, Sháán díín is one of the ambassadors for Native Outdoors! 

In the season finale of our podcast,  we talk about her advocacy for people of colors to enjoy the outdoors.

Sháán díín also shares how we can help the Navajo Nation during the pandemic, and the ways indigenous people knowledge and storytelling need to be heard to protect our planet. 

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I do have a ask for you.

The Covid epidemic has underlined the fact that low income communities get the brunt of all crisis impacts.

American Indian tribes, and specifically the Navajo Nation, have been some of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis.

On a per capita basis, the Navajo Nation is #3 right behind NY & NJ in terms cases and deaths. 

We are asking for your support to help raise funds and to help provide masks and hand sanitizer for these communities through a fundraiser being organized by Natives Outdoors, an organization elevating native and indigenous people in the outdoors.

Option 1: Purchase a Bears Ears Petroglyph / Covid-19 relief print on our site. All proceeds go towards purchasing masks and hand sanitizer to be shipped to those in need.

Option 2: Donate directly to vetted relief organizations.

Information on both options are outlined on the website.

Ahe’hee’ Thank you



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May 28, 2020  

Animal Protectors: The Story of My Family’s Fight Against Animal Cruelty & How I Am Now Saving Stray Animals

“To all our stray, homeless, an abandoned animals, I want to let you know you are loved, you are not forgotten, there are humans that will fight for you!”

Zunneh-bah Martin shares the story of her family's generations fight against animal cruelty, and how now she is rescuing stray animals in her community, and is asking for our support , and more importantly, for us to become Animal Protectors as well. 


Donations can be made to:

-Venmo (@Animal-Protectors)


-PO Box 3360 Gallup, NM 87305

Ahéhee' and thank you so much!



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May 21, 2020  

Strange Things We Found On Litter Clean Ups with Eco Captain Ariel Takuma 詫摩慧龍

"What is the craziest thing you ever found?!" Is the number one question I got asked when I tell people I do kayak clean ups. I will tell you that on this episode , and will have a very special guest who will also share the craziest thing he ever found. Our special guest is my good and long friend Ariel Takuma. Ariel has been doing clean ups as long as I have. We discuss our decades long mission of getting rid of dangerous debris out of the waterways of Central Florida, and a good tip on how we go zero waste at home.  

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May 14, 2020  

A Journey with Sage Lacapa - Earth Ambassador and Folk Singer

Today we talk to Sage Lacapa, Earth Ambassador and folk singer. 

Sage shares an emotional acoustic guitar song he wrote for a friend that could not talks about their feelings since there is a lack of coping mechanism living on a reservation. 

Sage then tell us how he was able to about earn the knowledge of traditional plants by getting involved with the elders, and how now, he passes that knowledge of plants to his friends and family. 

Sage tells us how culture is affected by the Corona Virus Pandemic, and his wish for native youth to learn the languages, as language is much more than a way to communicate but a way of life.  

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May 8, 2020  

Hear About The Fight To Save The Monarchs Butterfly with Jose Luis Alvarez Alcala - Michoacán, Mexico

"We can't talk about deforestation in Mexico without talking about herbicides and the mowing of Milkweed in the US. Both are harming the Monarchs, and solving these problems will help bring their populations back up. We have to cooperate."⁣

In this episode I talk to Jose Luis Alvarez Alcala, a Mexican tree nurseryman, who has for decades been growing trees for reforestation projects.

He tells me about what the arrival of the monarch of the butterflies in the Michoacán mountains signifies to the indigenous people of Mexico,  his decades long work of reforestation where the butterflies winter and the areas surrounding to help the local communities. The struggles that monarch creatures are facing and how  the fight to conserve the monarch butterflies needs to be fought in the two countries, reformatting in Mexico and planting milked in the us. Stay tuned as we learn about this magical creatures. 

Since 2017, Forests for Monarchs has partnered with the Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association (MHAIA) to promote reforestation and forest and watershed restoration. Together, to-date they have planted 800,000 trees to to restore forests, convert farming land back to forest, and to help conserve monarch butterfly winter habitat as well as to improve water and soil conditions.

Please support Jose and in his project to help the Long-Term Survival of the Monarch Butterfly

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Music by Jason Carey 

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April 30, 2020  

This is what happened when we picked up trash on the Navajo Reservation: Honoring Mother Earth

Looking for inspiration to honor Mother Earth? In this episode, we hear from Indigenous youth, from grade school to college age, and their #EarthDayEveryDay efforts. Nathaniel Sayas, Zunneh-bah Martin, Shundeen-bah Martin, Nizhoni-bah Martin, and Atsa-bah Martin share their thoughts and efforts to participate in Earth Day and what it takes to create a strong and healthy community.

 Learn about how they picked up litter/trash in Diné Bikéyah (the Navajo Reservation) and how they challenged everyone to do something positive for our planet not just one day of the year but every day of every year.


Hosted by Zunneh-bah Martin and family. 


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