We were honored to discuss the COVID-19 response frontline work of two distinguished leaders building thriving and inspiring, Indigenous and poor-people-centered, mutual aid and radical redistribution movements in Navajo territory (Arizona) and here in Ohlone Territory, Huichin (Oakland, CA).
The conversation included, Klee Benally (Diné musician, traditional dancer, artist, filmmaker, & Indigenous anarchist) talking about his important work with the Navajo Nation and Lisa TIny Grey Garcia (Afro Boricua, formerly unhoused, incarcerated poverty scholar and poet) will talk about her important work here in Oakland, California. In addition, the speakers will highlight their praxis of honoring and utilizing Indigenous cultural practices, and the significance of protecting the Sacred in their movements to save lives and to create healing for our families, communities and for our Mother Earth.
- Cultural Song Offering By Hui O Mauna Kea SF/Bay Area and Wappo/Dine activist and singer, Desirea Harp.
- Moderated by Dr. Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu and Nazshonnii Brown.
- Art by Inés Ixierda.
- Sponsored by Sogorea Te Land Trust
Klee Benally is a Diné musician, traditional dancer, artist, filmmaker, & Indigenous anarchist. Klee is originally from Black Mesa and has worked nearly all of his life at the front lines in struggles to protect Indigenous sacred lands. …
Seeding Hope is a bi-weekly speaker series hosted by Dr. Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu and Nazshonnii Brown.
Art and Production by Inés G. The Seeding Hope Speaker Series features some of the organizers, cultural workers, farmers, activists, matriarchs, scholars, youth, and elders whose work gives us inspiration.
For our first event, we were honored to host, Dr. Kalamaoka’aina Niheu, MD, a Kanaka Maoli/ Native Hawaiin physician, co-founder of the Standing Rock Medic Healer’s Council, and Manua Kea Medics and Dr. Rupa Mayra, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF and co-founder of the Do No Harm Coalition in conversation about their front-line, Covid-19 pandemic work with Bay Area and Indigenous communities. In addition, these experts will talk about the importance of environmental, climate and land justice and honoring Indigenous cultural practices for creating health and wellness and they offer directions that can help us to reimagine health and wellness through practices of Indigenous self–determination for our families and communities.
A cultural song offering was made by Aurora Mamea and Kevin Mamea, Mother and son duo, Indigenous (Blackfeet Tribe and Samoan) Community Leaders and Cultural bearers from the Bay Area, CA.
About our Participants:
Dr. Kalamaoka’aina Niheu MD is a Kanaka Maoli physician …