Tiokasin welcomes Dr. Tink Tinker back to "First Voices Radio" this week. Dr. Tinker is the Clifford Baldridge Emeritus Professor of American Indian Cultures and Religious Traditions at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. He is a citizen of the Osage Nation (wazhazhe) and has been an activist in urban American Indian communities for four decades. He joined the faculty at Iliff School of Theology in 1985 and brought an American Indian perspective to this predominantly euro-christian school.
Dr. Tinker is committed to a scholarly endeavor that takes seriously both the liberation of Indian peoples from their historic oppression as colonized communities and the liberation of euro-christian (White) Americans, the historic colonizers and oppressors of Indian peoples, whose self-narrative typically avoids naming the violence committed against Indians in favor of a romance narrative that justifies their euro-christian occupancy of Indian lands.
Dr. Tinker is the author of American Indian Liberation: A Theology of Sovereignty (Orbis Press, 2008); and is author or editor of several other volumes; and has written nearly a hundred journal articles and chapters for edited volumes. He has served on the Leadership Council of the American Indian Movement of Colorado and was active in the 30-year project to rid Colorado of its state proclaimed columbus day holiday, which was finally successful in April 2020.
Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Lakota), Host and Executive Producer
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1. Song Title: Tahi Roots Mix (First Voices Radio Theme Song)
Artist: Moana and the Moa Hunters
Album: Tahi (1993)
Label: Southside Records (Australia and New Zealand)
2. Song Title: Natural Mystic
Artist: Luka Bloom
Album: Keeper of the Flame (2000)
Label: Big Sky Records
3. Spoken Word Presentation: The Plantagon Message (September 2011)
Narrator: Oren Lyons
Label: N/A. License: Creative Commons Attribution
4. Song Title: The Road to Hell Parts I and II
Artist: Chris Rea
Album: The Road to Hell (1989)
Label: Rhino Entertainment
5. Song: Society
Artist: Eddie Vedder
Album: Into the Wind (2007)
Label: BMG Music Entertainment
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