In the first segment, Tiokasin talks with Michaeleen Doucleff, PhD, author of the New York Times bestseller Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About Raising Children (Simon and Schuster, 2021). The book describes a way of raising helpful and confident children, which moms and dads have turned to for millennia. It also explains how American families can incorporate this approach into their busy lives.
Michaeleen wrote the book after traveling to three continents with her 3-year-old daughter, Rosy. Maya, Inuit, and Hadzabe families showed her how to tame tantrums, motivate kids to be helpful, and build children's confidence and self-sufficiency.
Michaeleen is also a global health correspondent for NPR's Science Desk, where she reports about disease outbreaks and children's health. More about Michaeleen at michaeleendoucleff.com
In the second segment, William Iggiagruk Hensley (Iñupiaq) is the author of Fifty Miles from Tomorrow: A Memoir of Alaska and the Real People (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009). It is a stirring memoir of his childhood among the Iñupiaq people in Alaska, his lifelong crusade, including a stint in Congress, to protect their culture and way of life.
William brilliantly portrays how the lessons he learned in childhood, battling the wilderness of Alaska without many basic necessities, helped him as an adult to battle the hardships of political corruption and deceit in order to preserve his heritage.
In 1971, after years of William's tireless lobbying, the U.S. conveyed 44 million acres and earmarked nearly $1 billion for use by Alaska Native peoples. This is the inspiring true story of one man's quest to preserve and defend his people's "Ilitqusiat" - or Native Spirit.
Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Lakota), Host and Executive Producer
Liz Hill (Red Lake Ojibwe), Producer
Malcolm Burn, Studio Engineer, Radio Kingston, WKNY 1490 AM and 107.9 FM, Kingston, NY
Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Audio Editor
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: Straight Up
Artist: Kory Thornton
Album: N/A (released as a single in 2020)
Label: Music and Beyond Records
Visit Akantu Institute, an institute that Tiokasin founded with a mission of contextualizing original wisdom for troubled times. Go to https://akantuinstitute.org/ to find out more and consider joining his Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/Ghosthorse.