First Voices Radio

08/07/22 - Jennifer Robin, Doug George-Kanentiio

August 08, 2022 Tiokasin Ghosthorse
First Voices Radio
08/07/22 - Jennifer Robin, Doug George-Kanentiio
Show Notes

Tiokasin welcomes back Jennifer Robin (Choctaw) aka "Miss Jiff" to the show. Jennifer is the owner of Ofi Ni Productions and is a multiple award-winning producer and radio host, and television segment producer. Her weekly two-hour live program, "Resilience Radio," airs on KVMR 89.5 FM in Nevada City, CA. It presents Native American authors, artists, musicians, storytellers and activists and showcases contemporary Native music.

Over the years Jennifer has interviewed hundreds of well-known Natives, including Buffy Sainte-Marie, Dennis Banks and John Trudell. "Resilience Radio" has an international following and is known for the authentic Indigenous voice. Jennifer's field work in Cannonball, North Dakota during the Standing Rock protest is available as a one-hour audio special. She was a broadcaster for SPIRIT Radio, Standing Rock's official station. Jennifer's ability to engage in honest, in-depth interviews is as entertaining as it is informative. She is a member of the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA).

Regular guest Doug George-Kanentiio (Akwesasne Mohawk) was born and raised at the Mohawk Territory of Akwesasne. He attended school on and near the reservation before enrolling at Syracuse University and then the Antioch School of Law. Doug was a co-founder of the Native American Journalists Association before serving the Mohawk Nation as editor of the journals Akwesasne Notes and Indian Time. He worked with the late Vine Deloria, Jr., on the Traditional Knowledge conferences before joining the Board of Trustees for the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Doug is vice-president for the Hiawatha Institute for Indigenous Knowledge, a non-profit higher learning facility that is based on Iroquois principles. He resides on Oneida Iroquois Territory.

Production Credits:

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

Music Selections:
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: Revolution
Artist: SOJA
Album: Peace in the Time of War (2002)
Label: DMV Records

3. Song Title: Bullet the Blue Sky
Artist: U2
Album: The Joshua Tree (1987)
Label: Island Records

4. Song Title: Away From Here
Artist: Smokey D Palmtree
Album: Peace of Mind (2021)
Label: Gila River Records

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