First Voices Radio

08/14/22 - Martín Prechtel

August 15, 2022 Tiokasin Ghosthorse
First Voices Radio
08/14/22 - Martín Prechtel
Show Notes

Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse talks with Martín Prechtel for the full hour about grief and praise. Martín is a leading thinker, writer and teacher in the search for the Indigenous soul in all people — a dedicated student of eloquence, history, language and an ongoing fresh approach. In his native New Mexico, Martín teaches at his international school Bolad’s Kitchen, a hands-on historical and spiritual immersion into language, music, ritual, farming, cooking, smithing, natural colors, architecture, animal raising, clothing, tools, grief and humor to help people from many lands, cultures and backgrounds to remember and retain the majesty of their diverse origins while cultivating the flowering of integral culture in the present to grow a time of hope beyond our own.

Martín’s books include: “Secrets of the Talking Jaguar”; “Long Life, Honey in the Heart”: “The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun”; “Stealing Benefacio’s Roses”; “The Unlikely Peace of Cuchumaquic” and “The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise.” His latest book, “Rescuing the Light: Quotes from the Oral Teachings of Martín Prechtel” was published in June 2021. More about Martín can be found at

Production Credits:
Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Lakota), Host and Executive Producer
Liz Hill (Red Lake Ojibwe), Producer
Michael G. Haskins, Studio Engineer, WBAI 99.5 FM, New York City
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: Vuoi Vuoi Me
Artist: Marie Boine
Album: Idjagiedas (In the Hand of Night) (2006)
Label: Universal Music Group
3. Song Title: Ukiug
Artist: The Jerry Cans
Album: Inuusiq/Life (2016)
Label: Aakuluk Music
4. Song Title: Warrior
Artist: Xavier Rudd and the United Nations
Album: Nanna (2015)
Label: Nettwerk
5. Song Title: Mik Maq Honor Song
Artist: Red Shadow Singers
Album: Ghost Dance Songs (2006)
Label: Arbor Records Ltd.
Visit Akantu Institute, an institute that Tiokasin founded with a mission of contextualizing original wisdom for troubled times. Go to to find out more and consider joining his Patreon page at