First Voices Radio

09/25/22 - Anne Keala Kelly

September 26, 2022 Tiokasin Ghosthorse
First Voices Radio
09/25/22 - Anne Keala Kelly
Show Notes

Tiokasin’s guest for the full hour is Anne Keala Kelly. Keala is a Kānaka Maoli filmmaker, journalist and activist living on Hawai‘i Island. Her works address the critical links between cultural, environmental and spiritual survival in the movement for Hawaiian self-determination, and Indigenous peoples’ struggles for territorial and political autonomy. She is an outspoken advocate for Indigenous self-representation in mass media, a Ted Scripps Environmental Journalism fellow, and has an MFA from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television.

Keala’s reporting and commentary have appeared in many publications, including Indian Country Today, The Nation, the Honolulu Civil Beat and the Honolulu Weekly. Keala is the author of “Our Rights to Self-Determination: A Hawaiian Manifesto,” which was just published. For more information about Keala and her work, visit and Buy her book at

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: Rainmaker
Artist: Jason Lee Wilson
Album: Tennessee (2020)
Label: Dragging Canoe Music
3. Song: 1492
Artist: Earth Surface People
CD: 500 Years (2021)
Label: Underwater Panther Coalition
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