First Voices Radio

11/25/20 - Adele Vrana, Anasuya Sengupta, Tash Terry

November 25, 2020 Tiokasin Ghosthorse
First Voices Radio
11/25/20 - Adele Vrana, Anasuya Sengupta, Tash Terry
Show Notes

In the first segment, Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse welcomes Adele Vrana and Anasuya Sengupta, Co-Directors and Co-Founders of Whose Knowledge?

Adele Vrana has led business development and partnerships initiatives to help build a more plural and diverse communities in her native country of Brazil and globally. She is the former Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Wikimedia Foundation and a 2015 Erasmus Prize laureate on behalf of her work to expand access to Wikipedia in the Global South. Adele holds a B.A. in International Relations and a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Sao Paulo.

Anasuya Sengupta has led initiatives in India and the USA, across the global South, and internationally for more than 20 years, to amplify marginalized voices in virtual and physical worlds. Anasuya is the former Chief Grant-making Officer at the Wikimedia Foundation, former Regional Program Director at the Global Fund for Women, and a 2017 Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow. Anasuya received a 2018 Internet and Society award from the Oxford Internet Institute, and is on the Scholars’ Council for UCLA’s Center for Critical Internet Inquiry. Anasuya holds a Masters of Philosophy in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. She also has a B.A. in Economics (Honors) from Delhi University.

In this segment, Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse talks with Tash Terry of IndigenousWays and Indigie Femme.The birth of IndigenousWays came in 2007. Co-founders, Tash Terry, Diné (Navajo) Nation and Elena Higgins, Maori/Samoan, began performing that year as Indigie Femme, an Indigenous woman empowered musical duo.Based on the overwhelming feedback they received, they were inspired to start Indigenous Ways.Through travels they discovered that globally, Indigenous communities identified a need for survival through deeper integration of their culture, their spirituality and their community.They determined that music, story-telling and the arts provided opportunities to raise awareness and global support for Indigenous communities.IndigenousWays is an Indigenous women-led nonprofit based in Northern New Mexico, where Native Americans represent 10.6 percent of the population.For the past 14 years, the organization has been providing all-inclusive Indigenous educational programs that encompass artistic and musical performances, along with programs developed to acknowledge cultural awareness, values and practices.IndigenousWays is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Soundcloud.More at

Indigie Femme has won many awards along the way, including 2016, 2014 and 2012 New Mexico Music Award and 2013 Aboriginal Peoples Choice as Best International Duo.Indigie Femme’s music can be sampled, and they can be reached, through a variety of platforms including:ReverbNation, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, MySpace and Instagram.More at

Production Credits:
Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Lakota), Host and Executive Producer
Liz Hill (Red Lake Ojibwe), Producer
Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Studio Engineer and Audio Editor, WIOX 91.3 FM, Roxbury, NY

Music Selections:
1. Song Title: Tahi Roots Mix (First Voices Radio Theme Song)
Artist: Moana and the Moa Hunters
CD: Tahi (1993)
Label: Southside Records (Australia and New Zealand)

2. Audio from 6-minute documentary film: IndigenousWays and the Relief Runs to Black Mountain on the Navajo Nation
Producer: IndigenousWays, Santa Fe, NM,
YouTube Link Only:

3. Song Title: Nga Iwi E
Artist: Indigie Femme
CD: Hau Waiata (2012)
Label: Indigie Femme