First Voices Radio

05/19/21 - Eda Zavala Lopez, Ed Kabotie

May 19, 2021 Tiokasin Ghosthorse
First Voices Radio
05/19/21 - Eda Zavala Lopez, Ed Kabotie
Show Notes

In the first segment, Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse welcomes back Eda Zavala Lopez. Eda is a direct descendant of the Wari people of Peru. She inherited ancient traditions and profound knowledge related to plants, spirits and magical storytelling from her ancestors. Eda is dedicated to Amazonian Indigenous healing practices by leading ceremonies with medicinal plants, practicing ancient ways of healing knowledge and empowering her people in preserving their sacred territories. As a Curandera, Eda directly uses the power of medicinal plants to help heal people emotionally and spirituality, especially women. As a spiritual leader in her village, she is deeply committed to Indigenous Peruvian people in defending their sacred territories and protecting their lands. Find out about Eda at

In the second segment, Tiokasin talks with returning guest and friend of “First Voices Radio,” Ed Kabotie. Ed is a multifaceted creative from the Tewa village of Khap'o Owinge and the Hopi village of Shungopavi. His creative expressions take the forms of paintings, drawings, silvercraft, and multi-lingual musical compositions. Ed considers himself an “Edu-tainer,” using the arts and music to educate people about social justice issues related to the Indigenous people and lands of the Colorado Plateau. His reggae rock band, Tha 'Yoties, are known for their catchy melodies, lively performances and conscious message. Tiokasin catches up with Ed about his recent activities and shares a few songs.

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. Song Title: American Dream
Artist: Ondara
CD: Tales of America (2019)
Label: Verve Forecast Records

3. Song Title: Xoyote Soldier
Artist: Tha ‘Yoties
CD: N/A. Song and Music Video on YouTube: (April 23, 2021)
Label: N/A

4. Song Title: Hopiland (A tribute to the enduring legacy of the Hopi Nation)
Artist: Ed Kabotie
CD: N/A. Song and Music Video on YouTube: (April 20, 2020)
Label: N/A