Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

May 31, 2019

Tiokasin Features Testimony from Human Rights Hearing in Jamaica on First Voices Radio Today

Photo Leoyla Cowboy, Dine', wife of Little Feather, testifies on Standing Rock water protector political prisoners. Leoyla read a statement from Red Fawn.

Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Lakota, Features Testimony from Human Rights Hearing in Jamaica on First Voices Radio Today

Article by Brenda Norrell

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Listen today online and on radio stations across North America in upcoming days, as Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Cheyenne River Lakota, airs testimony from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Jamaica.

The testimony airs on First Voices Radio online at minute 40. Indigenous women testify on the Criminalization of Indigenous Peoples and Militarization of their Homelands, both at Standing Rock and on the Southern Border.
The delegation members are Ofelia Rivas, O'odham and founder of O'odham Voice against the Wall, who lives on her Tohono O'odham homeland; Casey Camp Horinek, Ponca Councilwoman who was brutally arrested and imprisoned by Morton County at Standing Rock; Leoyla Cowboy, Dine', wife of imprisoned Standing Rock Water Protector Michael Giron, Chumash, "Little Feather," and Michelle Cook, Dine' lawyer and founding member of Water Protector Legal Collective and founder of Divest, Invest, Protect.
Introducing the testimony is Seanna Howard, professor of practice, Indigenous Peoples Law Policy Program at University of Arizona in Tucson.
The delegation is supported by Divest, Invest, Protect.
The First Voices program begins with Tracey Osborne speaking on climate change mitigation.
First Voices Indigenous Radio is carried by 81 public, community and commercial radio stations in the United States and Canada. It has been on the air for 27 years.

Today, the show airs on KIDE 91.3 FM, Hoopa Tribal Radio from 3-4 pm PDT. KIDE streams at
“And tonight, we air from 7-8 pm PDT on KACR 96.1 LP, Alameda Community Radio in Alameda (the Bay Area), California,” said First Voices Radio Producer Liz Hill, Red Lake Ojibwe. KACR streams at
Upcoming rebroadcasts include: Tuesday, June 4, noon-1 pm EDT, on WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT, streaming; Tuesday, June 4, 7-8 pm EDT, on WBAI 99.5 FM, New York City, streaming at; and Wednesday, June 5, 7-8 pm CDT, WGFM Radio, Chicago, streaming at
First Voices Radio—all-Native hosted and all-Native produced—on the air for 27 years, is heard on 81 public, community and commercial radio stations across North America.
Censored News provided live coverage from Jamaica.

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