Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

October 9, 2021

First Voices Tiokasin Ghosthorse: New Time Sundays at 7 to 8 PM

First Voices Radio Hosted by Tiokosin Ghosthorse Moves to Radio Kingston WKNY 1490 AM and 107.9 FM in Kingston, New York

Show will air Sundays at 7 to 8 pm Eastern Time

KINGSTON, N.Y. (Oct. 7, 2021) — “First Voices Radio,” hosted weekly by Tiokasin Ghosthorse, is moving to a new home at Radio Kingston, WKNY in Kingston, New York. First Voices Radio’s debut live broadcast will be Sunday, October 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. WKNY is heard locally on 1490 AM and 107.9 FM and streams at

"We are excited that WKNY — on Lenape/Munsee land — will be the new flagship station for First Voices Radio,” said Jimmy Buff, executive director of Radio Kingston. “In a time of climate crisis, we're in continued need of the Indigenous perspective Tiokasin and his guests will bring to this much needed conversation.”

Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Lakota, is the founder, executive producer and host of First Voices Radio. Liz Hill, Red Lake Ojibwe, is the producer. Now entering its 30th consecutive year of weekly live programming, “First Voices Radio” — all Native hosted and all Native produced — explores global topics and issues of critical importance to the preservation and protection of Mother Earth presented in the voices and from the perspective of the original peoples of the world.

“First Voices Radio” is syndicated internationally on more than 110 public, community and commercial radio stations in the U.S., Canada and Germany. Listeners also can subscribe to the show’s weekly podcast on Buzzsproutwhere it can also be accessed on Apple iTunes, Spotify and several other platforms. For the show archive, visit: Follow First Voices Radio on 

About Radio Kingston

Radio Kingston is a non-commercial platform dedicated to a vibrant, just, and healthy Kingston centered around community storytelling, artistic and musical expression, conversation and connection. Through music, conversation, spoken-word performances, educational programming and more, Radio Kingston reflects and celebrates one of Kingston’s greatest strengths – its diversity – and is guided by a commitment to lifting up voices not often heard in other media. Together, its programs offer a chance for all residents to engage, listen to, and learn from each other. Find out more about Radio Kingston at

About Tiokasin Ghosthorse

Tiokasin Ghosthorse is a member of the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation of South Dakota. Tiokasin is an educator, musician and international speaker on peace and the global issues facing Native peoples. He has a long history in Indigenous activism and advocacy. Tiokasin is the founder, host and executive producer of the internationally syndicated “First Voices Radio,” now in its 30th year of broadcasting.

A master musician of the Lakota flute and a teacher of magical, ancient and modern sounds, Tiokasin performs worldwide and has been featured at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, Apollo Theater, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the United Nations, as well as at many universities and concert venues internationally, including, Stockholm, Sweden with the renowned Swedish musician Ebbot Lundberg. Tiokasin serves on boards of several charitable organizations dedicated to bringing non-western education to Native and non-Native children.

In 2016 Tiokasin received a Nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize from the International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy. He is a 2016 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation National Artist Fellow in Music and in 2018 was an inaugural nominee to the National Native American Hall of Fame. Tiokasin describes himself as a “perfectly flawed human being,” who is a Sundancer in the tradition of the Lakota Nation. Tiokasin’s website is He is also active on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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