This week, we discover just how well-versed Delma is in the nuances of Indigenous nations. Shadiin ponders the toll of white supremacy on BIPOC health over the long haul. They both discuss the importance of rest in the face of ongoing social turmoil, oppression, and upheaval.
The DIJ hosts welcome Lori Tapahonso (Diné/Acoma Pueblo). Lori is a public relations specialist, a teacher, a consultant, a storyteller, a jeweler, and an actor. Lori discusses her role as the Native American Program Coordinator at Lane Community College where she manages the development and implementation of programming specifically geared towards Native students at Lane.
Lori describes her strong tribal college background having worked at Haskell, SIPI (Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute) and six campuses of Diné College. The three also discuss the role of media representation and what it means to see yourself represented on screen for better and for worse.