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Our Ancient Lands

Our Ancient Lands

By Diveena Marcus
Where distinctive Indigenous voices and perspectives are honored.
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Autumnal Equinox 2022 Meditation
Join Diveena Marcus, founder of LUTEA, non profit charity organization that supports wellness and healing from an indigenous perspective.  In this podcast a meditation is offered honoring the autumnal season and its change for balance in our lives. 
September 21, 2022
Conversation with Elder Cherokee, Rachelle, on the ancestors and healing
Welcome to my conversation with Cherokee Elder Rachelle, who has insights and comments on LUTEA's Wellness Workshop Mending Broken Hearts from the Wellbriety movement.  Rachelle imparts her gentle perspective on healing, wellness, and the value of the ancestors.
October 08, 2021
Elder Permaculture Knowledge Keeper Terry Allaway
Many of us are returning to the Earth to learn from Her through gardening. Elders who have been born into the world who love the Earth are gifts for those of us that are regaining our relationship with the land. It is our pleasure to share Del Norte County's Permaculture Knowledge Keeper Terry Allaway. Terry has lived in Del Norte for over 25 years and understands the land and the region. However, Terry seems to have been born with an innate passion and love for the Earth and life. Terry has a nursery in Smith River.  She is a certified Permaculture Design Consultant, UCCE Master Gardener, Monarch Whisperer, Fungophile, and RN. We share Terry with you, with gladness. Terry's FB:
May 14, 2021
A perspective of Indigenous Religious Freedom with Yurok Elder Laura Woods
So much gratitude and honor to listen to Yurok Elder Laura Woods and her journey to reclaiming her heritage and the value of practicing ceremony in her life.   Laura is a member of the Yurok community, the largest Indigenous Nation in California, located in Klamath California.  Laura has been serving in the Judicial system for near 40 years and is presently working through the Yurok Tribal Court and supporting the culture and traditions of the Yurok community.  
December 11, 2020
Tim BlueFlint Native American MasterCraft Flutist shares his most recent project and personal insights on culture.
Tim BlueFlint is an internationally renowned Mastercraft Native American Flutist,  musician and knowledge keeper.  We are honored and proud to feature Tim Blueflint here on Our Ancient Lands.  Join us with Dr. Diveena Marcus as Tim shares his artistic process and insights on cultural integrity in the modern world.  For any artist and those who carry indigenous skills and talents, Tim's insights are inspirational teachings.  For further links and information on Tim go to his website and visit our blog where we will list more information and links.  Here you will find the demo video on youtube that Tim produced presenting his most recent master-crafted flute highlighted in our podcast.
March 18, 2020
The Long Journey of Traditional Indigenous Wellness
We meet up with Indigenous Dine Advocate and Activist Barbara Burnside.  We are honored and privileged to be a part of Barbara's advocacy journey for wellness and be witnesses to the hard struggles of an Indigenous woman holding onto traditions in the contemporary world. 
February 05, 2020
Seasonal Reflections from Indigenous Elder Scott Frazier
Join us as we reunite with Indigenous Absarokee/Santee Sioux Elder Scott Frazier.  Our friend comes to us with introspective reflections that advocate the voices of mixed blood Indigenous peoples and also for others who have a hunger for their place in the world.  Elder Scott Frazier is the founder of Project Indigenous and an advocate for holding onto an Indigenous perspective within an ever-changing colonial influenced society.
December 10, 2019
Indigenous Pasifika Reflections
Ruby Faagau, a legal consultant and advocate for indigenous people offers insights on legal issues and concerns that are Pacific Islander pertinent. Yet this interview offers reflections that correspond to the broader Indigenous arena.
October 14, 2019
Musings with Indigenous Elder Scott Frazier
We at Our Ancient Lands are honored to share with you Indigenous Elder Scott Frazier from the original homelands of the Santee Sioux and Absarokee (Crow) Montana region.  Scott shares with us his philosophy on culture, environment, politics and art.  Scott is the founder of Project Indigenous and had been a culture bearer of the Sundance for over 35 years. 
August 07, 2019
Indigenous History and context of Prayer Walks
Diveena Marcus, Ph. D. Indigenous Studies offers a commentary on the history and significance of North American Indigenous removals and the  contemporary value it continues to hold for Indigenous North Americans. 
June 19, 2019
The Longest Walk with Michael Lane May 2019
This month we take a brief look at topics 4, 5, and 6 within the Longest Walk Concerns.  Topic 4 takes Environmental concerns into the Indigenous communities, topic 5 addresses the validity of Congressional Plenary power, topic 6 addresses racial environmentalism and the need for policies and preventative measures.  
May 08, 2019
April 2019 Longest Walk with Michael Lane
We continue to visit with Michael Lane as he walks across that country for Indigenous Sovereignty.  Join us with him in the Ute desert as he visits Our Ancient Lands April 2019.  
April 13, 2019
The Longest Walk (Indigenous Sovereignty) with Michael Lane March 2019
Join us as we visit with Michael Lane as he journeys across the United States from Alcatraz Island in San Francisco to Washington D.C.  Listen to some of the aspects of the Longest Walk that began in 1978.  This segment Michal is in Nevada.  We will be following him every month until he reaches his destination. 
March 20, 2019
Our Ancient Lands
Our Ancient Lands features voices of Indigenous across the globe.    Where average people continue to honor and live their cultures for all. 
March 18, 2019