Featuring WBAI NYC Indigenous Voices Radio Talk Show Host and Lakota musician Tiokasin Ghosthorse.

Tiokasin has been a long-time advocate for the rights of Native Americans and also preservation and sharing of indigenous wisdom. In this clip, Ghosthorse explains the anger he feels that Mother Earth is being abused, and how he is concerned about our reckless path of over-consumption and desecration of nature's bounty. The time to shift is now—in the words of Onondaga Chief Oren Lyons—we need a "values change for survival."

"We have to stop with the idea of creating peace on earth and begin with creating peace with Mother Earth. We've tried the first alternative for thousands of years, but look where that has led us, now is the time of the Original Ways, the Native ways, after all ... it is coming this way - that we all must make peace with Mother Earth - there is no more altering the native way."

Tiokasin Ghosthorse is from the Cheyenne River Lakota (Sioux) Nation of South Dakota and the bands of Itazipco/Mnicoujou and Oglala. He is the host of First Voices Indigenous Radio on WBAI NY - Pacifica Radio. Tiokasin has been described as "a spiritual agitator, natural rights organizer, Indigenous thinking process educator and a community activator." One reviewer called him "a cultural resonator in the key of life."

Tiokasin is available for concerts, lectures and other speaking engagements. Please email:

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