Determi-Nation
Spectrum and Nez Perce Brilliance (w/ Danae Wilson)

Spectrum and Nez Perce Brilliance (w/ Danae Wilson)

June 2, 2022

Darrah and Danae, IT Director for the Nez Perce Tribe, chat about how very capable tribal regulators are when it comes to managing spectrum licenses. This episode concludes the Determi-Nation mini-series on spectrum sovereignty for Native Nations. Thanks for listening!

Music: "Move, I'm Indigenous" by Uyarakq

Maori Spectrum Rights (w/ Antony Royal)

Maori Spectrum Rights (w/ Antony Royal)

June 2, 2022

Darrah and Antony Royal, CEO of the Maori Interim Spectrum Commission, chat about Indigenous spectrum rights in New Zealand and the United States.

Spectrum Sovereignty Explained (w/ Mariel Triggs)

Spectrum Sovereignty Explained (w/ Mariel Triggs)

June 2, 2022

In this episode of Determi-Nation, Darrah explains the concept of spectrum sovereignty- Indigenous treaty rights to spectrum, a natural resource. In the latter half of the episode, Darrah chats with Mariel Triggs, the CEO of MuralNet, a non-profit whose goal is to support Native communities in building telecom networks. 

Crystal Hottowe

Crystal Hottowe

November 19, 2021

Darrah chats with Crystal Hottowe, a citizen of the Makah Tribe, which is located in present-day Washington State. Crystal writes grants for her tribe, focusing on building out the broadband network that connects her community. On this episode of Determi-Nation, Darrah and Crystal discuss sovereign networks in Indigenous communities, the digital divide, and how real engineers wear Carhartts. 

Intro music: "Move, I'm Indigenous" by Aqqalu Berthelsen

Outro music: "A Distance" by Cale Crowe

Elizabeth Azzuz

Elizabeth Azzuz

November 18, 2021

Darrah chats with Elizabeth Azzuz, a citizen of the Yurok Tribe. Elizabeth is a board member of the Yurok Cultural Fire Management Council, a community organization that facilitates the practice of cultural burning on the Yurok Reservation and ancestral lands. On this episode of Determi-Nation, Darrah and Elizabeth discuss cultural burns, which lead to a healthier ecosystem for all plants and animals, long term fire protection for residents, and support the traditional hunting and gathering activities of Yurok.

Intro music: "Move, I'm Indigenous" by Aqqalu Berthelsen

Outro music: "A Distance" by Cale Crowe

Deionna Vigil

Deionna Vigil

November 18, 2021

Darrah chats with Deionna (Dee) Vigil from Nanbé Ówîngeh, New Mexico. Dee serves her community as a research program coordinator for the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, where she advocates for the ethical inclusion of American Indians and Alaska Natives in clinical research. In this episode of Determi-Nation Darrah and Dee discuss the principles of informed consent and ethical research, and why they're so important in communities of color. 

Intro music: "Move, I'm Indigenous" by Aqqalu Berthelsen 

Outro Music: "A Distance" by Cale Crowe

Carole Lindstrom

Carole Lindstrom

November 18, 2021

Darrah chats with Carole Lindstrom about "We Are Water Protectors", her New York Times Best-Selling and Caldecott-winning children's book. Carole is Anishinaabe and Métis and is tribally enrolled with the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe. In this episode of Determi-Nation, Darrah and Carole discuss Native representation, the rights of nature, #LandBack, and the magic of kiddos.

 

Intro music: "Move, I'm Indigenous" by Aqqalu Berthelsen

Outro Music: "A Distance" by Cale Crowe

Determi-Nation Trailer

Determi-Nation Trailer

November 16, 2021

Coming 11/19/21- Determi-Nation, a podcast where I, Darrah Blackwater, interview Indigenous baddies who are strengthening sovereignty and self-determination in their communities. 

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