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Episode Info: Like many of us, Geoff is trying new recipes, but his quarantine baking has taken on deeper meaning. Geoff Kie is indigenous, from the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico. Geoff was first on the show in Season Two to talk about his service as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. Now he’s back to check in about how he’s dealing with quarantine, his new endeavors in social entrepreneurship, and how he sees gardening and learning permaculture in the first step in bringing food sovereignty solutions to Native Nations, fighting back against colonization. Mentioned in this episode: Earth GuardiansHopi Tutskwa Permaculture InstituteTraditional Native American Farmer’s AssociationNative American Food Sovereignty AllianceChange LabsGeoff Kie’s InstagramMarch Fourth Marching Band00:00 Geoff Kie: Being all caught up in the pandemic stuff, we just get kinda creative, kinda get stir crazy. I’m lucky enough to have these creative outlets too. [music] 00:17 Speaker 2: This is Do Good, Be Good, the show about helpful people and the challenges they face in trying to do good. Your host is Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom, a career do-gooder, who also loves craft beer and a good hard tackle in rugby. Sharon speaks to everyday people about why they do good and what it means to be good. 00:37 Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom: Hello. I’m your host, Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom. The voice you just heard is our guest for today, Geoff Kie. I interviewed Geoff on April 28 during our quarantine period for the pandemic. At the time, we had both been staying home for several weeks. And in order to stay safe for this interview, we decided to meet up in the woods, and we sat on a log about 10 feet or so from each other. So it’s pretty cool that you’ll hear birds in the background. It was very peaceful where we were. So keep in mind our conversation took place over a month ago and that was before recent events like George Floyd’s death and the protests that have come afterwards. And even given that, it’s pretty fascinating that during our conversation Geoff actually talked about protests and he talked about the unequal treatment of protesters and a lot of other interesting and insightful comments that are actually really relevant right now. In listening to his words several times over the editing process, I feel like I got a more nuanced understanding of Geoff’s perspective and I encourage you to take a close listen, maybe even a re-listen. 01:55 ST: And one more thing, this is actually my second episode with Geoff. I last spoke to him over two years ago during the second season of our show, and that episode focused more on him growing up, his pursuit of higher education. He explained the concept of native nation building, his service as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. You don’t need to listen to that episode in order to make this one make sense, but it might give you additional context and you might find it interesting if you like today’s episode. So if you want to, go back in y...
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