73 minutes | May 26, 2020

Healing The Land IS Healing Ourselves

Join us for a discussion with community organizer, citizen scientist, activist, water protector, entrepreneur, writer, gardener, and all around incredible Diné woman, Kim Smith. We talk with Kim about her work, aiming to understand how violence on the land is violence on our bodies, and that the inverse can also be true—healing the land is healing ourselves. Kim tells us about her 1200+ mile journey with Nihígaal Bee Lina (Journey For Existence) which walked to all of the sacred mountains of her people. She also discusses her work healing land in her home town of St. Michaels, Arizona and her long-term citizen science project to collect data from Navajo people about the impact of extractive energy plants in their homelands, and so much more. Kim is a beautiful example of what happens when you take matters into your own hands—taking things step by step, learning from other Indigenous communities, and implementing projects in a community-grounded way that takes into account all our human and non-human relations. We are so honored she drove across the southwest to talk with us, and know you’ll love her stories as well.  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣+⁣This work is supported by The Wisteria Fund and our incredible Patreon subscribers. ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⁣+⁣⁣Special Thanks to Max Levin, and Kyle for our new music, Ciara Sana for her amazing episode art, and Teo Elisio, for doing all the things.Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/amrpodcast)
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