NANAMKIN - Standing Rock w tipi
The Ground Shots Podcast is an audio project exploring our relationship to ecology through conversations and storytelling.

How do we do our work in the modern age, when the urgency of ecological and social collapse feels looming?
How do we creatively and whole-heartedly navigate our relationships with one another and the land?

Episode #39: Dan Nanamkin on the importance of indigenous led skill-share with sovereignty camps

June 5, 2020

Episode #56: Dan Nanamkin part two: Gabe Crawford catches up with Dan on how his indigenous community stepped up to Covid, updates on the Young Warrior Society

March 28, 2021

Dan Nanamkin is from the Chief Joseph Band Of Wallowa, Nez Perce, and Colville Confederated Tribes of Washington State has been an advocate/teacher for indigenous culture, community unity, youth empowerment, racial equality, and peace for several decades. Prior to Standing Rock, Dan took one of the leads in helping to restore ancient canoe culture of the northwest plateau tribes, the River Warriors. This inspired him further to connect with the Water, something that led him to Standing Rock. He endured months of peaceful front line action at Standing Rock from September 2016 until March 2017. Dan has since traveled across the nation speaking with his two dogs and band, the One Tribe Movement. Dan advocates for people to be better informed, to get more involved, to resist racism and violence, and to support the movement to protect Mother Earth. He is a public presenter, musician and author who remains active in bringing forth awareness of Native culture. His mission is to connect modern day people with the traditions that are still absolutely relevant and critical to life today. Dan hopes to bring back traditional knowledge of the earth/plants/medicines and survival in a way to encourage healing, wellness and respect for balance with Mother Earth and all living things.

Gabe Crawford interviews Dan about:

  • Dan’s new podcast “Honor All Life”

  • update on Sovereignty Camps and the name change to Young Warrior Society

  • organic food access on the reservation

  • how Dan’s community stepped up during Covid to support one another

  • some #landback talk from Dan’s perspective

  • the difficulty of being able to tend and harvest native first foods with how land is now split up in modern times due to colonization, racism, access issues

  • some updates on Dan’s land projects

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