This week’s edition is about “story” and how storytelling reconnects us to our histories, cultures and homelands, and in Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse’s words is “nourishment and good medicine.”Tiokasin speaks with Kevin Abourezk. Kevin is featured in the seventh season of “Stories from the Stage,” a WORLD-original series that highlights stories told by ordinary people from all walks of life. This season includes seven Native Americans. Kevin tells a story about his involvement in an activist event to oppose a huge housing development in Lincoln, Nebraska in April-May 2021, and efforts to rally the community around it.

Kevin is an award-winning journalist, film producer and community organizer. He is deputy managing editor of Indian Country Today and was a reporter and editor for the Lincoln Journal Star for 18 years. A member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Kevin has spent his career documenting the lives, accomplishments and tragedies of Native American people. He holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of South Dakota and a master's in journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The “On Scared Ground” episode featuring Kevin’s story airs on Monday, October 23 at 9:30 pm Eastern Time. Two other stories are featured: artist Colleen New Holy (Oglala Lakota) talks about the judgment heaped on traditional healing through stories of her mother, noted activist and educator Reneé Sans Souci, and her work as an educator preserving Native culture, and Valery Killscrow Copeland (Oglala Lakota) tells a story about her encounter with Bigfoot. “Stories from the Stage” can be seen on WORLD, YouTube, worldchannel.org and the PBS App. Individual stories and exclusive digital content can also be seen on Facebook, TwitterInstagramTikTok and on the WORLD YouTube Channel.

Production Credits:

Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Lakota), Host and Executive Producer

Liz Hill (Red Lake Ojibwe), Producer

Karen Ramirez (Mayan), Studio Engineer, Radio Kingston

Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Audio Editor

Kevin Richardson, Podcast Editor

Music Selections:

1. Song Title: Tahi Roots Mix (First Voices Radio Theme Song)

Artist: Moana and the Moa Hunters

Album: Tahi (1993)

Label: Southside Records (Australia and New Zealand)

(00:00:30)

2. Song Title: Fear: Life in a Dozen Years

Artist: BC Camplight

Album: The Last Rotation of Earth (2023)

Label: Bella Union

(00:26:55)

3. Song Title: Loading Zones

Artist: Kurt Vile

Album: Bottle It In (2018)

Label: Matador Records

(00:40:35)

4. Song Title: Intelligence (spoken word)

Artist: John Trudell

Album: DNA : Descendant Now Ancestor (2001)

Label: Effective Records

(00:43:55 )

5. Song Title: What I’ve Seen

Artist: Michael Franti and Spearhead

Album: Yell Fire! (2006)

Label: ANTI-

(00:50:30)

6. Song Title: What’s Going On

Artist: Playing for Change

Album: Playing for Change 3: Songs Around the World (2009)

Label: Playing for Change Records

(00:55:15)

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