Dr. Marlina Rose Selva (Psy.D., LMFT) lives in the San Francisco Bay Area on traditional Ohlone land. Dr. Selva is of Nicaraguan, Mexican, Mescalero Apache and Greek descent.  Marlina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has worked in the field since 2005. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). She earned her Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology degrees in Marital and Family Therapy from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University in Irvine. Dr. Selva currently works in private practice with adolescents and families, specializing in foster care and adoption. She provides presentations to parents, educators and administrators on topics related to mental health. Dr. Selva also serves on the Board of Directors of the Ohlone Audubon Society, bringing an Indigenous perspective to conservation and environmental advocacy towards the protection of habitat for birds and other Native species. She advocates strongly with the local community for creek protections. Her activism involves protecting Indigenous rights, land and ways of life.

Charles Lyons is a multimedia journalist and filmmaker. He’s worked for PBS NewsHour, The New York Times, United Nations-television, ABC News and elsewhere. Last year, he received an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant to produce coverage of the pandemic in Brazil for PBS and prior to that was Executive Producer at an environmental non-profit focused on climate change. He holds a doctorate in film and theater from Columbia University, is author of the book "The New Censors: Movies and the Culture Wars," and has taught film at Yale, UCLA, Columbia and Savannah School of Art & Design. He’s currently directing a documentary about former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon; producing coverage of the Brazilian election for PBS; and co-writing a series of articles for Mongabay, with support from Amazon Aid Foundation, about illegal gold mining in the Amazon. Charles and Tiokasin discuss an article that Charles co-wrote with Charlie Espinosa, recently published in Mongabay, a U.S.-based non-profit conservation and environmental science news platform, on the continuing struggle by Indigenous people in Suriname against illegal gold mining on their territory, with funding support from Amazon Aid Foundation — “Can Two New Bills Reshape Indigenous Rights and Illegal Gold Mining in Suriname?” Read the article: https://bit.ly/3UeBuf3