Through this podcast, we focus on comprehending race and ethnicity and how this constructs life as we know it in modern society. By telling these stories, we are telling stories of rural America, Black America, mixed-race identities, and origin stories of the countries and lands whose names we know by other labels today.
New episodes are currently in production and are published every Monday on Spotify, iTunes and Sounder FM.
Currently featured communities include Athabascan and Hawaiian Natives.Listen to the podcast on Spotify Listen to the podcast on iTunes Listen to the podcast on Sounder FM
In this episode, you will learn more about the 'Culture Story' of National Geographic's Life Below Zero star, Ricko DeWilde. He is an Athabascan Native from interior Alaska. In this conversation, we learn about the traditional practices and mindset of subsistence hunting. We also learn about how he provides for the Athabascan community, how he manages the predators to maintain a bountiful harvest, and how he passes down these skills to his kids, just as they were passed along to him.
In this conversation, we learn about some of the traditional practices of his family and how they have changed since colonization and annexation of their kingdom. We also learn about how he perpetuates cultural practices by running his Hula school on the "the big island" of Hawaii and through his clothing line. Through the traditions of dance, he has been able to learn and share the history and stories of his people.