Art by Nihizhí Creative Director Lyncia Begay

Nihizhí, Our Voices: An Indigenous Solutions Podcast

Nihizhi, Our Voices: An Indigenous Solutions Podcast seeks to elevate and celebrate the voices of Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island. The podcast was developed by Lyla June Johnston, an Indigenous public speaker, artist, scholar and community organizer of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineages, and Lyncia Begay, an artist, writer and Project Lead for the Speak for the Peaks art initiative. The podcast was created to highlight grassroots innovators and organizers, and provide a platform for giving voice to their perspectives. Rooted in an Indigenous framework, “nihizhi” means “our voices” in Diné bizaad (the Navajo language).

Featured Media

Layla June

This website serves as a gateway to Lyla June’s music, films, writings and speeches.

Time Traveler

In this music video, spoken-word artist Lyla June offers a poetic reflection on time and the wisdom needed to care for future generations.

Lifting Hearts Off the Ground

In this rejuvenating interview, Lyla and Ayana embrace the natural laws that flow from land, language and culture.

Lyncia Begay

A look into Lycia Begay’s project, Speak for the Peaks, created through the Artist2Artist Fellowship.
The Kennedy Center joins Lyla June for an episode of Arts Across America—a bi-monthly a performance and dialogue series with a focus on cultural leadership and public healing for our country, communities, and selves.
One Earth Live was an online transformational festival which included an international lineup of high-end musicians, artists, and speakers unifying to promote a positive outlook in a world currently facing so many challenges.