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).
This website serves as a gateway to Lyla June’s music, films, writings and speeches.
In this music video, spoken-word artist Lyla June offers a poetic reflection on time and the wisdom needed to care for future generations.
In this rejuvenating interview, Lyla and Ayana embrace the natural laws that flow from land, language and culture.
Speak for the Peaks is an art initiative that seeks to unite and revitalize our collective expressions that hold the San Francisco Peaks and her many relatives as sacred