Tiokasin GhosthorseWith nearly 70% of the Mother Earth's remaining natural sources (resources) on Indigenous lands, traditional Indigenous practices of biodiversity preservation have, ironically, made these lands targets for political juggling, rationalized "Green" movements, global corporations seeking the last forests, genetic and plant materials, oil, and minerals to feed their unsustainable growth. But Native peoples refuse to be victims. Their stories of resilience and growing success are inspirational; and a model for future sustainability.

Tiokasin Ghosthorse is from the Cheyenne River Lakota (Sioux) Nation of South Dakota and the bands of Itazipco/Mnicoujou and Oglala. He is the host of First Voices Indigenous Radio on WBAI NY - Pacifica Radio. Tiokasin has been described as “a spiritual agitator, natural rights organizer, Indigenous thinking process educator and a community activator.” One reviewer called him “a cultural resonator in the key of life.”

Tiokasin has had a long history in Indigenous rights activism and advocacy. He spoke, as a teenager, at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Ever since his UN work, he has been actively educating people who live on Turtle Island (North America) and overseas about the importance of living with each other and with Mother Earth. He is a survivor of the “Reign of Terror” from 1972 to 1976 on the Pine Ridge, Rosebud and Cheyenne River Lakota Reservations, and the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs Boarding and Church Missionary School systems designed to “kill the Indian and save the man.”

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