Daily Podcast #15 Melanie K. Yazzie /// Navajo Decolonial Grief & Rage for Loreal Tsingine



Melanie K. Yazzie (Diné) is an Assistant Professor of Native American Studies and American Studies at the University of New Mexico. She is also the 2019-2020 Cultural Desk for The Red Nation, a grassroots organization committed to the liberation of Indigenous people from colonialism and capitalism. She is also the guest editor (along with Nick Estes) of The Funambulist 20 (November-December 2019) Settler Colonialism in Turtle Island.Learn more on her contributor page.

If you have the means to do it, you can donate to The Red Nation Solidarity Fund.

This is a virtual passing of the hat. As we embrace each other over screens and physical distance during this storm, we need your help in weathering it so that we can fight back and win.

The Red Nation membership is facing increased hardships. Like many working poor across the globe, some of our members have lost employment and are facing housing shortages and lack of life-sustaining medical supplies.

Our membership is also engaged in life-saving and critical mutual aid to our Indigenous communities. But we need a little help so that we can continue serving our communities in this critical time of need.

Anything helps.

Ahéhee’. Pilamayaye. Dawaa’e. Thank you.


As many of us are confined in many places of the world, we wanted to provide you with a daily podcast in partnership with Radio Alhara emitting from Palestine. Our ambition for it is to not add to the saturation of information we are currently experiencing but, rather, to propose a daily extension 15-minute of our political imaginaries.

The concept is very simple. Every day, we ask one person the same question: “what is for you a moment of true decolonization?” The answer can be a historial moment or something they witnessed; something heroic and grandiose, or rather discreet and mundane; a durable blow to the structures of colonialism or a short instant of liberation.

While we are recording this podcast in privileged conditions of confinement, we keep in our thoughts the multitude of people around the world who do not share similar conditions or have no choice but to risk being affected by the pandemic because of criminal policies that have to do with neoliberalism, carceralism, or colonialism

We thank you for listening and wish you and your loved ones the very best wherever you are.

(music by hooksounds originals)

Radio Alhara The Funambulist

NB. The Funambulist daily podcast is also played every day at 3:30PM, Palestine time, on  راديو الحارة Radio Alhara, a new radio produced from locked-down Bethlehem and Ramallah, along with another 15-minute production about worldwide solidarity, created specifically by The Funambulist for the purpose of this show.