QP14: Indigenous Food Ways, with Lyla June Johnston

Quillwood Podcast

Jun 29 2022 • 40 mins

Lyla June Johnston is a Diné writer, singer, spoken word artist, and activist. In this episode she and Eric talk about indigenous food ways, the deeper meaning of the word "food", power structures inherent in industrial food systems, and learning lessons from the rise and collapse of civilization, among other things.

Outline

  • 00:00 - 02:14 — Episode introduction
  • 02:14 - 08:58 — What inspires Lyla to pursue indigenous food ways as a course of study
  • 08:58 - 10:31 — Fragilities in modern industrial food systems
  • 10:31 - 19:40 — Exploring the deeper indigenous meaning of the word "food"
  • 19:40 - 25:22 — Indigenous food ways and the local food movement
  • 25:22 - 31:04 — Power structures inherent in industrial food systems
  • 31:04 - 37:48 — Learning big lessons from the rise and collapse of civilization
  • 37:48 - 40:31 — Episode wrap-up

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