Episode 006: Agnes Williams Shownotes

The first six episodes of Season 1 of the Keeping Things Alive podcast showcase my interviews with six leaders of the 2015 Rise Up for Climate Justice movement in Buffalo, New York. This movement started a few months after Pope Francis published his Encyclical, On Care for Our Common Home, and a few months before the 2015 Paris Climate Conference. I was fortunate enough to participate in many of the events, and I was so impressed with the diversity and energy of the activists that came together during this time.

My sixth interview is with Agnes Williams, a member of the Seneca Nation, social worker, founding mother and board president of the Indigenous Women’s Network, Standing Rock Buffalo Support Group member, and activist for the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. In this interview, Agnes shares some of the Seneca creation stories and how that influences her peoples’ relationship with the natural world. We also talk about her experiences as an activist and what it is like to live as an Indigenous woman in the United States.

Here are the shownotes, with links to more information on what we talk about during my interview with Agnes Williams:

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