The Spiritual Edge: Sacred Steps


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Thu, 11/25/2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm


This hour we hear two episodes of The Spiritual Edge: Sacred Steps, produced by Judy Silber and KALW Public Radio

Fighting for what’s sacred in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

For most of her life, Neets’aii Gwich’in leader Sarah James has worked to protect her homelands, including the coastal plain of the nearby Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Calling on Ancient Maya Wisdom to Heal Guatemalan Widows

The Central American country of Guatemala promotes its indigenous heritage to tourists. At the same time, its government has historically marginalized and discriminated against the Maya, many of whom endured terrible violence during a decades-long civil war. Twenty five years after the war’s end, human rights leader Rosalina Tuyuc is promoting healing for her people based ancient Maya wisdom.

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