Indigenous Legacy: Intergenerational Wisdom for our Times


Hear Tina and Jessa Calderon, mother and daughter duo representing the Gabrielino Tongva and Ventureño Chumash Nations, share their personal experiences, stories and insights regarding growing up as indigenous women on their Native lands.

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They recount the trials, traumas and tribulations, as well as the creativity, pride and healing that ensued during their process of reclaiming their indigenous language, cultural life ways and themselves as empowered Native women. Carry Kim did the interview.

Jessa Calderon shares her song, ‘Scars of a Warrior’, a raw, universal reminder and personal telling of the legacy and walk of an indigenous child come empowered woman warrior and mother. Together as mother and daughter, Tina and Jessa are now fulfilling a spiritual calling to serve the local and global community by preserving their Native legacy for the benefit, education, and inheritance of future generations.

Gabrielino/Tongva – San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians:
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Hosted by Jessica Aldridge from SoCal 350 and Adventures in Waste.
Interview by Carry Kim
Engineer: Blake Lampkin
Executive Producer: Jack Eidt
Show Created by Mark and JP Morris
Music: Javier Kadry
Episode 49

Updated 18 February 2020

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About Jack Eidt

Novelist, urban theorist and designer, and environmental journalist, Jack Eidt careens down human-nature's all consuming one-way highway to its inevitable conclusion -- Wilder Utopia. He co-founded Wild Heritage Partners, based out of Los Angeles, California. He can be reached at jack (dot) eidt (at) wilderutopia (dot) com. Follow him on Twitter @WilderUtopia and @JackEidt