The Soul of Liberation explores the spiritual lives of activists engaged in the anti-racist struggle in the United States and abroad. Guests span a range of occupational backgrounds from trainers and organizers, to musicians and artists from a variety of religious backgrounds. Soul of Liberation seeks to add to the anti-racist conversation by investigating the religious heritage, spiritual practices, transformative experiences and doubts that have influenced these people over the course of their lives.
Tiokasin Ghosthorse is from the Cheyenne River Lakota (Sioux) Nation of South Dakota and the bands of Itazipco/Mnicoujou and Oglala.
Tiokasin is the host of First Voices Indigenous Radio on WBAI NY – Pacifica Radio. He has been described as “a spiritual agitator, natural rights organizer, Indigenous thinking process educator and a community activator.”
He is a survivor of the “Reign of Terror” from 1972 to 1976 on the Pine Ridge, Rosebud and Cheyenne River Lakota Reservations, and the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs Boarding and Church Missionary School systems designed to “kill the Indian and save the man.” His words of Indigenous insight and global concern are offered though the experience of “one Lakota living in one world”.
Tiokasin joins Rev. Ian White Maher of the North Brooklyn Unitarian Universalist spiritual community Original Blessing, for a conversation about politics, spirituality and being.
Produced by Jim Briggs III and Ian White Maher, with help from Tomasia Kastner and S.O. O’Brien.