Pairing healthcare expertise and engaging storytelling, our new podcast will tackle topics that shape modern Indigenous lives, such as culture-centric care, addiction and mental health, chronic conditions in Tribal nations, women’s health, and the legacy of the forced boarding school era.
The three co-hosts are:
- Melody Lewis, Mojave/Tewa/Hopi and an enrolled member of the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe. Melody is a social entrepreneur and expert in workforce development and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, using collaborative approaches rooted in Indigenous identity.
- Morgan Hayes, President of Tribal Health. Morgan is a healthcare advocate for the underserved who is recognized for her ability to solve Indigenous care disparities with sustainable business initiatives.
- Mario Trujillo, a cultural influencer and communications consultant. Mario specializes in using multi-media storytelling to build positive social, community, and economic alliances.
Melody noted, “After a long history of injustice toward Native Americans in healthcare and government, we’re seeing a seismic cultural shift take place where non-Native people want to understand the Indigenous perspective. At the same time, Indigenous people are exploring their identities and reviving traditional ancestral practices that have been lost to cultural erasure. The podcast will provide a fresh and nuanced perspective that speaks to both Native and non-Native audiences.”
“We believe that knowledge drives change – and that real-world stories have the power to build life-changing connections,” Morgan added. “Our incredible line-up of guests includes leaders at the top of the fields who aren’t afraid to explore hot-button topics. We can’t wait to take our listeners on what we know will be a fascinating journey.”