The Now Age

Decolonizing Wellness with Eryn Wise of Seeding Sovereignty

Episode Summary

Seeding Sovereignty's Eryn Wise and Janet MacGillivray talk to Ruby about the work they are doing to amplify the voices of indigenous American youth, and the real meaning of healing ...

Episode Notes

The last in the current series, published July 4 2019, this is an incredibly fitting episode to end on. It features an in-depth interview with Janet MacGillivray and Eryn Wise of Seeding Sovereignty, an organization that rose out of the encampments at Standing Rock with a mission to amplify the voices and the stories of indigenous American youth.

Janet, and environmental lawyer formerly affiliated with the EPA, begins by sharing the origin story of Seeding Sovereignty, and why this was a call to find truly impactful and sustainable ways to do her work in the world. We then move into a wide-ranging conversation about the true meaning of healing, looking at how modern wellness communities and practices are often doing more harm than good—and how to address this.

In this episode Eryn and Ruby also discuss:

Discover more about Seeding Sovereignty and their work HERE and follow them on Instagram @seedingsovereignty