This Week's Program: Sunday, January 22, 2023


Phillip Cash Cash is a niimíipuu (Nez Perce)/weyíiletpuu (Cayuse) human, an award winning Indigenous scholar, artist, writer, and traditional healer. He is a younger speaker of nimiipuutímt, the Nez Perce language, a severely endangered language. Cash Cash holds doctoral degrees in linguistics and anthropology. His creativity and inquiry are life-centered endeavors committed to cultural revitalization and community-based language advocacy. He sees our Native languages as vital elements of epistemology, consciousness, and spirit that connects us to Indigenous lives, lands, ancestors, and futurity. Philosophy: “the earth and myself of one mind,” Young Chief Joseph, Nez Perce (1840-1904). Dr. Cash Cash is also a co-founder of Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (a nationally recognized Indigenous arts press and institute) and luk’upsíimey, The North Star Collective (an Indigenous Plateau literary advocacy group). Phillip is one of several Native artists featured in “Creations of Spirit,” a new exhibition opening at High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon, on Saturday, Jan. 28 and on view through Oct. 1, 2023. The exhibit will immerse visitors in the Indigenous Plateau worldview, reflecting knowledge systems of tribes along the Columbia River and its tributaries. More information about the exhibit at

In the second half-hour, Tiokasin speaks with Anthony Doyle, translator of “Ideas to Postpone the End of the World” by renowned Indigenous activist and leader Ailton Krenak. Anthony Doyle was born in Dublin, Ireland. He has been living in Brazil since 2000, where he works as a freelance translator of fiction and nonfiction. He is the author of the children’s book, O Lago Secou, published by Companhia das Letras, and his first novel, Hibernaculum, is due for publication this July through Out Of This World Press, California.

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