Tiokasin spends the full hour with Vanessa Machado de Oliveira Andreotti, author of “Hospicing Modernity: Facing Humanity’s Wrongs and Implications for Social Activism” (North Atlantic Books, 2021). Vanessa is a Latinx professor at the University of British Columbia and holds a Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities and Global Change. Vanessa began her career as a teacher in Brazil in 1994 and has since led educational and research programs in countries including the UK, Finland, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Brazil and Canada. She works across sectors in international and comparative education, particularly focusing on global justice and citizenship, Indigenous and community engagement, sustainability, and social and ecological responsibility. Her research examines relationships between historical, systemic, and ongoing forms of violence, and the inherent unsustainability of modernity. Vanessa is one of the founding members of Gesturing Decolonial Futures Collective (decolonialfutures.net) and Teia das 5 Curas, an international network of Indigenous communities mostly in Canada and Latin America. She currently collaborates with with these groups to direct research projects and learning initiatives related to global healing and wellbeing in times of unprecedented challenges.

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Music selection

1. Song Title: Tahi Roots Mix (First Voices Radio Theme Song)

Artist: Moana and the Moa Hunters

Album: Tahi (1993)

Label: Southside Records (Australia and New Zealand)



2. Song Title: Ball and Chain

Artist: J-MILLA and Xavier Rudd

Album: Xavier Rudd: Jan Juc Moon (2022)

Label: Virgin Music Label and Artist Services Australia (P&D)



3. Song Title: In the Anthropocene

Artist: Nick Mulvey

Album: In the Anthropocene (2019)

Label: Fiction Records