MMIP PDX Virtual Panel: War Cry Podcast

Community Event
War Cry is a podcast created, hosted and produced by an all Indigenous team.
War Cry Podcast Image, with woman in red dress with cannon behind her.
5:00 pm 6:30 pm

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War Cry Podcast

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War Cry is a podcast created, hosted and produced by an all Indigenous team. They explore stories, issues and historical connection about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Men and LGBTQ 2 Spirit community members.

Emily Washines

Emily Washines, wearing a blue shirt and beaded necklace, with a river in the background.

Emily Washines, MPA, and scholar is an enrolled Yakama Nation tribal member with Cree and Skokomish lineage. Her blog, Native Friends, focuses on history and culture. Building understanding and support for Native Americans is evident in her films, writing, speaking, and exhibits. She leads Native Women in Action, a fund at the Yakima Valley Community Foundation. She hosts the War Cry Podcast. Emily researches and speaks on the historical aspects of missing and murdered Native women on the Yakama reservation, with particular emphasis on women and girls who were raped and murdered in the years leading up to the Yakama War of 1855-58. Emily lives on the Yakama reservation with her husband and three children.

Lucy Smartlowit

Lucy Smartlowit, wearing a black shirt and glasses.

Lucy Smartlowit, MSW, MA, is an enrolled member of the Yakama Nation and has worked within many capacities of the Yakama Tribal Community. Previously a Research Coordinator for the Healing Seasons project through the University of Washington. Other work includes project evaluation for suicide prevention grants; victim resource advocate; tribal gaming administration and Chemica Dependency Counselor. She received a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from Boston University (2009) and a Master’s in Social Work (2014) with a concentration in Social Economic Development for American Indians and Alaskan Natives.

Patricia Whitefoot

Patricia Whitefoot , wearing orangish read and white attire, and beaded necklaces.

As a grandmother and great-grandmother, Patricia Whitefoot lives in White Swan, WA. Patsy has lived most of her life in White Swan and Medicine Valley, where she was raised during her childhood. She is a citizen of the Yakama Nation and continues to practice the tribe’s communal and migratory ways of life in the usual and accustomed areas, steeped in her indigenous knowledge. She is a member of the Toppenish Creek Longhouse in White Swan and is a food gatherer following the footsteps of her ancestral teachings. During her career, Patsy has been a life-long educator who has worked in early childhood to higher education. She is an advocate for culturally responsive education and addressing the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Her advocacy focuses on Native education, Congressional and State legislation and indigenous research regarding the social, economic and health of Native families and communities.

Robyn Pebeahsy

Robyn Pebeahsy, wearing a black shirt.

Robyn Pebeahsy, BA, Yakama/Comanche, has worked in various capacities for the Yakama Nation. She has been a Research Coordinator for the University of Washington on various community based participatory research projects. Born in the Lower Yakima Valley, she grew up in Toppenish, WA on the Yakama Reservation. Attended the University of Washington Seattle and has lived in the Seattle area for 10 years before moving back to her homeland on the Yakama Reservation. She has worked in various capacities for both the Urban Indian and Yakama Reservation Based communities. With a background in both prevention (tobacco and sugary drinks prevention) and research. Robyn also had worked previously in other community based participatory research with both the Seattle Indian Health Board and UW Partnerships for Native Health.