Lyla June is a Diné singer, writer, and activist. Her music and message centers around intergenerational and inter-ethnic healing, as well as Indigenous philosophy. She is a scholar of global cycles of violence that eventually gave rise to the Witch Burnings in Europe as well as The Native American Holocaust. She graduated with honors from Stanford University with a degree in Environmental Anthropology, and recently completed a Masters in American Indian Education from the University of New Mexico. She is a co-founder of The Taos Peace and Reconciliation Council, which works to heal intergenerational trauma and ethnic division in northern New Mexico. Lyla and Eric talk about the traumatic roots of the settler colonial paradigm, how our guiding stories and sense of self are necessarily rooted in homeland, and how delicate and brittle American society has become without a place-based identity, among other things.
Links & Resources
- Support A Worldview Apart on Patreon
- The Story of How Humanity Fell in Love With Itself Once Again, an essay by Lyla June
- Sodizin.net, Lyla June’s website
- Follow Lyla June on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram @LylaJune