Indigenae Podcast

Indigenae is a community-guided podcast that is dedicated to Indigenous wxmen’s health and wellbeing. Join hosts Sarah Stern (Cherokee), Olivia Trujillo (Navajo) and Dr. Sophie Neuner (Karuk) as they interview a new guest each week and take listeners on a journey through Indigenous womanhood, exploring topics from Coming of Age to Becoming an Elder.

The podcast highlights conversations with traditional practitioners, Indigenous health care workers, activists, researchers, artists, and survivors. “Indigenae is really about telling stories”, says Sarah Stern, Citizen of the Cherokee Nation, “and for Indigenous peoples, storytelling is a traditional way of learning how to live well.”

All episodes were guided by an advisory board of Elders, mothers, and daughters, who came together from Tribal nations across Turtle Island, also known as North America, to define topics, guests, and discussions. “This powerful group of women, who gifted their time to Indigenae, were in the driver’s seat,” explains Olivia Trujillo, Member of the Navajo Nation.

“Guest speakers share so many important lessons” says Dr. Sophie Neuner, Member of the Karuk Tribe. “Their laughter, stories, and teachings are medicine.”

New episodes are released on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Podcasts, and other podcasting platforms every Tuesday at 4 AM ET.

Indigenae Topics and Themes
Pregnancy, Birth, and Motherhood: Ursula Knocki-Wilson, Aspen Mirabel, Ashley Phelps
Menarche and Coming of Age: Cutcha Risling-Baldy, Jenny Richards
Sex and Pleasure: Delilah Robb, Gabrielle Evans, Souksavanh T. Keovorabouth MMIW/ Violence against Womxn and Two Spirit: Mary Katheryn Nagle, Cari Herthel, Blythe George
Cancer and Survivance: Amanda Bruegl, Linda Ross, Phyllis Smith
Our Land, Our Bodies, Our Food: Nicole Redvers, Tara Maudrie, Lisa Hillman and Kathy McCovey
Menopause and Becoming an Elder: Jules Koostachin, Karla Decker Sorby, Birdie Lyons

Honoring the mystery at the beginning of our lives: Pregnancy and Birth with Ursula Knocki-Wilson
Building Indigenous Futures: Coming of Age with Dr. Cutcha Risling-Baldy
We heal together: Our Land, Our Bodies with Dr. Nicole Redvers
So Much Work Remains: Forging Paths toward MMIWG2S Data Sovereignty with Dr. Blythe George
It’s a holistic thing: Sex, Pleasure and Bodily Autonomy with Gabrielle Evans
“On the Right Path”: Celebrating the Menopausal Jou
We are the Generation: Ceremony and Community with Ashley Phelps-Garcia
Breaching the realm of death and life: Linda Ross – Traditional Healing and Cancer Survivance
Food is more than survival: Connecting to Land with Tara Maudrie
Restoring Protection for Our Community: MMIWG2S and the Law with Mary Kat
A Layered Approach: Sexual Health Education with Delilah Robb
Trust the Process: Becoming an Elder with Karla Decker-Sorby
Care for the Matriarchs Who Look After Us: Gynecological Cancer with Dr. Amanda Bruegl
Guiding Us Through Change: Indigenous Birthwork with Aspen Mirabal
Culture is Medicine: Promoting Maternal and Child Health with Dr. Jennifer Richards
There is Survival: Overcoming Cancer with Phyllis Smith
Restoring Balance – Two-Spirit Identity with Souksavanh Keovorabouth (Part 1 of 2)
Limitless Pleasure – Two-Spirit Identity with Souksavanh Keovorabouth (Part 2 of 2)
Gifts of the Moon: Following Our Teachings with Birdie Lyons
Behind the scenes: The Making of Indigenae with Sarah Stern, Olivia Trujillo, and Sophie Neuner
Turning poison into medicine – Beyond Trauma and Violence with Cari Herthel
We belong to the land – Indigenous Stewardship with Kathy McCovey and Lisa Hillman