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About Us

Shiux łkwi, it is important to us as the War Cry Podcast team to be respectful. We are Yakama women who grew up with a lot of protocols that we stand by.

Each episode has a team discussion, review, and consultation with a Yakama elder. 

We will lead and share these episodes with a methodology specific to the podcast. We will make decisions and adjustments in response to information and changes. Our methodology is unique in that it will elevate and center our cultural protocols and family requests.  

The nature of this podcast and discussion may be triggering and may not be appropriate for all audiences. So please take care while listening. We will continue to review and discuss all content and what we share. 

As a podcast, we acknowledge that more information may be brought to our attention which may result in a correction. These can be emailed to us at warcrypodcast@gmail.com. We will announce these in a "corrections corner.” 


Thank you

- War Cry Podcast Team

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Robyn Pebeahsy, BA (Yakama/Comanche) 

Robyn is a local researcher who lives on the Yakama Reservation. She is currently a Research Coordinator for the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute of the University of Washington. She formally worked at the Program Director and Grant writer for the Peacekeeper Society, an Indigenous Female-led Non-Profit, based and run out of the Yakama Reservation. 

Robyn is a Co-host, editor and producer of the War Cry Podcast and a Co-host for the Decolonized Buffalo Podcast. She volunteers on the on the Washington State Attorney Generals MMIWP Data Committee. She is an avid traditional beader. She was recently featured in the "Its All About Land" book written by Indigenous author Taiaiake Alfred. 

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My name is Nichole Pebeahsy, enrolled member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma and of Yakama decent. I’ve worked for Federal Probates for over 5 years and worked with families that have had members who are MMIW/P or “Missing Persons”. I’ve interned with the Yakima County Corners office assisting with autopsies. I’ve worked under numerous attorneys that deal with Federal and Tribal law and have experience with representing myself and families in tribal Probate court. I’m passionate about Indian land, environmental law, MMIW litigations, and following the movements pertaining Native Rights.

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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.

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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.

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