This week, Decipher City interviews Fox Redsky, a veteran, mother and Ndee (Lipan Apache) activist who works tirelessly to bring visibility to her culture, language, and tradition. Redsky has lived a fascinating life. As a child, she experienced domestic trauma, homelessness, and peer bullying. After serving in the Army for 7 years and becoming a mother, Redsky began to become more visible and active as an organizer in her community. She credits the Native American Church, as well as the Red Warrior Society, for connecting her to her ancestral traditions and stoking the fire to fight injustice that informs the work that she does.
Keep the Fire Lit: Lost Tribes of Texas is Redsky’s latest project. It is a film about indigenous community and activism in Texas, as well as other parts of the U.S. In the film, Redsky captures the largest Apache reunion in 150 years on the shores of the Rio Grande in Mexico, as well as the protestors at the Standing Rock camp grounds in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline. Redsky and host Stephanie Webb also discuss interracial activism, tribal recognition, and the recent criminalization of pipeline activism in Louisiana and Texas. To learn more about the film and donate . to Redsky’s project, please visit: www.keepthefirelit.com/. To hear the episode, check out the link below.