The volcanic eruptions near Tonga, Japan, and Ecuador are all making headlines and remind us of the role they play in Indigenous culture. Native Hawaiians have a direct spiritual connection to the explosive giants while many tribes in the continental U.S. have their own stories and links. Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce learns more about these mystical mountains with Robert “Robby” Goldman (Native Hawaiian), PhD. candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow, and Dr. Jon Major, scientist-in-charge of the U.S. Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory.
Break 1 music: Aia lā ‘o Pele (Mele Honoring Pele) (song) ‘Iolani Luahine (artist) Ancient Hula Hawaiian Style: Vol. 1 Hula Kuahu (album)
Break 2 music: Tataria (song) Gabriel Ayala (artist) Shades of Blue (album)