Sign up for our class on how to choose the right platform for your business- Wednesday, Apr 17, 2024. Register Here

Social Media For Good: Interview with Joe McNeil

Published April 14, 2021

Our theme this year at the SprySpace Podcast is Social Media For Good. Our theme for April is Using Social Media for our Environment.

This week, we were lucky enough to interview the wonderful Joe McNeil who is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (Lakota/Dakota/Nakota) and the Sage Power Authority, which manages the Anpetu Wi Wind Farm.

Some excerpts from the podcast:

Joe: “For us [Lakota], everything is a church. The minute you wake up and take the breath of life, that spirit that’s in the air, and the spirit is in the sun and the wind, you know, everything is a relative. And that’s how we believe. So we transfer that belief into how we’re building the wind farm.”

Joe: “In social media right now, everything’s coming up coming out, we’re teaching more broadly, not just from one tribe . . . It is coming from all the tribes. And it’s important for us, because if we don’t get grounded in a thought, or belief, that puts us in touch with our commonality, which is the earth, then we’re going to destroy each other, we’re on that road.”

You May Also Like…

SprySpace Film Review Month: The Social Dilemma

SprySpace Film Review Month: The Social Dilemma

Have you seen it yet? The Social Dilemma is a Netflix documentary that delves into the darker side of the social media platforms as we know them. Join Lacey and Adrienne as they discuss.

Film Review Month – “Inside”, by Bo Burnham

Film Review Month – “Inside”, by Bo Burnham

Have you seen the Netflix special “Inside” by Bo Burnham yet?  Wow.  It’s deep.  Lacey and Chad talk about the many references to the Internet and Social Media throughout the special on this week’s SprySpace Podcast episode.  Enjoy!