Emergence Magazine

Time Traveler

by Lyla June

In this music video, spoken-word artist Lyla June offers a poetic reflection on time and the wisdom needed to care for future generations.

Writer and Musician

Lyla June is a poet, musician, human ecologist, public speaker, and community organizer of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne), and European lineages. Her messages—shared through hip-hop, poetry, acoustic song, and speech—focus on Indigenous rights, supporting youth, inter-cultural healing, and traditional land stewardship practices.

Additional Vocals

Desirae Harp is a musician, cultural advocate, and teacher. She is a Diné (Navajo) descendant, a member of the Mishewal OnastaTis (Wappo) Nation, and the founder of the Mishewal Wappo language revitalization program.

Beat Producer

Judah Kerr is a musician and beat producer.

Director

Adam Loften is a director, editor, cinematographer, and producer of short documentary films that highlight pressing social and environmental issues. His work has been featured on PBS, National Geographic, the Atlantic, and the New York Times.

Producer

Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee is an Emmy nominated filmmaker and composer. His award-winning films have been featured on PBS, National Geographic, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Atlantic, exhibited at the Smithsonian, and screened at festivals worldwide. He is the executive editor of Emergence Magazine.

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