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.


Adam Loften is a filmmaker and producer of documentary films, virtual reality experiences, and podcasts. His work has been nominated for Emmy and Peabody Awards and featured on PBS, National Geographic, The Atlantic, and The New York Times.


Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee is an Emmy and Peabody Award–nominated filmmaker and a Sufi teacher. His films include: Earthrise, Sanctuaries of Silence, The Atomic Tree, Counter Mapping, Marie’s Dictionary, and Elemental. His films have been screened at New York Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW, and Hot Docs, exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum, and featured on PBS POV, National Geographic, and New York Times Op-Docs. He is the founder and executive editor of Emergence Magazine.

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