Original Air Date: 4–16-2019
Today we take a look at just a few of the aspects of modern life for Native Peoples that we can see as stemming from the racism and colonialism that have been endemic in post-contact America. This episode is the fourth in an ongoing series focusing on Native Peoples in North America. Previous episodes are, in order, #1216 on Christopher Columbus, #1230 on Thanksgiving, and #1252 on Westward Expansion.
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Bill speaks with Robert A. Williams Jr., a professor specializing in American Indian law, about how deals such as the one with Rio Tinto are a part of American Indian’s tragic history of dispossession.
The story of one family's struggle to end a toxic cycle of inter-generational trauma from forced assimilation. Getting back to their Native Alaskan cultural traditions is key.
Andrea Smith, author of “Conquest: Sexual Violence and Native American Genocide” explains the connection between violence against women, and the colonization of native lands and bodies.
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women is a major issue because of racism. Acquittals for murdering Native people occur because of racism. Racism is systemic, historic and the norm in the US and Canada.
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Corporate media’s lack of interest in indigenous issues, and their ahistorical, distorted view of them when they do cover them, are long overdue for a change.
This idea of history as tragedy is something that Ojibwe writer David Treuer tries to undo in The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee. He argues that Indigenous peoples have always found ways to adapt, and that's exactly what they're doing now.
Ch. 8: Disagreeing on arguments against a female presidential candidate - Stacy from San Francisco Bay Area
Ch. 9: Final comments sharing some voices of Native people giving their perspective on the burning of Notre Dame cathedral
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A missing sweater tells the story of missing Indigenous women (Indian Country Today)
Savanna's Act is Back (Splinter)
Lisa Murkowski Revives Bill Targeting Missing And Murdered Native Women (Huffington Post)
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MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Gullwing Sailor - Migration
- Cicle Veroni - Cicle Kadde
- Cloud Line - K4
- Slow Lane Lover - Barstool
- This fickle world - Theo Bard
- Minutes - Pacha Faro
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
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Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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