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For today’s podcast, I interviewed Kent Blansett, Langston Hughes Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies and History at the University of Kansas, on his book Journey to Freedom: Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, and the Red Power Movement. It’s a great book on one of the most important justice leaders of the 1960s and 1970s, someone who has […]
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In 1969, the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne blockaded the bridge crossing between the U.S. and Canada in protest of Canada’s violation of the Jay Treaty of 1794, which guaranteed Indian land and the right of them to cross the international border. Of course, this was ignored by whites on both sides of the border. With […]
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I’ve been rereading N. Scott Momaday’s House Made of Dawn, a fantastic novel about a Jemez man dealing with life in postwar America. It made me wonder what historical visions there were available of Jemez culture and I came across this 1947 film highlighting Jemez dances, both at the big inter-tribal dance in Gallup and […]
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Good Rebecca Nagle piece at the always valuable High Country News on racism within the Cherokee Nation. On a warm Saturday morning this June, a crane pulled up to the courthouse square in downtown Tahlequah, Oklahoma. As controversial monuments were being taken down by activists and cities across the country, the Cherokee Nation shook two […]
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