Today we consider sacred lands, and how in recognizing them in where we live, we can advance the important processes of: reparation, resolution, and revitalization in our time. For the full hour my guests are Rebecca Robles, Acjachemen tribal member, culture bearer and activist; and Joyce Stanfield Perry, Acjachemen, Luiseno and Kumeyaay descendent and Acjachemen tribal scholar.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Wayne Nelson, “Indio Bird Singing” Final Song at 2016 Cabazon Powwow.
For the full hour, Diné/Ihanktonwan writer and creator of #NotYourMascot, Jacqueline Keeler recontextualizes the United States’ relationship with Native Peoples. In her pronouncement “The United States is still a colony,” she offers useful analogies, including: the colonial algorithm versus the indigenous peoples’ algorithm; the white supremacist’s cabin perspective versus the marginalized person’s beyond perspective. Her powerful analogies reset the mythology perpetrated since the original sin when the Separatist Puritans established the Plymouth Colony. Available for pre-order is her book to be released next year, entitled – Standoff: Standing Rock, The Bundy Movement, and the American Story of Occupation, Sovereignty, and the Fight for Sacred Lands.