Returning to do this show is Jacqueline Keeler, a Diné/Ihanktonwan Dakota writer and activist, with her latest book: “Standoff, Standing Rock, the Bundy Movement, and the American Story of Sacred Lands.” The Bundy takeover of Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife Refuge and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s standoff against an oil pipeline in North Dakota are two sides of the same story that created America and its deep-rooted cultural conflicts. Through a compelling comparison of conflicting beliefs and legal systems, Keeler explores whether the West has really been won—and for whom. This show is the first of two parts of a broad reaching, first rate story telling that you may wish you had heard when you first received your history lesson(s). Part 2 is available in a separate podcast.
Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits album; Redbone, “We Were All Wounded at Wounded Knee.” http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/1682/KeelerPodPart1_5-3-21.mp3