Jacqueline Keeler, a Diné/Ihanktonwan Dakota writer and activist, returns in this Part Two coverage of 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 includes other recent work with her inestimable, broad-reaching, myth-busting, story telling.
Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits album; Charles Lloyd, “La Llorona,” Kindred Spirits – album.


“Erosion: Essays of Undoing”

Climate warriorette and award-winning author Terry Tempest Williams, has just published her latest book, “Erosion: Essays of Undoing;” a book for these times with her inestimable attention to the health and souls of all beasts, including us. Williams sizes up the continuing assaults on America’s public lands and the erosion of our commitment to the open space of democracy. She asks: “How do we find the strength to not look away from all that is breaking our hearts?” We devote the full hour to her. The book is published by Sarah Creighton Books/Farrar Straus Giroux. Readers and listeners can stay current with her via: http://coyoteclan.com.