Laura Flanders Show

Season 2, Episode 34 of 52

In the midst of a national reckoning with white supremacy and colonial history, Indigenous people are demanding a new relationship with DC - honoring the traditional, legal, and moral rights of Native nations. Earlier this year, a group of Native organizers traveled with a 25-foot totem pole from the Lummi Nation in Washington State to Washington D.C. stopping for ceremonies in communities under threat and gathering messages for the Biden Harris administration. In DC they held a historic meeting with Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. In this episode, we hear what happened in that meeting, how Native movements are changing, among other myths, the thanksgiving story, and where a Red Road to the future might lead us - if we followed it. November is National American Indian Heritage Month, but as Judith LeBlanc, executive director of the Native Organizers Alliance put it, "the past and the future meet in the present. What are we doing today that will make our descendants proud of their ancestors?" Guests Crystal Echo Hawk, IllumiNative, Founder & CEO; Judith LeBlanc, Director, Native Organizers Alliance; Mari Margil, Executive Director, Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights; Anahkwet/Guy Reiter, Executive Director, Menīkanaehkem Community Rebuilders; Faith Spotted Eagle, Ihanktonwon Dakota Elder & Brave Heart Society Kunsi Member.

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