By the Jilted Indian Podcast
Today is Indigenous People’s Day! In the first of two episodes, we discuss how America’s foundation of murder, theft, and exploitation continues to bear rotten fruit in the dismantling of native rights.
CW: In this episode, we talk about the tragic discovery of indigenous children’s bodies found buried underneath residential schools in Canada. We also discuss the current Supreme Court case attempting to dismantle the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), the Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement (Landback), recent news regarding attacks on indigenous rights in Brazil, and the Stop Line 3 movement.
Listen to Season 5, Episode 2 Here:
Continuing with our As the World Burns (“ATWB”) season, we get angry about the state of Native Rights. We are trying something new with the show notes, so bear with us. We are going to put links for you to take action up front, links to the thinks we talked about during the “what we learned since last indigenous day segment”, and links to our diversions. Be sure to check out our social media feeds for signal boosts for Native and Indigenous creators / organizations / causes.
Ways to Take Action
We stand united in opposition to Enbridge’s proposed new Line 3 oil pipeline.
Hawaii’s People Fund – Fund the Power
Hawaiʻi Peopleʻs Fund has helped to support, build capacity, and amplify the impact of grassroots social change movements in Hawaiʻi since 1972.
Donate to organizations/ land protectors on the ground fighting for Mauna Kea:
How to Help Indigenous Brazilians
Survival International – Brazilian Tribes
Survival was first founded in 1969 in response to reports of the genocide of Brazilian Indians, and has continued to work in Brazil ever since.
Amazon Frontline – Frontlines Challenge
The team is comprised of an international group of human rights lawyers, environmental activists, forestry specialists, environmental health scientists, filmmakers, journalists, anthropologists, and farmers. They live and work in the western Amazon. Their mission is to support the struggles of indigenous peoples to defend their rights to land, life and cultural survival in the Amazon Rainforest.
NDN Collective – Dedicated to Building Indigenous Power
Things we talked about this episode:
EFFING ASSIMILATION SCHOOLS
Hawaiian Land Back
Brazilian Tribes vs. Deforestation of the Amazon
The old America’s Home Video theme song
Transcript of Season 5, Episode 2:
Past Indigenous People’s Day Episodes