On July 9, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Jimcy McGirt, a member of the Seminole, could not be tried in an Oklahoma court, because McGirt’s alleged crime occurred in territory reserved to the Creek under an 1833 treaty. Aside from the impact on McGirt’s case, who could still be tried in federal […]
The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced this morning that it has chosen someone to fill a new office dedicated to facilitating relationships with Native American tribes in Wisconsin. Their choice, Aaron Bird Bear, is currently the School of Education’s assistant dean for student diversity programs. He’s also a graduate of the university. The new office of […]
“What ails philanthropy at its core is colonialism. Almost without exception, funders reinforce the colonial division of Us vs. Them, Haves vs. Have Nots, and mostly white saviors and white experts vs. poor, needy, urban, disadvantaged, marginalized, at-risk people,” writes Edgar Villanueva. For today’s episode, we hear from Edgar about his book Decolonizing Wealth, wherein he argues […]
Traveling Exhibition Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness September 14 – October 22, 2018 Verona Public Library Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, an interactive traveling exhibition to U.S. libraries, will be on view at the Verona Public Library from Thursday, September 14, through Monday, October 22. Native Voices […]
It’s a Thanksgiving Edition of A Public Affair with Allen Ruff. Veterans for Peace activist Will Williams is in the studio to talk about the alternative history of Thanksgiving — as the birth of a national myth, and a day of violation of Indigenous Peoples.
The Menominee Nation, along with local citizens, local governments, and environmental organizations, are fighting against the proposed Back Forty Mine project. The project proposes putting in an open pit metallic sulfide mine on the Menominee River in Lake Township, Michigan. To discuss the resistance against the mine, Esty Dinur is joined by Gary Besaw, Chairman […]