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Tribal leaders insist on their right to stay.
A bill has been introduced to Congress legislating a name switch, although it will likely fail.
From South Dakota to New Brunswick, they are out to destroy our water.
It’s been 40 years since American Indian activists ended their occupation of Wounded Knee, S.D., but thanks to them, life has improved in Indian country.
While stressing collaboration, the tribal chairman held firm on fishing rights and on mining.
“We view this as an imminent threat. We view this as an act of genocide.”
He exaggerates the jobs and minimizes the environmental impacts of a huge open-pit mine.
“If the prime minister will not listen to our words, perhaps he’ll pay attention to our actions.”
“I don’t want to be remembered as an activist. I want to be remembered as an American Indian patriot.” An interview from The Progressive magazine, September 2001.
It reminds me that my country’s origin was based on violence, subjugation, racism and genocide. By Johnny Barber
We don’t celebrate 500 years of being dominated, exploited, enslaved and nearly exterminated by Europeans. But we do celebrate our survival. By Mark Anthony Rolo
“Our fight has just begun. We are just like that Penokee Mountain. We're not going anywhere. We will use every tool in our war chest to defend our water and air.”
My guest this week is David Wilkins, who teaches American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota.