Jim Rudolph sat in for Laura Waterman Wittstock and talked to her about the election on the Seneca Nation in New York. There were a substantial number of candidates running for president: a two year term that switches from one of the two reservation areas in the nation. Crowds were out at the various campaign headquarters which all featured copious amounts of Seneca foods, including corn soup, fried bread (not a Seneca food), fruit pies, and some of the more modern pasta dishes. Deer meat, fish, and squirrel were not evident – these are more of the traditional foods.
Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 as she talks with Tiokasin Ghosthorse is from the Cheyenne River Lakota (Sioux) Nation of South Dakota and the bands of Itazipco/Mnicoujou and Oglala. He is the host of First Voices Indigenous Radio on WBAI NY – Pacifica Radio. Tiokasin has been described as “a spiritual agitator, natural rights organizer, Indigenous thinking process educator and a community activator.”
Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 9 am to 10 am as she talks with historian and writer Rhoda R. Gilman. Ms Gilman has published extensively in the fields of Minnesota and Upper Midwest history. She is a founding member of Women Historians of the Midwest and a former candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota on the Green Party ticket. As we come to a close of the 150th anniversary of the Dakota War of 1862 after which the largest public execution in U.S.