Native entrepreneur Bob Rice is our guest on Wednesday, June 1, 2011. This special guest lost part of his business and his home in the devastating tornado that hit north Minneapolis on Sunday, May 22nd. One person was killed and 30 were injured.
Listen below to a repeat broadcast of our November 2010 conversation with Author Prof. Robert Miller and the Doctrine of Discovery white Europeans have used for centuries to justify invasions, killing and displacement of indigenous peoples all over the world.
We talk in studio with Sarah James, a native Gwich’in from Arctic Village, Alaska, USA, and a board member of the International Indian Treaty Council. She was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2002, together with Jonathon Solomon and Norma Kassi. They received the prize for their struggles for protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) from plans of oil exploration and drilling. Oil and gas exploration would disturb the life cycle of the Porcupine caribou, a foundation of the Gwich’in culture for 20,000 years.
Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie began her art education at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. Since 2004, Tsinhnahjinnie has been faculty in the Department of Native American studies at University of California, Davis, where she is an Associate Professor and serves as Director of the C. N. Gorman Museum.