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02-23-21 The State of Indian Nations

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02-23-21 The State of Indian Nations

"Welcome to native america calling from studio eight. Six nine minutes slowed up web low. I'm tara gatewood. National congress of american indians president fond sharp says the time has passed do for the federal government to fully fund its treaty entrust responsibilities. She demands congress enact. A twenty billion dollar covid nineteen relief package four needed nations. Those are some of the highlights of the twenty twenty one st of indian nations address today or here the full speech and the congressional response. That's coming up right. After national leader moves. This is national native news. I'm antonio gonzales deb. Haaland fouled to work hard for everyone lead the interior department ethically and work with members of congress if confirmed as secretary of the interior the new mexico congresswoman who's laguna and pueblo introduced herself in her native language gave a land acknowledgement and talked about her pueblo routes as she testified tuesday morning before the senate committee on energy and natural resources which is considering her nomination to be secretary holland made history becoming one of the first native american woman elected to congress and if confirmed would be the first native american cabinet secretary this historic nature of my confirmation is not lost on me but i will say it's not about me rather i hope this nomination would be an inspiration for americans moving forward together as one nation and creating opportunities for all of us hall and talked about her struggles as a single mother relating to the interior department's plan to recover from the pandemic manage and protect resources and acknowledge both climate challenges and the oil and gas industry holland has broad support from tribes national native organizations and environmental groups while she faces opposition from republicans concerned about resource development national congress of american indians. President font sharp says tribal nations are strong. Sharp delivered the ncaa. I state of indian nations address. Virtually monday she talks about covid. Nineteen hitting indian country hard taking lives impacting education the economy and now the need to recover. Our resolve is being tested by dire crises across multiple fronts but we are rising to the occasion undaunted drying on a strength fortitude wisdom and lived experience of our ancestors who overcame equally grave challenges in their time to prepare us to me the challenges of our time. The truth is we have been here many times before and we have always her severe sharp touched on climate change. Racial justice in the native vote playing a role in the twenty twenty general election. She called on the federal government to keep its treaty and trust responsibilities and to strengthen relationships with tribes sharp says indian country is encouraged by the biden administration for nominating a native american deb holland for interior secretary and president biden's recent memorandum directing federal agencies to consult with tribes. The state of indian nations is delivered annually by. Ncaa is president as tribal leaders from across the country. Meet to lay out priorities for the year and foreign plans to work with the federal government. The white house and congress as south dakota house committee is passing a bill that seeks to close the gap when a missing indigenous person has taken off the reservation. Tribes in the fbi are aware of the missing person but the state can be left out of the loop democratic representative. Perry poor air. Is oglala lakota. She wants to close the gap. The bill establishes the office of liaison for missing and murdered indigenous person. In the attorney. General's office that office would coordinate with the mini governmental jurisdictions. That exist in south dakota when a child or a woman or any missing person crosses off of the reservation. We have a seamless operation. Which happens in sometimes other crimes like fugitives But when it comes to missing and murdered indigenous women and children it's unseen and it's unheard says. There are currently seventy seven missing indigenous people from reservations in the state. I'm antonio gonzalez. National native news is produced by kohana broadcast corporation with funding by the corporation for public broadcasting support by the sonata chambers law firm championing tribal sovereignty and defending native american rights since nineteen seventy six with offices in washington. Dc new mexico. California and alaska. If you're a native american expanding or starting a business. The indian loan guarantee and insurance program supports your lender so your lender can make the business loan you need info by emailing dc. I b i. A. dot gov the office of indian energy and economic development supports this program native voice one the native american radio network. This is native america calling. I'm tara gatewood. Joining you live from my homeland of sheer would do via skype national. Congress of american indians president fund sharp says the federal government is falling down on the job. And it's long past time for the united states to do right by tribes sharp delivered the annual state of indian nations address. Monday her seconds. It's becoming president of the organization. We'll hear the entire speech in this hour. And the congressional response from alaska. Senator lisa murkowski sharpe began by detailing the toll that covid nineteen pandemic has had on native nations and she asked for a moment of silence to honor the memory of those lost to the disease and pray for full recovery of those stuck to steal ill and we now join the address from that point. Following the emergency regulations that might tribal nation. The koran autonation has put in place to stop this devastating virus from spreading. I share indian countries. Message with you today from my people sacred in central homeland along the pristine shores of the pacific ocean. We welcome you ve virtually to the cornell indian nation so why do we share this message and who is it for. We gather in this way each year to assess in advance the government to government relationship between tribal nations and the united states to share our perspective on the health of that relationship and to discuss how it can and must be strengthened by working together as full equal and abiding partners. To that end. This address speaks to our federal counterparts. Those who hold elected office but also those political and judicial appointees and agency staff whose decisions and work directly impact tribal sovereignty. For better or worse it also speaks to indian country conveying to tribal leaders citizens in employees that we hear and we are fighting for your collective needs and aspirations for strong tribal communities and brighter tribal futures. Finally it addresses our fellow. Americans who are looking to tribal nations for guidance and solutions in the face of what president biden recently described as the cascading crises of our times from the covid nineteen pandemic to climate change to racial justice. So why is it. The national congress of american indians delivers this address. Seventy seven years ago. Visionary tribal leaders from across indian country gathered in denver colorado to form. Ncaa recognizing that a unified voice common purpose and collective action wiz the only pathway to protecting enhancing sovereignty and self governance for all tribal nations for generations to come as ben dwight chief of the choctaw nation of oklahoma an ncaa. I co founder explained. We must come together to quote express ourselves and take such actions as the hearts and minds of the indian citizenship of the united states. Demand and quote in the eight since tribal leaders have taken great care to grow. Ncaa i into the national the premier national organization serving in advancing indian country's greatest priorities from stopping termination and relocation in its tracks to launching a federal policy era of indian self determination to spearheading tribal nations historic inclusion in cares act funding. Ncaa is a lasting testament to the fact. Tribal nations have long known how to govern and govern together it's prevailing strength flows from the council and toil of generations of brilliant leaders. Who knew and know how to stand act as one in our government to government relationship with united states simply put. Ncaa speaks are shared. Native truth to american power in the american people in that spirit. I stand before you to proclaim. The state of indian nations is standing strong. Our resolve is being tested by dire crises across multiple fronts but we are rising to the occasion undaunted drying on a strength fortitude wisdom and lived experience of our ancestors who overcame equally grave challenges in their time to prepare us to meet the challenges of our time. The truth is we have been here many times before and we have always persevered exercising. Our inherent sovereign ranks as governments. Tribal nations are curtailing. The spread and impact so the virus combating climate change growing the movement for equity injustice confronting continued threats to tribal jurisdiction self governance and sparing no effort in holding the federal government accountable to its trust entreaty obligations to all of us. We have navigated through darkness in turmoil. Helping not only indian country but the entire nation reach a new dawn. In the recent elections. A record number of americans chose a new direction. One which champions equity diversity and inclusion in which seeks to honor the unique political status of tribal nation's tribal citizens and the extraordinary contributions. we make to this country unprecedented turnout. By native voters made the pivotal difference across several swing states. Affirming that indian country is an undeniable and rising political force in our american democracy. We now greet a new administration an altered congress who face a monumental task. America is at an inflection. Point with much to heal repair in recover from if america is to vanquish this pandemic. If america is to neutralize those forces bent on destroying its democratic institutions if it is truly to commit to forming a more perfect union. It is to build back better and if it is to do. Its part to save our planet for future generations. Then it must come to terms with a right of tribal nations to chart their own course and their rightful place in helping this country meet these challenges and chart a vibrant future for all and it must live on those terms to do so it. Must i acknowledge a fundamental truth. Our shared native truth namely that this nation was built and sustained through the promises it made to tribal nations in exchange for millions of square miles of tribal land. These promises have no expiration date requiring the united states to support tribal self-governance education health. Care in other key services forever. The united states must been reconcile with. It's utter failure to meet. Its end of this grand bargain with tribal nations such as the chronic underfunding of its trust entreaty obligations continued interference with tribal jurisdiction making decisions that tribe lands in communities without first securing tribal and the list. Sadly goes on and on the famed poet. Maya angelou whence wrote history despite its wrenching. Pain cannot be unlit but if faced with courage need not be live again if the united states is truly committed to embracing our shared future with courage it must formally acknowledge and reckon with the reckoning pain. it's failures continued to cause our tribal nations in communities. It must use the lessons learned from this process to create an altogether different story with indian country. One that affirms through its own laws policies regulations in governance the inherent rights of tribal nations to control their own lands affairs in destinies and one that supports in enhances in every conceivable way the full and free expression of travel sovereignty by tribal governments. One which we have proven time and time again benefits not just indian country but our neighbors in the nation as a whole so. How do we get there from here. How does the united states help us forge this courageous future by reckoning with its past in heating the express priorities of tribal nations. Today indian country is encouraged by several actions already taken by the new administration for example the president's historic nomination of congresswoman deb holland. It's the first ever native person to lead the department of interior which more profoundly impacts the daily lives of native people that any other federal agency a citizen of the pueblo of laguna and thirty fifth generation mexican. She possesses a centuries old connection to and reverence for the beautiful in sacred landscape of this country. Which the creator. Gifted to our ancestors. When time began her distinguished record of public service demonstrates that she is immensely qualified to stewart our nation's lands and resources in ways that sustain all communities economies in cultures deb howard also understands to her core with supporting tribal sovereignty means in practice and how that requires a complete transformation of the department. So that it defers in not dictates to tribal nations. She understands us in our needs because she is one of us. She understands our shared native truth because she is limited. We call upon congress to confirm deb haaland without delay and we are listening to ncaa. President fund sharps state of indian nations address. And you just heard her say. America is at an inflexion point with much to hill repair and recover from sharp points to the nomination of representative deborah to head the department of the interior as a positive signal for things. Going forward will hear the rest of president. Sharps address coming up after the break. But we appreciate you tuning in today. If you've had any thoughts you can always email us. Comments at native america calling dot com and you can even tweet those thoughts to us as well. Our twitter handle is at one eight hundred nine nine native again. We will pick up where we left off coming up after the break but really appreciate you tuning in today to hear the state of indian nations address and we also look forward to your reflections as well again. You can always send us an email. Hang tight there's more ahead. Even as we breathe is a fictional story by cherokee author. Annette senate clap. Saddle invites readers back to nineteen forty two and grow park in in north carolina or so called foreign diplomats and the military mix with locals including members of the cherokee nation. We'll dive into this dynamic story on the next native america calling if you're hurting in your relationship or have been affected by sexual violence. 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Covid nineteen Ask saying it's taken the lives of far too many native people and she says the resolve of native nations and individuals is being tested by what she calls a dire crisis across multiple fronts but the state of those nations is standing strong we pick up as sharp was talking about some early actions by the biden administration that she called encouraging also encouraging is the president's recent memorandum on tribal consultation which reaffirms the federal government's trust and treaty obligations to tribal nations and mandates that federal agencies work with us to develop and implement tribal consultation action plans that fulfill those obligations equally critical. Our president biden's executive orders and actions rejoining the paris climate agreement revoking the keystone excel pipeline permit suspending drilling in the arctic. National wildlife refuge reinvesting. The last presidents unlawful downsizing of a national monuments at bears ear and grand staircase and waving the nonfederal saas share of fema covid nineteen disaster resources. Ncaa is membership past consensus based resolutions demanding these steps and we applaud the president for answering indian countries. Call these steps whilst significant must be the first steps in an ongoing in deliberate bilateral process. There is much hard work. The federal government must do and much that needs to undo if it is to help tribal nations create the courageous future. We seek there is no time to waste first and foremost that hard work requires committee to a true government to government relationship between tribal nations. The united states we demand and deserve a standard which we come together as equal governmental partners working hand in hand to develop the laws and policies that advance the federal government's trust in treaty. Obligations are otherwise impact primal nations in their citizens to do this. The federal government must give the presidential memorandum consultation. Some real permanent teeth by codifying in its guidance to federal agencies the principle of free prior informed consent in other words when the united states government is considering an action that will impact tribal communities land's resources in sacred places. It must first secure our permission based on our decision making process our timeline in all the relevant facts before it is allowed to proceed from flat to the dakota access pipeline. We have the right as sovereign nations to say yes or no and that right must be respected. The administration also needs to stop federal agencies from using the federal advisory committee act or the rulemaking process as a blanket. Excuse to avoid tribal consultation. Lastly the administration and congress needs to make this new tribal consultation standard legally enforceable. I has been advocating for this standard. Since our founders i convened in nineteen forty four and we knew this demand here today. The federal government should follow the lead of a state of washington which has adopted a policy of free prior and informed consent with tribal nations. It is long past time that federal consultation with tribal nations puts tribal interests first and not corporate or bureaucratic ones forging. The courageous future we seek also requires federal government to fully fund. Its trust entreaty obligations to tribal nations. Not just during this administration and congress but always as the two thousand eighteen broken promises. Report illustrated chronic underfunding in poor structuring. A federal programs designed to support the well being of native people coupled with the unequal treatment of tribal governments has predictably lead to appalling disparities for communities across the entire socio economics spectrum from health to education to housing to public safety to joblessness in poverty. This is a national disgrace for a country that prides itself on staying true to its word and it needs to be rectified. Now not through significant and sustained funding increases but making those dollars non discretionary and distributing them to tribal nations in advance. Indian country should no longer have to suffer the consequences because congress can't get the country's financial house in order forging. The courageous future we seek also requires a swift and comprehensive approach to covid nineteen relief and recovery. Every single exhausting day. Tribal nations are demonstrating. We know best how to care for our own people from vaccinating our native language speakers and elders i to providing nourish men to food insecure native families who have lost jobs and income to erecting checkpoints at reservation boundaries and providing non-congress non congregate sheltering to stem the viruses spread. We are fighting an unrelenting battle against this horrible virus but we need the federal government to do its part so we can protect. Our people provide ongoing relief to affected tribal citizens and implement self-determined strategies that help our tribal governments economies and communities recover notable among our many cova nineteen based requests. Ncaa i in. Our partners are seeking twenty billion dollars in additional direct federal relief for tribal governments as well as maximum flexibility in spending rules and timeframes for how and when we can use new and existing funds. We also need much greater say in. Transparency in the formula for funding distribution tribal nations should also be able to obtain covid nineteen vaccine supply from both the indian health service in the states. Not when or the other. We need a single federal office in point of contact to provide vaccine technical assistance. In addition we need the necessary healthcare infrastructure such as adequate staff supplies necessary storage capabilities and culturally appropriate resources for patient education too. Broadly administer the vaccine in a timely fashion tribal nations also capacity building funds. A voice at the table and timely access to emergency management resources from fema when our people need them the most the federal government simply must do better the lives of our people and the future of nations are at stake forging the courageous future we seek also demands the federal government build on indian countries landmark victory in the mcgurk ace to protect in restore tribal homelands. This includes finally passing a clean car. Cherry fixed in congress which will affirm the right of all federally recognized tribal nations to take land into trust reviving the successful cabal lumbered buyback program to allow more tribal nations to participate reinstating. The im- opinions from the obama administration to enable federally recognized tribal nations in alaska to take land into trust to protect the lands of the national one but no tribe in other tribal nations impacted by car cherry and confirm the man. Dan had an rick run nation that it's the rightful owner of the missouri river bed. It also includes fully implementing the indian trust asset reform act including the appointment of an under secretary of indian affairs at interior and approval of comprehensive indian trust asset management plans that tribal nations develop and joining with tribal nations to defend their lands and resources in the courts from attack by state and local governments in private interests. We need to know that the federal government has our back forging. The courageous future we seek also requires a healthy planet but the rapidly accelerating impacts of climate. Change are doing incredible harm to mother. Earth caused a great imbalance that threatens the continued existence of human beings all other living things. These impacts cut especially deep across indian country. Displacing our communities. Transforming our sacred sites in disrupting are subsistence. Life ways as place based people's tribal nations have long understood. Mother earth's delicate life sustaining balance and the sacred responsibility. We have to nourish her as she nourishes. S across this country. We are taking bold strategic action implementing climate adaptation mitigation. Resilient solutions that other governments around the world can use as pets for effective action. Unfortunately the past four years the united states has been derelict in its own duty to act rejoining. The paris agreement marks a welcome reversal. Of course a course that needs to center the role input expertise of tribal nations in america's domestic and international climate action effort this must include the participation of tribal nations and leaders in international and interstate climate related negotiations and advisory councils tribal nations inclusion in congressional and executive branch climate planning and inter agency working ropes equity in funding for climate action by including tribal governments when federal assistance is provided to state and local governments increased year in standalone funding for tribal climate action programs and initiatives and a significant investment by the united states to support displays tribal communities eh repair tribal places damaged by climate change in environmental degradation finally forging the courageous future tribal nations seek requires a genuine commitment to justice and equity. America's great greatest strength is its diversity yet still confront structural racism and discrimination in all aspects of their daily lives from the classroom to the ball field to the ballot box. Creating a truly just an equitable society starts with education. All americans need to be taught from a young age who tribal nations and peoples. Are today how we have persevered in the faces of policies designed to extinguish or assimilate us. And why have a civic responsibility. As americans to respect and up hold the inherent sovereign right of tribal nations to live as our creator. Intended to that end we saw on the federal government state and local government school boards and other key stakeholders to create fund and implement a comprehensive curriculum about tribal nation's tribal sovereignty and the rich histories and contemporary lives of native people. This curriculum should be designed by local tribal educational experts and provided to k. Through twelve schools across this country we also call on them to help us finally retire. Those indian school mascots that dehumanize us at foster a hostile environment for our youth and when we join our racial justice and civil rights partners in calling for systemic policy changes at the federal state and local levels that foster and provide justice from expanding voting rights to policing reforms to instituting measures to keep our students in school in out of prison. There are many other crucial steps on our collective horizon. such as tax reform investing in indian country's infrastructure fully enforcing the indian child welfare act and ending the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women that the united states must take today and over the long run to do right by tribal nations and to support in creating the courageous future. We seek tribal governments caring for our lands and resources as we see fit robust tribal economies that provide opportunity for all tribal citizens strong native families who are healthy and whole safe vibrant tribal communities native people speaking are native languages and practicing our cultural lifeways highly educated culturally enrich native youth able to realize their full potential and prepared to lead our tribal nations to even greater heights. This is courageous. Future tribal nation seek and the one we have always worked for. We will forge ahead as we always have. We need the federal government to join us on that journey. Not stand in our way. No more in closing. I say to my fellow tribal leaders in all of indian country. We face grave challenges which we must join forces to overcome but we also have before us tremendous opportunities and together we must seize them the sacrifices of our ancestors our youth and future generations are counting on it remember as those leaders who came before us understood all too well divided. We can be ignored united. We will not be denied united. We will create that courageous. Few we seek. This is our shared native truth an ncaa. I continued to speak it to all who must-listen may the crater continue to watch over all of you are trying to leaders and all native people. Thank you will in. That was the full state of indian nations address. Delivered by ncaa. President fawn sharp as you heard he had a lot of things That point to issues that we are facing in our individual tribal nations even the point of consultation in the importance of tribes voice being woven into all of this She also praised present. Biden's actions among other things to rejoin the paris climate agreement revoked the keystone excel pipeline permit and his memorandum affirming the importance of consultation with tribes. And so if any of these points really struck you you can always reach out to us. You can send us a tweet at one. Eight hundred nine nine native and you can also email us comments at native america calling dot com or comet directly on her website and hearing her words about the federal government and the need for them to fully fund. Its treaty entrust responsibility. Where do you stand on that. All of these things could be great conversations that we could jump into a program often we do but there are definitely more things That we can point to and we're going to go ahead in a moment after the break here. The congressional response from alaska republican representative lisa murkowski so stay tuned for that as we continue our coverage on this year's stay indian nations address hang tight. There's morehead today here on native america calling. Thanks again for tuning in and we look forward to more. Did you know covid financial relief. In the form of forgivable p p p loans is available to small business owners and independent contractors including artists dream. Spring has worked with new mexicans looking to open or expand their business for over twenty five years and now they're helping provide p p p loans information including how to qualify at dream spring dot org that's dream spring dot org dream. Spring supports this program. Thanks for tuning into need of america calling today. i'm tara gatewood. And we're listening to the state of indian nations address from the national congress of american indians. And we just heard the full address from nci president fund sharp. Now we're going to hear the congressional response from alaska. Senator lisa murkowski on show hot suck. My adopted at name is unsure. What watchi- i was humbled win. Selena and the day she ton from angolan alaska invited me to be adopted into the day. She time clan and honored me with the name on shiwaki. It is a precious gift when that i treasure which means lady of the land. I want to start by acknowledging the incestual lands of the anacostia and and the nearby Tie and the pamunkey people's where i am speaking to you from in washington dc. It is an honor to be with you all today. If virtually and to provide the congressional response to the annual state of indians indian nations address. This speech is an important event for sharing the story of indian country. And this happens to be my third response to the state of indian nations. In fact i was grateful to be able to provide the very first such congressional response back in two thousand and eight with president. Joe garcia of okay owen. Gay then ten years ago in two thousand and eleven. I was able to respond to president. Jefferson kill. I find it valuable and telling that working on tribal policy. Matters tends to be a bipartisan or nonpartisan effort. Even comparing this speech to the state of the union address you can see the difference where one half of congress rises in applause and the other half stays sitting depending on their party affiliation with tribal issues. It's a relief when we are not republicans or democrats from one part of the country or another but united to work together. We know that we don't always get there on every issue. We don't always agree but it is always worth the effort well. We have many daunting challenges facing us. All from the pandemic infrastructure needs water sanitation and protecting native women and children. It's also important that we note our progress. Just last year to bipartisan bills. Savannah's act and not invisible signed into law and these measures were developed in direct response to listening to your stories and your lived experiences former. Senator heitkamp initially led this effort. And i was honored to pick up where she left off along with. Senator cortez masto stories. That i've heard in alaska are similar to the ones. I've heard affecting so many native families across indian country as we were working on this legislation. Fifty two year old veronica albatross. Who was originally from. The village of saint michael's in alaska was reported missing. She was found dead months later. The same man accused of killing. Veronica is also charged in the torture and murder a thirty year old. Kathleen joe hannie henry. She was originally from the village of each. And what is just as shocking. Is that the abbott family had already experienced the loss of one of their sisters martha. Tom's who was killed in two thousand five and whose case is still unsolved. Unfortunately too many missing or murdered indigenous women have never received justice or resolution. I agree with what tribal leaders have said that the m i w crisis spans multiple policy domains jurisdictions and regions and so the response must be multi prompt. We also know that these issues affect native men as well while savannah's act and not invisible are necessary starts to address the issue there are also larger and systemic changes to pursue empower tribes to address risk factors to prevent victimization in the first place such as multi generational trauma social and economic marginalization and disconnection from community and culture. Tribal sovereignty and control are major pieces of the solution. I know indian self determination and self governance works. It's a key piece to addressing multiple crises public safety. To 'em i w to healthcare alaska. Tribal health system is an extraordinary example of this success and one recent illustration is how alaska has led the nation in per capita vaccination rates. And the reason why is a combination of the ihs allocations and the flexibility of our tribal health organizations to determine eligibility for their communities but most importantly it's learning the lessons of the previous endemic and working extremely hard to vaccinate all those in the communities in the northwest arctic area of alaska for example medical teams from menelik have been traveling through subzero temperatures with very little daylight to deliver the vaccine throughout the surrounding twelve villages and remember. There are no roads that connect in this region and no so no roads to the villages either although once the cuts abuse sound kobuk river. Freeze road is plowed on the ice to connect some of the villages now. Manila is the regional nonprofit for these twelve federally recognized tribes. These medical teams are flying out on small bush planes. They're getting picked up by by snow machines and then they're pulled by sled to the homes of the elders where the shots are put in the arms across indian country tribes are achieving similar when the federal trust responsibility is matt and the federal government supports tribal sovereignty. Meanwhile i know that many indian country i know in indian country. There's many obstacles that we face in collectively our nation. Our many people and indian nations in particular have experienced tumultuous times over this past year about two weeks ago i was in touch with tribal chief and tribal administrator of of a small village in southwest alaska by the name of toilet sack. I had learned that their wash attiyah and their water treatment facility had burned down burned to the ground and this was the community's only source of clean running water one third of that small community has contacted co vid so far so this is a situation like many others where federal agencies tribes state agencies have to work together to address a crisis like this but it shines a major spotlight on the difficulty. Telling your children to wash your hands which we all know is the best defense against transmission of any disease. When you can't do it. how do you prevent it. I know that there are dire. Infrastructure needs water and sewer in particular across indian country. We have to work together to addresses. I'm looking forward to serving as vice chairman of the senate indian affairs committee this congress working alongside my friend senator shots as chairman. No good. i'm committed to working in a bipartisan manner. In the indian affairs committee to address the needs that tribal leaders share with us so that we have about twenty native languages in alaska. So i can't say thank you in all of them but i will end with just a few janas. Gosh sheesh alibi say he will in. That was senator. Lisa murkowski giving congressional response during this your state of indian nations address. We know have time to hear brief part of the question and answer session. you'll i hear the moderator asks the question then hear the answers from nca. I president sharp and vice president. Aaron payment question is in. What ways do you see any country fitting into this administration's efforts towards achieving racial equity in our work here at nca. I we are advancing befo fo spectrum of equity. We're advancing political equity or tribal nations. And that means we want to search sure at a minimum in consultation relationship free prior and informed consent no longer should be okay for an under sovereignty. Take unilateral action affecting Resources while we are advancing politically quality or tribal nations. We are also advanced racial equity for more than five million citizens especially our young people that are facing systemic racism in the school in a classroom on ballfields into we know that we have a lot of work but we want to achieve the full spectrum of the quality for for all of our citizens. Our next question comes from our viewers as well in this one is you mentioned a chronic underfunding travel programs. You expect a travel. Funding will increase with the new administration. yes absolutely. We expect naughtily an increase in appropriations at a congressional level. We also expect a plan to implement the recommendations of the broken promises report that are vice president mentioned. We have a commitment from senator elizabeth warren harsh on the navajo ed. This last congress work on a plan to strategically implement the recommendations to me out of the broken promises report so we fully expect that. Not only do we have that opportunity at nca. you're also advancing to have someone at a whim. We have long advocated for official nba. Because we make recommendations at an agency level but once those decisions yet not only. We don't have an effective way of advancing our priorities and policies and so yes absolutely. We expect a frivolous reasons. Many more that. I will continue to see increased funding and president if i could add fo- finding events appropriations and mandatory funding so we're not subject to sequestration or government shutdowns and we're hearing really good and promising comments out of the administration in support court of all three of those aged vice. The next question from our audience is what can we do today to help make sure deb holland is confirmed as secretary of interior. Yes and that that is another good question. We have information i on her website. And it's important that everyone who is listening make the phone calls. He key members of congress in the senate. We have a limited time right now. There's a mounting opposition. But what you can do is contact your senator in make sure that they know understand. Just how significant disappointment is not indian humphry for the entire country because she s has so much knowledge wisdom and commitment. She has a reverence for the federal landscape of which the secretary of interior is entrusted to stewart so. Call your senator in vice president. I know you ideas as well. Please care absolutely so we have worked as a strong team. last fall. Nci passed a resolution or of our first indigenous cabinet member We're lucky we have. We do have a nominee and so this is the only nominee at that level. So this We're about ready to make history. And so what's the counter argument to some movie. Really paternalistic and i would say even racist Sorta critiques. that are coming is that she's not qualified. Mean anybody who has administered in the travel nations level knows the breath in volume of what we have to do at the tribal. We are experts in a lot of areas and She's done that and she's usher and just her one term in congress the ability to reach across the aisle to get consensus and to push legislation cares act twenty billion originally twenty billion but they pared down to eight billion a robot arson and so she is extremely well qualify in there. You have it some of what went down. This year's a state of indian nations address and those questions came from people who were viewing and so there was a lot discuss in as you hear. There was also a lot of focus on the confirmation of deb haaland to head of the department of the interior. That hearing started this morning. And it'll pick back up again tomorrow morning and so just thinking about this view into the state of our native nations. I think is a really good point To think of what we have coming up this year also thinking about a new administration and as we heard from president sharp also taking a look at huge issues that affect our need of nation including missing and murdered indigenous women children and people taking a priority and wondering what will be done with this too. We also heard that from representative murkowski Another big point capacity building so that tribes have the resources they need and What were your thoughts when you when you heard Talk about land into trust and even thinking about how co bell went down There's a lot to think of. There's a lot to consider a following all of this. There was a press conference where president sharp also answered a question. I talked to her about the state of our native youth and also the threat of suicide in heard a little bit from both her and vice president payment talking about the task force and things that nci is doing to keep this front and center and also thinking about education and the opportunities that our youth are having and maybe things that they're challenged with because of the pandemic and so there is a lot to think about also lot to learn about our tribal nations as they specifically face a lot of these issues. And if there are certain issues that you are facing in your nation that you just wanna tell us about that you know we talk about many things on this program and are always looking for your input to. You can always reach out to us. You can find us. At native. America calling dot com. You can even email me. T- gatewood at native america calling dot com. And that's going to wrap it up for our program today. 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The 2020 election and climate change

KUOW Newsroom

04:35 min | 10 months ago

The 2020 election and climate change

"No question, the political difference between president trump and Joe Biden are vast and nowhere is that more true than on Climate Change Biden calls it an existential threat while the president has called it a hoax. It's no hoax communities around the world and here in. Washington, have already started to suffer the impacts K. U. O. W. John Ryan takes a look at what the election could mean for our climate locally our story begins on an Alpine Ridge in the Olympic National Park. About a mile high and the Olympic mountains. And, my Topamax says I met the Anderson Glacier. But there's no glacier here. All that's left here a few patches of snow and Milky Green Lake that feeds the river. Glaciers throughout the Olympic Mountains and the world have retreated as the climate warms. Some are just gone like Anderson Glacier. If you follow the Cornell River down to its mouth. You can see why the world's melting ice matters. We're not nation is having to relocate village to higher ground because a sea level rise fawn sharp is president of the Cornell Indian nations here at the nation I have seen the impacts of climate change firsthand construction has begun on a new village inland from the encroaching ocean but the rising sea is just one impact with the warming ocean and with no big glacier to keep the quinto river cold year round the salmon at the heart of Cornell culture have been dwindling. We've had close our fisheries for three years in a row. Be. That generation that sees the last Lubeck Stamina return to the mighty or not. It's unthinkable like throughout the state wildfire smoke made it dangerous to breathe there the summer this is the West Coast's worst year for wildfire on record as hotter drier landscapes burn more easily these sorts of in your face in your lungs impacts have pushed along simmering climate crisis to the top of the agenda for many voters. A national poll by NPR and PBS and September found that climate change was the top issue for Democratic voters. Republican voters, it was the economy and abortion president trump's statements on climate change have been all over the map here. He brags incorrectly about the nation's record on heat trapping carbon emissions. We have now the lowest carbon if you look at our numbers right now we are doing phenomenally after declining slowly for about a decade US carbon emissions have flattened during the first three years of the trump administration that's left America falling behind on the pollution reductions promised under the Paris climate accord the Paris accord, it was a disaster from our standpoint. Trump's policies have been more consistent than his rhetoric. This White House has systematically favoured the coal oil and gas industries and derailed federal action to protect the climate. Former Vice President Biden calls climate change crisis. We spend billions of dollars now on floods, hurricanes, rising seas we're in real trouble because of global warming Biden is proposing a two trillion dollar plan of clean energy investments to boost the economy and eliminate pollution from power plants. In the next fifteen years, nobody's going to build another coal fired plant in America no one's going to build another oil fired plant. America. They're going to move to renewable energy but Biden has supported both pro and anti climate policies. He currently supports fracking for natural gas. It's a super potent greenhouse gas. ATMOSPHERE, chemist heather price of Seattle, culture SELFA voter. She's not a fan of Biden stance on fracking. We need to shift away from natural gas as quickly as we can still prices she's voting for Biden. He have essentially two choices on our ballot when it comes to president and one of them can be moved. One of them will listen to science and the other one is a climate wrecking ball. There are a small number of conservative activists trying to interest the Republican Party in the climate, but it's been an uphill battle with party leaders at the national and state levels openly dismissive of. The topic conservative activists and Recent University of Washington Graduate Benz e Baqer told NPR undecided about his vote for president. If president trump wants to get my vote, he's going to have to prioritize climate change in the way that he has not done over the past four years. September of this year was the warmest on record. We can expect records to keep falling as our climate heads into uncharted territory whoever gets elected to office next month they'll have to face the disastrous consequences of a warming world whether they try to stop it from getting worse or not John Ryan K. O. W. News.

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10-29-19 October in the news

Native America Calling

59:00 min | 1 year ago

10-29-19 October in the news

"Come to native America calling from Studio Forty nine in Albuquerque. I'm Monica Brain the National Congress of American Indians Convention just wrapped up we'll talk with Jordan Ben don't exist if the tribes have not established undocumented a baseline qualification for water use for national native news. I'm Victoria Wicks in rapid city South Dakota proposal is quote simply unacceptable and would forever adversely impact hope he sacred places the Grand Canyon is home to many sacred sites for the Hopi is there are thousands of acres of Rosebud tribal and allotted lands today that abut the White River in the area of the radio's Ryan Hinds reports the area is among the tribes most culturally significant areas in a letter written to federal officials last week Hopi leaders say the this is National Native News Antonio Gonzalez the South Dakota Water Management Board is hearing three more days of arguments for and against ask those are among the stories in our news roundup will be back communities still to be answered in these hearings is whether tribes have first rights to the water under the winters doctrine TC energy through its objections has indicated those rights and worker camps a two day hearing was held earlier this month the second round is scheduled to last through Thursday Victoria wicks has more South Dakota law sets up criteria for their ceremonial practices we'll talk with deb crawl about her high country news piece and the State of South Dakota agrees not to enforce a law limiting protest beneficial and serves a public interest in the first two days of the water hearings DNR engineer Mark Wrath said he recommended that the permits be granted because his studies showed the quantity of water exists including in the White River Wrath agreed that he also had the obligation to make sure water was not already being appropriated by communities that rely the Hopi tribe has weighed in against a large hydro electric proposal in northern Arizona that would construct for dams near the Grand Canyon Arizona there's other southwestern tribes like the Zuni Havasu Pie Hopi officials say they specifically oppose any development near the confluence of the Colorado and little Colorado River inst- water use for the keystone xl pipeline project those hearings start Tuesday and peer permit requests come from TC Energy and landowners to host pipe yards on it and other consumers rights to it or not violated those concerns led to questions from Peter Cap Acela the attorney representing the Rosebud Sioux tribe and the Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance Are you aware that there are Rosebud tribal lands and tribal communities in Milan in tripp county today yes are you aware that the area for granting water use permits there is likely enough unappropriated water available the proposed diversion won't unlawfully impair existing rights and the proposed uses the proposal by the Phoenix Company pumped hydro storage on a section of the Little Colorado on the Navajo nation would build four dams and four reservoirs a preliminary in flagstaff the city of Minneapolis Minnesota replaced nearly two dozen street signs around the day mcoscar Lake this week to reflect the lakes Dakota name while the enough diversion I don't know that are you aware that there are rose by tribal communities in tripp county a close proximity to the White River current day tribal replace street signs Antonio Gonzalez Mary Application was accepted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission but doesn't allow the company to disturb or enter the area for National Native News I'm Ryan Hinds Community supports the move a lawsuit is challenging the authority of the State's natural resources department which changed the lake's name the city Park Board voted in August project would violate the two thousand six intergovernmental compact with the Navajo nation that allowed both tribes to access millions of disputed acres for spiritual practice with funding by the corporation for public broadcasting support by vision maker media envisioning a world vision maker Media Dot Org support by Aarp what AARP does Mites I Clark to knock Conga is the HOPI vice chairman is being proposed not too far from what he calls their place emergence to this world call the slip up this is something that should be left protected if it was to be flooded it would be dislike flooding the Vatican the Hopi tribe also says the dot org native voice one the native American Radio Network this is native America calling Monica Brain some members of Tribes Bennett about elections and other news coming out of the National Congress of American Indians Annual Convention and some Pranksters held a press conference the national native news is produced by Kohana Broadcast Corporation along the Mendocino county coastline of California are risking jail time and fines to gather abalone and other traditional food and materials for ceremony a law approved last month that allowed the state to sue people and organizations for so-called riot boosting the decision is part of a settlement of for a fake group called the indigenous Pipeline Council they say end bridge was going they said the end bridge was going to put line three along the city of Duluth Lake Superior waterfront will hear from one of the comedians behind the stunt but first South Dakota agreed to ignore Johny we'll talk with a reporter deb Utah see crawl about her piece in high country news on the subject also we'll hear from inning country today Washington editor Jordan can you can you share a little bit more about what this so-called riot boosting act in price you'd like sponsoring the National American Indian Housing Council Conference in Las Vegas Nevada December ninth and tenth information at A. 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AH DNA and Dakota welcome back to native America Calling Dallas am happy to be back your thank you okay so just briefly described this law aged healed by understanding native stories in the public conversations they generate end Scott Mahmut words from a bear airs on American masters November Eighteenth More Info at lawsuit brought by the indigenous environmental network and other plaintiffs the I I keep it in the ground organizer Dallas Gold Tooth joins us to talk about fat I mean I looked I took a look at it and one of here's some of the language that it uses a person who who could be held responsible does not personally participate in any riot but directs advises encourages or solicits other persons participating in the riot protest laws being enacted or proposed across the country and all these anti protests bills laws are coming on the heels of the tation and therefore leaving in the hands of the courts to decide what writing was what if writing happened and who who mass mobilization of indigenous resistance at standing rock against the quota access pipeline so it's not it's no wonder we're not surprised that these bills hailed yeah you know it's called riot boosts knack but really what it is it was an anti First Amendment law you know he's trying to fight fossil fuel infrastructure projects like the keystone pipeline so we that's why we stepped up We were contacted me needed in this was that the main issue that I N had with us well we're seeing a whole slew of anti it's really about shutting down the ability for people to peacefully peacefully gala in protest me more specifically and this is the teaching with ACLU number and decided to file lawsuits against the Governor Christie I myself as an individual Tur- often directly written or or advised by oil industry lobbyists are being passed or being put onto the table the secondary aspect of it is to protect people's First Amendment rights and and to make sure that people are not afraid to voice their opinion I mean really that's what these protests rich people not to post things on social media because they know that social media has a huge influence over our community to mobilize and educate people about these problems effectively what the law said was if there was upto test somewhere in South Dakota let's say it's a protest all the permits and everything's good to go and one hundred people in our opinion is this the laws this law that was passed states specifically targeted natives you could be held liable financially not necessarily that you would be arrested for rioting if you shared a facebook post or something associated with whoever might be doing something has nothing to do with the event right really what it was what's Wall Street so this was in this was civilly meaning that like I personally jumped into this Mayenne jump into this lawsuit to protect indigenous communities rights to say no they're there to protect our rights to advocate okay but let's take the position of the state you know and so you're faced with possibly you know a very large bill at the end of something like standing rock and the state ends up having to foot most of the bill what do you state but for this one is that for the purpose of this is one is that you know state should actually look at the con Kristi nome the governor of South Dakota said she doesn't want outside agitators she doesn't want to see you know she doesn't WanNa see indigenous peoples mobilize like they didn't stand the state legislature but you cannot pass the buck on any kind of charges upon common citizens who are just trying to commend that the recourse that they take to be able to not be stuck with you know a million two million dollar bill from do is it causes fear people say well I don't want to post on facebook anymore if I'm going to be held liable for for charges or for any show up but if one person at that event but nothing to do with the planning of it decides to cause a Ruckus in the sheriff are cops as Hayes they're writing consent to protect our to ensure that we're able to uphold our duties as the first peoples of the land to protect the sacred the cause of the accident that one person everybody at that protests could be held liable not only that if you were across the country you shared it to acts of force or violence and so was your issue with the fact that I mean to me that seems pretty open to now any damages you know I think that's really they know what they're trying to do it or trying to make sure that people don't come out into the public voice their opinion they're trying to incur and by the judge the judge said what if these laws were in place during the civil rights movement anyone anyone that had sent support to these types of activities that are happening well it I I don't like thinking that I'm in the mind of the really what it is what the the the the right loose in South Dakota which is ridiculous I explained that people like it's crazy how you got past uh raise awareness about something that they're passionate about you know if if you think about it considering any other law actually in the lawsuit that we filed someone who is you know else in charge who's like no no we're not going to agree to this well the we actually asked the judge Martha Luther King would have been held liable for damages and could have been charged with crimes you know anyone that had even posted a little a flyer Iraq and so there was the push through Russia this entire process to try to get those laws on the books so I'm you know that one of the reasons why we direct question and the the nature of this law is that any governor that comes into office has to adhere by the way it's written is it's Ah have strong consideration about the risks that's also feel infrastructures pose to their to their economy to landowner rights to the rights of indigenous peoples reas- never to enforce the law didn't actually strike down the law entirely so do you have concerns about maybe a new administration coming in or green with us as plaintiffs in backing down on all points so that we can protect the future the protect the land for all of us but the settlement is that the state a huge implications about this language and a dangerous precedent that it sets so yeah I think that that that the state made the right decision by this is awesome good news with celebrate this this legal victory but we're also very mindful that South Dakota Senate comes in the legislature legislation I five joined that lawsuit because the law and all they targeted organizations but also was what potentially target individuals word this so that we can avoid future lawsuit at the same time diminish the ability for people to mobilize educate in hold public space it in the ground organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network and we'll wrap up with him right after this short break the judge agreed with us and agreed to put a a what's a- injunction onto this on the on this law and settler colonialism uh-huh legislators come back into office January twenty twenty and there's a good good chance that they're going to look at it and say okay how can we re after keep also feels in the ground and stop a proven more pipelines the second part of it is that no matter what I don't have a clear answer this month's literary feature is very personal for Winnebago author Rano Ramirez standing up to Jio power is the nonfiction story of her grandparents join us for the next native America calling as we hear more about how both of her relatives push back against urges for disrupting critical infrastructure like pipelines or even oilfields or even other other things like the pig farms examines the enigmatic life and mind of Pulitzer Prize winning writer Navarro End Scott Momaday one of native America's most celebrated authors of Poetry and prose the post about that or you said hey there's not that happy yourself put people who are there so go you could be held liable for any damages And Scott Mama date words from bear airs on American Masters November Eighteenth more information at vision maker Media Dot Org and speak out against projects that keystone xl so we're Dallas yes sorry hold on we're just about to break but I wanted to ask you if there's other states you know a sign outside their front yard and says you know civil rights for all could have been how viable because they're they're supporting this fight so the judge understood mental network about so-called riot boosting laws that make could potentially make individuals who support protests yeah liable civilly liable if a riot occurs and Dallas I was asking you about some of the other states it looks like the the one inside Texas is one of the key states that we're looking at right now because they you know Texas we're seeing a massive boom in natural gas first and foremost and if those are adequately address if those are actually upheld and we wouldn't even have these issues and fights in the first place so I wanna say that I have laws like this there yeah there are other there are a number of states most often a lot of have native communities in them so they were well the informal is that if advocating for the protection and the stability of your your local economy as well as your local ecosystems then we will minute they have to hear to this law or to the to the settlement that they're not going to enforce this specific language that we challenged so specific language that yeah support by vision maker media envisioning a world changed and healed by understanding native stories and the public conversations they generate and Scott Mahmudi words from a bear as an anti protest law and from what I hear a number of groups are looking to challenge that law but as it is right now on the books people could be held you know the the you're tuned into native America Calling Monica Brain and today is our monthly news roundup before the break we were talking with Dallas Tooth from in the indigenous Environ out that remember she was sharing she got arrested for I think it was like stepping off the sidewalk into the street or something very very minor like that and and and she shared her experience with us while Dallas thank you so much for joining us today and giving us an update on that and it's something this is an issue that we will keep Liam fellow and she is alone welcome back to native America calling deb Hi thanks for having me on Monica it's a we've got an invite are mental lineup today with our news show so I mentioned a little bit about your high country news piece tell us a little bit more about four. It's our monthly news roundup joining us now is Deborah Utah Shia crawl she is an environmental reporter with the Arizona Republic and I didn't not in the courts right now those charges yeah I we had Shareef oatlands on talking about their their the charges are not elevated felonies. Well Yeah hold on Dallas we're going to have to go to a short break we're talking with Dallas gold tooth he's the key and that prompted the state to say well it looks like we're gonNA lose this so we're going to settle we're not gonNA move forward with this and that's how we ended up with a settlement agreement but in the decision that I'm exciting returnable term terminals I can't say that word right so there's a lot of resistance to these projects and now people have to deal with this and so we're really keeping an eye on this as as it moves forward you know new Louisiana was one of the first states was defense abalone is one one of our principal food sources and also a cultural touchstone for virtually a to gathering for a traditional ceremonies and other traditional practices. Well yes close eye on as well here at native America calling and if you want to join us you can call us at one eight hundred nine nine six two eight four eight ban is preventing tribes from from from engaging in their their cultural endeavors by fishing for abalone and the that was written into was proposed vote by the legislature passed cannot be enforced what we are mindful of the now now now we're like hey or stay in the country to pass the anti protest and you know some of the first arrests associated happening against the by bridge pipeline and we had they're targeting certain communities to diminish their ability to protest one of those key state just Texas there's a lot of legislation going through there actually was law already passed in Texas Beverly recognized you know who have been fighting this these projects not only from the point of extraction to Allah to the terminals at at the at the coast reason why the state can do this can be traced back to in California I became estate eighteen treaties were negotiated between tribes and the hello and West Texas is it's ridiculous and so we have a lot of native communities all along the border some of them are state recognized some treaties would be locked up in hidden away for fifty years so in the in the middle of all of that was the infamous California genocide where in two years ago the California game and fish commission enacted a ban of any recreational fishing of abalone a lot of Indian people had had to scramble and a lot of them got got put onto reservations some had to you know hideaway so they wouldn't they were not only denied ratification but they were denied red vacation in secret carryings in the US Senate then the Senate decreed that the this smaller rancher is were established the those tribes generally became what we know today is federally recognized the all the coastal tribes in California and get get massacred the a lot of the pomo people were put in the Mendocino reservation which is around where modern Fort Bragg is about. I'm sorry Monica I've I've kind of lost my he's fine so so here's the thing is that is that the abalone anti protest laws that are on the books now and so there are a number of organizations in in groups who are looking challenging these these loss from what I hear and I have no subsistence rights there's no federally guaranteed rights there's no treaties and so the tribes are having to deal with the St however they can off to Kota is dead for now what other states are are you keeping an eye on are you concerned about changes is if there is a state or federal law enacted I I know that Governor Gavin Newsom has is just in the folks who are are because of anti-poaching laws are kind of coming coming in with odds with state laws when it comes law in order to follow their traditional cultural ways is there any possibility that those tribal members Um and they were still pursuing their traditional ways which was going to the ocean every summer and fishing for abalone in the meantime do Indigenous Basket Weavers and other cultural practitioners that's something we're going to have to wait and see but for now the big the big thing is any phases of this truth and Reconciliation Council that was mainly to find out how how indigenous they continue to to evade the game wardens yeah I mean what are they facing I have heard anywhere from the United States government and we're we're signing good faith by more than five hundred tribal leaders throughout the state when the treaties got to Congress acting non-indian forager's of other coastal assets be part of it or could this also be extending out to extend him more rights air but some of some of the pomo people manage to hang on to a little tiny bit of land at Noyo headlands and in the meantime between all the Oh for new tribes can't be helped heal from the basically hundred sixty years of of oppression and genocide and generally tramping on for life but those people that got the fines or or went to jail those are all poachers they weren't actual try tribal members Shire's however however the state considers anyone who's WHO's violating this ban to be a poacher and I mean this trampling all over our rights Kurd since California's statehood would that be part of it with with abalone gathering be part of it would would restore of things including law enforcement and and subsistence to the state today California tribes whether they're federally recognized or not fifteen years later the the reservation was rescinded because there was a lot of timber and there was a lot of coastal assets the tribes themselves could have consultation with the governor and maybe get some protections in place the only way that this is going to be laws passed in both the state and Federal Federal governing bodies to change things or are we just going to have to again from Indian country today about the major highlights also in California some tribal members are risking jail time together traditional foods and materials says just it's tough to hear something like this for the folks that you interviewed for the for this article you know what did they say about like so a lot of native peoples is particularly particularly along the north coast are basically breaking Californian I'm five thousand up to forty thousand dollars in fines some people have gone to jail for six months or a year and there's also the possibility of having your your rights to your I should not say writes their privileges according to the state hunting and fishing privileges revoked attraction there's fracking is happening all across the country but right now like the Permian Basin which is so west South Eastern New Mexico Oh California enacted public law to eighty I shouldn't say L. California's subject to public law eighty which gave jurisdiction for a lot of can't can is there going to be enough enough of a push by tribal members in their allies to try to get some a number of native folks down there or fight into by bridge pipeline which was the tail end of took her to access pipeline system who got arrested near still challenging there's still and why the laws are in place you know to protect prevent poachers and and how the abalone population is dwindling. Well there is that environmental factor you know there's like this whole perfect storm that that led to this ban and the abalone or simply who would be damaged or even destroyed by the construction and there's also the Humpback Chub which is an endangered fish in the to create an underground copper mine which would almost certainly plunge oak flat tribes We had the last of the public hearings to consider The Future of Oak flat and Apache leap as you know accompanied called through a hydropower facility to generate electricity after that water's been pumped up naturally the a lot into oblivion now they say they're going to preserve Apache leap but oak flats going to go away naturally we have a lot of tribes in the area who who so the purple origins are taking over eating up all the available food sources the abalone are starving so the game the the Colorado River at but it's found a home around the little Colorado River and environmentalists are very concerned to make sure that that gene of of dam builders there's a small engineering firm which would really like to resolve a lot of our electorate and I'm GonNa continue following it as long as I'm here at the Republic then there's another another story that I've been following a company on these days Oh well here at the Arizona Republic I've already I've been pretty busy reporting on stories that are of interest so that was a very very interesting public meeting this is something that I have been following for a few years now for several several different publications commission and the the game in the California Department of game and fish are all trained scratching their heads trying to figure out how to UH resolution copper has worked out some sort of a deal involving a land swap which was authorized by Congress to hydro-electric plants to generate power by basically pumping water up to the higher plants and then running a hide and rainy I prefer that not happen and there's also a lot of non-indian environmentalist and a lot of people in the town superior which is right underneath where the mine is who would who would like to have the jobs what would prefer to have their water not contaminated and their town not accidentally swallowed up by Sinkhole name there was a sea star wasting disease which meant that the sea stars which are are the principal predators of these these Purple Urchins Eb. You are a busy busy lady if you WANNA look at the work that deb is doing you can take a look at the Arizona Republic and also the high country news piece that we were talking about earlier I'll put a link on our website native America calling dot com deb thanks so much for joining us today we really appreciate it who normally pre purple is really nice color but in this case it's a horrible color because the purple urges are like goats and sheep and they eat everything tissues by building two dams along the Lower Colorado River or I should say Loretta River which would act as the tribes are not happy about that particularly the hope he's because there would be a very very strong possibility that that their place of Emergence Humpback Chub has every possible chance of survival you know we just had a piece about that in national native news at the top of the hour well oh thanks for having me on again Monica and you are listening to native America calling it's our monthly news roundup on the Line we've got Jordan Bennett began so that was that was such a fun if I'm debate to host it was actually the first one that been have you recovered from Oh my God I feel like after every one of them I am trying my best not to get how to restore the kelp powder restore the abalone how to get rid of the purple or Chins and the Tripe Kinda caught in the middle of all this interesting Dabbagh what else she is the Washington editor for Indian country today and she is DNA welcome back to native America calling Jordan Hi mark thanks for having me again well the last it's been a while the debate has been held I think the last one was fifteen years ago and actually leave America calling hosted that one wow fifteen happened there yeah tell us about the candidate's debate that Indian country today hosted okay yes from the quilt nation and we're going to go to a short break but after the break I'll talk a little bit more with Jordan about the new NCAA I president as well as support by Aarp what AARP does might surprise you like sponsoring the National American Indian Housing Council Conference in Las Vegas Nevada December some other things that she covered at the National Congress of American Indians and today if you're just tuning in it's our monthly news roundup show years ago yes go yeah that one was between text hall and Ernie Scar and so this is right they're not going to have like a bitter taste in their mouth they were just really wanting to take it to the next level and I definitely you know thought there politics going on at NCA I when it comes to the a campaign the the new president is fawn sharp the home the one fifteen years later we held this one between four candidates and people were really interested in anything it has only on what we heard like in the if you've got something you'd like for us to cover on this show you can send us an e mail to comments at native America calling dot com we'll be right back ninth and tenth information at A. A. R. P. Dot Org support by be NSF railway moving our economy for over one hundred sixty five the One luncheon that was held for Marshall Perry from Louisiana was like you know campaigning Campaigning Nick just cause you travel and fly you're trying to eat healthy you're waking up early and staying up late there was a good time I mean there's a lot of excitement in and then fawn sharp was elected and anything that you heard about you know about her as a candidate or did you notice that rhymes it does today live about leaning okay so so the the election the future of NCA I I know it's been a year of appeal for them it did any of the candidates touch on that They did they did but I mean the crowd from what like our team heard people the we're really pumped about it attendees forward to hearing more from candidates rather than here's our vision is to operate injury accident free with safety programs training and technology more at B. NSF dot com slash tribal relations who you know just really have here out their plans for it rather than just the platform and a lot of them we heard a lot of them say that later on the show a few months ago because she orchestrated and new tribal consultation but it was it was the tribal free prior informed consent law in Washington where the state was working on consent with tribes as opposed to consultation after the debate they knew who they're voting for or even like you know they can't closer to the person that they would pay on their ballot was there any discussion about breath the new president people were really wanting to hear a plan really rather than a platform and she was the one entry him but other candidates showed up right and so that Kinda shows the unity and show them that you know whoever has the seat you know it's GonNa be a lot of work and we'll support you so it was really neat to see this found like a smaller level also I interviewed Kim t he on video as well it was really interesting to hear her talk about you know navigating through all of that to get that to go through Jordan what's it was your favorite part of covering it in and more knowledgeable knowledgeable about the census that's coming up next year and even that's something that we're trying to work on too because for America for the world and a lot of them say you know they wanted to fight for everyone and to also be united to which is something that ring throughout the debate right you have these candidates are competing against each other but they were you know in it for everyone they're in it for Indian Country Roundup Monthly News Roundup take a look at different issues in Indian country that might be of interest to you country today is up to I thanks for having me again and if you're joining us now it's the news and she has a lot of experience to feel her bio She is currently the president of the coronation in Washington state she was managing I wanna go to Canada real quick the election in Canada provides renewed chance for the federal government to provide better consultation with the country's indigenous p people that was the message that was sent out by the environmental advocacy group Oneida chiefs working alongside Human Rights Watch the group says the governor. NCAA OH gosh Debate the debate was a lot of fun I really enjoyed that because a lot of moving parts years Oneida chiefs environment director Kathleen Padillo says that more funding from the government is not the only proposed nearly two hundred people after a water system pump failed the reserve has been under a boil watery advisory for twenty five solution it's a whole host of different issues funding alone is not going to ensure that there's safe potable drinking water it'll go along whole debate who gave concrete examples and you know just a concrete plan you know rather than just telling more abstract platforms ways towards that but we also need to look at legislation that will work first nations so there's actually safe Drinking Water Act in place any League Council and she she is somebody who has experience and knowledge to help lead the organization ebbing countries talking about what they're talking about absolutely well Jordan thanks so much for joining us today we love hearing from you and hearing what inning shift to having those conversations with first nations with the rights holders and not not necessarily you know just most it has to reach the communities so communities have to have the information and have that capacity as well Asian communities and we're saying we want to develop legislation that will work we're not saying no to legislation but we need that people wanted to hear and she gave she skated a compelling reason for for why she wanted to be my she should be. NCI President I have a meeting and and you've got a whole host of stakeholders in the room and the voice of indigenous peoples often isn't hurt learners to be back okay so the headline that I saw was I think by the time the news reached me press but still needs to work on bringing indigenous voices in to the conversation and we've got one more environmental story the mint is turning its back on first nations in during decades without safe drinking water it comes after the nurse Ganda First Nation Evacuated the question was just trying to reframe and saying like you know how are they what what are they you know what's going to be MCI's message you know Mac is where he's from and that's where the end bridge oil comes from before it comes down this way act is just legislation right now there are no regulations attached to it so it's like a piece of paper that's blowing in the wind but what we're saying as I we did was we we posed as an indigenous oil company and in the Indigenous Pipeline Council the IPC and we we oh so that they can make informed decisions you know there's there's different forms of engagement and consultation and I think the priority needs solution that will work with us and funding that is tied to that legislation so that we can have standards and we can provide safe drinking water I and forum type of like a reconciliation and and like that and what we did was we basically went around duluth justify statements that they shared at the General Assembly I mean they wanted somebody to lead the help lead the organization and make people uncomfortable we told them that we're going we're coming right through their homelands and we we even went as far as to and the reaction we got from the Church people was a pretty priceless a church cemetery next to it and we're moving coffins that looked that looked like they'd just been dug up we want to share with you today let's talk with Tito Ibarra he's a comedian from the Red Lake Nation Welcome back to native America calling Tito uh-huh as chief Hoskin of the Cherokee principal chief of the Cherokee Nation So that's something we're working on and just like actually people but then you know in bridge does the same thing they promised jobs but in reality there's not many jobs once the pipeline goes through so longterm jobs I should say I saw this video where you had an interaction with some antiabortion protesters and it was really interesting because it sounded like they just they didn't they weren't getting it at all and you were saying you know the pipeline it may have to go through the when you have a a setting like that but do low is from the Oneida of the Thames First Nation she says that Trudeau's liberal government has made hourly like revealed that what you did was a prank tell us about this the this indigenous pipeline council and their message across and I were again with my bro- gets drain he's from up there in Alberta where for four and it's been in place since two thousand thirteen but the act was developed by the federal government with no consultation by first nations and here's and activists and there's satire group and they use a lot of hoaxes and things like that to get a there have a a a sacred remains relocation unit at one point we went to and they were dropping the coffins and just being real disrespectful I personally lost it and had to run around the other side of my van and crack up so I couldn't see them toward doing a lot of relationships and just seeing what Dan countries talking about the census was a big one that you know people are getting interested more interest uh-huh why did you do that my point that I try to make was that a lot of people are blind to to sounds great jobs are great this this sounds good was there ever a moment where you know you just felt like you we're gonNA break character and what what you did alright collaborated once again with the yes men they're like political pranks school we you know above ground and maybe the kids can play on the outside of the pipeline and and things like that and they just they were just like lot of people know know about or know what it is but I think there's it's always a fun time NCAA 'cause you get to meet everyone and experienced a little taste of it by doing what what by doing what we did and so they were blind to it but now they see a little bit even though today everything's all right bunch yeah I was curious why you chose that particular area to put your fictitious pipeline was there was a specific reason for it as if we were a pipeline company and we sh we shared a pamphlets and

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Best of The Odd Couple for Jun 26, 2020

The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

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Best of The Odd Couple for Jun 26, 2020

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I am calling for members of the NFL franchise in Washington DC to rise to the occasion and become heroes. All I ask is that you state the unequivocal moral truth justice. You would never play for the Washington. Insert any other racial. Slur. You will no longer play for any team branded with a racial slur against native Americans as long as that team name stands players of conscious. Conscience should sit at home rather than where the NFL equivalent of the confederate flag that is in C. A. I president, Fawn Sharp, and I say. More power to you. Can we get a fire for that? Dole it out, ALEX! That's fire for right. have. Always looking for us all the fire going. Straight fire. There we go. Straight by. And what she say Chris is right on the money. Set off with all this. You know what's going on in this country and God bless native Americans. They see what's going on. They see that Uncle Ben and. Jemima Outta work. They see that the last Sambo's restaurant Chris has been named has been changed right. Why should they want to get involved? They stopped calling. What does it the ESKIMO Pie no more? Why not it's time it NFL pastime. Your two hundred fifty million dollars is nice. You woke now. You really were, and you get it. We all know. That that name, I don't even like saying they Chris I don't even like saying it anymore. And there are newspapers and news organizations around this country that have banned the use of it when I wrote a column about a week ago about this at deadspin. We wouldn't use. It wouldn't use the skins. We wouldn't use it Ross. Even the copy even in the headline enough already and you know what Chris I'm going to say this. This thing can be done done and over with and two seconds Yep when the players say that they refused to wear that helmet and refused aware Juna forums. NFL and Daniel Snyder will have no choice. Zero because of the players were fault and stand up for this. And refused to wear that. There's no way you can have a team. In Washington DC they won't. Miss a game. And only way they'll miss. A practice is because the powers that be will want to wait and see if they mean business. And once they showed they mean business, it'll be changed yesterday. And, for those that are wondering 'cause I brought this up last week. Rob When you were on your staycationing. That if this term is offensive to. Americans, then it must go. And if you're really against racism. Then it's not just racism. Against African Americans. Is Racism Against Native Americans as well, absolutely all people of this lamb. We're going to be inclusive yet. This country's all about where the only nation and as people from everywhere Chris you go to Japan is ninety nine percent, Japanese. And most places we're all people from all over the world. Everybody should be welcome to the party. We need to get off his. We all know that that name. A We all know it dictionary DOT COM. Here's the definition of that term. A contemptuous term used to refer to a North American Indian there. It is is in the dictionary. What more evidence do we need? And I am look. Here's the difference. This is the reason that Sambo's restaurant is out of business route. Changed name name his name. This is the reason you don't have. Some teams named after Black Racial Slurs. Because African Americans had immerse in terms of the population and a nuff political power power within popular culture to stand up and make a difference. Native Americans because of the way they've been annihilated in the past. Don't necessarily have the numbers or the political power, and that is why, but that tells if you're only making the changes, because we have enough people or enough political power to fourth, or to make you uncomfortable, then your heart's not in the right place. Then you still are this even if you make the changes. If you really are standing against racism. You will stand against it for those that don't have the power to make you change it no doubt and always remember this. Is Not about you. It's about the people that say they were offended. If somebody says if you don't. Chris, if fend you and I didn't mean it and you say rob. You offended me, I apologize. Why does would do and if I say well I? Don't know why you're offended. Not Not if I tell you I'm offended. That's all you need to know. Have you don't have to agree with it or understand I'm telling you offended me so if you didn't me new, FM me, you apologize if you if native Americans of spoke in, they've gone out Chris over the years and board in a couple of there's always somebody on a different. Says Oh I. Love It I. think is good and they go see. This guy is a native American. He's cool with it. No, that's not good enough. The National Congress of American Indians represents five hundred tribes. Thank you. That's good enough. Chris that. Feeling in some Lone Wolf, who didn't put on the air to act like that he's speaking for all native Americans and you see, look the redskins or are they taken down and they're getting rid of the former owner Sherman. Uh, think was his name the statue down. But the name has to go. That's not enough and I look if the League won't do it on its own rob, we're calling. We're joining. Mrs Phone Sharp. And calling on the players to take a stand. It if you really about. Right, if you really about that life, you want Tom, Brady and Nick Bosa and. All these other white players to join in our fight, right? then. Let's join in the fight with the native. Americans as well one hundred percent. They can't be picking and choosing. Which one do you want? You want everybody to be treated the same an equal or not. 'cause if you don't understand and the players. Hello, I want you guys players. If you listen if somebody knows one, tell them to Google. What happened at Missouri and how much power players who make no money Chris had? The coaches had their scholarship in their back pockets, and they stood up for what was right, and they got the the president of the university, and the chancellor to both resigned within a week's time or whatever what couple? Yup. Absolutely it's. Come on like you said it will be done within a week. That change would be made within a week. Any however long it takes, which shouldn't be long to get rid of the uniforms or Helmets whatever it is all that it could be done quickly and all you have to do is make a stand in Washington. What remember when all the people were getting killed in Washington, so they didn't want to name the team to bullets anymore, Chris Yup, and they changed it to the wizards, the whole in with just like that you know the connotation. Remember had a high murder rate. and. I just don't like that name. The bullets being associated with the team's name and they changed it. Everybody bought New Jersey's and that was the end of it Chris. It was no big deal. It's not that complicated. It really isn't and so. I Salute Fon shock the president of NCA A I. And I assume it's a women. Maybe I'm wrong I. Don't know but I salute this person and so. The National Congress of American. Indians has call players to make? The redskins changed their name. Be sure to catch live additions of the odd couple with Chris Broussard then Rob Parker Weekdays at seven PM Eastern Four. PM Pacific on Fox Sports, radio and the iheartradio APP working from home. Conference call. You're still on me John with everything. We have going on right now. It's never been more important. Get the sleep. We need quality. Sleep is a natural immune booster, and only the sleep number three sixty smart beds senses. Your movements at automatically adjusts your cover support on both sides your sleep number setting so all those other things we're doing to stay healthy and happy well. 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You remember now. When I was come up, you got you got beat down. To hide closet and that's brother been third was in the closet black nerve within the closet. Now man you meet women. Now you chop now. Love it. Around with me and don't comb your hair and all that they loved right. Yeah, man, we just nursing, like we're curious about everything and didn't never black nurse a little different 'cause. We still got no hit. We got the little hip side to. We just don't know how much we can tell you. How much tech? How many comic books that you're talking about you with much anime, we can hit you with a are. Are. These are engineers very much into anime. He asked me to ask you this question so there there is this myth. This legend that you were starred in a movie as a genie in a movie called Zam, but it actually never. That's not true, but do you get that a lot? Do People always come up to you? Because so many people claim to have seen that movie. Do people come up to you and say that a lot? Of the deal that was done in the fourth dimension now living in the fourth dimension. So now that I'm back here with regular people. I used to listen to the music for the fifth dimension. I'm sorry. Doesn't. Come back to. Make. What are you? Getting serious for a moment. What do you think about all that you see going on? Obviously you've been you know in this country and seen a lot racially. Different you know Jenner every generation. We seem to deal with this, but does this one seem a little bit different? Right this one's like the sixties. When he got fire. Just we said done. Member sixties. We say Dun. Dun and Reaction ask them loss. Fake integration, fake fake that. And then we realized things almost right back to where they were, it was more covert not over they hid. They did the minimum. Legally but this one. It went on when you. Think about it. A so-called twenty dollars kind of bill start a revolution. The bill that we should have seen to this day that no one that's twenty right. It was so blatant this man who was on camera, and put his hand in his pocket and told the others who cops going. Can we do this was training? I'm saying yes, this is exactly what we do, and it was kind of now that we know that the George work with him. He fired because of the way he was treating brothers in the club. This was some payback for him. This is some payback fan, so I hope you'll go to prison and I. Hope we never see again and hope somebody puts hands on you, and that's why I'm I'm at that point now. nomo compliance, no more. Hey, man, where the? Apple's. Had You not speaking up? They said when. With evil things happen. Good men say nothing evil wins. Drama with now Yeah No Sim Bet I've always said the only people worse than the people doing the bad stuff or win. Good people don't do anything or or or jump in and I think you're right. Most people just can't do can deal with anymore and have decided. That is just not. We're done with that absolutely. We were just talking before you came on. Native Americans have issued a statement. They want the. Washington to change its name in the NFL that they've had enough as well. They see all the statues coming down all the you know. Ought Jemima and Uncle Ben. Federal flag and they want. They want the skins to change their name. What do you think you know funny? I think now. They've been asking for this for a while I. Think for the first time they might get. Right now the world is so in five, th a lot of people who speaking speaking and they should get. Native Americans should have almost anything they ask for. If you go to reservation how the treaty were limited. This country unlimited is indigenous people. This is people, so yes, I get. That name eliminated finally finally took it when things catch on fire when? People talking about protests. They went back to the riots and looting I said well. The first looting was the Boston tea. Party straight. Straight Y'ALL y'All. Just mind from your playbook. Absolutely right now you are a big Lebron Fan and you notice sport. 'cause you played in college basketball. So are you very confident that the Lakers going to win this this championship? The okay, here's some things. I think the Bron- and makers in an NBA cheated. Watch the man having a crazy season at his age crazy. See I'm. And insane season that we got cheated, we got see how far the broncos take this. He was putting up stupid number. Bowling by the now this time has come off. Even with my boys when it, it's not the same you know what I'm saying it. Just won't be the same. It just won't be the same. There is something to think this'll be. Ask heard some say this will be bigger because of the layoff and Co. vid and you had to keep your mate and all that but. Kevin Shake. State and say you know what there's only a few. Some couldn't get to court some. We're trying to figure it out. Is Not GonNa play remember like Avery. Take care of it, son so. Look I'm looking at JR might be I'm loving that 'cause. I love him. CLEVELAND. Twenty sixteen, but. I've seen him hit a three six twenty sixteen bit, but he's been working out since fifteen and member him and Lebron got that Cindy. They produce together. They got a thing. That played in Cleveland with him, but he remember he he told me. When they got rid of Jr and the boss, we'll take him. He said we'll right take right until was game one against in the finals when Jr didn't remember the play at the end of the game and Lebron remember that or he didn't remember he didn't realize. He ran out the clock chance to win the game. Anything like that, but remember that was the year going on with his life with his family, but his daughter right? There's a lot of is not going on their brothers life. At that time you know, and he just. He looks at it, even the Bronx from like he just looked scattered. They don't yeah. Yeah I look at it. I have no work because I can't figure it out. I have no words for it because we know a small ball player. We know he's the way he's played I'm like this. It came out of nowhere. Now you know where you are from Jordan's generation, do you? Jordan or Lebron is the go or somebody else. This? Is it man? We I said we've been talking for. We look at numbers. Jordan Hoy. But you know after we want. No, there's nobody as can't as Mike. Let's get this nobody as intense as Mike. Nobody admits, but some of the necessary. Michael this is my got isn't. It served him well, but Lebron dominate this look at it again from his rookie, it'd take five years. It didn't take five years. It didn't take a Scotty it. This brother was putting teams on his back from they want. This. Brother came back from Miami to Cleveland Team, and that was like I cry, but what? You meant when he went to Cleveland. I'll go which I'm going with. This might be the end. I said just always knew. He. Let what he had committed this the first time. This ain't the first time because I've had guys like just the four right? Before. minute. You! Tell them that you think he's better than Michael went now now. That you're you saying, what are you saying, I'm? Paying this for Manda plus both of them, you can't go wrong with when you pick. Pick one pick one. Pick. Can you pick a favorite author? Sometimes no great writers, some Guy I love this this writer. Can I pick my favorite call on this one does this, but this does this. Two of them I want you to pick, but no I. Say this, but here's the problem. Here's the problem you want to hear. He got the group. You Ain't got doctors I'm probably going to Aba. Watson Dr J.. We Imagine Hato Magic, not their hypoc Jabbar Bill Russell we are talking about who's the greatest, and if you talk about bringing to talk about bill and bill with a on being six nine when he did I thought we'll chain. I said guys. And you talk about the greatest of all time. We look at a big list. You gotTA look at a bigger list. You can't just look at people not for me. I'm shocked that people sit there and forget about an almost just respect magic. And what by the did in the game? You know so? Alica Dr Jamie thank God. He was older man when he got here. But if you've seen doctor, Jay Bilas Muslin. Denver he came screaming like a little girl the first time I saw. My boy from the Bronx Duty Loud and said Joe you to see him. A Made Aba man I abolish another balanced. He caught it, but one hand sit around, and through down Bobby Jones and I jumped out my and screen a little bureau. I grew apple. IPHONE didn't back like him. I try to walk like him. To me, man, do the saying. The hosted didn't seem in the ABA. have no clue. Nephew Jordan about him and as the bottom you ask magic about. That's the one I based on. It's based on that is that is the truth and Dropping some knowledge, we appreciate it sir thanks. Man Your. Fox Sports radio has the Best Sports Talk Lineup in the nation? Catch all of our shows at Fox sports radio DOT, com and within the iheartradio APP search. F. S. are to listen live. Hey, guys. It's bobby bones I host. The bobby bones show and I'm pretty much always sleepy because I wake up with three o'clock in the morning a couple of hours later I get all my friends together. We get into a room and we do a radio show with your allies. We tell our stories. We try to find as much good in the world if he possibly can. Can and we look through the news of the day that you'll care about also your favorite country artists are always stopping by to hang out and share their lives and music, too, so wake up with a bunch of my friends. On Ninety eight point seven W M Z Q in Washington DC or wherever the rotates you on the iheartradio. APP Brandon, Marshal was on the her today. Says something very interesting about your man Aaron Rodgers here. He is sort of won. Two super bowls in the last five years you to me Aaron. Rodgers is my favorite quarterback in the NFL, but you wasted this guy's career. You got one super bowl out of Aaron Rogers. Are you kidding me? It's too late. It's too late. I rob go. I mean. I don't think Brandon Marshall's. Crazy. With his take on what the packers were doing, and how did their Business Chris? They also one. With the way remember they never go out to never went up. Free agents always drafted at one point, which was unbelievable. quit and I thought it was because they always in the mix, but at one point their entire roster. They had only one player on the team. That creates wasn't drafted by them. Who does that right like every play was what's drafted by them? They had no outsiders. It was incestuous. Is that the right word? In Sestriere a-list I'll be hayward. I'm not sure that's the right. To. Know. What I'm saying like they didn't go out and do that and they and especially, when you talk about maybe spending money and bringing in defensive players, especially, because obviously during his prime, and his numbers Chris MVP's, and it seizes that he's had he was able to get that franchise on the cost. There was the Seattle the onside kick. And, obviously if they secured that, they probably would go onto the second super bowl. Of course, the tight end mishandled it and Seattle got the ball back, and they wound up losing that game, and then the other problem we talk about the defense is. And Five of errands, playoff losses the defense is given up thirty eight or more points I mean I don't know who can win in a postseason when your defense is giving up that amount of I, mean Tom Brady could do that, but now Tom Brady. lost. All Right? That's the Philly game, so don't give me that. He, could he? He wanted he he went well. Play talk with. No. I'm talking about. Eight or more than any other quarterbacks, I'll get somebody to look it up. How many teams have won game? Defense gave up thirty eight points and the play offs, and I guarantee you the numbers, but anyway when you start to look at all those things. His point is legit that they could have been all the things dawn they were. They were close. They made the playoffs a lot. They won the division. They went NFC championship games. They're all kinds of situations there, so it's not like. That's why they kept doing what they were doing because. It seemed like well. It's it's working. We know we won the division again. We're made the playoffs ten out of. Eleven or twelve years in a row and we've done this and we've done that, but they couldn't finish the deal in those big playoff games against better teams, and I think that's what really when you take a look at his career as a whole. That's what sunk him off often times. I can't remember what the number is Chris. But, there's three games where he tied to score and never got the ball back because the defense gave it up and those games where they law so and it's not to make any excuses. His record is what it is, but the bottom line is. Could they have done more for Aaron Rodgers in Green, Bay, absolutely, any objective observer would have to agree with Brandon Marshall. And, I think I believe from twenty ten to two thousand sixteen. They signed to free agents. To free agents in six years that that's ridiculous, and that was their modus operandi, rob and I think I. Don't know if you were saying everything you wanted to say, but the way you said it to me gives him a pass because I think they were just happy being good. You know they got the great fan base. They know the fans are going to be there to. Fans are engaged because they're so good and I think they were happy with that. Hey, and if we get a super bowl, great I'm sure everybody of course wants one, but they were too content with just being a playoff team contender every year, having arguably the best quarterback in the league, and they didn't go out and expand on it and make the team. So that point, I think that's indisputable. My thing is this though. Aaron Rodgers is not blameless. So yes, they should made the defense better. Yes, they could have gotten even more weapons at times, but he's still in many cases did not deliver and typically in the NFC title Games. He just as one in three NC NFC, championship game and the game he won. He didn't play well the when they beat Chicago. In twenty ten, he threw two interceptions and no touchdowns, and here's the thing got the scores on the three losses in the in the NFC championship game one, would they? They lost they beat Chicago Twenty. Eight, twenty, one fourteen, okay, lost the Seattle Twenty, eight, twenty two in overtime. And so that's twenty eight points. You've gotta be able to overcome nessie on now. Kick now, ATLANTA! That's the game in twenty sixteen. They were just smashed forty four twenty one, but here's so not give you the obviously. The visit do anything but Rogers didn't do anything either. In the first half, they were down twenty four zero at halftime. It was similar to what happened this year. Against San Francisco you look at the numbers at the end of the game you look at the final score thirty seven twenty. You can say look. Look how many points the defense gave up. He did nothing enough when the game was in the balance, he did nothing in the second half. Same thing happened against Atlanta's second half. He starts racking up the numbers. Pat In the stats as you, you would say and it makes the score looked better mates. His stats look a little better, and then you can blame it on the defense, but when you you I know you watch those games. He didn't deliver in the first half, and neither did the defense, but Aaron did neither. Rob also play when you fall behind in your defense can stop anybody. Just put you in a tough spot. That's not. Get, go I'll let and is he is not blameless and we doing blowing, but he's also to blame, but if you were to look at the two in in the room Chris There's no way you can look at a defense given thirty eight or more points in five playoff losses an act as if it has nothing to get that Aaron Rodgers has more. More to say no, I'm saying the defense is not an all time. Great Defense. He is an all time great quarterback. He has not look rob. This is a guy that has a more than a four to one touchdown to interception ratio in his regular season career in four NFC title Games. He is one in three. He's thrown six touchdowns and seven picks. That that is totally against what air rogers does. He's got a career passer rating of one or two point four in the four NFC. Title Games Seventy eight so again you're right. The defense has been whack the front office. Build around him the way they should by a he also did not deliver in those huge games when I. On the defense, I, think most of it is on the defense I i. don't think if if when you look at the difference between what kind of Defense Tom Brady's had and I'm just GonNa. Use a comparison that Tom Brady's always been in a situation. Chris where it's easier to play, go look at some of those comebacks. You always talking about Tom Brady. The defense pitched a shutout in the second half. That's the difference when they. When they. When. They beat Atlanta. Twenties Tom Brady played terrible twenty eight to three. He was able to come back because defense was. In the second half what? Anything real hat to score to no. No ending up in it and can handle. I'm admitting that Rogers is defense wasn't up to snuff, but you're gonNA. In exonerate what I just told you about Rodgers' performance. That's not objective. I'm telling you that if I have to pick one thing on why he no mind down ball one thing. I'm telling you pick one thing Chris is it. What is it the defense while asking you hold on I'm asking you if it's Aaron Rodgers at the end of the day you after, stand up for your record. And here's why and you do the same. If, it's not Aaron Rodgers. then. Why isn't he in the goat conversation because you've got to win more than? All okay, do we are? We don't hear the fifth. They weren't Seattle and the Titan bluffs an onside. Kick the go to the Super Bowl. You're going to blame that on Aaron Rodgers. If You're not. going. S We put him in the go compensation when more to be in the gone. That's all I'm saying. mishandle of an odd side kick that one game rob I'll talk about one Atlanta would a defense couldn't stop. My way couldn't score what he wrote. They run circles around him Matt. Allen Rogers steps. They gave as he did. Where Rogers did nothing when the game was in the balance. Atlanta's plant prefix any racks up numbers saything this same thing. He did what he did when he Pittsburgh to win the Super Bowl. In twenty to watch that that's how many Dan Marino as Marino. All see has what what about is super bowl I'm asking in new I m B. He's Chris. He has the greatest quarterback rating in the history of of of now the title Games. Would and the NFL history. He does and his biggest Achilles. Heel is that he never had the defensive he had. He would would've wanted me we. All did put him in the go conversation backup. Your words butch money where your mouth is. You keep ranting and raving about how he's blameless. Put Him in a go. I didn't say it was mainly what? You're. Saying is. Starting to overlook the defense act like. When you run A hold breast! And, they know you have to throw it every down. It's a totally different ballgame. That's why you can't afford to fall behind. It changes the way they play defensively. You football better than that Rab I started out my reign by saying any objective observer would agree with Brandon Marshal I never said that defense wasn't an issue. All I said is Rogers is not blameless, and you act like those holes. He didn't have anything to do with it. This game a few months ago. Against San Francisco same exact thing. He was to blame largely for that whole. He turned the ball over and all that didn't in the second half. You're right the way differently. They backed up. They went. And he racks up numbers. Is, all time, great quarterback. I'm not saying that you act like I'm trying to say he's a scrub. 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02-10-20 The State of Indian Nations

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02-10-20 The State of Indian Nations

"Woken into native America. Calling from studio forty nine in Albuquerque. I'm Tara Gatewood. National Congress of American Indians President Font sharp delivered a forceful forceful challenge to federal decision makers in her first State of the Indian nations address. Sharp says native nations face. A growing threat from government inaction an indifference but she says there are many signs of hope. Coming up we'll bring you her full speech as well as the congressional response we go lyft it right after the news. Stay tuned in. This is national native news. Antonio Gonzalez demonstrations were held across Canada over the weekend as tensions rise over a gas asked pipeline in British Columbia. Dan Carpenter has more in Toronto. It in Belleville Ontario protesters forced suspension of passenger rail service. They were in support of the. What suet in first nation after six members were arrested in northern British Columbia Royal Canadian Mounted Police moved in to enforce an injunction against the nation's hereditary chiefs and their supporters that what suet opposed to the six point six billion dollar coastal gasoline slink pipeline the hereditary chiefs say? The project has no authority without their consent and the Ontario protesters came out to back them. The RCMP is in the midst of an invasion of. What's who attend territory? They've been dragging plan defenders from their own territory which legally they don't have jurisdiction over meanwhile L. in British Columbia police continue to make arrests during the weekend. Tensions remain high and more arrests are expected as protesters continue trying to block the pipeline as contractors. Was it to get back to the site of the pipeline area to restart their work. At the end of December. The Provincial Supreme Court issued the injunction against the nation that was blocking the access to the project and empowered police to enforce it for National Native News. I'm Dan Carpenter in the South Dakota Legislature House. Republicans are rejecting adding an amendment that would add tribal. Id's as a valid identification to register to vote lease drooping A.. Reports current state law allows those they driver's license licensed to register to vote. Or someone can register to county. Auditor's office and sign an affidavit house. Democrats brought an amendment to include tribal. Id's but it got rejected acted democratic. State Representative Sean Bordeaux is a member of the Rosebud tribe. He says he's struggling with the pushback against tribal. ID's so it's like they want to try. Try to impact in effect the voting by trying to get natives not to vote very frustrating to see that happen and a little bit of a pain in a heart to see that folks take a direct attack at some of the most vulnerable people who often don't have the vehicles or the means to get to where they need to the Go-to vote Republicans point to concerns about consistency between tribes. There are nine different. Reservations within the state's borders representative Tamra Saint. John is a Republican who voted against adding tribal. Id's to register to vote. She's a member of the tribe. She says she's studying a native American. Voting Voting Rights Act that's being debated in Washington State for National Native News. I'm Lisa group injure. NPR tribal leaders members of the native community lawmakers and state officials official celebrated American Indian Day Friday at the state capital in Santa Fe. They focused on environmental protection sacred sites in young people New Mexico Governor Michelle L.. Luhan Grisham share that the state has common goals with tribes on the Environment The environment and your sacred lands and this is a remarkable commitment that the state is showing credible leadership Lieutenant Governor Carlton Bowel Coty Zuni Pueblo Says Choco Canyon and northwestern Stern New Mexico is of concern a sacred area linking them culturally and part of their way of life a lot of the songs that we have a lot of the person we have some of those in bygone gone languages some some of those songs that impairs have don't exist in some form or fashion other than our way of life and we believe that it is that connection andries discovery to these connection to these previous places that allow US vows to revive our people spiritual strength a number of tribal leaders are or seeking greater protection of Chaka Canyon from Development Antonio Gonzales. The national native news is produced by Kohana Broadcast Corporation reparation with funding by the corporation for public broadcasting support by remote farms offering wholesome wholesome and delicious foods from our airline crops as our contribution to a better diet for the benefit of all people. We are honored to share our centuries old farming and culinary traditions Sion's online at Ramona farms dot com support by the SASCO chambers law firm championing tribal sovereignty not and defending native American rights since nineteen seventy six with offices in Washington. DC New Mexico California. And I'm the LASCA native voice one the native American radio network. This is native America calling. I'm Tara Gate. Would climate change the federal government's trust responsibility and congressional action on violence against women. Child Welfare and tribal sovereignty are among the issues tackled today in fond sharps first State of the Indian nations address. She is the president of the National Congress of American Indians. She didn't hold back in her address. Press criticizing federal elected leaders for what she called inaction and indifference. When it comes to native nations she also touted the gains tribes continue? We need to make in spite of challenges. In the congressional response to the address New Mexico Representative Deborah Holland a Democrat and a citizen of the Laguna Pueblo continued criticisms of the administration and issued a call to all need of nations to act in the best interests Anita values. We're going to hear both speeches beaches this hour. If you WANNA comment send us an email you can send it to comments at native America calling DOT COM or tweeted to us at one eight hundred nine nine native. Here's President von Sharp. Kyo which I'm just Jack. I wish Guy Good Morning. My name is fawn sharp. I consider it my life's greatest honor to have this opportunity to share with you today. I thank the Creator for gathering us together for this historic dialogue between Indian country and the United States on behalf of the five hundred and seventy four federally recognized tribal nations dozens of state recognized tribal nations and millions of native people across this country country. I welcome the distinguished. Guests assembled here today and those watching around the globe to the eighteenth annual State of Indian nations address. I stand before you today. As a humble servant of all tribal nations fulfilling my duty to share Indian countries story of perseverance and resurgence with the world to convey with absolute clarity Indian countries expectations of the United States government government and to cast a light on the immense power and proven wisdom of tribal nation's governing their own lands and affairs solving difficult challenges and forging brighter futures on their own terms. I embrace the enormity of this task for I have been groomed for decades aides to carry it out by transformative leaders in his footsteps I follow leaders like Beatrice Black Elizabeth Cole Tiny Kapoma. He's Rosanna in Ramona Bennett to name just a few these matriarchs kindled a great fire in me to give my life in leadership to my. Don't people in all of Indian country just as important. They showed me the way and for that I am forever grateful I also it draw great strength as they did from our Almighty creator. The advice of my fellow tribal leaders the spiritual nourishment in life lessons end of canoe journeys the inspiration passion in Ingenuity of our brilliant native youth and the ancestral teachings of our elders their wisdom encouragement and guidance have prepared me to meet this moment. So why do we gather here today. The purpose purpose of this annual address is to memorialize in affirm the enduring government to government relationship ship between tribal nations and the US government. It provides our assessment of the current health of that relationship and how it must be strengthened. This hallowed discourse not only speaks to elected officials political and judicial appointees in staff the federal government nor is it limited to tribal leaders employees in citizens it has meant for all Americans especially those who have been disenfranchised and rendered hopeless hopeless bi racial injustice economic inequality and the rapid decay of our American political system. They seek answers during these troubling times and they need to look no further than tribal nations to find them in that spirit. I stand before you today. Supported supported by more than six hundred tribal nations and governments across this land to share with you this undeniable truth. The state of Indian nations nations is strong across this land. Tribal nations are writing remarkable stories of cultural social political and Economic Mike Renewal. In the face of great obstacles we relentlessly plow forward in our eternal quest to create futures of hope Opportunity Eighty and cultural vibrancy for our youth in those generations yet. To come we do. So by invoking and practicing the greatest indigenous in his core values of all self-governance the crater gifted tribal nations with certain inalienable rights among them the right to steward word and draw nourishment from our traditional homelands cultivate extraordinary potential of our youth develop thriving economies that that provide opportunity for all of our people and manage our own affairs and control our own destinies as my mentor former Cornell leader in NCI CIO president Joe Delacruz so perfectly captured it. No right is more sacred to a nation to a people then the right to freely determine its social economic political and cultural future without external interferences the the fullest expression of this right is when a nation freely governs itself. We native peoples not only the inherent right but the sacred responsibility to live the way our creator intended speaking are indigenous languages living our traditional core values imparting them to the next generations practicing our life ways conducting our ceremonies and freely governing Orleans and Communities Tribal Nations are not nonprofit organizations. We are full fledged battle-tested governments guided by time honored cultural trope principles and recognized as such in the northwest ordinance the US Constitution and hundreds upon hundreds of treaties and Supreme Court precedents accidents however many Americans including many policymakers still don't understand the unique status status of tribal nations are unique political status. They don't recognize the indisputable fact that we are argh genuine governments with the right and more importantly the ability to govern our own lands and communities govern those in accordance with the values that make us who we are as native peoples but through mechanisms like this annual address address more and more Americans and others around the world are learning this truth and in doing so are turning to Indian country for inspiration shen direction and most importantly solutions to our common challenges in this great age of uncertainty acting with the next seven generations wins in mind our ancestors endured great hardships to forge our path to this day so that we would be able to be there answer to a prayer for thriving cultures healthy children in robust communities. We must and we will be worthy of the great sacrifices they made to who gives us this chance to sustain not only our way of life but our world for future generations. We will rise to this challenge for next seven generations rations by relying on the same indigenous governance principles notably strategic vision separation of powers and checks and balances on the abusive power that our ancestors have practice for Millennia to overcome the grave threats to tribal sovereignty. Our freedom to be who we are and our very existence as human inhabitants on this planet however tribal nations ability to rise to this challenge is under a growing duress. The threats to tribal sovereignty and self determination take many forms and they come from every branch in every corner of federal and state governments. They stemmed from an ignorance or a hostility toward the unique political status of tribal nations as a vital part of the original American family governments and the federal government's everlasting trust and treaty obligations to tribal nations. Yes there have been some. I'm encouraging developments worth noting for example. We recently saw the passing passage of the Esther Martinez Native American Language Program Reauthorization Act and the Futures Act which permanently extends mandatory funding for tribal colleges universities and related academic institutions meanwhile the proposed regulations updating the community reinvestment act promise to expand access to capital too much needed tribal governments communities in citizens however these are the exceptions to an increasingly alarming rule. Take the violence against women. Act Vishwa two two thousand thirteen a firm jurisdiction of tribal governments to prosecute non-native offenders in domestic violence crimes on tribal lands many tribal nations shins. Now exercise that authority providing justice for native victims where none existed before their work has exposed critical gaps in the two thousand hasn't thirteen law that the new legislation can and should fix yet. Congress is refusing to expand tribal authority to administer the Justice for victims of sexual violence child abuse stocking and human trafficking as well as law enforcement officers assaulted in the line of duty. Take take the current administration's want interference with tribal nation's right to restore traditional homelands which has created an arbitrary system of haves and have nots among tribal nation seeking to place land in trust take the mounting assaults on NHL Welfare Act by special interest groups intent intent on stealing native children from their families communities and Cultures Equa has been hailed as the gold standard by child welfare. Experts Arts and its legal validity has been affirmed countless times over the past four decades yet a recent federal court ruling ignored those fax six placing this vital lie in real jeopardy. And you just heard in see I president fond sharp and endow. We'll continue hearing more of this state of Indian nations addressed. She delivered earlier this morning. Also here the congressional response from Representative Presentative Deborah Holland. We look forward to hearing your thoughts. tweet them to us. One eight hundred nine nine native Anti enrollment advocates say the practice of removing longstanding members from tribal rolls appears to be picking up after a brief. Flo opponents are observing the annual. Stop this enrollment day. This week to call attention to the harm. This controversial practice causes. We'll learn more about tribal enrollment on the next native America. Calling like liked the circle of life there is an opportunity that comes around every ten years a chance to participate and let our voice be heard it it lets others know who we are and where we are. The twenty twenty census will be our opportunity to shape our future for generations to come SHAPE OUR future start here. Learn more at twenty. Twenty Census Dot Gov paid for by the US Census Bureau. You're tuned into native America calling. I'm Tara Gatewood from misled a Pueblo. We're listening to the State of Indian nations address today a day New National Congress of American Indians President fond sharp from the Cornell nation gave the speech earlier today in the first part of her speech. We heard her disgust threats to native nations including challenges to tribal decision making and the Indian Child Welfare. ACT WE PICK UP. We're sharp left off in addition to these existential threats. We have threats caused by federal inaction and indifference difference take severe chronic underfunding of the federal government's trust in treaty obligations to tribal nations powerfully illustrated in the recent broken promises MRS report. This report is a trebling. Glimpse into the pervasive impacts that federal budget shortfalls have on the health and vibrancy of tribal tribal communities. It comes fifteen years after another. Congressional report came to the exact same conclusion that the United States is failing to hold its end. The Grand Covenant is struck with tribal nations in exchange for hundreds of millions of acres of tribal lands invaluable resources they contain needless interruptions and delays in federal funding also pose a significant threat the two thousand nineteen government shutdown. The longest longest in history is the latest example of an incompetent federal budget process jeopardizing travel nations ability to provide vital services to our citizens from law enforcement to healthcare to emergency response and just once in the last twenty two years has congress passed a fiscal budget on time time an inexcusable sign of a broken system in addition tribal nations must compete with one another for federal grant programs a gross gross violation of the federal government's trust entreaty responsibilities to us. Meanwhile Congress left Indian country completely out of the two thousand seventeen seventeen tax cuts and jobs at despite years of hill advocacy by NCI and our partners in promoting Indian countries tax reform priorities priorities. That will clearly boost tribal efforts to build sustainable economies and grow local job opportunities. Congress has also neglected its responsibility sponsor ability by failing to pass legislation that reaffirms the inherent right of tribal governments to regulate Labor permanently reauthorized. The remarkably effective special diabetes program for Indians. reauthorize is the native American Housing and self determination act to curb Indian countries severe housing shortages. And take long overdue steps to curtail the missing and murdered indigenous women epidemic. That is ravaging so many of our communities and families but federal connection and indifference is perhaps no more destructive than with a current failure of the administration and some in Congress to address press the rapidly accelerating impacts of climate change or even acknowledged that it exists as chief. Seattle went said what we do to the earth we do to ourselves. The damage human beings have done and continue to do to this planet disrupts every facet of tribal life from our subsistence life. Ways to our ceremonies to our continued stewardship of the natural world. My nation of quilt is already feeling the brunt as ocean shen sea level rise are forcing us to permanently. Relocate are two main villages to higher ground when it comes to climate change and sustaining humanity humanity on this planet. We have no time left to lose and yet our government is nowhere to be found finally tribal nations face threats from an administration ministration that appears committed to obstructing the express will of Congress take the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act while ratified nearly four four years ago the administration has refused to implement key provisions notably the creation of an under secretary for Indian affairs to protect an advanced it's tribal interests within the Department of Interior and the establishment through a meaningful dialogue with Indian country of trust asset management. Plans eagerly. Disgraceful is the inner agency. Mo Way the administration develop to implement the new four seven seven tribal workforce development law that that law is specifically passed to expand the successful program and play self-determination squarely at the heart of Indian country workforce development yet the MOH was purposefully written to ignore the law by allowing federal agencies to veto individual programs that tribal nations have every right to include in their four four seven seven plans. A dynamic law is explicitly designed to stop despite these darkening storm clouds tribal nations continue to shine brightly. We do so much with so little because our people count on us to find a way no matter what we devise advise innovative solutions to the greatest challenges facing our communities. Because that's what governments do from the sled of the Pueblo of a sled. A WHO's innovative partnership with the State of New Mexico is reducing arrest in incarceration rates among Pueblo youth by providing them culturally appropriate diversionary generic services services designed to set them on the right path to the Miami tribe of Oklahoma. WHO's Miami Awakening Program is bringing back the tribes language wage from the brink of extinction and the strengthening of its people's cultural identity and kinship ties with one another in the process to the court? Elaine Elaine tribe. In Idaho whose education pipeline approach identifies and fill gaps in the systems of academic support for students which has dramatically atakli decrease the tribes highschool dropout rate and increase. The percentage of tribal members pursuing college degrees. Tribal nations are doing amazing things things and we could do so much more. If the federal government would finally once and for all abide by the timeless pack it made with a so long ago to create the country that we share today. We have upheld. Our end of this arrangement is long past time. The United States upheld its end of the agreement meant to that end Indian country issues a new standard of accountability to the federal government to uphold tribal sovereignty and treaty rights in all of the ways for which it was has been and always will be legally and morally responsible. This accountability begins with a genuine commitment to truth and reconciliation affiliation with tribal nations a process through which the United States can fully acknowledge its past transgressions against us so it can avoid avoid repeating them in the future. This accountability also means affirming tribal government parody. Not just when it suits one political agenda button every single policy decision it requires every elected official and political appointee in Congress and the administration to learn and faithfully execute their leadership responsibilities to fulfil the federal government's trust and treaty obligations tribal nations for Federal Agency Staff. It means dutifully implementing and not actively impairing legislation that empowers tribal self determination and self governance for all of our federal counterparts. We will hold you to this highest standard. It is not enough that you fully uphold tribal self determination in a specific ways as your position requires. You must hold your colleagues accountable to do the same whenever you have a policy decision before you you must ask how. How will my decision? Impact Indian country will empower tribal sovereignty. Or will it diminish tribal sovereignty if you are charged with carrying out a policy decision you must ask 'em I seeking out and heating Indian countries voice and how this policy should be implemented. Are My actions advancing tribal priorities. Are they obstructing them. So what does this look like living up to our new standard in practice given the current legal and political landscape it starts with advanced appropriations for the Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Health Service to protect tribal governments communities from harmful delays in disruptions in the congressional budget process. The Federal Trust responsibility demands that tribal nations receive federal funding on time every time it also means strong flexible funding for Indian country and to end the competitive grant programs that privilege some tribal nations at the expense of others others. That is just wrong. Living Up to our standard also requires there's government parody for tribal nations and a new approach to federal land policy predicated on free prior and informed consent of tribal the government's for infrastructure projects that will impact our lands our communities resources in ceremonies it also requires permanently protecting our are sacred cultural places from exploitation and desecration our standard demands. That Congress expand tribal authority under Varroa So we can continue to keep our community safe and protect native women from becoming yet another crime statistic it also demands the federal government partner with INSEE I and tribal nations to put an end to the assault on the Indian show welfare at once and for all in our children our most precious resource and we can't prepare them to sustain our tribal tribal nations if they'd been taken away from their families and the communities to which they belong are standard also means fixing the land into trust bockel by finally passing a clean car. Cherry fix Indian country three has been demanding this for more than a decade. A baseless legal decision does not justify legislative inaction. It is long past time that Congress provide all federally recognized tribal all nations equal opportunity to claim and reclaim tribal lands to preserve their cultures and grow their economies. Living Up to our standard requires wires that the United States regain its position as a global climate action leader. Bhai recommitting to the Paris accord and thank you in in restoring science to its proper place at the heart of its environmental policy. The united it's also needs to empower the role of tribal nations in domestic and global climate action from the North in Alaska to the menominee in Wisconsin to the Caribbean California. The -fornia Indian country is crafting ingenious approaches rooted in time honored ecological knowledge that can guide climate action around the world and last but not least Indian country standard of accountability for the United States. Government requires a full count of native people in this year. Census no matter where they way of and how they choose to participate. The United States must also protect the right of native people to participate in the American political process against voter suppression suppression tactics. That are meant to marginalize their voice and it must include tribal governments as equal players in the administration of elections all across this country. This is what we demand and this is what we deserve. Observe we will settle for nothing less and we will exercise our rapidly growing political power and voice in Washington and at the ballot box against is any and all who failed to meet this standard at every step step in every turn the National Congress of American Indians will be there to hold the US government to this standard NCI's leadership and staff have worked hard to strategically grow the organizations presence and strength to carry out this task not just for this year and next but for decades to come come so what so that we can realize our creator's vision and our ancestors hopes for a vibrant self-determined indigenous genus. Future in closing I wished to share this message with my fellow tribal leaders and all native people across this land. We are empowered word when we make great effort and take great care to tell our stories of strife resilience agency ingenuity and prosperity to all all those who will listen. We're the strongest when we think and act as one regarding the things that matter most to all of us when we joined together we are an unstoppable force capable of overcoming our greatest challenges in achieving our greatest an unimaginable pensionable futures and aspirations may the Creator Bliss all of you and made the crater bless Indian country co quilt. Let's see thank you. The National Congress of American Indians President Fon Sharp delivering the annual State of Indian nations address earlier today. Now we're going to here. The congressional response from New Mexico Representative Deborah Holland. My name is deb Haaland. I'm an enrolled citizen of the Laguna Pueblo. A single mom. I'm to my queer daughter. Soma AH daughter veterans a grateful fighter for environmental and social justice and the congresswoman for New Mexico's first congressional aggressions district. I'm proud to be here with all of you. Confident about the new leadership here at NCI and also frightened about division in our country and the fragility of our planet. I believe the best course. Forward is to communicate and to unite for the solutions. That we all know we can find an implement together. I want to thank my colleagues and in many cases my mentors chairman. Roel Gra Halbe of the Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples Chair Ruben Gallego Native American Caucus Co Chair Representative Tom Cole. My colleague Cherise David's Paul Cook and so many others native American Caucus Chair Emeritus Rep Betty mccullum for all their work and the support. They have given to me personally. And on behalf of their respective important committees the legislation that the House of Representatives representatives has passed this year reflects the diversity that increased when women one flipped the US House across the country in the two thousand eighteen election and the willingness of my colleagues to listen to tribes. I'm so proud of your woman president. I'm confident that font sharp will lead this congress forward and champion. The issues that we know are most important to all our communities again that was representative Deborah Holland Giving her response to this year state of Indian nations address this address takes place yearly and gives our nation's and List of priorities that to the National Congress of American Indians has a setting forward as well as taking a look back at some of the issues that have affected our need of nations. And some of the things you heard. In the beginning of the address there include between nineteen government shutdown tax cuts and also the role native nations could possibly be playing in as president. Sharp said the answer to issues as like climate change. And so when you hear these different words Talking about where our nation stands currently are native nations What would you like to add? You can always reach out to us and your thoughts to us. tweet them to us at one. Eight hundred nine nine six two eight four eight or or either tweet them to us at one eight hundred nine nine native. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on this in coming up. We'll hear more from representative Holland. Colonic Broadcast Corporation announces. The Alaska native art auction will take place April. Second the denying a Convention Center in Anchorage. This event will include a wide variety of art work doc from Alaska native community more than three hundred business leaders and decision makers attend this annual event information about contributing artwork reserving table or acting as a sponsor cancer of the Alaska. Native art auction can be found at K. N. B. A. Dot Org proceeds benefit k NBA national native news and other native programs. You're listening to native America calling him target would promise Leto Pueblo. And we are hearing the State of India nations address from NCI president font sharp from earlier. Today we heard that and then we also got the start of the Congressional response from Representative Deborah Holland of New Mexico. We pick up where Holland Colin left off after all the centuries of Indian tribes not having full say over our destinies it's time for the US Congress to pass the Progress Progress Act which will provide further self-governance by Indian tribes and will pave the way for them to manage programs and resources in the most effective. If ways I know that the Congress in past administrations Astray Shins have not done right by our communities but today I accept the new call of accountability the US Congress owes to our people people. And I will do all. I can't champion the issues that will help Indian country to thrive in all areas of concern and to use my seat beat to hold the president his administration and federal agencies to account. Because I took an oath in that is my constitutional duty. I am also pleased to know that. NCAA has chosen to honor. My dear friend Senator Tom Udall from New Mexico. Who has been a champion for tribes and also for our environment his mentorship to many native interns fellows and staff staff and his work to bring indigenous voices to Capitol Hill will never be forgotten I also applaud? NCI for honoring Marcello Lebow Lebowe a leader who has consistently represented her people with grace and unyielding courage. Miss Lebow has served Indian country and our country in in the Army Nurse Corps during World War Two tending bedside in surgical tenths while bombs dropped around her. She's awarded the French Legion in of honor and her legacy will be remembered for generations to come in two thousand nine hundred nine house. Democrats managed the passage of over four hundred pieces of legislation over two hundred. Fifty were bipartisan. Republicans and Democrats worked together to ensure that we are united on issues issues critical to Indian country. And we're especially proud to have helped bring long sought federal recognition to the little shell tribe of Montana but there is still a very long way to go as the vice chair of the House Natural Resources Committee and the chair of the Subcommittee on National Parks Forests and public lands. I wake up each day with the fear that gnaws my conscience and that is the effects of climate change and how this crisis wreaks havoc on global communities who can least afford to adapt. I'm happy be to know that. NCAA created the Climate Action Task Force so that tribal nations are on the frontline and ready to combat the effects of climate change on many Levels this yes that deserves an applause. Madam President the sad fact is that we have a president then who is intent on selling off our public lands to his friends for fracking and drilling. We have a president who has used his power to cut the size of Arizona's Arizona's national monument by eighty five percent and the size of grand staircase Escalante by half these two areas. The ancestral homelands of my people is now open to leases in desecration by extractive industries which will exacerbate climate change and destroy countless sacred sites and a race our history this administration which is stacked with coal gas and oil insiders has stopped important climate a change research and actively promotes the denial of climate change in our need to move our country to a renewable energy economy this is no different than the destruction of the Hana Autumn nations sacred insights for the trump border wall so he can further promote division in this country entry between people of Color and in the process destroy a living culture and an ear replaceable wildlife habitat but in spite bite of the immoral acts of this president and his administration toward our environment. The House passed bipartisan legislation to protect a ten mile radius around around Chaco Canyon from gas and oil drilling. The bill is currently in the Senate and I encourage all of you to support. Its passage that means is calling every single senator. You know and asking them to make sure that this bill gets passed recently. The president signed an executive order creating the Operation Lady Justice Task Force a plan that is modeled after my not invisible active twenty and nineteen solving the crisis of missing murdered. Indigenous women is going to take a sustained comprehensive pensive effort between tribal state and federal governments. And I have concerns because the task force does not include the voices of survivors or or tribal leaders it lacks concrete transparency and consultation requirements. And if we are truly going to address this crisis we need the administration to recognize the centuries of violence that native people have endured which won't be solved without concrete procedures and with only one one point five million dollars in furtherance of this of his his detrimental policies. The president is vehemently arguing for the federal court to allow him to kick off more than seven hundred thousand people from food stamps. Many of these people reside in our communities and in urban areas this action is wrong and as a former snap beneficiary. I understand understand the value to health that adequate food can main two families living on the edge. The work that we try to do in Indian country is is not helped when tribal leaders have to struggle to be heard they deserve a say in deciding the policies that the administration hands down that affect tribal nations as we have seen this time and again. And that's why I support the respect act which is bipartisan and bicameral legislation that would mandate eight tribal consultation across all federal agencies and why I will work tirelessly to bring tribal leaders to the table to voice their concerns about the proposed legislation. And why I worked to pass a tribal consultation amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act The while. President Obama held tribal nation summits every year of his presidency. There there has been little to no formal interaction with the needs of tribes by this administration while tribes were against the Department of the Interior reorganization initiation. Plan it carried no weight and tribes were ignored if we think for a moment about the Obama presidency and the fact that he moved moorland into trust trust than any president. We can see a stark contrast between President Obama and this president. My Office is open to all all tribes and I'd like to find solutions to the lack of the Interior Department's work on land into trust issues and reports of paperwork languishing without needed signatures leading to tribes frustration but some hope looms and our ability to move legislation. Forward in a bipartisan. is in way. I'll start with draft legislation that I've worked on along with Senator Elizabeth. Warren Honoring Promises to Native Nations Act Act is draft legislation that is currently gaining comments from tribes across the country. This legislation will seek to remedy the decades long underfunding that was exposed in the United States Commission. On civil rights broken promises report. The legislation will address chronic underfunding and and collect by the federal government in five major areas criminal justice and Public Safety Healthcare Education Housing and economic development there is also missing and murdered indigenous people and violence prevention legislation that will begin to untangle the the centuries long affliction that has taken hold and that must be remedied cosponsored and sponsored eight bills that have passed. We'll move US toward finding solutions. Among these is the badges axles which will streamline the hiring of law enforcement officers in Indian country three and the not invisible active twenty nineteen. That was the first bill in history to be introduced by four tribal enrolled members of Congress. It currently there are a number of bills in the Senate that need you to move forward. They're they're sitting on someone's desk and not doing a thing. Likely the most important bill to pass right now now. Is the violence against women reauthorization. Act The house is pushing the Senate to move the bipartisan bill that we passed in April of twenty nine hundred nineteen. That's almost a year so that it can be signed into law because women have the right to be safe in May. The House passed the clean car. cheery fix that representative presentative. Tom Cole introduced to allow the Interior to take land into trust for tribes. That were federally recognized at any point in time not just when the Indian Reorganization Act was signed in one thousand. Nine hundred thirty four. This bill is important for the Senate to move forward because Congress did not intend to limit it tribes land into trust based on the date of their federal recognition. There are two extremely important issues that are critical to twenty twenty the census and the general election. I urge every tribe across this country to do all it can to ensure that our people are counted counted in this year census funding that is important to the future of our communities is on the line if we neglect to be counted it is especially elite challenging and states deemed hard to count by the Census Bureau however commitment to make the census of priority will ensure that Indian country doesn't doesn't leave funding. That will make a positive difference in the lives of our children on the table. Last this is an election year as an organizer for close to two decades. I understand the challenges in getting our people to the polls but this is the most important election in the history of our country. I take my oath of office to heart and defending our Constitution and our democracy is my most important charge as a member of Congress the I have witnessed actions that I never thought possible. By president of the United States those actions coupled with brutal contempt for our environment and most dangerous policies have ripped families apart based only on the country three of their origin. The president's disdain for decency and respect of human beings and our institutions are untenable and I urge Indian country to devote every possible resource to electing a president who reflects the values that define us. Those values instilled in us by our parents and grandparents the values that guide our principal existence in demand that we care about whole communities is not just ourselves that we give our children every opportunity so that they are prepared to keep our customs and traditions and then pass them on the values that require us to protect and defend the land. That is everything because it is sustained us for this long tribal leaders please budget funds for the purpose of getting your people out to vote because our future depends on it and I promise that I will do everything in my power to make sure that election security is a priority to every single member of Congress. I thank you all so much for listening. It's been an honor to spend time with you and I look forward to seeing some of you in my office this week. Thank you that was representative Deborah Holland. Giving her response to the annual State of Indian nations address. We have time left to hear one response during the question and answer session after the after the address here is NCI. Hey I president on sharp responding to a question about the lack of progress in Indian country in what. NCAA I can do about it. You're tuned into to native America calling and anything that you'd like to follow up on. You can also tweet your thoughts to us at one. Eight hundred nine nine native and as you continue to hear more from this year's state of Indian nations address what are you also wondering. What are some of the priorities that you would like like to put forward and again what do you think about Two nods to native nations saying that some of the solutions to the nation's issues can can be found in our tribal nations including what happens With climate change we also heard representative Holland talking about Different in legislation that she has put forward in to Congress in what this could mean for our future What do you think about this as we continue to think about our native nations in the state that they're currently in maybe you have a tribal leader WHO has put their hat into into the ring to just try and think about where things can go from here? Some of the things. That were mentioned Several Times both from President Sharp as well as representative Holland was the issue of missing and murdered indigenous persons Bills have gone forward award in. What do you think about this being priority? Both on the National Congress of American Indians as well as from our representative are. There are things that are happening in your own tribal nation where these issues in an effort to bring Brought Ford what about It is well. Is it being covered in the media. Does more attention needs to be brought to this. These are all things that we ask as we continue to consider what are native nations ends are putting forward as a priority if their priorities that you have for your own tribal nation in two thousand twenty or things that you hope. Your tribal leaders will bring to national show Congress of American Indians or even a representative Holland. Go ahead and share your thoughts with us. You can tweet them to us at one. Eight hundred nine nine native and right now we have reached the end of the hour. And do appreciate you tuning in today. We also hope you'll tune in again tomorrow as we bring you a conversation about tribal enrollment and the conversation has already started the Hashtag stopped. This enrollment is circulating over social media. Right now if you like to see some thoughts that people have on it you can check it out again. That hashtag stopped this enrollment. But tomorrow one o'clock eastern wall start our own conversation about it. Thanks for joining us today. Here on native America America calling. I'm Tara Gatewood and we invite you back. 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01-05-21 COVID-19 vaccine update

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01-05-21 COVID-19 vaccine update

"Welcome to native america calling from studio eight six nine in a sled pueblo. I'm tara gatewood. The indian health service as already administered thousands of cova nineteen vaccines never nation president. Jonathan nez said he wanted to set an example live streaming his own back nation tribes cherokee chickasaw hotel prioritizing elders culture keepers and language keepers in their vaccination plans coming up. We'll get an update from health and tribal community leaders about further plans to vaccinate and address concerns about the new vaccine the national native news on tonia gonzales washington state attorney general bob ferguson announced. The state is suing the federal government to stop. Its plans to sell the national archives building in seattle the government which ship off digitize records to archive centers out of state as steve jackson reports. Tribal nations are among those that. Want the information to stay in the pacific northwest. Bob ferguson says. The plan violates current law. Because there's an exemption for buildings the archive being put up for sale if it's used for specific types of research in addition he says the federal government didn't consult with those who would be impacted by the closure that includes twenty nine native american tribes have signed onto the suit. Fawn sharp is the president of the chronology indian nation. She says native americans in the northwest are seeing a resurgence of language and culture and the archive is a vital source for information leading to a point of just having a basic understanding of this rich and baskets and if if this information were to ever leave the pacific northwest there would be a loss gnarly his tribal nation. It'd be lost entire at pacific northwest and put a price on a value of what those are. House at tribal nations ferguson says the suit seeks an injunction to stop the sale of the building. He hopes the case will receive an expedited hearing in federal court for national native news. I'm steve jackson reporting from spokane leaders and tribal communities are getting creative to encourage uptake of the cove. Nineteen vaccine the mountain west news bureaus savannah mar reports. The northern arapaho tribe has been hit hard by the pandemic and many tribal members are eager to be vaccinated. That's according to lisa. You're walking with the tribes medical clinic. However there are some that do have questions she says. Clinic staff have been fielding those questions via social media. And they've been getting help from arapahoe. Ceremonial elders like george moss. Who agreed to get the first shot in to have it. Broadcast live on facebook people. To have mr moss him so i can take the vaccine is speaks volumes tribes like the navajo nation had council members get vaccinated on camera. The black feet nation in montana is using the black veep language to counter misinformation and educate members about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine for the mountain west news bureau. I'm savannah mar georgina. Lewis from alabama pueblo in new mexico intends to run for congress. The five term state democratic lawmaker and attorney is joining the race for the anticipated of the first congressional district currently held by deb holland holland. Who's a member of laguna pueblo has been picked by the biden harris team for secretary of the interior. If holland's confirmed the state would call for a special election wants the. Us house vacancy occurs with candidates nominated by major political parties in new mexico on her campaign website. Lewis says she's been a tireless champion for the earth people and future generations and would continue. The fight holland began holland. Strong advocate for native american issues environmental issues and missing and murdered indigenous women and girls rancher and indigenous rights advocate carry. Dan has died in nevada. At the age of eighty eight democracy now reports kerry and her late sister. Mary long fought the federal government over land rights and environmental issues. The western shoshoni sisters were committed to protecting their way of life and the rights of their people fighting for land back and land restoration from poisoning. Their legal and political battles began in the nineteen seventies and they spent their lives advocating for indigenous rights. I antonio gonzales. National native news is produced by colonic broadcast corporation with funding by the corporation for public broadcasting support by the center for indigenous cancer research at roswell park comprehensive cancer center dedicated to cancer research medicine and cancer care for indigenous population. The no charge online risk assessment tool is available at roswell park dot org slash. Assess me support for law and justice related programming provided by. Hobbs strauss dean and walker l. l. p. a national law firm dedicated to promoting and defending tribal rights for more than thirty years. More information available at hobbs strauss dot com native voice. One the native american radio network. This is native america calling. I'm tara gatewood joining you. Live from my homeland of sheer with dewi via skype. Thousands of people across the country have already received their first dose of the two dose covid nineteen vaccine many of those frontline workers were first in mind for the vaccine through the indian health service. It's all a part of the vaccine distribution plan to draw attention to this and keep community safe it's drawn up by tribal leaders in healthcare officials to make sure those most at risk received the vaccine i development and approval of the two vaccines offered many people hope as we approach a full year with the pandemic still many others remain weary of the vaccine safety. We'll hear from some tribal community leaders about the vaccine distribution how it's going and what the predictions are for vaccinating their citizens and we want to hear from you to. Do you plan on getting the vaccine. Do you have concerns about your access to it. Give us a call. We are at one eight hundred nine nine six two eight four eight. It's also one eight hundred nine. Nine native and joining us today from window rock arizona on the navajo nation is navajo nation president. Jonathan nez president. Nez thank you for joining us for another native america calling very good good morning or good afternoon depending on where you're going to be on the show care. Well we really appreciate you being here in president news tucked about how things have been going understand. You got one of the first doses of the vaccine less month you broadcast the event. Why did you feel. It was important to to let people witnesses well. I received the shot. Thursday new year's eve and we waited for all our doctors and healthcare professionals those that are caring for our covid nineteen patients of course our our first responders as well and you know i consider myself healthy you know. Plant base eater a runner and Really thought that I wait on the vaccine. But there is a lot of misinformation being given to our citizens here Misinformation about how vaccine was a and has human cells and all this Misinformation and so we had to go on a campaign to inform people especially now that we are going from the one a category that went be which is our high risk patients in our elders and our elders. Some are on the fence on the borderline of taking vaccine so I thought you know it would be good to let our navajo citizens. No being the leader of the nation to take one of the shots into let our public know that we do Trust the healthcare professionals. We have a lot of navajo doctors who've gone to school become medical doctors and encouraging our navajo citizens to take the vaccine. And so for me that you know that information is good good for me and i said yeah i will take the vaccine and the hope to encourage our Navajo people especially our elders to take the vaccine. So i took the vaccine and No side effects Just a little sore arm. I kept running Doing my exercises and really didn't have any Any other Reaction to to the vaccine so in fifteen more days Now are beginning to second dose. I think the first dose has indicated about thirty to thirty to fifty percent effective against coded. Nineteen you wanted to get. Your second shot wants to get your second shot you are not. It's ninety five percent effective Against covid nineteen. So we've got hit hard here on the navajo nation. Care and i think it's it's a turning point for all of us that vaccines are available. I like we just did a town hall just now and actually right in the middle of the town hall giving them an update on how many vaccines we got five vaccines the journal vaccines coming in and once they come in a. I'm i'm really happy that there is interest big interest in taking the vaccine here on the navajo nation. So as they're coming in we're putting him into the arms of our our navajo people. And i think you know campaigns and public information town halls like we're doing is helping to bring confidence to the vaccine and bring i guess back to the federal government. I know that throughout the country. There's some distrust but a lot of this is very transparent you know. Of course there was a short timeframe getting this vaccine developed but it wears a transparent process. And it's also we had over two hundred of our residents here on navajo that volunteer to be a part of those clinical trials for Pfizer violin tech and about eighty percent of those individuals. Were now a people and you know. There was no indication of any adverse reaction. So that's the vaccine. I took with other leaders on thursday including indian health service leadership and again just to bring some confidence and support to the war on covid nineteen imprisoned your thoughts about this being available to tribes often or at the end of the line not considered. What do you think with. The rollout of all of this here are tribes who are receiving Some of the first supply of this. What are your thoughts on that in did you Ever have a chance to speak up and in demand that this be. So we've had national media attention to here on the nomination as well as other tribes throughout the country of course The public understands that tribes people of color rural communities have gone hit hard by the nineteen our advocacy has always been that funding that gets approved from the federal government. Go directly to the tribes. It's the same thing with the vaccine. Should go directly to try to not a pass through through the state so here on the navajo nation. Seven of the eight service unit units opted in and said we're going through the indian health services to get our back scenes and guess what we got our vaccines visor here. The first day the rest of this country got their doses as well at the same time Utah went through the state and they even said they made a big mistake. We should've went with the ice shows but we did advocate heavily. That state of utah should be giving some of that Pfizer vaccines to those Healthcare workers there and they did a couple days later. They received their shipments. So all i. I am happy that indian country that opted in possibly to ihs Received their vaccines the same day. The rest of this country Received their shipments so I think it's a it's a team. Approach of all tribal leaders raising awareness throughout this country that tribes are not going to be set aside anymore. tribes indigenous peoples or the first citizens of this country and we should be treated such an president is how many doses of the vaccine did the navajo nation. Get water all as january third Nine pm we got a number of ten thousand nine hundred. Forty one total Back themes that pfizer madonna. So far seven thousand seven hundred and forty nine of those doses have winded arms of our people and we are almost complete with a one eight category. And now we're going into the high-risk patients were doing it now. Those that are being cared for in the rural parts of our nation to get your shots. Of course those that one Those that want it and then are sixty. Five years and older population are starting to receive a little bit at a time. But we're going to be on a full vaccination. Blitz come january eleventh next monday. Get as many of the sixty five year and overpopulation Those that that want shot in president is what are some of the challenges that you see in in getting to those points. So i think a lot of it is a rural nation. Many of our people you know just snowed not too long ago. I think it was on new year's eve to a lot of mud out there so they're trying to get our see to go administer. The shots in the rural parts of the nation is pretty difficult. So it's gotta be done in the morning when the grounds frozen right and then to get back and then the same thing goes for work Our relatives that are going to go get essential items. Maybe grocery shopping at the same time getting into the hospitals so that they can get their their shot. But overall i think the navajo area. Ihs are navajo. Six thirty eight or never department of health you know we we. We created a unified Command group where we have meetings every day to keep everybody on the same page. I chess self-governance facilities And the navajo nation leadership. And i think because of that The navajo area. Ihs the arctic shots. Central has seen that now the who is doing a good job in getting these It's taking this. Close look is important too. Well everything is unfolding. We'll continue to cover more coming up after the break but join us one. Eight hundred nine nine six two eight. Four eight is a number. Tanning hides were moccasins. Regalia and other items is a craft on its own. It takes hard work and dedication to use traditional methods to create a tough workable material on the next native america calling. We'll focus untraditional hide tanning with native craftsmen. Hope you'll make plans to join us. Support by roswell park who know tribal communities face persistent challenges in health equity such as cancer and higher death rates the centre for indigenous cancer research at roswell park comprehensive cancer center is dedicated to advancing cancer research that will lead to translatable science medicine and cancer care for indigenous populations worldwide are at high risk for cancer. A no charge online assessment tool is available at roswell park dot org slash assess me. Thanks for joining us today. Here on native america calling. I'm tara gatewood from subtle pueblo in on the line with us today at a window. Rock arizona is now who nation president jonathan nez and We are talking about the vaccine. What are your thoughts on it. We know a lot of our tribal nations are opening up it Vaccination to their communities. Maybe you've already gotten vaccinated. You wanna share some thoughts on your experience. You can give us a ring. One eight hundred nine nine six two eight. Four eight is the number. Maybe you decided not to. You can tell us about that too. All opinions are welcome. Go ahead and give us a ring. One eight hundred nine nine six two eight four eight also here today at bemidji. Minnesota is dr kaley fretlin and she is the indian health service cove in nineteen vaccine taskforce deputy lead and she is a direct descendant of the white earth band of ojibway our pleasure to have her here. Dr fretlin welcome good afternoon. Thanks for heavy and dr franklin. We have Calls coming in. And i definitely want to make sure that we get all of the information or questions and thoughts. People have again if you want to join us. One eight hundred nine nine six two eight four eight and before i go to your comments on what you've heard so far. I do have a caller question that came in somebody wanted to know. Can the vaccine change a person's dna than second question. is just concerns one. Pharmacist destroyed doses because of concerns. It was not safe. That's what the person called in about. They want to know. Do pharmacists support. The vaccine is well. Give us your thoughts with start with. Can't change a person's dna. Hey great question and one. That certainly has been out there so that that scenes that are available currently the pfizer vaccine and vaccine is what we call 'em a vaccine. So it's a messenger arna and what this does is. It goes in and leaves a message to build a protein. I'm within your body so you can have an immune response to kobe. If you're expose it does not at all get in change our dna so nothing is going to get in and change our dna. This message is just a message. It goes in leaves the message and then it leaves Kind of i've heard it referred to as a snapchat message So goes and very quickly leaves a message and leaves. But no way alters our deny and then just thoughts they wanna know. Do pharmacists support the vaccine. That is another great question and as a pharmacist myself You have no idea how disheartening to hear another pharmacist That would do that. To this lifesaving vaccine where we know that this is having the vaccine has such a huge impact especially in our tribal communities. So i'd they pharmacist and our national pharmacy association have come up publicly. We statements and across the board pharmacists are on the frontlines vaccinating with covert vaccine and are very very supportive. Pharmacists continue to be very trusted profession. We're one of the Main vaccinators across the country you regardless of what type of vaccine it is. Many many people go to their pharmacist to receive annual vaccine such as influenza shingles and so pharmacy as a profession has really statement saying That this one act of this one pharmacist. Because of their personal opinions does not reflect the whole profession and pharmacies are very supportive of covid vaccine and personally and they took this really personally has pharmacists When i look at my social media threads and most of my colleagues are pharmacists every single one of them have gotten the covert vaccine. Not only are giving the covers vaccine but they are receiving the covid vaccine. Which i think really attest to their trust in the vaccine. Thank you for the end. Thank you to our caller for leaving us some questions you can call in to share your thoughts one eight hundred nine six two eight. Four eight is the number and dr fretlin questions about the vaccine and know a lot of people are asking. Why do you need it in two doses breakdown how it works wider to in any more info. Go ahead okay. The two bucks scenes have been studied in a two dose series. And what they found. Is that the ability to mount that antibody response after one vaccine wasn't sufficient as it is after two vaccines thereby making it a to axiom series to get what president says. I talked about that ninety. Five percent efficacy. Now we see with both of vaccines so this was one how it was studied and in those early phase one phase. Two trials. they're looking at is the efficacy of the vaccine after one dose and advocacy after two doses. In the efficacy. When we get that ninety five percent is only after the two doses in so with this you know when people are wondering about this and in what it'll mean in their future health. What are some of your thoughts. What is known so far about what happens when you take the vaccine a month out or even longer so the vaccine is still being Evaluated in these phase three trials so patients who received the vaccine during these trial period and president nez had mentioned to the pfizer vaccine amongst his navajo nation populations in the clinical trial. They're gonna continue to be monitored for twenty four months after they've received a vaccine so we'll continue to no more right now. The recommendation is to get the two dose series for pfizer or madonna and if more vaccines become available or get emergency soccer association. There's one on the horizon. That's just one dose series whatever. That recommendation is Cd's going to continue to monitor that and make future recommendations. Based on the information we continue to gather about the vaccine its efficacy and its long term in the long term. Efficacy of that scene in dr freedland the entire time there has been a push to for people to take precautions to social distance among other things. What's your thought on this in in making sure that we don't get to a point where people are overconfident. The vaccine and they think that they can't You know that is their shield and they can't get covid nineteen again any thoughts on that space. Well i think it's really important that we continue to follow the cdc recommendations which say that. Even if we've gotten a vaccine we still need to follow. We say the three w so. We need to wear a mask. Wash your hands and launch our distance. Even if we've gotten the vaccine the vaccine was studied to look at If we can if we get cova with the vaccine Or if you're hospitalized or have complications from covert after. We've gotten a vaccine. It didn't not have the Did not evaluate the ability to transmit covert. And so because. We don't know that yet if we're still able to transmit covid To people it's still very important that we follow these cdc guidelines To wear masks. Wash your hands. Watch our distance even if we've been vaccinated in wanna turn to president says any thoughts on that to of still taking precautions even if you had the vaccine president next. Well i mean what i've heard thus far is that we know if this is going to be an annual. You know dose just like we do with the flu shots so Those are things that are still being discussed by the scientists and so but right now with the current strain and even the The new strain that has been detected. Scientists are saying that these vaccines are or are highly effective in pushing back on the virus. And so the you know what you all are hearing from The healthcare professional today makes you inform so when one thing that I was You know how was compared was okay. What is the if you do catch virus. Slurs the complications from that you know people think that. Oh yeah well. Fourteen days You you will Overcome the virus. And you'll be okay but studies do indicate that thirty percent of those That have To virus thirty percent have had some long lasting Healthcare affects now. Compare it to taking a vaccine where two doses you get ninety. Five percent efficacy. You know and you gotta compare those if you do get if you get the Covid nineteen what is the percentage of you getting some long term health effects from it and impossibly. Even you know permanent damage to yourself whereas you take a shot like i said it took one i didn't even feel it and The next stay. Little soreness on the arm but that was it and second dose second shock come up in a couple of weeks and you're eighty ninety five percent protected from covid nineteen so that that's the information that is being given to the public so that they can make their own decisions their own judgement on whether to take it or not. It's either that or we begin to continue to wear masks social distance. Loss your hands with soap and water and pray that it would just go away naturally. But that's probably not the case. And i guess we didn't get moved towards herd immunity at some point and i'll let the healthcare professionals talk about that. What is the percentage of the total population that has already re re Caught the virus. 'cause they have some of the and you know the bodies able to push back on the virus and then does that. Get the shot was two percentage. You don't people say maybe eighty seventy to eighty percent of the people should have either received a shot or the shots or have caught the virus and then that's hurt immunity so those are discussions that are taking place. I'm not assigning this but just being a leader of the novel nation. I get a lot of this information out there. You gotta be informed an- president news and no you gotta get going any final comments. Lastly you know. I appreciate The information being given a lot of misinformation out there you know. There's even a pulse. Forget what it's called bell's palsy Will would the shot You know would the shot give you bell's palsy. You know things like that. It's just a lot of information that just need to investigate or even do some their own research on based on what has been shared with me I trust that Since his In the forefront of pushy back on the virus and the reason why i in encouraging our citizens and even american populations out there to took the virus. I mean take the vaccine. I'm sorry and In order for us to get back to some normalcy and to save lives bottomline. Thank you care are right president. Nez thank you for being with us today. Where do you stand. What are your thoughts one. Eight hundred nine nine six two eight four eight. Let's go ahead and take a call. We have been in key kiana alaska tuned in on koa z. Ben thank you for giving us a ring. What are your thoughts today. Good morning thank you for having me I have a question for the doctors here. alternative alternative medication Such as silva colloidal colloidal silver. I'm sorry iodine. Cbd oil Sodium dioxide chloride et cetera What are your thoughts on Alternative medicines such as Natural eating right. You know like you said. Wash your hands I don't believe in a vaccine because of my belief Nothing foreign goes into my body is a temple according to your all's bible etc and Speaking of the bible Many people believe in the proper. She's of such Book We're living unit today and I believe that it is population control. What's your what are your thoughts on that. Thanks men hang tight and go back to dr kelli fretlin. Your thoughts thinks they're for the question. I think you start for your question. And i really wanted to respect that you It sounds like you treat your body really well by using natural medicines and taking care of your body so i'm always In favor of people who eat healthy take care of their bodies because that is an important system no matter what we do for our mind body and spirit is to eat well as a black size for natural medicines. We have all kinds of that trauma defense and that's where my sister. The foundation of a lot of our typical western medicines that we do use. And so i've always encouraged my patients In community members families friends that if they have You know they work with their doctor or their traditional medicine man or whoever that is and they have that belief in those natural medicine that is their choice And taking care of their body as far as the vaccines go. I think it's really important that each of us have individualized choices There's no mandate to take that vaccine. But we do wanna make sure that we are protecting our families protecting our communities to the best of our ability. The vaccine is one of those tools to be able to do that. The other two are to make sure that we are wearing masks or washing your hands. And we're not. We're keeping our social distance from others that we may be an asymmetric carrier of covid and that we're not continuing to spread that we do that. There's been detrimental damage to our communities with covid and the impact of covid on the data of our families are relatives the burden on our healthcare systems. And so i think either there's no mandate could take vaccine and i think each of us are allowed to whatever individual beliefs are But i do think it is important that we are each responsible for taking care of our community and being respectful to our family. Our friends at doing everything in our power and what we believe in to make sure that we're protecting those that we love all right. Ben thank you for your call. We also have melvyn in santana bresca tuned in on z. Y. k. melvin. Thanks for giving us a ring. Go ahead you're on air cable questions. Running how long does your vaccine last and I'm quarantined again. The third time and that all comes riding in my diocese ban. it's the other patients families who are not taking care of themselves masking social distance and that come back to us to wear important that these family members in people realize they should be shot to protect the rest of the burmese. That's where i got an appointment to take your shot tomorrow at ten o'clock back can't wait. I just 'cause. I don't know how long this virus is last. None of us know that answer right now in a wish you the best with that too and thank you for sharing net in. We'll get to your question coming up after the break. 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Dot gov the office of indian energy and economic development supports this program. Thanks for tuning into native america. Calling them tara gatewood and we're focusing on the in nineteen vaccine today. If you've already gotten the vaccine tell us about your experience why it was important for you to get it. There is still time to join our conversation if you decided not to. What went into that decision. Call us one eight hundred nine nine six two eight. Four eight is the number with us today out of bemidji. Minnesota is dr kaley fretlin. She is indian health service. Covid nineteen vaccine task force. Deputy lead also here to out. Baraboo wisconsin is kiana boating and she is executive director of health for the whole chunk nation. She's enrolled ho chunk and she's also boy here to on the line of alexandria. Virginia is stacey bolan. She is a chief executive officer of the national indian health board. And she is from the su- saint marie tribe of chippewa indians. Ladies my pleasure to have you here with us. I got another caller. Go to We're going to say hi to cindy who is in new mexico tuned in on k. Unm cindy thank you for giving us a ring. Your honor thank you. Thank you for your wonderful program. I love it. I listened to all the time. I would like to know i would like to know what how i can signed the ingredients that that are in the vaccine or if they can tell me over his Nine here like i you know. Is there free. are there substances in the tar. Not so good for the body. Cindy thanks for asking. Dr freedland anything you can share. Sure and actually. Cdc has posted the ingredients in both the vaccine So it encourage you to go to the cdc website if you've got the ability to do that but thank readings include both exiting they're made with an mri and then So that is very similar amongst the two ingredients the next month or the lipid Which is limited another word for fat and so there's different types of fats that are included in each vaccine has slightly different fast. One of those ingredients his cholesterol. Don't worry that's not going to make your cholesterol go up. If it's a vaccine and then the remainder are still sugars in buffers what we consider salt sugars and buffers and most of these are things that we would see in most of our food potassium chloride sodium chloride sucrose So so sugar. Potassium those types of ingredients and then that's it So when i look ingredient list there is Ten ingredients in vaccine. Neither vaccine contains eggs gelatin. Laptop checks preservatives. And so really. It's important to when you're looking at these ingredients. Most are very common and a lot of medications and we think of different buffers that some of our medications carry But to look through that list if you have an interest in knowing exactly what's in there all right induct portland before the break. Our caller melvin wanting to know how long the vaccine last We also had president. Jonathan nez mentioned the new strand. Does this current vaccine Put up a shield against that. Go ahead dr freedland. Under longevity of the vaccine that is still being studied so we do not yet know how long the fact scene is gonna offer protection for. We don't know if this is gonna be A situation where we would need a booster vaccine next year on an annual basis. We did that with similar with h one n one But we had that booster vaccine. We don't know yet. We're going to continue to learn more and the cdc. Oh continue to evaluate that. And the need for ongoing. Vaccinations with covid for covid. And i'm sorry. Do you wanna read second question. And the new strand. Will this vaccine help against it. That is being evaluated right now. So they're looking at the news straight of Kobe and the vaccines. They anticipate that the vaccine would be effective against that because it's creating it spike protein Which is just the outside part of that protein shell on the outside of the covid. Virus is what it's crazy as long as a new strain has that similar protein structure our bodies. Shit if we've been back stated Our body should be able to still recognize that and mount that in response that were helping that the vaccine in something else. That president is brought up was Possibility of bell's palsy brought on by the vaccine. Anything you want to clear up there. Still bell's palsy was seen in both phase three trials from journal adviser There was very few cases. Just a few cases in which Clinical trial and so those are still continuing to be ongoing and evaluated as to the relationship of bell's palsy so when we look at the overall majority of the people in these vaccine trials Which was tens of thousands of people just a couple of cases about policy the majority of the adverse events. we're very mild to moderate to motor. What president nez said. Sore arm In some pain or tenderness at the injections site it was the most common. I thank you for that and want to go to stacey berlin. Who is here with us today. With the national indian health board and stacey. There's a lot to be said where we currently stand in terms of vaccines making it to our native nations. Is there anything you want to share about where we are currently the distribution And you know are there tribes out there. Whose voices haven't been heard in all this in anything you want to share. Well first of all make which thank you for inviting the national indian health board and beach be on this show. Today this is. I have been taking notes. This is incredibly informative. Thank you so much for the service that you provide I cannot speak to this. I'm not Well informed about the Distribution plan in terms of where we are at this moment. So what. I can't tell you is that i know there has been concerned about particularly tribes and worl- alaskan native villages that are very remote tribes. That are very remote and There have been concerned about ensuring that they can get the vaccine in a timely way and be ensure that the refrigeration requirements are met for Carrying vaccine over vast areas of basically vast worl- and beyond rural areas in stacey information is very important. Is there anything you want to share about tribes who are asking for more information and you know have there been any tribes. Said we don't want the vaccine. Do you know. I am not familiar. With any tribe that has sat as a tribal nation. Do not want the sexy. I am And we are at the national indian health board our leadership You know we're comprised of tribal leaders from cross country. There are individuals who are concerned about the vaccine and about receiving the vaccine. I heard new information today on your show which i thought was really interesting. Very helpful But we need to be able to provide good solid information to the tribes from resources that they trust. We know that the national indian health board is very trusted resource. We know that the area tribal regional health boards and organizations like united south eastern tribes northwest portland area health board alaskan native health board etc are trusted regional tribally operated controlled organizations that The tribes rely on information shows like this. We need to capitalize on these opportunities. and make sure that we're we have the best information and that people are using our website using your website and the shows they are checking in with Trusted resources that are out there in the world so if for any country we always have our own resources that we develop that we trust and i. i'm very concerned about the misinformation. That's being spread about the vaccine on. There is a level of understanding obviously and compassion and recognition that because of our people's history with research entities not respecting human protocols. That there are Folks who have historical trauma over previous events that have occurred and there is trepidation about the vaccine for those reasons but when you look at the facts of what we have before us and you look at all the brave and incredibly generous ending country. Who who were part of the trials president does mentioned the navajo people who participated in the trial. We have our own people and and very specific outcomes speed a based on our own people participating and that's that show that this vaccine is safe and effective. So i guess i'm just talking too much so i'll happy new year. We we always appreciate view into things and a kiana boating. Thank you for being with us too. In your nation is also figuring out how to distribute the vaccine. Many different things come along with that in something. I'm curious to about even vaccinating employees Tell us more about what's going on there at ho-chunk thank you for having me so Currently we are working on our department of health employees and we have not made the vaccine mandatory people are free to sign a waiver and decline it We have the capacity to vaccinate up to five hundred people a day so right now are only limiting factor is How much vaccine we can get in with that. The decisions that a tribe has to make you know we heard a little bit from president Nez but what are some of the other considerations that those in charge have to think about in servicing their public. When it comes to this vaccine we have to think about Are high risk individuals Who is coming in contact with people who may have cold who are employees. That are on the front lines and have been working throughout the entire pandemic Those are the individuals who have the ability to work from home rather than coming into the workplace of course our elders and our language and culture keepers. those are very high up on our priority list. In why are they on those lists. Because you don't see that on a list across the nation tell me about that sure You know that's one thing that i've always liked about being a native american is that our elders are kind of always are celebrities. And you always see everybody going to greet them and pay their respects to them. So our elders are the keepers of all of our traditional knowledge and our stories and our language. And what makes us who we are. It's not You know the employees per se but these are the people who pass down all of the important knowledge very interesting in. Maybe your tribe is doing similar efforts. You wanna tell us about it. You can always reach out by sending us an e mail comments and native america calling got some more calls. People want to jump into this. Let's go ahead and let them. We are going to go to david. Who is in net lake. Minnesota tuned in on key f. T. david thanks for giving us a ring era near ear. The person that test positive for to build and my audience is getting the vaccine. Help your protect them. From getting colbert again. Okay thank you for your call in. I'll give that one to dr fretlin anything you want to share A does getting it give you immunity and then anymore. Go ahead okay. So for those people who have been exposed and had covert They have what they're saying is potentially up to ninety days of unity after they've had cove it and it's been diagnosed as covid for the vaccine having covid is not a contra-indication to gain the vaccine so people in the trial have or get covid and still got the vaccine. So it's still recommended even if you've had covid that you still get the vaccine because you want that additional protection that the code vaccine is going to be able to provide so recognizing is that if you actively have kobe and you're in quarantine to wait until you're done with quarantine to get the covid vaccine if there's limited vaccine As the leader from ho-chunk was mentioning. Then you may have. Each tribe may decide where you fall onto their priority lists if you've had cope it within the last night. Sixty to ninety days so that might be a tribal determination but having had covert does not Prevents you from getting the code beck scene. And actually you're encouraged still get covid vaccine even if you've had covert all right. Thank you for that. And let's go to caller. We got susan in bethel. Alaska tuned in on y. You k. susan. Thank you for giving us a ring. You're on air high i. I think it's awesome. That this vaccination of this vaccine both versions are like ninety five percent effective. That's awesome especially when you consider like few shots are like forty to sixty percent. But i think there needs to be more of an awareness that if you had the vaccination booster and all you still got a mask social distance and all that because it's proven it hasn't been proven yet that You know you can still get exposed. You're just not going to get sick from it. 'cause of the vaccination but you could still get exposed carry it and spread it to others and i don't think there's enough awareness out there about that. It hasn't been proven about how effective the vaccination prevents from The spread of it if you're still exposed to it after getting vaccinated That i just wanted to put that word out and and here your spots on it. Thank you okay. Thank you for that. And i guess we can go to kiana for that. Any thoughts I think that's a very good point. That a lot of people think that if they get the vaccine then they're free to go about living their normal pre covid life and that's just not the case right now and The tools that we have to provide are washing our hands wearing our mass things. Sixteen of parts from people who don't live within our household So we still need to continue all of those things during this time after. You've gotten your vaccine all right. Thank you for that. Let's squeeze one more in caller. We launched in cuba new mexico tuned in on k. Unm you've gotta make fast lonnie go ahead all right. Thank you very much for having me. Everyone just wanted to say thank you to all the healthcare workers and rolling so fast. I was one of the first. I got my first To to heavily. I'm going in tomorrow for my second. No side effects Just a little bit of sort of and i just wanted to Say thank you to all the healthcare workers survives out there. That are making this episode quickly for everyone loves harvey lonnie. Thank you for your call in with that. We wrap things up. I know you're still thinking things. Maybe now you're ready to talk. Send us an email comments. At native america calling dot com. You can even find us on. Facebook and twitter handle is at one eight hundred nine native. Thank you to everybody that we heard from in the our today navajo nation president. Jonathan nez dr. Kelly fretlin on a bodine and stay bolan. I'm tara gatewood. We hope you'll meet us here tomorrow. We're going to be talking about high tanning traditional way. Do you still do it. 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02-13-20 Book of the Month: The Cheyenne Story: An Interpretation of Courage by Gerry Robinson

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02-13-20 Book of the Month: The Cheyenne Story: An Interpretation of Courage by Gerry Robinson

"Welcome to native America calling from Studio Forty nine in Albuquerque. I'm Tara Gatewood. Northern Cheyenne offer Jerry. Robinson has opened up the door to what his ancestors endured during the late. Eighteen hundreds with his new book. The Cheyenne story an interpretation of courage. It's a historical novel in the first of a series that aims to bring readers close to what it meant to respect cultural lifeways during dark times and being pushed off once tribal lands stay tuned for our February book of the month feature to hear more. The news is next. This is national native news. I Man Tony Gonzalez. South Dakota's refurbish riot. Legislation passed a house committee Wednesday. The bill rewrites last year's riot boosting law designed to squelch pipeline protests Victoria wicks reports to lawyers from Governor Christie. Noam's office testified in favor of the legislation one of them's Katie hers. Who helped draft last year's law that was held by a federal judge to be largely? Unconstitutional hers tells legislators that this redrafts still includes penalties for those who incite crime but also protects rights of free speech and Peaceful Assembly. This is about protecting people in their property and keeping them safe very narrowest sense as necessary opponents included representatives of tribes one of them was remmy. Bald Eagle speaking on behalf of the Cheyenne River. Sioux Bald Eagle tells. The committee that the tribe does not support riot but it does support protests against pipelines such as the keystone. Xl through treaty protected land existing criminal laws are adequate to protect us all from individuals who might engage in acts of violence. But who and what will be there to protect us from the devastating consequences of a major oil spill or leak. One of the opponents was committee member and Speaker of the House Steven how guard he said. If passed the bill would clean up old riot laws that had been on the books for decades but he said the penalties are too high and the number of people constituting a riot is too low. I'm Victoria wicks in rapid city. South Dakota preparing for the senses. A top priority among tribal leaders gathered in Washington. Dc This week. Von Golden tells us more in her State of the Indian nations address earlier this week. National Congress of American Indians President Fawn sharp stressed the importance of this year's count Indian country standard of accountability for the United States Government requires a full count of native people in this year census. No matter where they live and how they choose to participate matthew to mask is the legislative liaison for the Yakima nation in Washington. Wanted to make sure everybody's coming. While he's pushing for those census initiatives he's also looking at what comes next the redrawing of congressional districts he says last time tribes really had no say in how the districts were drawn in the two largest reservations in Washington. Were both split. There were no people of Color on commission or a commission staff. So that's what we're trying to make sure we fix this time. Around Census Initiative start in earnest in March involving golden national native news. The assembly of First Nations has filed a ten billion dollar class action lawsuit against the Canadian government. Dan Carpenter Chuck reports the A. F. N. says through what it calls discriminatory funding the government created an incentive to remove first nations children from their families if also alleged that Ottawa failed to take into account the different needs of first nations communities across Canada and that funding for children reserve was far short of what was allotted to children off reserve. The class action lawsuit goes further than the Canadian. Human Rights Tribunal ruling of two thousand and sixteen it found that the government systemically discriminated against first nations children on reserve but the national chief of the A. F. N. Perry Bell Guard says the lawsuit covers a much broader group of children from Nineteen Ninety one to two thousand and five. Who were not included? In the human rights tribunal ruling. You cannot leave these children at out. They're not eligible and that's HR ruling. So we said we'd better develop a class action suit here for those children are affected from that time period. And there's thousands of them. They suffered abuse in Ottawa. The Indigenous Services Minister agrees that first nations children who are harmed by government child welfare policies must be compensated for national native news. I'm Dan Carpenter. Chuck and Demand Tonio Gonzales. National Native News is produced by Kohana Broadcast Corporation with funding by the corporation for Public Broadcasting. Like the circle of life. There is an opportunity that comes around every ten years a chance to participate and let our voice be heard it. Lets others know who we are and where we are the twenty twenty cents? This will be our opportunity to shape our future for generations to COME SHAPE. Our Future start here. Learn more at twenty twenty senses dot Gov paid for by the US Census Bureau native voice one the native American radio network. This is native America calling. I'm your host Tara Gatewood. It's important to know or tribal histories knowing dates. And where certain events took place helps us set the framework for what our ancestors endured but when we are able to tap into the emotions of what it meant to be our ancestors we gain deeper connection to those that came before us are February book of the month. The Cheyenne Story and interpretation of courage The author Gary Robinson takes the readers on a journey of the heart because as he says. Cheyenne are more often through this world by their hearts and through this fictional story a historical novel we learn about the journey. Cheyenne people take especially in the face of war and The time after the little bighorn battle. We'll hear more details on this but as we open up this story we are also opening up these phone lines today. The first hand people to call in to one eight hundred nine six two eight four eight and share their thoughts are ask their questions on air. We'll get a copy of Jerry's book so let's go it in meter author but again if you want to join US dialing right now. One eight hundred nine nine native joining us. Today from East Helena. Montana is native author Gerry Robinson he is a member of the northern Cheyenne tribe And we heard too that he received the Western heritage award for Western novel of the year given by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Our pleasure to have this award winning author with US Today Jerry. Welcome thank you tear. It's wonderful to be here very excited and Jerry. You started writing this story. Never knowing that the moment you put it out tons of people be knocking at your door wanting to read wanting to Give their praise for this and just the amount of attention that this book has gotten so far. What does that tell you about the way the world needed the story? Well that's I guess. That's that's exactly and that's and that's what I felt when I started to write it is I had this awareness that that Certainly when I was growing up I needed this story. And so in many ways in in Doing all the research and and traveling all the miles and spending all the time Doing this for myself My hope was that That it would be of use to others and most importantly to the Cheyenne people And and specifically the use of the Chinese people because I I had a lot of difficulty understanding comprehending following The story when I was younger. So yeah that was my. That was my goal from the get. Go and and to have the response that I've had is very gratifying very humbling. That's in a lot of times when we hear this story especially of winter tribes were forced to move to another place or even the moment. We were able to return a lot of times. It's just a bunch of dates and places. Sometimes it's just specific notes From army journals or military journals and tell me a little bit about what you did you end in between these lines well and that That is a exactly how it started was initially I had Come across a story About my great great grandfather. Bill Rolling and The story was that after this battle in the big Horn mountains he was. He was the Primary interpreter for the northern Cheyenne and he was asked to help the army Parley with the Cheyenne afterwards to try to get them to surrender. And and a very well documented by several sources that he was brought up to the front that he participated in this in this Discussion and that. He was there which which amazed me and once I got past the amazement. The question settled in okay. So he was there. But how did he feel about that? And that was the the initial Question that that started this whole process of what? We're what in their hearts. Not only bill rolling certainly His brother-in-law little and and All of those who were in that camp When the soldiers attacked and not only at that particular time but you know that throughout the rest of the story the the struggle that they went through what was what was in their hearts. What was it it had to have been just so overwhelming and I. I couldn't I couldn't fathom it and I found that in the writing of those very difficult moments An and I I hope it translates to the reader it it becomes became very emotional for me and it was in that way that that writing those words Became Very Cathartic for myself. And I some of the feedback that I've gotten from people. Is that they when they read it. They have the experience of being there with our ancestors and I think that that's some of some of the best That's some of the best praise that I can't get injury. What your story does is gives a guest kind of a human face to What a lot of times history buffs like rattle off In in dates and times but really takes it to that moment where you are exploring the lives. You know the emotions that these individuals went through in the heavy emotions that they carried in making some really tough decisions whether to surrender as the military Poised it but let's go ahead and and set the story when we opened the book. What do we find and of course folks? This is our book of the month. Were sharing copies of the books with you. If you'd like to join us. Dial one eight hundred nine nine six two four eight is a number when your comments on air. That's when you get a book go ahead and dial in now. One eight hundred nine nine six two eight four eight. Go ahead Jerry. Well when when the book opens The The the opening chapter Presents a little Walking through The the Cheyenne camp in the camp had just moved from further up in the mountains to to this location The signing called Willow Creek from from my research it today today. It's called read for Creek and So he's he's a walking through the camp and there's some concern They know that the soldiers there's a large group of soldiers Out on the powder river moving north and basically he's just walking to visit a friend and kind of essentially going about his his day with that with that concern Kind of lurking back there and While he's visiting his friend the news comes in the the Tryon Wolves Scouts Come in and give their report on what they've seen At the camp. And it's and it's very very Scary News it's a large group of soldiers. And they're they're out looking for a fight and the One of the warnings is If they come up here It'll be a big fight and so Immediately the elder statesman of the tribe if you will Decided well maybe we ought to to look at moving camp and putting some distance between us in this the scoop soldiers but It just so happens that at that time the Cheyenne had Not only Turn Back Crook at the battle of the Rosebud What they're trying to call where the girl saved her brother at and then again at little bighorn Which was a big victory there and then shortly after that The Kit Fox Society of the tribe Had Defeated a show any camp and so they were the younger men younger Lawyers were feeling fairly confident that they could defend themselves and defend the camp them and so That immediately set up some drama into camp because A portion wanted to move in portion refuse to let them And so that that like I say that's created a lot of attention a lot of drama to camp and What I do in the story as I bounce back and forth between perspectives Of Little who I do in third person and my grandfather William Rowland who I do in first person I moved down to. A and William Rolling is writing with the soldiers out on the powder river. And he's a win when we need him. He has just received the news from a Schon Scout for the army that Crazy horse who crook general cook had been out seeking had caught windows the movements of the soldiers and he had moved farther up Toward the yellowstone or elk river is a shine. Call it But in addition to that news It was mentioned that the main camp of the winter camp of the Cheyenne was up in the Big Horn mountains off to the west. And it was at that point that General Cook made the decision to forgo The crazy horse and this was a real pivotal moment for water reasons. We'll pick up right after this break. I'm Tara. Gate would host of Native America calling on our next program. We'll hear how different nations turned to songs to start in build strong relationships this Valentine's Day we explore native love songs which are meant to express deep emotions some native nations simply call them courting songs and are often played on the native. American flute support by dream. Spring a nonprofit community lender for over twenty five years dream. Spring has been increasing access to business credit for entrepreneurs across New Mexico Arizona and beyond dream spring offers loans for self employed entrepreneurs startups and large established enterprises information about flexible credit requirements affordable rates and customized lending available by calling eight hundred five zero. Eight seventy six twenty four or online at Dream Spring Dot Com. I'm Tara Gatewood from SLEDDED PUEBLO. And it is. Our February book of the month with us. Today is northern Cheyenne author. Gerry Robinson and we are getting the details behind the book. The XIUYIN story in interpretation of courage dial into one eight hundred nine six two eight four eight and join the conversation. I turned back to Jerry. Jerry you're starting to explain a pivotal moment not only in the narrative but also a major part of native history. Go Hip and continue. Thank you tear. Yeah it really is a pivotal moment. at at At that point when when General Crook Finds out that the? Cheyenne camp is in the bighorns off to the West. He sends the Call him a thousand men up into those mountains to Capture the the shine camp. How the hope is that. They would be able to do what they had. Recently done. Back at the Red Cloud Agency which is to surround a couple of camps that had off Away from where they were supposed to have been camping in and that was stunned successfully. There were no there was no shooting. No killing or anything But Bill Rolling News that Likely what would happen? If those those were agency Indian had been surrounded. The Cheyenne Camp was looked at as a campus hostels and And he knew that To where that there was gonna be a a big altercation there and this was a great concern to him because he had married Shine woman My great-grandfather mother excuse me Since Frog and in nineteen fifty year before the Horse Creek Treaty. Down at Fort Laramie and So he had been married into the tribe for twenty six years he had fought alongside a lot of the people who were in that camp He had watched many of them grow up from from childhood to adulthood and And so he had relatives and friends up there that he cared deeply about And one in particular was Chief Little Wolf who was his brother-in-law He was one of his wife was named lightning. Who was Just frogs sister. This is passed onto me through oral tradition as I grew up in So he had this big dilemma As he was being ordered to saddle up and ride into these mountains and Basically what he knew what's going to happen was to attack this camp full of his friends and family and and and that so so. I've got two protagonists in the story. Little Wolf and bill and if this moment they're both Just in great anxiety about what potentially could happen and ultimately What they dread comes true. And and that's where the book moves forward and and into this battle and The subsequent struggle for survival of the Cheyenne afterward. And you go into real detail in a lot of this and do it very beautifully. There are moments where it felt like I was watching a movie with Different Things that were happening and there were some really tense moments During this time in the different things that you are explaining with the characters and then to think that some of this is exactly what happened in Also understand that you also walk the grounds of some of these places where things really did happen. We'll hear a little bit more about how that influenced your writing. But if you'd like to talk with Jerry go in dial in now one eight hundred nine six two eight four eight is the number and we are also giving away copies of his book to get one. You GotTa talk on ear so go ahead and give us a ring. One eight hundred nine six two eight. Four eight is the number Let's go ahead and take Michael who is in Hayman's New Mexico tuned in on K. Unm thanks for giving us a ring. Michael Year on air. Yeah thank you for taking my call. Yeah I I'm baby-boomer like so many of your listeners. And a lot of like education of Cheyenne lifestyle and the ways are usually depicted in movies. Like you know some glue little big man laughs at a dog and I think even the west duties last major Western style movie. He learned he had to learn the signs correct size. I am a language and pronunciation. They'll wonder if you Have you take some characters from those movies books? And and Kinda we women to a person of personality and your book and if you're GONNA become a movie one day all right Michael. Thank you for your call there in Hemas gain if you want to join us one. Eight hundred nine nine six two eight. Four eight is a number. Got Nine books left to share with you. Courtesy of Jerry. Jerry go ahead okay thank you Michael For the for the question As as as whether or not. It'll be a movie one day. That's that's not for me to decide I still have two more books. Too Right so That's where my focus is and Where I continued to Research and as far as the characters in the books Basically what I draw on is My Experience Of having been born in raised on the reservation and Those characteristics that I give to the Cheyenne people in the story are characteristics that I grew up around that were presented to me in display to me by my own relatives and Just all the all the education that I got that I didn't know I was getting when I was getting Type of type of stuff I think that I think that we have a great Effort going on on the reservation to to go back to To to save tradition to save culture to save language and There's there's so many great examples there in the past and today's still That that When when I'm sitting there and writing and I'm trying to for instance. Just the the humor is something that I think is very A very special characteristic that the Shan bring to life Even in the dark times even in those hard times It's something that that helped us to get by those those difficult places and and then Just the the understanding of of what it means to be a leader. has been very well presented to me by different friends and relatives as as I grew up. And I I draw on that Injury I really appreciate too when you talk about humor. And even in some of the most intense moments you pop it in there because as we know in our indigenous nations humor strong humorous medicine and to find it at some of these really tense moments. I think is taking us to probably what our ancestors were enduring because we laughed along the way as we endured. And so Jerry. Talk to me a little bit about The use of language. And you give us two languages in this book not only. Cheyenne but the sign language in talk to me a little bit about that and again folks one eight hundred nine nine six two eight. Four eight is the number to join us. Michael thank you for giving seraing. Go ahead Jerry. You know thank you for sure. So language language is very important. It's I don't think I said this in the book. I don't think you can adequately tells the history of the people in listen to do including the language. I was very very fortunate that I I I had two or three people who Really helped with the language I myself. am the product of of three generations of boarding schools. And so I was not raised speaking the language If I speak any Cheyenne it's pigeon. Cheyenne best I am Certainly through the book have picked up Quite a bit more and In the middle of an ongoing effort to try to learn more myself taking a a a a classic a great friend Linguist Actually. Who who does shine language? Well but it's very important to include that In the Story IT'S A. There's a lot of things that are said. Cheyenne that Tell a story in a certain way that you just can't get at with with English language and and As I get better at it I hope to Do a better job of of relaying that in in the subsequent books to trait I I enjoyed it and even the glossary at the end of the book. To where where you give us a breakdown of some of those words that you used And you don't always break down of exactly what the interpretation was but the context spoke to it and that was fun. I enjoyed an yes. The sign language. I definitely want to get to that But Jerry got a caller on the line. We're going to see. Hi Donna. Who is in Albuquerque? New Mexico tuned in on K. Unm Donna thank you for dialing in. Go ahead you're on here. Oh thank you for taking my call. I'm a retired teacher Let's primarily native studies and Now a native studies older graduate student and One of the things. That was so recognizable in my first couple of years. Is that there. Just weren't any books for me to learn about my own ancestry or other tribes as well and so with my my my children. I tried to make sure that they had things to read. And now I'm preparing a collection that I can leave for my grandchildren. So that They don't have they don't have to wait as many years as I to find out not only about their own heritage but many many tribes and I'd be honored to have this be one of the books that I add to that collection. How exciting done. And thank you for sharing that here out of Albuquerque New Mexico We'll go ahead and give you book to book number two plenty more left. Dial in one eight hundred nine nine six two eight four eight in Charlie anything you WANNA tell Donna. I'm sorry Julie. Anything well well Percival thank you. That's it's it's an honor to Be Thought of in that way To have the books out of In that way that's that's It means so much with all the hours that I put into it. All the miles. All the effort To to know that it gets that meaningful to another person Is it means a lot. And I'm very for that. So thank thank you all right. Thank you Donna. And now Charlie. I'm looking at this name here. It says this caller's ready go and Jerry. That's why I called you Charlie. So now I can say Charlie Charlie. Welcome at affordable. Idaho tuned in on kyw. Su Go ahead. You're on air terra. Good Morning Tara Mooney. Yeah Yeah I was always interested in their shine. People say you know I wondered about Dull knife and little wolf and two moons Roman nose and all those great chief that you don't hardly hear too much about you know like how you know. How many pages is the book? The author Is What's Is it the novel like I just got done reading? Killers the flower. Mooning that was the roaring twenties. You know like I still WanNa know about the Shire in history that that was a pretty heavy book to Charlie Glad we're able to introduce you to this and you're GonNa like what you're about to hear Jerry here all those people you need Jerry. Go head talked to Charlie. Okay thank you. Hi Carly So yeah the book is. The book is two hundred eighty six pages long. That's the that's the text I do have Some Back material behind that to the glossary and in notes in that type of thing that explain some of how I About writing the book you know and Yeah your your question is that goes right along. The line of of A lot of Reaction that I had and and and that I really knew was was the case. Is that a lot of people. Don't know this history And and it's really amazing to me that that is the case but it's at at the same time it's understandable. I mean it's it's It's one that that is You know certainly a lot of people would like to forget and In for many many years my understanding is that China and talk about a lot of what went on back then out of fear for of retribution and also So the story Was was quiet. Now it has been written about In the past There have been books published about it. one Call China Autumn. That was written back in the fifties by by Gal Out of Nebraska especially at any Mari Sandoz She did a great job They need a real bad movie out of it. I And and in recent years Other people have taken cracks at at shorter novels And then There's been a lot of academic books written about it but one of my goals in writing. This book was to write it in a way that it was that it was accessible. That it was understandable. Relatable So that people when they read it helped like they were reading about family and And and a lot of the feedback that I'm getting is that is the case that they Especially from my my shine relatives But they they feel so much better connected to their ancestors And Yeah it doesn't include the What transpired after little bighorn up to the time of the establishment of the reservation. This book is takes us to the point where they're sent south to Indian territory books. Two and three I'll Tell the rest of the story about how they came up out of there and and what happened once they they got back into their home country and it involves all of characters Morningstar also and uninstall knife Little little two moons I make a try to make a clear distinction between two moons and his nephew young to moans replace a big role in this book And and so many other. So many other Characters who were characterised people sure and Jerry. That's a lot to weave together in in a new that at the end of the book You explain some of the ways that you did this in a direct correlation to the people that you were bringing attention to in in how to balance all of this to we want to hear a little bit about that but go ahead and dial in now one eight hundred nine nine six two eight four eight liked the circle of life. There is an opportunity that comes around. Every TEN YEARS. A chance to participate and lead our voice be heard it. Lets others know who we are and where we are? The twenty twenty census will be our opportunity to shape our future for generations to come shape. Our Future start here. Learn more at twenty. Twenty cents is dot Gov paid for by the US Census Bureau. Thanks FOR TUNING INTO NATIVE AMERICA CALLING. We are here with Jerry Robinson our featured author and his book Cheyenne Story and interpretation of courage is all about a journey. His ancestors went on maybe their urine sisters too. If you'd like to join US dial in one eight hundred nine six two eight four eight is the number and we are giving away copies of the book to our first ten callers. GotTa Make It on air to get one. You can ask your questions. You could say your thoughts. Let's go ahead and give another one of these books away we're going to say hi to. Dina in New Mexico tuned in on key. Unm DNA. Thank you for calling. Go ahead you're on Air DNA. Are you there all right? Let's see we'll get her? Oh there she is Deanna. Go head. I'm here I'm here. Hi I'm Diana. I'm calling from New Mexico and I would want him Jerry Scott's on Does he do any traveling and lecturing and I want. His thoughts on encouraging colleges universities even high schools to Start instituting. Native American can class all right. Thank you for those thoughts and out of East Helena. Montana is Jerry Robinson the author. He's here with us. He is northern. Cheyenne in go ahead. Your words to Diana take. Hi Dan Thank you for the questions I do A fair amount of traveling I certainly done a lot for the research in the book From Oklahoma to back to Montana several times And I am currently working to set up Different speaking engagements book signings and whatnot To that part of the country halter up and down when I go down to Oklahoma to accept the Western Heritage Award I plan to set up a a bit of a journey back. where I'll be Doing some presentations signing some and whatnot. and Yeah outside of that. I'm I I'd be honored and and very happy to Go anywhere in talk about this book It's it's been such a big part of my life. I I just I I very much enjoy sharing about it talking about it. And and as far as the Native American classes and all. It's yeah I I think it's I think it's absolutely Crucial that that These classes Be set up and My experience here in Montana is that we actually have a Had A Statue past years back called Indian education for all where which makes it a requirement for schools to teach native American district As part of their curriculum Not every state has that But it would be wonderful if they did to not only give an accurate understanding of of what took place but to use it in an inspirational way for For the students jury and and even just seeing real history or Connection to a tribal nation is the basis for understanding more. I think there's a lot of rewards in that Thank you for reaching out We now go to Glen in Hema Springs. New Mexico tuned in on K. Unm Glenn Thank you for calling. You're on here. Thank you. Thank you Jerry I adopted a girl Two year old from El Salvador who had indigenous roots. You'll never be able to know about her roots and thank you for a book that allows others to know My wife teaches at the famous day. School Bureau of Indian Education School and on the heinous playbill. And your your book Will be given to them once a week at that and I'm sure it'll be appreciated by many students and teachers so thank you much Glen. Thank you for sharing Let's go ahead and go now to catcher in Hays Montana tuned in on KGB catcher. Thanks war dialing in your on air. Hello Jerry who I just wanted to say that I had the honor of carrying this Eagle staff that while two runs above takes care of its Named in honor of of Little Wolf and I've had I've carried four times now and I myself I'm a veteran and I was just looking at this old. Cavalry Saddle that belong to my grand. My great GRANDPA cuts the rope and They were there with the Arapaho. 'cause that's real vence and wrap hose are cousins and we're also distantly related to the Cheyenne's to and right now. We're really having a hard time up here. We're have a a a real real dark time of suicides? That are plaguing our our young men and I myself have had a hard time with this last year. I'm really I've been losing faith but here in about little wolf on the radio here at this morning and thinking about the big Horn mountains and all of our country here that has so much of our ancestors saturated within it and I remember carrying that staff and looking at those Eagle's feathers looking at that crooked stick at the top and thinking about everything that it meant at least to me anyway and I just wanted to tell you jerry that I look forward to learning more about little wolf. I've I've been only able to listen to Walter. And his boy. Cactus talk about about him and they know their history good and You know we come from brave people. We've had to be just to be able to make it this far and I'm grateful for what you you've done by putting this story and bringing a putting it down on paper and bringing it to light and I'm GONNA let These young men studied this story. And we're GONNA go to these places not just of course from the Cheyenne's but all of us know scroll vence and arapahoe 's Kotas Nakata's all wherever act here and remind them that we've been through tough times before and our resilience and our courage is what I was been able to get us through those tough times in the past and it's going to have to get us through today so I just WanNa tell you. Thank you any hand for your courage and ensuring that you can get all vistaprint you get your thank you for calling and That reminder yes we do come from resilience in wish you a lot of encouragement as you begin this New Year and begin a new season and carrying those stories two of those heavy stories of those Who have who have passed on in that way. In which a lot of encouragement for people who are carrying hard things in turning back to the stories understanding what they went through is really important in Jerry. You have opened that door To exactly these things and and even that direct connection of somebody who is understanding the role little wolf still is playing today in this life is really important. Jerry turn to you anything you want to tell catcher first of all thank you for your words. you honor me tremendously with I knew Walter's father very well. We just lost him and Went to school with him and I know I know the the hard times and and everything that that you're going through up there so many others are going to In Indian country all over and that was my greatest hope was that was that somehow this this could do exactly what but you You hope it does as well and To you talk about it being used in that way. And then the other gentleman from New Mexico Having donating it to the school and all That does does my heart real good. I am very very very honored. Cy By both you gentlemen and I Thank you thank you so much and we take another call. We're going to go ahead and say hi to mark who was in Kyle. South Dakota tuned in on kyw ally. Mark go ahead. You're on air. Well first of all just WanNa really congratulate you knowing I'm a writer and knowing a little bit about what it takes to get a book to the point where it's published is a major major amount of unpaid for Labor. That will never be returned. But comes out of your passion and I'll tell you describing the fact that you're using contemporary people who live by Cheyenne values to look back in time and to bring your characters to life. You sold me and I wrote a book. Many years ago called Madonna Swan. I'll put the woman's story because I felt passionately. That young women need heroes. And we don't have a literature for heroes so from the bottom of my heart. Congratulations thank you all right. Thank you for giving us a ring. Mark let's go to Kathryn now in Parkland Washington thank you for Calling Catherine. Go ahead. You're on here. Thank you very much full-blooded Nuclei back I was going in Alaska and raised there and Jerry oates wondering how. How did you get started with your book and the expiration in your life to Teach young people to start writing your imagination and and you start to go to college and all the stuff that's natural in life you know that we do with the US obey Just wondering how you go about that. Or He Catherine thank you. Go ahead Jerry. Thank you A great question. I actually came to writing very late in life I going to school. I I had a lot of Teachers who did try their best to encourage me A couple of May even have threatened to me but I uh I guess what it took for me was Moving away from the reservation And and actually becoming very homesick and looking back and Trying to establish and maintain those connections just wondering The just the the question of how I how am I truly connected to it? All and and and There were other certainly other other factors just being very fortunate to be in a situation where Once I made an initial effort actually I was. The book is dedicated to my wife. Connie who who Encouraged me to get started and Her words whereas if I had half the talent you have in your little finger. She said I'd be writing all the time and and And that that meant a great deal to me and and from there I I decided to actually Took an adult Ed class and started just writing short stories and What was immediately caught up by a lot of spam like minded people who Embrace me and encouraged me. I was very very fortunate To to have that Around me and and and that's something that I would I would recommend If you can't find that Any drawn any any encouragement that you can find and believe in charity. Just just really start. Open up That Gate in sorry about that Jerry. We are tight on time here in. I have somebody else who wants to talk to you. I'M GONNA TURN INTO TOM in. Idaho FALLS IDAHO TUNED IN ON K. Isu Tom go ahead. You're on your hi. I just wanted to thank you for I used to work at the Ihs Clinic. I was the eye doctor there from the late nineties till around two thousand and I just wanted to thank you guys for your hospitality while I was there Considering the way the Cheyenne retreated historically I was just overwhelmed by the hospitality. The sense of humor and The Fellowship That we shown by the Cheyenne Tom. I'm glad you'RE GONNA be able to learn a little bit more about the history of the people you admire. I'M GONNA take one more call Guy James on the road in Texas James. Go ahead make a quick. Are you done. We're doing good. I'm so happy to find your radio station. I drive across the United States right my wife and I we've raised a kids to or so My wife is Cherokee and I giant I've endeavored to find books to teach my children. She teaches them of their Indian heritage. And she's on language right now very hard line James. You are definitely in for a treat with this. I'm sorry we're at the end of the hour and once you get that book and your family's hands tell us about the read that you get from it reach out to US comments at native America Calling Dot Com Jerry Robinson. Thank you so much for being here with us and we're going to go ahead and sign up here Jerry really quick go ahead and say any final words got about twenty seconds or thank you terrorist. thank you so much for this opportunity to to Chair about this. Not so much the book but this amazing story and these amazing people It's something that I'm I'm just really grateful that people are excited to to hear more about so. Thank you for that Jerry. I can't wait till book. Two and three come out as well. Happy writing we wish you the best and anything. You MISSED THE HOUR. You can find it. In the Archives at Native America Calling Dot Com. I'm Tara Gatewood. Native America calling is supported by Oregon State University campus. Stay in your tribal community. Well earning your degree online from Oregon State with e campus. You have access to over. Seventy top. Ranked Programs Oregon. Tribal leaders have identified online degrees like fisheries and wildlife sciences. That meet the specific needs of communities like yours be part of our campus beyond boundaries visit e campus Dot Oregon State Dot. Edu Slash programs. Gas Dana Jessica yesterday to dot doughy at the now. We start the Hallway in Houston Don Elena he saw Lini. 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06-18-20 The COVID-19 threat for rural Alaska

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06-18-20 The COVID-19 threat for rural Alaska

"Welcome to native America calling from Studio, Forty Nine, in Albuquerque I'm Tara Gate would. Though the rates of Covid, nineteen are low in Alaska. They are on the rise in some areas many Alaska native villages or taking precautions to make sure the virus doesn't spread to their close knit communities in suge visitors must quarantine for fourteen days, either at home, or in known before catching a plane to the island. In this hour check in with a few different Alaska, native villages in communities to see how they are preparing. We go lie right after National Native News. This is national native news on Tonia Gonzales. The mayor of the city of Santa Fe Ellen Weber on social media? Wednesday called for the removal of a Kit Carson Statue. Don Diego Vargas. Statue and a monument in the city grassroots native groups New Mexico tribes have long called for the removal same. They glorify genocide. The effort follows the temporary. Take down of one day, auto statues and Albuquerque and one north of Espanola this week amid protests, the group three sisters collective is planning an event Thursday in Santa Fe to call on the mayor and city council to follow through on the mayor's. Mayor's announcement, the National Congress of American Indians has praised DC Mayor Mariel browsers call to change the name of the Washington football team. Christine Trudeau reports this week. NCAA is president fawn sharp marked DC mayor bouncers remarks as quote, a watershed development in Indian countries decades long struggle to remove this and many other, offensive and degrading native themed mascots from Sports and popular. Culture Unquote. Mayor Bowser gave an interview with C based radio station with our word in the title where she said it's quote past the time for the team to deal with what? What offends so many people unquote? Suzanne Harjo has been advocating for a name change for the past twenty five years, and says she appreciates Mayor Bowser statement perhaps at long last there will be a way for her and the council to reach the very hard of hearing Mr Snider in a way that we have not been able to Daniel. Snyder is the owner of the Washington football team who is long, refused the name change the R. Word remains the worst thing. Native American person can be called in the English language. Our Joe says here's. Here's what it means when a lot of us who know our history who have been infused with knowledge by generations of native people know and feel when we hear and see that word those are our ancestors who were skinned, who were literally their skins taken off them and presented to bounty players who paid the bounty hunters? This is the kind of thing that happened to our relatives NCA I continue their call to all sports, Leagues School Systems State and local governments and businesses across the world to condemn an abolish. These mascots I'm Christine Trudeau? The leader of a native American Center describes the loss of property to fire during riots in Minneapolis after the death of Floyd and how to move forward with the center's work to empower native. Youth Rhonda Levada more. The mcghee center served five hundred native American youth from the twin cities area. When a fire burned the roof off the brand new building. All of that came to a halt President Kelly. Drummer has been working hard to get it up and running the money that we've raised. Raise a about a million probably today from our direct site. Give man go fund me, pages and others Our plan is to rebuild either at the site. or Near near our site, the center served a lot of students with its new computers, equipment and big spaces. They provided media training and job training. When asked the hello students are doing? Drummer said they held an events. The students could talk about their feelings everything. They've ever known as kind of been wiped away. School friendships sports activities. Working organizations being able to participate in youth groups now this injustice with Joel George Floyd, and then what's happened to their own community? It's like all these layers. Drummer had a call with the governor of Minnesota, who is reaching out to all the native organizations to ask what they need. which she hopes helps get momentum going on rebuilding. This is Rhonda Lavelle though for National Native News and Demand Tony Gonzalez. National. Native News is produced by colonic. Broadcast Corporation with funding by the corporation for public broadcasting. Support by Mitchell Hamlin School of law in Saint Paul Minnesota. You can earn your J. 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Many rural locations don't have clinics close by and virus testing is limited. We're GONNA, check in with a few different places across the state to see how they are doing and what steps they're taking to keep the coronavirus infections under control. If you're in Alaska, we'd also like to hear from you. Does your community have any cases of covid nineteen? Precautions have your leaders taken to prevent the spread? Join US at one, eight, hundred, nine, six, two, eight, four, eight. That's also one eight hundred nine nine native. We're GONNA START OFF on the line with us today with regional. He's the mayor of the cat'll of the matlock Kotla Indian community in regional is obscene Mayor Atkinson. Thank you for joining us. Good morning now. Yes, I'm glad to be here. Thank you for. Inviting, me to American hauling. Well we are very curious. If you know to see what exactly is going on there in Alaska and you know this is something that you might relate to of being that community. Seeing the numbers rise across native America and then wondering you know what kind of effect it's going to have on your community, if at all, and so you know if you feel that this is your story especially there in Alaska, we want to hear it dial in now. One, eight, hundred, nine, six, two, eight, four, eight is a number so mayor Atkinson. tell us a little bit about your community where you're located in. What are you seeing in terms of covid nineteen? Okay, our Communities Mental Cadillac Indian community were located on the southern most tip of the panhandle of southeastern Alaska. We're actually closer who Seattle Anyway Anchorage. But Yeah, we're we mainly a fishing community, commercial fishing, community, harvest, harvest, community, diving, and. Fishing. All gear types. And yeah. Been found it It was fun eighteen, Eighty, seven and. I've been here pretty much. All my life so. That's where geographically located. In so, what are you seeing in terms of covid nineteen? Are there any confirmed cases or Tell me about that. Okay right now we have zero covid nineteen here in mental. Cadillac Indian community and where? hanging out to that and we hold that your heart, and every all decisions that all departments make during this pandemic. We hold that zero case. forefront in making our decisions. are neighboring community of the catch can't city and borough of Catcher can are doing quite well? Also, they had They have twenty cases sixteen which of. Have recovered so. And catch can is like fifteen miles north of our community were closely related, and I take my hat off to catch again. And so on March thirtieth. You closed your community to outsiders. Tell me more about this. Okay yeah, that was the initial response to this pandemic. We were ahead of the game. We formed they covert. Force a Kobe team initially, since been changed as a couvert, Hawk Task Force, but yeah, we jumped on ahead of the game and the, and of course the game caught up to us and we had to. We came up with plans and They were cases showing up in neighboring. Catch gas when we closed. We didn't close tangling travel. We restrict travel to and from outside, not not only catch can but elsewhere but. That is a reason for restricting travel. We are currently still in travel restriction. as we do have a plan in place, plan ABC and De. We aren't caution. Plan B. Currently. In so. Is that working people have to quarantine if they have to leave for certain reasons more. If you leave, you can't come back. Tell me a little bit about those specifics. Okay one person leaves the Metal Catalina Community and upon return to. go into automatic quarantine self quarantine for fourteen days. In what has been the response to that? Of course, there's mixed responses emotions because the fact that Summer season is coming upon us where fishing seasons becoming active and but we have Range this made for fishing. Community the fishing fleet Whereas if we have to close down the community either fishing fleet can still fail fishing in our waters within our boundaries. In. Are there any concerns knowing fishing season brings more people from out of the area any concerns with that. Yes there is a concern with that fact, as you know is fishing. Season Starts Summer seasons out Alaska. There's the cases that have spiked in northern regions and also. To a degree here in southeastern Alaska including catch the CAN. But yes, there is a concern because of the summer workers in the fishing industry are traveling into the state and into the communities. In so, what's your message? chills? Who are coming in for these reasons? For Care, we have There are restrictions and mandates in place where people coming in from out of state. That's they gotta go. Into automatic casting. Before they leave Their departure point, and if they miss the test there, they upon arrival like any community in Alaska they undergo testing director was automatic quarantine. And, so I know many people are hoping that when they take that test. It's going to be negative. What happens if it's positive? That's automatic isolation and quarantine. And so when you think about this and we know that a lot of times in different communities it's challenge to get basic supplies, so you have to travel out to other places. What kind of things are being implemented to help that or Is that one of the hurdles of people needing resources and then leaving the community. In that regard, it's mainly again. The fishing fleet they need to get to over to catch a can get supplies and parts for their for their vessels, fishing vessels and. We do not have a supplyhouse. Or you know to to sell them an equipment here, so yes, they do. Depart, can't cancer can do get geared up with equipment to meet fishing season? In what are your thoughts about that about this to Info? Oh excuse me say it. Again I. Missed that a what are your thoughts about people coming and going to get their basic needs? Well that has to be done and The basic needs actually as far as food and that stuff that sort of thing we do have a grocery store here in fact, two grocery stores. We have a gas station basically pretty small here, but. When getting back to the fishing. Industry Yeah they they are. They've been traveling to scan to get parts and stuff, but they have the parts delivered to the boat were they do not have to the park and get off the vessel. Mile. It's definitely given us a view into something that maybe a lot of us don't know anything about as you hear the story of what is in Alaska anything. You WanNA share, and of course, our Alaska listeners. We are ready for your calls to We know we're carried on W. and Barrow We'd like to hear from you to what concerns you have about covid nineteen. What are? Are you learning. How are you preparing? One, eight, hundred, nine, six, two, eight, four, eight is the number, and also those of you on Kyi. UK? We hope you'll join the show today. What steps are you taking to prevent the spread of covid nineteen Are you worried about? It's spreading in your own community. Share your thoughts. One, eight, hundred, nine, six, two, eight, four, eight is the number and mirror. Anything about support. You've received from state or federal governments. To face covid nineteen. Oh, yes, there's tremendous amount of financial support funding. Of course is all federal funding and there's a there's a really strict process. Upon APP applying for funding and also receiving. What they are doing is basically. Sending us a bunch of money, and we build a budget around it for their approval, so it's it's time consuming, frustrating and something new and. Our finance people, and also I imagine other tribes. Are you know going through the frustrations of applying and receiving qualifying for these funds? In what are some of the uses of these funds that are going to be implemented or maybe are already underway? That is the question. Yeah, they're all the funding needs to be covid related, and that's that's the tough part is trying to. Apply for funding to apply to a covert related loss. Of Sort. In anything, relief, going to residents anything in chair. Yes there are finance committee has gone together recently, and yes, they're putting a plan together to To. Go out to the community to the member of residence in Mary. No, you gotta get going here anything you won't leave us with. Well my concern. Of course all over it concerns here and everywhere else especially here in Mental Academy community, we have a highly vulnerable population of elders and community, and so far none of them have been infected. And also we have a a sizable population of children, the two most vulnerable populations well anywhere actually so there's a concern and. In of course, we're afraid of one breaks out here why it'll. It could spread very fast and we have a plan for that, too. It's good. You know thinking ahead and understanding. What you could be in for, and maybe you are working in your village on such a plan in. If you have any thoughts, you can give us a ring. One, eight, hundred, nine, nine, six, two, eight, four, eight is a number. Our focus today is on Alaska and the impact of the corona virus on the communities there Alaskan native communities antibody in those communities. You're welcome to share what you're thinking. What you're hearing what you're learning. One, eight, hundred, nine, nine, six, two, four, eight is the number. The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis beliefs, bar calls and several cities to dismantle their police departments with this, the big question becomes. Does that mean those cities won't have anyone to respond to nine one one calls? Join. US for the next native. America calling where we'll talk about what defunding the police means. Support by Western, governors university and Online University for working adults and underserved populations at WG. You students apply what they already know. Learn at their own pace and graduate sooner with little or no debt with Bachelor's and master's degree programs in four fields, business it, teaching and health professions, including nursing information and application at wgn dot edu slash degrees. You're listening to native calling Tara Gatewood from sled, a Pueblo and we are checking in on Alaska today. The state is seen rising couvin nineteen cases. If you are listening in Alaska, we'd like to hear from you. Does your community have any cases of Covid nineteen when one rises? What does that mean? Are you concerned about coming to your community and finding out? Out there aren't plans in place. You can share some thoughts. Maybe they're great plans in place and you'd like to share some of them. Maybe you're the author of some of them or your relative anything. You want to Share About Facing Cove Nineteen Aka Corona virus. The coronavirus of the number to join us is one, eight, hundred, nine, six, two, eight, four eight. We look forward to your calls. You can ask questions to. Today we're going to go on now to Sifang. We have Michael One gentleman. He is a chief of police of Savannah, and he is Siberian, Yupik chief one tone. Thank you for joining us. Thank you for joining me. In so tell us a little bit about suge in for our listeners, who might not know give us a little background in exactly where you're located in Alaska. Are located on them bearing she. or an island of two villages gambling, she won't go. We are closer to Russia than we are mainland Alaska. And our population is approximately eight hundred, seventy two. And so chief tell me a little bit about what kind of precautions are being put in place to prevent the spread of covid nineteen. When the first! Kovin hit Alaska. We have three city entities here, the IRA which is native village of Suva. City Council and our. Native Corporation got together and came up with the travel ban. So right now the only thing that can come in and out of she won't go from nome GNOME as the main hub for fifteen other villages. Our region. Is Freight cargo and mail services are permitted. and. People need to go to the hospital, saying no more anchorage. They need to get a travel permit from the mayor here and she won't. And a travel permit from the Marr- In nome. And then there permitted the flyover. Tune, them. And then if they're traveling to anchorage, they also need to get another travel permit from the known, and they'll flight anchorage at a native hostile on there. In, so, when did these things going to play? When did your community understand? Hey, we need to put them into police. When I Code hit. I think here in Alaska. I'm not too sure. I wasn't in the meetings that happen, but we started a travel ban. Back in May, the ending of Mary and it became effective on May twenty eight. And how do you think that step plays into how many cases you have right now or fat number zero go ahead. we don't have any cases here but the. Like I said no Ms. Our hub and there are six nine cases. I do believe for had recovered from it. And I think the other two are in quarantine right now on. In so weird, the concerns from the mayor just a moment ago and people coming into the community because of fishing season Is that one of your worries there in the community? Have Commercial Fishing. She's in, but it's the locals that go out and catch the halibut. We don't have people from outside coming in. So. The only thing that we're worried about are the J. like the pilots, but. We don't think that. They had received any of the. Virus so we get daily flights in here. We were getting three a day. They bought it down to one now. We're starting to go back up to a two day. Which is bringing in freight? The Mail and Whatever cargo that we can? Get. End So just understanding this kind of interaction, and then you know the communities there What are your thoughts? Maybe even witnessing numbers rising in the lower forty-eight or even seeing what is going on in tribal communities across the nation? What are your thoughts watching the city distance? I, Believe. They're. Opening up. Opening up the country too fast. And it's. view the people. In the government the White House or Kinda. Denying the fact that. We're still on the first wave. Of this virus! And Understanding Ed, or even thinking of your own community, what do your thoughts become? Is it to make sure that you know these these different restrictions and changes continue to stay in place, preparing even more any thoughts. At the moment. I think we're pretty. Well set. On everything here, but There's just a quick rise rising Pattern going on here from people coming in. To the state, of Alaska from time to go to the switching jobs. and. Not Actually. Listening to. The proposed Quarantine and Soon as you get like a fishing village. Get tested quarantine yourself. Until you get your test back and it gets negative. You know if he's still go out. Still wear masking. Protect yourself and protect auditors. Yes and we're hearing. We're hearing that message. Pretty strong and chief Warrenton one join. We know that with this pandemic. There is also a lot of. That goes on. Even if there are no covid nineteen cases in a community there's worry in what kind of things are being. Put into place or discussions often. We've heard on this program. A lot of people are turning to culture to understand these times anything that you WANNA share about just making sure people You know that that in Zion is being is being pushed down or even you know not feeding into fear. Is there anything you want to share about discussions or just kind of what you're hearing in town? Not Very many people really talk about it here. But. We do have like the native store and the. Post Office here. You have to go on and wear a mask. can't be lower during. public places you wear a mask, but other than that. It's not really talked about here, but our mayor and vice mayor. Every day they are on a teleconference with the. Other surrounding villages. the GNOME hospital. So they are just trying to. Make sure that the surrounding villages are safe. Along with GNOME. In so your wish people would listen to the experts instead of. Stand. Cooped up your residents for a long time. In what are some of the some of the advice on on facing some of that? Listen to the experts is pretty much all. I can say I'm not a doctor, but. They say wear a mask when you go out where I'm asking. Other than that, there's really not much. Chelsea do. Well you know I really appreciate you giving us a view into all of this in wondering has supported come from the state of Alaska to prepare or either face some of the things that had to change or implemented any support from the state. That, I couldn't answer. That is going to the mayor and Leist mayor in the city council. gusset administrator would know more about that also. In any else, you wanNA share about thinking of Covid nineteen year community, or even just how it is impacting the state of Alaska. I think we need to. figure out a better way to open up. All communities literally! Rushing things I know. We're having an impact with With the hitting. State. We just need to keep our cool and. Work at through and open up everything slowly and not rush to. Judgment Thinking. It's over. Cautious words they help in really appreciate you being here with us. in. They're giving us a view of what's going on there. Into Bunga for being with US chief of Police Michael Longo Toan and if you have any thoughts, go ahead and dial in now. One, eight, hundred, nine, nine, six, two, eight, four, eight is a number. We're taking specific. Look at Alaska today. We know we are carried in many places so today today's Day to call in Alaska, we are ready for you What are you thinking? And then, of course you know if you just have a view and what you're seeing. Across the nation even hearing about places opening up, you can share some thoughts. We look forward to hearing from you. One, eight, hundred, nine, nine, six, two, eight, four, eight is a number. We also know that we are on Katyal gene. Dealing him are dealing him. We're ready to hear from you to You can give us a report of what's going on in your. Your area. Maybe you have concerns about the coronavirus. Go ahead and dial in one, eight, hundred, nine, nine, six, two, eight, four, eight, his number, and always. If it feels better to call in anonymously, you can, we'll take your call. Let's go ahead and take a call. We have Susan and Beth. Alaska tuned in on Kyi UK citizen. Thank you for giving us a ring. On. Hi Good Morning Everybody yeah, I'm in Bethel and we're the hub of fifty seven villages that means they fly in and out of here for medical, and whatever so that's all the more crucial that we really have our act together out here because that's vulnerable, whole region of Alaska. And one of the things that's happening is the local healthcare why Kate see is offering free testing at the airport as you fly in. Which is awesome? You fly in to Bethel. You can get this free test and you quarantine and wait for the results. And there's a fast result test to so they're doing that and not everybody's taking advantage of that because it's not mandatory, but that's how we've caught the cases out here for the most part. That's how they've been caught so it that's coming in. It's not communitle. And the other thing is statewide, which really bothers me? Will they offer the statistics of all over the state where the cases are? But they don't count the nonresident and what I mean. Is that people flying here? That don't live here, but maybe they're visiting or work, related construction or whatever? They don't get counted in the statistics and they found some positives that way. And another finding of a lot of positives are the different fish processing communities around the state. And they're having. They're vulnerable like your Huber. The meat processing places in the lower forty eight states. Okay, the fish processing communities may have like a thousand employees or whatever. and. They're finding cases. But they're not counted on our statistics. Either unless you dig deeper into the dialogue of it. There's a website to keep informed on this. so that bothers me and another thing is statewide. They should mandate the masks because the businesses mandated, but they don't have that backup from the. From, the state and some people. Protests that or don't WanNa wear masks. Period. So I really hope our state governor. Could change his mind and promote the mass instead of encouraging them mandate it because that's been scientifically proven to slow down the curve, so those are the things I wanted to say is when you're out in the region, and you're a hub of several other villages. More crucial that we take care of. Ourselves N each other. Thank you and Susan before you go got a question for you. Any thoughts on just these different communities in. Tight knit. They're small, and if something like this were to come into, the village could affect. A community real quickly. We're seeing some of that even here in New Mexico and one, our community is affected, so is our culture or our understandings history anything you want to share to address. Two villages already have a case. But they had their math. They flew through Bethel there in the village, or they're isolating here in Bethel where it was caught. And then the team goes out and test everybody in the village. They react to it really fast. The first time that happened it was somebody that would a village that was an anchorage for quite a while, so it was the tail end of their exposure to it so they didn't. They tested negative. this the next time around, but it didn't have to quarantine for two weeks. I don't think they did because they found out that basically she probably had it along for a while in Anchorage and didn't know she. Had you know a systematic, and that's what they're finding. People don't know they have it. They have no symptoms and they really should get tested if they come into Bethel Maine courage. because the rates are going up in Anchorage and in the communities close to Anchorage on the road system, the numbers are going up because I think after Memorial Day. There was too many gatherings. Memorial Day weekend and that's when things went up in Susan. A lot of people right now. People are worried anything. You want to share just to bring some of those worries down any thoughts or words of encouragement. It's good to be worried. It's good to be respectful of this. Fear can make you. To Irrational, but it's good to respect this situation and listen tour scientists. Myself I go to anchorage every few months for medical. I'm delaying my appointments. I'm delaying and I'M GONNA. Crowd them all together. And catch up with things later on because I don't want to catch this virus. We wish you a lot of good health Susan. Thank you for sharing your thoughts today. Thank you for your call at Bethel. Alaska and we appreciate anybody who would like to share some thoughts today talking about the corona virus, maybe even just getting information. How easy is it to get information on this especially when we talk about precautions that need to be taken, how are you getting your information? Is your local news giving you enough? Are they keeping you up to date. If not, where do you go to find out the latest information? We're curious about that, too. If you'd like to talk about that, you can give us a ring. One, eight, hundred, nine, nine, six, two, eight, four, eight is the number and we know our native communities are often connected through social media. Maybe you've learned about facing this and you're preparing your own family because it's something you heard about going on in the lower forty eight or maybe some of your friends down. In this area have also given you a first person account of what it means to face corona virus. 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Thank you for joining us. Yeah thank you so much for having me I'd be here in Miranda just hearing from different parts of Alaska anything you want just start off with something on your on your mind hearing how different communities are facing covid nineteen Alaskan native communities? Anything, you will start off with ahead. Oh Gosh I. I guess I wanted to I wanted to initially start off by talking about the healthy program, but. You know listening to the other to speak I'm just just reminded how extremely you know lucky and. And proud I am to live in Alaska and a place where? There are cases, but there's low cases on just extremely proud of our leadership in the state in our in our inner tribes. Okay and you know just thinking about this, and in all of the indigenous people there in Alaska We know that also comprises of Native Hawaiians to indigenous people from different parts of the world in the states Your view is also welcome here, too. If you'd like to give us some thoughts, you can call in one, eight, hundred, nine, nine, six, two, eight, four eight, and so let's go ahead and hear about that. Tell me more about the community health aide program in what they're doing to administer covid nineteen going Miranda. Right so I guess I'll give a little bit of background about to healthy because it's a program specific to Alaska, so you know chaps were established as response to. Close at the MIC that happened in. You know the earliest twentieth century you know. We've gone through many titles sanitary aids. They're eight and now we're called community, healthy and practitioners. we were established. in response to provide treatment for TB patients out in our remote villages who needs? Of Medication. And when I say remote, I mean, community is only accessible by plane or by boat. You know there's no roads connecting rural Alaska to urban areas or a hospital. Some community health aide is basically a primary care provider in their respective villager community. You know when I think about health as I think about. Grassroots healthcare, as chaps are mostly from villages in which they serve you know. We see people for all kinds of things across the full age spectrum. We do acute care. Preventative Care a lot of ability to do outreach in the communities. We treat chronic care. We do home visits and we also are on call. For Emergencies Twenty four hours a day seven days a week, often in communities with. No you mess, teams or assistance, and with no law enforcement Historically we've been described as like the is ears enhance for the furring provider. Dr That we consult on cases who is usually located in acreage or or regional hub or somewhere outside of the community where we are so healthy is really a jack-of-all-trades so to speak. Why can see the importance? They would be in a case like this in so tell me a little bit about working with the different villages. To handle health problems or even being ready go ahead. Right, so. you know there's? Each community that I work within the Southcentral Foundation region is handling Cova nineteen differently I just so for example the village where I come from Nikolai. has sort of taken on what I call like lockdown protocols is he's heard from the other two gentlemen on the call and they were placed. Early on and continue to be in place. came back to anchorage two days ago from my village I went home to cover the clinic for two weeks. But prior to heading out, I had to make sure several things were in place before I could travel out there. You know I had to be symptomatic. He no have no symptoms. had to test show. Proof of negative test coded and I also had to get tribal council approval so much like Nikolai most villages. They're taking those extra precautions. In terms of clinic preparedness, I think You know creating you know upfront. There was a lot of creating a screening protocols and making sure supplies are readily available. like P. and testing kits. In case Kobe. King to the villages luckily for us. Yes, that hasn't happened For our villages anyway, there's about eleven communities that we oversee But we've been doing. We've been doing a lot You know community have to use them a manual It's called the Cham- for when a customer comes into. The clinic to be seen, so it's basically a manual that has an algorithm for specific questions for specific problem, so one for Kobe nineteen implemented into the chance for healthy. It's to follow Doing some a lot of outreach. Our communities the providers. There are calling each home in each community specifically with elders to check in with them and to see how they're doing You know right now. It's been a great time because of the less foot, traffic and clinic to do a lot of follow up care and screening. I like you know for Vaccines Lab work, wellness, care plans, and those types of things do certainly shift in care in something own Coban I'm talking about the different AIDS going and connecting with folks. Who are out there in? Maybe they're the first person who they're getting some I'm information or somebody. They can ask questions too about how serious the viruses in. Is there anything you WANNA share about what is going on with those conversations or making sure that you know they're giving all the information they can when they do make those connections. Right? Yeah, you know because Cova nineteen is so new a lot of. Educational Material has been coming out especially for providers to you know. A the NFC campus has done a great job about creating weekly webinars and check in for healthy and ensuring that they. Are Understanding Kobe nineteen and you know the signs and symptoms certainly have educate the community so Yeah, just keeping up to date on. On information 'cause it's constant. It seems like it's been constantly Jj. And there's been a lot of it, so we're seeing that in our into orenda. It's a pleasure to have you here in. Maybe somebody has a question for her. You can call in one, eight, hundred, nine, nine, six, two, eight, four, eight. We're going to take a call. We've got Melvin in santee. Nebraska tuned in on Z. Y.. K. Melvin. Thank you for giving us a ring. Go ahead. You're on here. Morning I was. Really glad to be informed of. What's happening Alaska? You know They're isolated communities. It's anti. We've closed off. Our village. For the last month. And I'm glad they did it because we have to protect our. Villages. You know they get in there. It spreads because our lifestyles. We go visit and. All that but. I was glad to hear the Alaskan. People are taking serious. And encouraged them and proud of here in all these people are that are helping their communities. From the chief of police to the mayor to the medical workers. big shot up. You guys glad you're on it. All Right Melvin thanks for giving us a ring, you can give us a ring to one, eight, hundred, nine, nine, six, two, eight, four, eight, and so Miranda, just thinking about trying to be ahead of the curve, trying to keep communities. Safe and getting those things going In case you know bed. Lines are separate of some reason. Telemedicine has become really big and even places here in Bulwer forty-eight. You're seeing a lot of people turning to that. Is it also being implemented? How is that going? Yeah so telehealth visit legislation has been relaxed during this time, and our telehealth departments here on the NFC campus. And our electric health departments have been doing the job quickly setting up infrastructure. To address this. But what we're finding is broadband from the patient's perspective or from their home. can be concerned particularly around video visits from the. so one of the work arounds we've been doing is utilizing more phone. Call visits which don't necessarily rely rely on Wifi. And there we go back to that conversation about broadband in those challenges very interesting in so Maranda if cove in nineteen does come into a village, and it turns into a hotspot. What is the plan water? What's the dialogue? What are people talking about? would there be help from the outside to come in to help anything WANNA share Miranda. Yeah there's been a lot of talk about. What happens, if somebody in the village gets covid nineteen, and it spreads and each you know each community each tribe. Sort of handling things differently. You know there's been a lot of talk about being prepared and being able to send out. You know healthcare teams. Should they need to you know? Local tribes have been talking about all native housing or quarantine sites So it really varies, but Yeah, that's always. That's always the worry. And when you say sites, can you just open that up a little more 'cause? Sometimes we have folks who are learning about our native communities in. It's really important aspect that you know there are. Tons of empty houses where somebody can go to Tell me more about that part. Yeah so You know like you've seen unfortunately with our. You know the whole brothers and sisters you know. In a lot of indigenous communities across you know natives, native land or housing is the number one one of the number one concern. You have multiple generations of people living in the same household So, what do we do if? You test positive. Where do you? Where do you place them? How do we ensure everyone's getting access to those two testing You know there's that's. That's always something I think for me personally. That's one of my biggest fears. just the logistics of it all. In so who should be working on that? What do you think? I think it's you know the the local tribal leadership. The in Alaska, the tribal health organizations who help oversee some of these communities in terms of their healthcare should definitely help with logistics But you know this the people. The committee members on the ground. This is their village. This is. Your people were talking about so i. think everyone should should have at least. Talking about planning and preparedness, and you know a lot of our communities do they have local I forget the name of it exactly but local emergency preparedness teams to address issues like how to travel policies and alternative care sites. Interesting when we talk about some of those precautions in those plans, it includes radio I know. How important radio is there in Alaska? Communities in so something else to consider Maranda anything else you WANNA share with us about just facing cove nineteen in Alaska, what it means and what it means to prepare. You know I think there are plenty of people in our villages who remember how are these were ravaged by disease an illness, and therefore they have a we have a higher level of concern and caution moving forward. And I think our tribal leadership, and our state has recognized that, and they are actively protecting our sacred, which are elders and. Vulnerable Populations I just very grateful. That service in what about accessing accurate information or the latest information is also a hurdle. I think accessing information can be heard. Allowed villages but just know that. You know your local tribal council. Your community health healthy especially out in the clinics. You know are constantly. Keeping up to date on information, and like you said you know radios, and there's a great access information as well. Miranda are there any basics to give some of that information now anything you want to share in terms of educating about the corona virus, covert nineteen infections anything. You'd like to educate a son. I would just you know I? Continue to practice social distancing. Wear a mask when you're out in public. Wash your hands. You know since some of our communities are starting to slowly open backup. We've seen a slow uptick in positive results and. You know I don't. I don't think it's over yet, so I I just want people to be cautious about that to continue to. Can you continue doing those things I've been doing for several months now. In an all a lot of times in our communities, thinking about culture as a base to keep a strong through all of this anything to add to that. Oh, yeah. I just came I just came back from my village a couple of days ago and just You know I was fortunate to be in a place where there were no positive cases people coming in had to show proof of it had a negative test so. You know people were still somewhat practicing culture. You know potlucks and at gatherings, which you know I don't necessarily advise, but if your community is safe. But I think culture is so important that connection to our to our people and Yeah, it's extremely born during the time especially during social distancing. When people's you'll only. It's important to reach out. In Marinda are there any critical numbers or places where people can get information about the latest on what's going on or maybe even accessing your program? Yeah, so the State Steve Alaska website has updates as well as the Eighty DOT COM which is one of the Big News People here in Anchorage? 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Episode 209 "Strange Times Are Becoming More Strange"

Native Opinion Podcast an American Indian Perspective

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Episode 209 "Strange Times Are Becoming More Strange"

"Sequel was a plane and everybody. How's it going? You have reached native opinion. Saturday what is the date today brother? Twenty Two yes February twenty-second twenty twenty as they say in your respect show. You're an indigenous information and education radio show and podcast every week we talk about fares related to and from our own native American perspectives. And my brother is trying to listen. We were juggling. They don't they're things that mean meaning my brother day not my biological brother days texting me right. You'd like to do I think who? But but if you're a new listener on a number of different ways you can email us hosts with an S. hosts that native opinion dot com also reach us out at twitter. It's at native opinion over there. Are facebook page. It's facebook dot com slash native opinion podcast website of course native opinion dot com and. Also we podcasts. Which means you can go to any of your favorite podcast records out there such as apple. 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We'll we'll certainly work and last but not least that's how just did you can leave us a voicemail zero eight hundred flight five nine five eight eight six zero eight hundred five five nine. Five is that number and to prove that. I'm going to play his voicemail right. Now that's okay brother. All right. Here's what he had to say. Mortaring Michael and David and on native opinion listeners. This is I actually just entered state of Connecticut. I eighty four at north of you. Michael that mean. He's pointed toward Hartford. I would say accidentally stopped. This instead of pausing started over here. We go the morning Michael and David and native opinion listeners. This is how I actually entered State of Connecticut on the I eighty four north and I should know in Canada's there's been the standoff in the blockades and I spend Weighing heavy on my mind. All Week It's you know you you you hear a lot of misinformation on the on the news you know a little bit more and you find out what you hear is not true so you always gotta be mindful of that and I hope taking off the With with lex wet and people and and their territory And everything can be done peacefully and the blockage eventually move and let's get back to normal so to speak but You know it's it's the same old thing Children of settlers and settlers themselves feeling very inconvenienced by The few indigenous people that are indigenous people that are left. weren't wiped out and How they can feel that way is kind of ironic really They really have no ground. Stand on so to speak but When you look at all the damage done so hopefully people will open their mind and they'll be able to get that off That being said I woke up this morning in Maine and the first show. I turned down on Siriusxm. One sixty nine was Unreserved which is a CBC and it's a CBC broadcast and I find it very good very good radio show and they had to jerry cans plan for saying so he's Kind of a nice way for me. I've after so much on my mind the first thing I turn on that so it was a great start to my day. Beautiful Day here And actually saw Bob Cat on walking across the ice on the lake in our on upon in Massachusetts is going through so that was pretty cool. Anyway I just wanted to hide everybody and Peace everybody take care and I'm hitting the South Carolina again as usual and I did have a great show and Take Care bye-bye one more thing. I just have to do this once. Badger story but started something brother right. How voice me all good to hear from you? Please dried careful absolutely. Avoid the campaigns if you're going to South Carolina because I think they're going there next the caucus they all vote. Today media gets the line more and they had. 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It's paid the man whatever he wishes to deem upon you because this is America capitalistic country beginning into later today. Trust me but as I said Dave from Japan sent us in some feedback. Really appreciate this on. And he sent an excerpt from an article produced by Rolling Stone Magazine entitled America's Radioactive Secret Oil and gas wells produce nearly a trillion gallons of toxic wastes a year and a destination shows. How could be making workers sick and contaminating communities across America? Yup and here's how goes? It says there is no one Federal Agency. That specifically regulates the radioactive. Excuse me the radioactivity brought to the surface by oil and gas development and APA representative says in fact thanks to a single exemption. The industry received from the EPA in nineteen eighty the streams of waste generated at oil and gas wells. All of which could be radioactive and hazardous hazardous to. Humans are not required to be handled as hazardous. Waste that one. Sinking nineteen eighty-eight APA assessements exemption called the Benson and Bebel amendments part of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and claimed that quote potential risks to human health and the environment where small close quote even though the agencies on conservative levels of lead arsenic Barium and uranium and admitted that it did not assess many of the major potential risks instead the report focused on the financial and regulatory burdens determining that formerly being labeled the quote billions of barrels of waste. Close quote as hazardous would quote causes severe economic impact on the industry close quote effectively the EPA determined that in order for oil and gas to flourish. It's hazardous waste should not be defined as hazardous America only in America and so then Dave himself went on to say people often overlooked the great indepth journalism. Rolling Stone is capable of delivering this article a long but great reedy says brought to light a side of the oil and gas industry. I never really considered and again. We'll have the full article in her. Show nuts this week and thank you very very much so so so there you go on top of that. That's existing problems you compound that with the trump administration deregulating everything including buttle Siberian either. But it's it's but you see my point it they don't care. I opened the show with joke staying. You know it's a capitalist country but it absolutely is and and that's another example of that we can't upset our oil and gas barrens. They drive this world. We wouldn't have heat and water and gasoline for our cars. If it wasn't for these rich bastards right. They never in my opinion. They never looked at the big picture and their their race for grade. Because just think of how much more support they could have gathered in garnered if they had said gets. The stuff is hazardous. And we're going to determine ways to deal with it so it's not harmful just think of how much more support they could have gathered in garnered or how much further along the industry could have could have progressed by by being honest and dealing with the the hazardous harmful waste that they create. You know they none of these things where you've been considered it's like screw them. We're GONNA make the money they'll buy will blame it on something else. Yeah that's basically what it boils down to and into that point again. Just reinforce it as well is. Imagine the imagine where you know what would have been invented by now in terms of alternative fuels. They talk about the weaknesses of solar in certain instances and wind energy. And you know the problems. I'm chasing To some degree are conservative. Tribal concerns out to sea with offshore wind energy. But I'm not blind to the fact that you know The world revolves around energy to some degree. And you got to figure out how to make power you know my argument is can we do it without screwing the planet absolutely and You know. I was coming back from physical therapy yesterday's example and we're driving in the car. I'm driving driving and also we're like this you smell skunk and there was a dead skunk on the side of route these guys are supposed to be hibernating right now get their out. Trees are budding a full month and a HALF EARLY INSECTS. The normally on around right now because climate is all screwed up. Oh and the climate is screwed up because partially because these guys are certainly and they don't want to admit it even though there's tons and tons of available information some of which they've been sitting on for twenty years and want to get into some of that again later in the show. Because Eric Cross a proponent on the democratic side of big oil big gas but look you know and again I'm not blind to the knee and we just heard we just heard from how right right he's got he's got to be able to feel that truck but there are people that are trying to find alternatives to that. I know that Tesla's been working very hard at trying to find a tractor trailer solution truck that can run longer distances on between charges and still be able to haul goods and services across the country right not services but goods right you know. There's there's ways but you know one company can't do it and again appointed back and gas. If you guys started your investments for long term business models in the nineteen seventies. You might actually still be making the same level profits but wouldn't be doing through oil and gas. No that's very true. You know not not to try to take brad out of the mouths of the trucking industry but the rail industry was killed so big oil can make bigger profits. That's why the rail industry all but dried up because a bulk of materials that were distributed in this country used to be distributed by rail. And then they would be distributed to the locales the other arteries. It wasn't such a major trucking industry. That was going on and you know if we could get back to that model that would that would solve a lot of a lot of you know that they the emissions that are plaguing atmosphere. Yes the truckers are still have work but they just drive shorter routes because they wouldn't have to drive across country because a railway delivered. So you know there are solutions that existed and big oil help to kill them period. I mean electric vehicle kind of stuff. That's been around for many many many years I go back to WANNA say wasn't Toyota. That released the leaf. It was an electric car very very early because back then nobody was thinking about. Okay Great We know we can charge it at home. But what if you WANNA go you know three states out you know and again I? I understand the challenges of my brothers and chat. He might remember this. You one of our relatives then. Speaking to my brother Dame had an electric Toro lawnmower and basically sat on like six car batteries and more your lawn with this thing but it was heavy as hell but sitting on a golf cart would blade spender you sick but my point. Is You know companies trying to do this stuff back in the seventies when they were kind of laughed at back then right now you know now. We see long-term effects and you know companies making them much much bigger strides in this area so anyway. Hopefully somebody will wake up one day as they're putting on a gas mask before they go out and say maybe we need to do something different on how just jumped out here. And he said thirty to fifty percent more expensive to delivered by truck than rail he says it sure is but like I said maybe some day somebody will wake up as they put on the gas masks and say we. We need to do something here. You know aside from the obviously outward potential danger but you know it would seem like rail. An electric trains would make a whole hell a lot of sense. If you electrify the rail to power the motor I just to me makes a Lotta sense and yet we only hear about electric trains in the sense of high speed rail. I think I could be wrong about that. But anyway just outside some Even if it even if they decided to continue to rely on the diesel diesel engines the amount of fuel used by those diesel engines miniscule compared to the hundreds of thousands of of a trucks on highway two. So you know it's just that that was a case of the country's shooting itself in the split or the oil industry shooting the country in the foot. That's basically what that was because there was no need. I remember as a kid. I used to sit by the railroad tracks and you could count for an hour literally in our cars going by you. All freight hauling consumables hauling commodities for an hour. And if you stop counting at that hour and come back another hour later trains would still be going by pulling hundreds of cars and you know those back then that was probably one of the highlights of being a kid watching trae carts cope. I'm sorry for those a lot. The generation we waited we'll stone tablets. It goes on and that's all we were still making entertainment when I was a kid. So so but yeah A lot of a lot of things that existed that did benefit the country kind of went away just went away and then you had the industrial revolution that just kind of continued leap forward into the twentieth century. And that kind of just last point and shut up now. We'll move on for sure if we if we have a company out there that can develop a rocket that leaves the platform goes basically to the fringe of the atmosphere and returns and lands itself back on the same platform. How the hell can we not solve alternative energy in some of the weaknesses in it? No of course. Okay I mean that's that's where I come from. Sometimes that's all I'm saying all right. Let's move on here and you're up brother. Just yeah I'll talk about this alternative thing that again later in the show because it just it's something that not enough people are paying attention to care about the planet's dying. We're dying along with. They're their already talking in those. Those are thinking outside the box in terms of you know even space travel and stuff there. There's there's honestly serious scientists trying to figure out a way to make it to Mars to colonize it and they're not pie in the sky there literally thinking they can do that. Sure when you hear the word colonizing the hair back my next end up instead. Space EXPLORATION AS WONDERFUL. It's a wonderful thing but instead of spending those billions of dollars trying to get from planet that you can save and going into a planet that you have no idea about to try to colonize it might not work on the planet that your existing you're living on a presently that your existing work on that planet and then you know get your alternatives were in. We do share your emissions repair the in the ozone and Bingo play Alvin space. If you want to but I clean up your own house precisely. And that's you know that's irresponsible thinking exactly where they go. They go well screwed this planet. Let's move on in. Looks find another one the trash Jackley. No all right here. We go native news. This would have me scratching my head a little bit to agree that we still just don't get it and you've heard me say this program from time to time that you. How the government has this fixated on the way. Treaties and treaties are necessary. They're they're let me back up. Treaties are important. They were agreements. That were kind of made between tribes and the government but can congress boy treaty. Some I believe it would be. It would not be ethical to do so or legal to do so but you know what one would be mistaken to believe that since the treaties or crafted by governments anyway extends to reason the crafting of say treaties would only be in the best interest of the crackers the US government sure there might be some concessions. May but you can bet your blood. Those concessions were made with very little benefit. If any to the tribes who were for the most part forced into those treaties actually the tribes have signed the treaty with little choice. If you think about it for those for those they absolutely and this article in Congress boy a tribal treaty without telling anyone an article written by Garrett EPPs for the Atlantic Dot Com when the people interviewed in this audible as an example professor F stated in his Article Envy early Republican. I'm quoting the federal government may treaties of friendship treaties. A friendship with I know right now with Indian tribes east of the Mississippi in the eighteen thirties. It stop feeling friendly and removed the eastern Indians to the West. It was set up reservations the government for Eastern and Western tribes and solemnly promise. We solemnly promised entreaties that the land would be there for ever in eighteen. Seventy one congress decided there would be no more treaties because Indian nations. Were no longer sovereigns. The court soon confirmed that Congress could could avoid any treaty without consent of the tribes. That add signed it next from the eighteen hundreds until the nineteen thirties. Kmby ALLOTMENT ERA in quotes. The government decided to break the reservations and allot or give much of the land to individuals who could sell them by the one thousand nine hundred thirty s tribes had lost sixty percent sixty percent of the previous land base in quote. Okay let's take a look at what? Professor EPS road in is Idaho for the Atlantic Dot Com and he writes hero versus Wyoming an Indian treaty rights case I viewed in a supreme court last Tuesday. When when was this story and January last year so that following Tuesday in January no promise to Indian people actually binds the United States? That again no promise to Indian people actually binds the United States that statement revolved around a basic a federal Indian law. Congress can unilaterally void any treaty or agreement. Excuse me the only limit on this power so far has been a requirement that Congress says it is doing so it is not supposed to act by in quotes implication whether that rule holds true will likely depend on the attitudes of the courts to newest justices. Yeah yeah the formal issue and hear hear. Her era is a conviction of a crow tribal member for hunting elk on season. The underlying issue is whether a treaty with the Crow tribe of Montana remains in force or where the congress jumped it without telling anyone claybin hair. What's part of a group of Crow? People who in January two thousand fourteen trimmed. The smell heard about from the crow reservation and Southern Montana across the Wyoming state line to Federal Bighorn National Forest. They shot three elk and took the meat town for food. Wyoming officials learned of the hunt crossed into Montana and on the crow invasion to site. Here era on misdemeanor charges of hunting out of season. Now they didn't see him shoot the elk. They didn't see them. Carry the ELK. Back they just for some somehow magically learned that these people were hunting and they decided that they wanted to punish them. I'll shut up other comments to make in this article but anyway we'll get there even though big Horn it's federal and the state has the power to regulate conservation matters. They're here and the tribe. I view that the hunt was legal because the eighteen sixty treaty of Fort Laramie and. That's the treaty that I hear people sightings most often guarantees the crow and I quote the right to hot on occupied lands of the United States. So long as game may be found there on and as long as peace subsists among the whites and Indians on the borders of the hunting districts end quote. Okay let me let me jump back right here for I let me let me read the rest of this stinks paragraph. One word you read wrong. But that's why I just wanted me. Occupied unoccupied lands and the unoccupied. It's very important that people understand it states unoccupied but think about it in the context of a growing country when Herreros brought to trial however the state quit refused to hear his item in the treaty. The court said was invalid under a hundred and twenty year old Supreme Court case. He received a one year suspended sentence and three years suspension of all hunting privileges. And why it's just okay. Go ahead well I was just GonNa say well the point of be made later but I just want to reread this. One particular quote the right to hunt on unoccupied lands of the United States. So long game maybe found there on and as long as peace subsists amongst the whites. Indians on the borders of the Hunting districts close quote so context matters. Okay and so you have. People have been hunting here the crow people forever and you have invaders coming in here setting as bill. Maher says new rules right that they weren't given the rights to impose upon us and they said you can continue to hunt infant as you were until we build here and shoes to build here That's why the word unoccupied in this context is very very important. So it's a gradual pushing of people here right. Yes Gra pushing. The crow people not only off their lands but out of their hunting and traditional grounds and areas. Why Encroachment People? That were never heard from here. I JUST WANNA make sure everybody understands that this way in the tree which means you guys can hunt temporarily BS. Came to? The new deal was a brief. Her spite allotment ended and try to allow to reform their governments then in nineteen fifty three came the termination era in quotes when Congress decided that the federal government would no longer provide services to try or deal with the government's it sold off some tribes reservation lands and proclaim that those tribes no longer existed termination era. Keep that freezing your mind. Now until the Nixon administration that Congress and the executive branch decided to deal again with tribes as genuine governments. The famed Mehtab rider vying. Lauria Junior seventy-one Nixon as the and I'm quoting the best administration in American history in quote context of that in just a second ago. All right well Dave just very well cookley. Barth said context matters so no I mean no disrespect to professor APPs whatsoever in this case but when we're quoting an indigenous scholar like vine delorean junior who's now deceased sadly Proper context again. It's important I let me tell you guys a little bit about vinyl radio near familiar with him. It was acting. Sue lived from March twenty six of nineteen thirty three hundred November thirteenth of two thousand and five throughout his life. And I'm sorry the worm reading from his bio about him from the University of Arizona Wrote throughout his life and works promoted a cohesive understanding of native American culture and History graduated from Iowa State University in Nineteen fifty eight and one thousand nine hundred eighty three. He received a theology degree from the Lutheran School of Theology in Rock Island Illinois. Because we have to understand his like his father was intensive purposes of a minister on the Catholic Church. The one of the One of the schools if I remember correctly on on Indian reservation believe in standing rock. See going on here. In nineteen seventy. He received a law degree from the university to Colorado. It was not until nineteen seventy eight that he came to the University of Arizona and established the first Master Degree Program for American Indian Studies in the United States and so taught at the College of Law for the University of Arizona. The Loria wrote over twenty books in his lifetime is most famous being custard. Died for your sins. An Indian manifesto in nineteen sixty nine also received many honors such as Word Craft Circle Writer of the Year award for his work spirit and reason in one thousand nine hundred nine. The Wallace Steiger Award from the center of American West in two thousand and two as well as American Indian Festival of Words Author Award in two thousand and three so. I'm going to play an excerpt from an audio book to the vailable through audible dot com. Check it out again. This is an excerpt from custer. Died for your sins. An Indian manifesto. This this is to put in context would professor up quoted him saying the Indian world has changed so substantially since the first publication of this book that some things contained in. It seem new again. In the late sixties American society had yet to hear the voices demand and aspirations of the American Indians. The country was embroiled in the civil rights movement and the antiwar protests were just gaining momentum in some ways the emergence of Indians was relief from the pressing demands of other larger groups. But this relief was short-lived when Indians occupied first Alcatraz then the bureau of Indian Affairs Headquarters in Washington. Dc and finally the little hamlet of wounded knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota Indians. Raise the question of the American past and since this bloody past was then being revived in the search and destroy missions and Vietnam and in incidents such as that at Kent State. It was apparent that few people in the government. He did the lessons of history in the early seventies Indian tribal sovereignty was tacitly admitted but it was not the cornerstone federal policy and termination under many new disguises was still the official direction toward which the Bureau of Indian affairs was encouraged to move a major effort to define the new Indian policy was made with the authorization of the American Indian Policy Review Commission in one thousand nine hundred seventy five but after two years of intense maneuvering and many hearings. The Commission report emphasized a number of adjustments of existing relationships and could not reach a consensus on establishing clear and workable definition of Indians and the federal government should deal with each other accessibly aggressive arguments raised by the American Indian Policy Review Commission. Made in fact that helped spawn. Many anti Indian groups. Were agitating for complete abrogation of special tribal status. Some of the recommendations made decades ago in custer died for your sins did find their way into federal policy in particular the subcontracting provision of P. L. Six thirty five which allowed tribal governments to assume responsibility for some of the functions of the Bureau of Indian affairs but as might have been suspected. The bureau quickly worked ways to CO OPT and frustrate Indian efforts to take over programs and make them more capable of serving the reservation. People the biggest policy change in the intervening years contained in President Richard M Nixon's July. One Thousand Nine hundred seventy message to Congress was the official disavowal of termination as a formal goal of the federal government indeed wanted Nixon may have failed in spectacular fashion in other aspects of his presidency. In retrospect is administration must be granted very high marks for its Indian policy in responsiveness to Indian aspirants. It will probably be seen as the best administration in American history and in terms of its accomplishments. It should be ranked close to the new deal which radically turned the tide. In favor of Indians. In comparison to recent administration's the Nixon years are exceedingly bright and filled with accomplishments. And I just wanted to broaden that point professor apps was you know what stating you know. It's not necessarily that. I felt Nixon was and his administration with fantastic. It's just you have to put in context of what was happening in terms of policy at the time so back to you. Dave thank since then travel governments had gained in strength and organisation in Nineteen. Seventy eight. The High Court made explicit the rule that tribal rights can't disappear without quoting clear indications of legislative intent. Wasn't that Nice such a nice group bastards. Yes state governments and tribes however had been ceaselessly at one another's throats since the nineteenth century. Wonder why they played by Laurie right and he was like well. They couldn't come to an agreement fighting bitterly over issues of natural resources fish game and wildlife management taxation and law enforcement. Okay every one of those things that was listed as an issue our problems that the tribes with the United States government. And there's one word you can tie it all together besides resource that word is capitalism. Oh absolutely now time and time again. Tribes have been pushed off the tracks of land because resources and it happens even until this day you have areas that are being sold off to corporations for mining for oil for gas for lumber. And it's gotTa stop. It has an impact on fishing game. Why like management? That's a joke. That's a joke. Even the government determines what wildlife is going to exist in. What's not taxation law enforcement? We know what the big big problems with law enforcement. And the Justice Department's video of what tribes are able to Judah Kate what they're not so you know no wonder there's there's been fighting since the nineteenth century it's because nobody that is in the corner of the. Us government wants to concede what's not bears precisely that that's that's been not to sorta get off subject or even outside the United States but very much that's What's going on with Witten right now in Canada's how was talking about absolutely the government trying to impose its will on territories that they do not have rights to its unseeded territory. Always Been in control of the Whitney soon people and it's the same in our history Is Out West and our people here in the east. All of us right as I said earlier. When we're SORTA deconstructing the Fort Laramie Treaty. They have no claim period. No no absolutely and I had a discussion with somebody yesterday. And you know there. There stance was to you know the roses and UNICORNS and everybody just get along. Everybody just work together to get along. And that's okay lowry music. Lingering get along with people grief for God's sakes right response. Was you know getting along and working together? It's all well and good I said but there's one problem exact usually there's one side that says well we're going to work together and we'll try to get along but there's always one side says let's do it this way or how about doing it like this instead and it's not the native people that's making that that suggestion. Hell no so you see the the statement about working together in everybody getting along its lip service because you you can't have that become a reality. Last everybody is participating in the process. We have one person or one group. That's trying to change that. The game plan in the middle. You know it all goes to crap at that point and it was just an exercise and futility and what you're speaking to also according to mark Charles's a presidential campaign. Which is you know. You're going say America's for all people then it starts with the constitution and a real in many many areas of the Constitution. And they're not willing to do that for reasons that you're talking about become toilet paper and start from scratch. We gotta get him on our show again. It's it's time yet is saying chat. You guys are in rare form this money. We're starting trust me almost an hour in believe me. There's a whole show. Yeah fifty two minutes. I'll does believe we've got a lot coming up today so so okay. Here's here's how history shook out. In a case of crow in one thousand nine hundred Wyoming became a state by nineteen ninety six and board versus eighteen. I'm stuck in twentieth century. I think that just happen by eighteen. Ninety six in war versus racehorse. The new state was asking the Supreme Court to Avoid Entry Rights Race Working Ninety nine just to emphasize eighteen ninety to eighteen. Ninety six. You guys six years. That's it just six years and now we gotta get rid of the Indian Paolo. That's exactly what they thought. Little context racehorse involved the elk hunting rights of a member of the bannock tribe. Idaho under a new treaty whose language was almost identical to battle crow. Okay the court held seven to one that the admission of Wyoming silently voided all tribal hunting rights there why because Wyoming had been admitted on an quoting in quotes rather equal footing with other states. It's powers over fish. Game and wildlife couldn't be limited by the bannock treaty despite the fact that the illegal formation of the state to begin with and by that I mean the invasion of our territory not of the crow and other people say rate source and its notion that statehood implies a silent repeal treaties stagger on until the supreme court decided Minnesota versus me lacks band of Chippewa has announced that right and nineteen ninety nine. The majority had helped the quotes equal footing reasoning and racehorse rested on a false premise and that treaty rights are not immediately terminated at statehood. If so what you have to understand. Of course like any legal case all right they look at previous case histories in part of the decision making process here. They're saying that the case with Racehorse was improperly indicated so to speak and doesn't apply in this particular case what bills lake so the then ruled and said. We're not even going to consider racehorse in this decision. It's dead and it's no longer relevant to any case not just the case but any case moving forward. The Supreme Court said they considered that historic Anything we're just not going to look back at inconsiderate at that point so one would think so. Bye Bye Racehorse. Hello easy case right. Well not so fast. In one thousand. Nine Hundred Ninety five the tenth circuit had decided. Crow tribe versus Reps. Keisha light on racehorse for the proposition that in quotes the tribe right to hunt reserved and the Treaty with the crows eighteen eighty six was repealed by act admitting Wyoming to the Union. Sounds I throw my hands up in the air and you see how inconsistent the court is the highest court land as they say right one side of the mouth he said when I consider racehorse in any any future cases an attorney get this case. You know what there was some aspects of resource pointer. So we're GONNA bring it back in. Why because it's an Indian tribe and the other thing that people need remember understand. Is that the formation of age to quote state did not make it instantly part of the United States or a Perfect Union. Clearly you can see particularly from indigenous perspective at least that the union was remains far from a perfect union. Four years later billy lacks trashed every element of racehorse. But it didn't say magic. Words like in quotes. Pay Attention now game. 'cause see before you before your astonished is excuse me. We overtraining. Racehorse your note overturning. This of the overturn. We call that inconsistency folks about as inconsistent as well inconsistent inconsistent application of law except except it's consistent when it's benefiting the aggressor sites Lay America. And so the state argues that racehorse remains a valid precedent. Quincy Day whatever. The law may be in Minnesota claims and Wyoming tried in Wyoming tribes. Don't have hunting rights. Second the state points to reps in which the crow loss on the treaty rights issue not laxer normally lacks the state ideas that no member of a tribe can ever relitigate the issue under a doctrine called issue preclusion of how convenient very convenient the tribe however argues that since. Meli lack racehorse am since mealy lack excuse me. Racehorse sleeps with the cutthroat trout. Wyoming Fish State. And because reps is is based on a repudiated president it does not preclude your error from arguing for. Treaty Rights Affect Triveni. The concept of rights was also. I argue foreign to our people. We understood territories amongst our peoples right but I wouldn't go as far as to assume that our ancestors looked at territories claimed rights to the way we hear the law. You keep hearing about this state rights versus states rights but applied to what resources. You Okay and. Where does the term quote resources come from the Oxford Dictionary? They'd finds resources way quote a stock supply of money. Materials Staff and other assets that can be drawn on by a person organization in order to function efficiently. Sorry effectively and where does the Oxford itself come from Oxford England in other words capitalistic valuations brought here by European invaders? Context matters everybody from the court system. That defends this way of life that they brought here all the way back to the very definitions that they're using and leveraging against US last versus Wyoming an Indian treaty rights case argued in the Supreme Court argued argued. The argument did not draw. Excuse me a lot of attention in Washington but it was one of the most dramatic. I can call sparked by remarkable performance put on Neil Gorsuch gorsuch or search whatever. The media pronounce it. Yeah Okay Mr Core. Such you reminds me one of those muppet characters were the tool manner sitting in the balcony. Oh very how do I was places I did the Gorse nomination earn your rating the name. Wrong Godrej Gamut. Whatever the gorge nomination had twenty seventeen was opposed by most civil rights groups. I'm not surprised but it was held a hailed by tribal advocates. You know he's he's been known to side with with tribes from time to time and this is the part of the article where I would like early. Cock my head sideways. Because he paints him like this the Indian Savior on the Supreme Court. And I'm like no I'm just I just can't get there. I'm sorry he's knowing savior like I said from time to time. He's he's argued in favor of of tribes. But you know. It's it's because he was supposed to right right. Yeah exactly yeah then. That's very very important distinction. Let same kind of skip ahead there. I don't need a now with feelings or I could care less okay. The court finally had the chance to say the Racehorse decision has gone and they slave quoted by quoted by saying. It's not what we say he noted. Maybe we should have said it gone. But we didn't. It's it's it's it's a convoluted case and like you said that you know it's it's not consistent. There's no consistency systems. They are now but it affects us. This is the jury does it affects us in more ways than people realize because when they adjudicate a case such as that it becomes a blanket case for all Indian country not just part of the country candidate becomes a blanket for all of Indian country every time last week I think we played We played the address from Congresswoman deb Holland and in that. And also. It's an show notes if you guys want to you know. Look if you're interviewing But you know I'm sorry proposed legislation You know she rattled off several that she has been working on and working hard at but but looking to try to the best of her ability in this kind of an environment I always always have John. Keane's words in the back of my head about why are we participating but anyway it? It's it's it's her trying to gather whatever allies she can within you know the political government structure in trying to correct some some actions through through legislation so there there are several different bills that were proposing again. We have links to do them in in our show notes episode to wait. But I'm just frustrated with this. You know I thought when I get frustrated. That's probably why I'm never going to be a defender or a prosecutor. They can't get out of my own emotional way but But yeah so you could just sort of get a glimpse at the way she and others are trying to think about some of these some of these problems. Yeah the rest of this article in the in the show notes. It's it's it's a shame that you know. The government reserves that right to trash treaties whenever they feel like it and there's very little recourse that that nations have. Ls Somebody in court whether it be a circuit court or the Supreme Court state or federal. That says no state. You can't do that and that has happened from time to time. But it's so rare that the the assumption assumption normally follows along the lines of you know there's going to be an unfair judgement for tribes. So you know what I'll close with just two things. Basically ending countries consistently screwed in court and to why nothing ever changes for us in terms of our true sovereign rights particularly under international treaty law. And again we could do an entire episode on on that when the so called quote highest court in the land looks at one old law case and in particular one where the very same court meaning Scotus or the Supreme Court United States discounts. A particular case. Because it's no longer relevant based on newer case law and a court goes on well. Oh well Legally shut his shrugs off right that attitude filters it's way as you just said Dave down to federal and state legislatures who've use coders as their policy. God's right which Congress makes law Scottish is supposed to defend that law. When both are a problem for us where do we go? We have nowhere to go. So you're sort of in the same vein in a way. Maybe not Tom. This is at least a glimmer of hope kind of kind of situation. But we'll we'll pick this apart a little bit as well. The title read South Dakota Law would make it clear. Tribal ideas must be accepted by state businesses. That's article written by us even groves for the Associated Press and even it's a state Senate committee. They full support Tuesday on. This was dated. I don't have a date on this. I'm sorry guys but it was recent. I do remember that I'd have to go into big article a little bit deeper but David's full support to that. We're going to say this past Tuesday to propose law that would require South Dakota businesses to accept tribal ideas as of identity and age state law already requires banks and financial institutions to accept tribal ideas but Roy Heiner a Democrat from Michigan said. He introduced the bill after hearing from trouble numbers that some businesses were not accepting their ideas for transactions such as cashing checks are purchasing tobacco and alcohol. Proponents said the proposed law would make it clear that travel. Id's are acceptable for all business transactions. Jason Cook Vice Chair of the yanked ensued. Tribe said the measure would be one more step for tribal members to get full recognition by the state quote. The odds are against us all the time. He said noting that business owners could refuse to accept. Tribal ideas to discriminate against tribal members. Tried in South Dakota have enhanced the security and information I not on idees in recent years adding data birth addresses and Holler graphics to get an idea. Tribal members must provide a copy of their birth certificate to tribal enrollment officers. According to Hina the ideas can be used to go through security at airports and to verify identity at voting booths. The House last week shot down an effort by Democrats tack tribal. Id's onto the list of documents people could use to register to vote in the state so this was in a committee so not fully approved as of yet at at the state level so more or less an endorsed proposal. Shall we say so If the tribe itself has gone to the length of addressing I would assume someone stated some security concerns and the idea being or would be accepted at airports which are largely under federal jurisdiction after nine eleven. What sense does it make? Tell an indigenous person on one. Hand your tribal ideas good and secure enough to travel. Identify yourself at banks which is already happening. Apparently we're capital transactions. How for medical care good enough. They're not good enough to register to vote that make any sense to us. Nope nope I think largely on the outside. It wouldn't make any sense going on here. I hurt again. The Democrat said voter registration with a separate issue to his bill but then he was looking into other legislation that would allow tribal members years. Probably the word allow okay words matter folks. There's this constant reinforcement in this country of controlling the Indian control control control and the old days here in the east. Those folks were called overseers. Watch those people they don't get. Outta line allow in this context and I'll read it again. I hurt the Democrat said voter education with a separate issue to his bill but that he was looking into other legislation that would allow tribal members to use the ideas for voter registration context. That's that says well and I understand. We need advocacy. Don't get me wrong and set it on the show before about this very issue about where our federal tribal ideas which I've tried to have a problem with the fact that we have to carry to begin with and the fact that we are they only shallow us dare us toward race brother race demographic group whatever time applies but race in this case as a citizen here again. I'm not going to get into the debate about citizenship. Her hate as of June one thousand twenty four. We still have to present ninety car into that and you know I actually hear this Rama. People will call her all the time. Well the present my driver's license. How are you any different right? You'll have to present one. But here's the thing you as a person of color. I'm light skinned but I'm still a person of color. Why do anything history says if you're African descent? So we say you were brought here. Your answer brought here. Extend this to people when you got tattooed. Why identification I wou oppressive bodied people in that particular case? They were called Germans Nazis case we had to Clare Carey plastic cards. Why ISSUE SHALL WE SAY? Really? It's a problem must be addressed in every state because it speaks to. What are we citizens with? Conditions argument to that is this is a country of laws right. Well Mike My County to that is. This is a nation that uses toilet paper to but it doesn't always do the job. Thank you I have a bell bell upstairs every week. I think they're bringing it down because when when one of US needs a point they get they get a bill that actually all the time a brother J J o does it yes you can you make a point you get the bell. We're up now thanks. Let me on here. But the South Dakota Secretary of state would need to be able to verify voters social social security numbers with the tribal ide- databases Heiner. They're going there's another control arm social security number. Here's my my whole argument against them. Not Wanting to issue. Id's tribes when you will hear when you go to vote in my little corner of the world here. If you're registered as a voter you have to present an ID. Which is fine. I don't I gave them my my my driver's license and they flip through a bunch of pages and they signed my name and they check the information on the voter registration list if they have with the information. That's on my driver's license. They look at me. They look at my picture. They look at me looking picture and look at you and they turn sideways. What's that sticking out the back of your head? Yes sometimes at the airport. So you know with the tribal. Id that same information is on the IB your full graphics. They're yours. You know identifying numbers there so you know for them not to want to allow tribal ideas to be ballot. Identification is just that it's a it's a controlling aspect of voter suppression period. That's what it's all about agreed. I guess I probably think too much about your concerns the valley. It's just that somewhere in in in my thinking somewhere along the line and I hate the phrase it this way but the right words are the right phrases being used to push them to stop. It's nonsense somewhere. We're not using the right words on the right phrases. We don't have the right. Pass code to open the door or to shut the door in some cases there's time trust me. There's times when I wanted to take the job gains positions. They screw it. I'm not interested. You're not working for me. You know you're not working. This country doesn't work for an eye. I've gone down that road a million times but but I pick stuff apart. I can't help it. I'm I'm in deconstruction. Hell constantly right. No let me explain what I mean by that. So so the whole idea thing right okay. So let's take the example. You just gave presented driver's license they they look. I just said some through a list that means paper. Okay there are probably other ones that use computers but that will actually accentuate my point. Which is something generated those pieces of paper probably a computer and even if they aren't using paper and they actually are using a laptop or something and they're finding your name on a list. What my ultimate point is they tell you. We need an identification. This casey driver's license to prove that you're a citizen of not only the state but that of the United States and then on top of that we're going to verify that against the database that may or may not be flawed because we don't have full control we certainly want as a citizen have control over that database and particularly. What's in it where that information goes but we as people have to present an idea that has our address on it? It might have a telephone number or maybe not matter. Some cases that information includes a social security number as a as a double check verification right. But we're not in control that information we trust a system. Sadly it's I look at. I look at all this and I can look I get it. You Wanna be able to verify. I guess at least the citizenship status. So you don't have a bomb gonNA say it this way to a bunch of people coming from another place voting. When they're they're not from here struggled to say that when the context of the history of the United States as an indigenous person. Okay you see you see the irony. She asked up. That is oh certainly do do immigrants trying to tell other immigrants. They're not allowed to participate in. The process does and on top of that. I have to carry two days for these bricks but flipped that around and I say but at the same time I historically with my ancestors buzzing in my ear in my head I was here I hear before he your ancestors your sense of people that came here illegally from my perspective and accurately seven theory. If I choose to participate in your system I should be a walk in with nothing. Cast a vote in my opinion in the end the perfect world. I know I know you see my point I do. Where's the bell and that that that's that's absolutely correct that should be case and sadly the system has been designed to to this day prevent Various demographics from participating in the system without a struggle and in my opinion that's bs even in twenty twenty twenty nineteen. It's it's as early as twenty nineteen. I'll use Georgia. As an example. Hundreds of thousands of people were were deleted from the roles because it benefited one particular party. And that's how that particular party won the top seed in that state because the roles were purged even that it was still a close race. Now I don't want mislead a relatives that are listening okay Especially if you're fighting real hard for voter rights. Please don't misunderstand me. I'm not telling you don't do that and that we shouldn't participate in things like that. I know I know. There's a contingency in Indian country that do feel that way that like you know why. Why should we near other thing? We litigated that the death here on the show on back and forth. I choose to participate. But it's a choice and I think that's that's what matters and that's with power comes from but but also or recognizing that there definitely are people out there that are not from within our communities that are desperately trying to prevent us from voting exception of those states that have high population counts of our people. And they're still trying to keep people from voting right well. They tend to be of the other Republican. Ilk here's the thing on on that a little bit more. I'll read a line here from this article again. Without Dakota Secretary of the state would need to be able to verify voters social security numbers with the Taibbi had hired. I said well. With respect to the Social Security Administration where in Alaska natives are concerned they state quote social security works to improve lives across Indian country by servicing. The self determined needs of sovereign tribal nations social security program support tribal communities through retirement disability and survivor benefits providing a safety net for workers and their families. You can that come straight out of S. A. DOT COM Social Security Administration. They also published this. Psa video on the tribal consultation page of the Social Security Administration website and sounds like this weird their day one with baby names and a gift that last a lifetime. We are there as she grow protecting you and those you love we are there when you get your first job helping to save for the future we are there when you marry your sweetheart to help secure your together we are there. If the unexpected happens to help you see life from a new perspective. We are there when you start your next chapter so make sure you get off to a great start and we are there when you lose your soulmate to help. Make sure you will be all right. We are with you through. Life's journey social security securing today and get to know us and see what you can do online at Social Dot. Gov Taxpayer expense learning looking. I'm picturing unicorns Cross screen and butterflies the Purple Pink Clouds waving in the come really. Needless to say there is playing information. How the opposite? Tribes Consultation Measures Right So maybe some. Republicans are using the excuse that quote tribal ID databases need to line up with social. Security numbers. Sounds very much like a stall tactic to me. My View I can't slip. Democrats being the cause of this meaningless stipulation either not in the most important election in the country. That's about to happen but I don't know well next next next. Next week's episode will give me a little tease listeners will be surrounding loading. Because I think it's important and welcome. I'm sorry I said okay. And we'll we'll talk about some of these things in the next episode about about voting and ideally aims. And why they're why people consider how voter. Id is important in some people. Think it's Poobah you're supposed to say bull hockey at your word man talking but the tribal. Id article that'll be in the show notes. You guys were going to forge ahead or an hour and a in honestly. We're barely halfway done. Also in the show. I think we're going to break three hours today. Just letting you guys know B Because there's a lot coming up here. We are going to take a music okay. I'll say because I got to stand up and move this Nissan you guys so I got a two for four. You Mix from Darren Geffery I up as a track called Josephine. And then we've been slide it right into track to you called Feeling California there you guys go giving. 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I don't think so either because a history. It's not it's it will be difficult damn near impossible. Nothing's impossible but damn near to erase five hundred years or more racism. It just doesn't disappear in the blink of an eye but it can disappear as long as people are trying to do something about it. I put the level of energy that they put into China. Arrays us as native people absolutely. And Are you doing something about it? It's bringing awareness to it. I had somebody say to me one day on your show. You guys talk about racism. An awful lot and that doesn't do anything to help. Stop Racism Hockey. Gotten to meaning many of the same feedback. I tell them Bull Hockey. You know why because if you don't say anything about it you know it just continues rolling right along and people tell us not care anything about it. So why should here? Now I care I'm going to being a face about it and going to talk to you about it and go into accu about it until it doesn't exist any longer. That's that's that's I stands. Today we have very concrete examples. Not not the only having in the past but I think people will be a little surprise so yeah so a person of Color College swimmer on team trip had gun pointed at his head by police. This comes to us by way of many. Yvonne Burke for W NBC News NBC News Jalen Butler Eastern Illinois. University said officers threatened to blow his head off before it became clear. They must miss took him for a suspect. And here's here's the thing. There's become a catchphrase within the law enforcement sectors fit the description. Okay fit the description. Of what a Muppet Abakar? Somebody lashawn animal. Yeah so fit the description. They just throw it out. You fit the description of went so and you know people are just left with their with that statement fifth of scripture. That doesn't say anything. We have a clip Mr Butler. I'm going to read some of this. After the clip is played absolutely real quick here. We go forty one seconds. I promise swimmer has filed a federal lawsuit against law enforcement officers. He says pushed him to the ground and held him at gunpoint while on a team trip. Jalen Butler was traveling back from the BBC Championships. The team bus pulled off near a rest. Stop IN EAST. Moline to take a photo with law enforcement approached and pointed their guns Adam Butler says he went to his name's before officials handcuffed him threatened to shoot him and placed him in his squad car. He says they released him without explanation. Aclu you is representing Butler and in a statement. They say officers falsely identified Butler as a suspect. The suit names six officers and asks for compensation and punitive damages. We've reached out to the ACLU. We'll bring you more information as it comes in okay. The law suit names officers from three departments east. Moline officer Travis Stays Hampton Officer at Bush. Or Ethan Bush and Rock Island Sheriff's Deputies Jack Ass Queenie and Jayson Pena Rachel Murphy won a Butler's attorneys toll. Nbc News. She believes total of six offers. Officers were involved. Six one of the officers squatted down in front of him. Put a gun to his forehead. It said if you keep moving I'm going to blow your F- in head off. That's a quote the suit says but we're told NBC News and a phone interview on Friday that he initially thought everything was a big misunderstanding. And try to remain calm. After the officer threatened to shoot him is thought process shifted. He said quoting. I felt numb. I really didn't know what to expect in quote he he explained I coach. Traveling with a group got off. The bus told the officers that Butler was a member of the school's swim team note but lay was the only person of color on swim team. Even after officers realized that he was not the person they were looking for. They refuse to let him go and put him in the back of a squad car. The suit says quoting after several minutes forcing Mr Butler to lie on the ground while handcuffed defendants allow Mr Butler to sit up. They did not however remove his handcuffs or inform him that he was free to go even though they had already recognized that Mr Butler was not the suspect for whom they were searching in quote the still the suit states. Excuse me eventually. They officers remove the handcuffs and asked Butler to get his ideas from the bus after he showed them his identification they. Can you know? According to the Lawsuit Butler was never told why he was detained and arrested also Jewish listeners for Jewish listeners. Remember Xiaomi Ave pass Shan me they still going on folks it also alleges. That officers never documented the stop that night Illinois Governor Jay Jay. I'll be honest. Red Brick does not say that folks let me just be honest alloy governors called on Friday before and quotes thorough and transparent investigation into Butler's arrest quoting again. I'm deeply troubled by what I've read about. How Jalen Jalen Butler excuse me? A person of color athlete at EIU was mistreated by law enforcement. East Moline in quote quoting again. It is unacceptable for any young person to feel unsafe and disrespected anywhere in this state but every day too many young people of color lived through it in quote earlier. I brought up the fact that this is a capitalistic country. Right capitalistic country. He's calling for a thorough and transparent investigation. Because now it's a federal lawsuit. Governor doesn't want to lose any federal funding so he better get it straight get capitalism the chief. Jeff Ramsey told. Nbc meals on Friday. That states has not faced disciplinary action and declined to comment on. Who officers were looking for when they pain. Butler quoting a civil lawsuit. That it's been turned over to our city attorneys. The Police Department will not have any common this time in the police chief past the police. The Hampton please. Excuse me pass the Buck Terry Angle. The police Steve directed questions. Two departments legal counsel of cool. It's not immediately available Friday. The Iraq Island Sheriff's Office and a press release Thursday on facebook said deputies panel. Ns Queenie arrived at the scene after what had been detained by officers from other agencies. Children's Ryan Sweeney. I'll be Nike Jeffrey. Bustos said I guess deputy Saturday a brief interaction with Butler and the other officers were left shortly. The other officers left shortly thereafter to continue the manhunt for fugitive in the area can cover can cover. That's basically what the there are department wasn't involved one of you guys had died neck. Yeah exactly praise swimmer. He can hold his breath. Well the toll embassy that he tried not to think about what happened to him but it started to make an angry and fearful and began to affect him at school. Absolutely absolutely quoting. I'd been okay. He said in the past when things bad things happen to me. I tried to see the good but this starting to eat at me in quote the lawsuit says he started seeing a therapist but women's always know there was a possibility that he could be targeted by police because he has a person of color and was taught by his father. Took apply with officers at that ever happened to this suit states. Hands up quoting. I'm sorry hands up this day and age. It doesn't even matter. Mr Butler hoped he would never have to use his father's advice in quote. The Lawson says coding band his hope shattered on February. The twenty four twenty thousand nine hundred. He is seeking unspecified damages. You know I read an article a couple of years ago where an autistic man was sitting outside playing with a toy out. Weren't going with this case and somebody will call the police on this young man and the officers responded and the Young Man's counselor therapist actually was out there trying to talk to him. He sees the officers show up and the counsellor. The therapist lays down on the ground on his back with his hands and legs spread showing that he has no harm to anybody. And he's asking him then. Please don't shoot that young man because he's autistic. He's trying to talk to so the therapist is a man of color. He does all the right things and he still winds up getting shot. So you know in this day and age hands up. Legs spread sneakers off that matter there. You know your your life is in in jeopardy just because you have brown skin and that's pretty sad. Toss anything and brother being to the article her now because reinforce the this point momentarily. So you know we because We speak to to power on this show and we lead by example in the examples that we give our from the people that are causing the problems there for now. Okay sounds good next article fashion to fashion. The Fashion Institute apologizes for clearly racist. Show this article listed on our facebook. I mean facebook. Listening Library. Now go go there now. And and glance at the photo of Alaska that of you go ahead brother. Sorry in New York City based fashion. College has apologized after a catwalk show was labelled racist models were asked to wear prosthetic ears lips and bushy eyebrows for collection run by fashion design students at the event in Manhattan Okay. I'm going to read that against. You can form a mental picture before you go. Look at that photo models were asked to wear prosthetic ears lips and bushy eyebrows. We're not talking about Groucho Marx. Okay so think about that. That how someone would look with those prosthetics on. And where were they Manhattan? One of the most diverse cities in the world. Trying to be good okay. Centuries were criticized online after lady of color who was a model said she would not wear. They clearly racist items. At the event on seven February. The Fashion Institute of Technology said the matter was being investigated in quotes. Currently it's President Joice F- Brow said in a statement and I'm quoting it does not appear that the original intent of the design the use of the accessories or the creative direction of the show was to make a statement about race. Okay I see now why they put currently in quotes because after that DUMB ASS Statement Lady. You need to be gone should've fired yesterday. However and this is another quote it is now glaringly obvious that has been the outcome for that. We apologize to those who participated in the show to students and to anybody who has been offended by what they saw in quote. Lady even your racist great great grandmother would have been offending. Can you be more dismissive? The fashion show may headlines earlier this month when lady of color who was a model reveal. She was asked to wear the accessories. Amy Fever told The New York Post. She advised stat at the show that she felt uncomfortable wearing the items but was told quoting it was fine to feel uncomfortable for only forty five seconds end quote. It was fine to feel uncomfortable. Let that sink in for moment. Jonathan Kyle farmer chair the modified arts fashion design course which ran the show has apologized directly to the model quoting. I deeply apologize. Rainy high in pain caused those involved in the show in quote. He said an Instagram Post. It doesn't sound very demeaning instagram post. Like okay you couldn't stand in front of this lady and apologize. No no no not at all. Couldn't do that one bit and here here. Here is the bear for -cation of his insincerity. Love his statement. And I'm quoting. It was fine to feel uncomfortable for only forty five seconds quote so if nobody had even brought this up or if this young lady was not a stupid uncomfortable enough to mention that she would feel uncomfortable it would have gone off with with with fanfare and nobody would have been any otherwise. We wouldn't have known exactly. So you know this whole thing stinks to high heaven now. The contacts again like I said the way the way the articles framed this Jonathan Kyle. Farmer sorry some unfortunate name share of the modern fine arts fashion design course which ran show has apologized it says here directly to the model and it says the way he did that with an Instagram Post. So sorry not direct. They caught him saying I take full responsibility in line. Committed to learning from this situation and taking steps to do better close quote it goes back to a couple of episodes. We talked about the sincerity or the remorseful or the lack of about stupidity. Like this but here it is again another example of would have could have should have right right. I'm tired. You are two brother of hearing apologies and the whole we will never do it again or or staff will get cultural sensitivity training. Know it's time we sent a message to them angers me we've got to send a message in the most consequential way that this is not okay. We need to start. Getting businesses closed. Emphasize that close and livelihood disrupted all of these people understand capitalism. That's all they understand how to make a dollar no matter at what expense right. This show was designed to sell clothing. Sure we can boycott this stuff. We can not buy it but that doesn't change the behavior but if you take away. Their money held a lot harder for them to do that crap again. Yeah I keep saying that we. The people have given away our political power but we still hold the ultimate power. We still hold the power of the dollar and when we realize that again you can. You can literally move mountains with a dollar if there's enough of them literally mountains with a dollar but people have to realize that they have that power. That's what it's GonNa take but this this stuff has to has to end for those that haven't gone to the facebook website to look at that It's a picture of a that's got extremely large ears. Grotesquely big red lips and bushy eyebrows. And it's meant to give a portrait of a primate and and cement and one's mind the old racist drawings and character chairs of people of color with that same sort of look what looks like again. Looks like black and white cartoon straight OUT OF THE NINETEEN FIFTIES. Pretty much all right. I'M GONNA to do this segment and my brothers are going to do this segment until we don't have to anymore. I'm not holding my breath either. Like to breathe all right gentlemen. We're GONNA talk about stop and Frisk and to open this up. Part of the discussion going to play an excerpt from a York Times Dot Com opinion video on the subject produced by Julie Dresser and Edwin Martinez. Video actually has some age to it was originally produced and released in June twelfth of two thousand twelve. And so but it's come up again. We'll explain why in a moment here is about two and a half minutes of it and I believe we posted it on our facebook page as well so you can watch. I said okay. The hall video is is there but here guys. When I was young I used to big a lot with my parents. They always told me you should be lawyer. I used to play around and watch a lot of stuff like law and order. I love that show I. I'm happy I thought you had to do something for them. Really stopping. But after that I seen that you get after demanding I guess I'm walking down the block. They never seen this Islam stopping me or black. No matter how you look you fit the description call though right here. It was a patrol car into caused came on the line this up against the wall and he thought it down so I sent documents and then the cop looked on your slot is he grabbed me off the wall graffiti and I put the custody so he turned me around and I see this black. And how the pink highlighter? I've been taking a lot of towns applies. If you're stopping me WANNA know why. And that's when you hit a Cheney tone they start to get a little more aggressive and so threatening they were like if you think it took back with him to take you if you ask question we're going to take you Santa Precinct for like eight nine hours with a bunch of people you don't know really stinks and you don't get that or less time got not innocent. They just kept me. Thanks one bag dog. I would say it was happening at least sling four or five times a month. 'cause I was always outside and I was always outside so if you win. A lot of people were suspect automatically from the tolerance fifteen to eighteen. Obviously I was stopped question. If I for these sixty seven times I needed a break from and to get that was to stay home. It was nothing nobody can do right. Let me read some statistics for you guys. That was put in that piece in view. Go and watch the whole video on on facebook page. You'll see it there as well but again released in two thousand twelve so these figures reader from two thousand eleven the year before though says here in twenty eleven New York City. Police stopped people. Six hundred eighty five thousand seven hundred twenty four times. Eighty eight percent of those were stopped in New York City in two thousand eleven. Were arrested or ticketed. Eighty seven percent of those who were stopped were black. Latino stops are illegal without reasonable suspicion or he crime or a weapon so who is responsible for the stop and Frisk policy presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg Bloomberg was the second Jewish candidate to enter. The Democratic race was voted into office as the as the one hundred eighth mayor of New York City is term ran from January. First of two thousand two to December thirty first of twenty thirteen during his time. As Mayor Bloomberg initiated. The New York Police Department called stop question and Frisk or as Q. F. And some had said it was created with the best intentions in mind. Nothing could be further from the truth. I want to play some audio for you and I believe I failed to load it brothers. I'm gonNA need a moment. You know this goes back to that article we had about four episodes of. I don't remember the name they that the number of the episode but One of the articles was about young police officer who wanted to quit or had quit the police department because they were forced to abide by this policy and he mentioned in the article that young men of color were disproportionately targeted. Because of this policy. So I have here for you audio circulated widely including mainstream news media Michael Bloomberg addressing people regarding stop-and-frisk. And I believe this was around. Twenty twelve over can. Just talk about hurry through android. That's little real modern sunshine hundred and that's places arresting marijuana that's why is not true and question is from the wall at close to home audio is pretty hard year because it was a highly distorted. Transcript here's what he said. Ninety five percent of your murderers murderers and murder victims fit one. Mo You can just take the description xerox it and pass it out to all the cops. They are male minorities. Sixteen to twenty five. That's true in New York. That's true in virtually every city. And he's the words of Michael Bloomberg. Put all the cops minority neighborhoods. Yes that's true. Why did we do it? Because that's where all the crime is the way you get the guns. Are the kids hands as throw them up against the wall and Frisk them close quote? Nice Guy Right a reminder of anybody else maybe this guy when Mexico's sentence people they're not sending their best they're not sending you then I said they do. They're sending people that have lots of problems and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime there rape and some. I assume good people they're gonNA cover this. She of the great tribal heritage. What tribe is and Let me think about that one pocahontas. They always want me to apologize for saying it and I hear I want to apologize. I'll use tonight. I apologize because I'll tell you if you look if you look at some of the reservations that you approve user. Your great wisdom have approved. I will tell you right now. And they don't look like Indians to me all the Indians. Now maybe we say politically correct not politically correct. They look like Indians to me and they don't look like Indians to Indians. Here's a look at some of his comments on confederate monuments sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments on. Nfl players. Get that son of a bitch off the field right now out. He's fired he's fired. Doing a poor imitation of the president on September. Twenty second two thousand seventeen. That was an at a rally in Alabama saying these things to his to his supporters on. Quarter Rico. They want everything to be done for them. When it should be a community effort they are Puerto Ricans. They are American citizens. They lost everything. They by and large have moved to Florida and come November. They most likely will vote. They also one thousand four hundred twenty seven them. The Puerto Rican government announced. This week died in Hurricane Maria. This is probably the most egregious. Among many egregious things at a White House ceremony honoring native American War Heroes. You were here long before any of us here. Although we have a representative in Congress who they say saw same was here a long time ago they call her pocahontas this was said in the Oval Office by the President of the United States and to make matters worse that Porsche that you see there over the man's head here on the right. That's a portrait of Andrew Jackson. The seventh president of the United States. Who was a slave owner who also instituted the Indian removal act that led to the trail of tears and death? So let's go back to Bloomberg traffic. Take a breath. This past Wednesday night at the Nevada Democratic debate bloomberg was pressed about his stop and Frisk policy and how his views on how many people of Color Minority neighborhoods. Here's how he responded. The twenty-fifth being your releasing policy as mayor put all the obstacles in a minority neighborhoods explained that his quote because that's where all the communists he went on to say the wage to get the guns out of the kids fan. Just throw them against the wall and I apologize for that policy. What does that kind of language say that people of Color or people in minority neighborhoods as well if I go back and look at my time in office to one thing that I'm really worried about embarrassed about was charged with stop and Frisk when I got into office six hundred fifty murders a year in New York City and I thought that my first responsibility was to give people the right to live? That's basically everything and we started. We adopted been colostomy which has been in place policy. Their police departments use of stopping for what happened. However was it got out of control and when we discovered I discovered we would doing many main too many stop and Frisk we cut ninety five percent of. I've sat down with a bunch of African American clergy and business people to talk about this to try to learn talk or number of kids have been stopped and I'm trying to understand how we change of policies. So we can keep the city safe because for crime rate did go from six hundred and fifty fifty percent down to three hundred. We have to keep the LID on crime but we go out and stop people. Discriminate goes like part of the reason this dolphins. I changes because Bronco Mama Timothy. What was going on when we sent him there to say this practice has to stop. Once again fight him completely. Misspoke weren't moderators. There were monitors were people to observe the behavior New York City Police Department in these situations. Pass on that Bloomberg to give him a slap. The Bloomberg's response was absolutely ridiculous. I got a bunch of Blah Blah Blah clergy together and I spoke to them along with a mall yellow colored youth. Those guys right convincing brother no not at all lying bastard agree ever wonder what. Bloomberg thinks about native people. He doesn't care for native people. Maybe he doesn't like a new business either so controversial. If it's on an Indian reservation in reservations are technically not part of the United States. They're independent countries because a treaty signed back when although some state laws apply We're having a battle with governor. Having a battle as all have In New York about cigarettes bootleg cigarettes going through Indian reservations and there was an article today in the Buffalo News. Which I know you read all the time There's One of the state. Laws is try with laws trying to stop the reservation from selling cigarettes by using the US males and they Indian sued. The judge Said No. It's legal only appeals court said. It's legal but this'll be a battled played out and I think that the story is that there was some tires birch in the middle of one of the upstate superhighways in New York through this goes back to the Pataki administration and the Indian said. You know we're GONNA BREAK. Shut down the roads if you don't let us continue to Sell cigarettes without taxes now. Why every governor? I said to David Paterson. I said you know. Get yourself a cowboy hat in the shotgun. If he's ever a great video it's used standing in the middle of the near the New York State. Through as saying you know read my. Let's the law of the land is this and we're going to enforce the law but the just think about government came in 'cause. I've talked to the governor of the federal government came in and basically call call. Don't do it. You WanNa show me that letter. I didn't see the letter. But that's what else can you do it? And what the federal government source. This is an outrage. You know if you and I have to pay taxes everybody should pay taxes and this is just a scam to get around the taxes and incidentally they say well if you start taxing. It'll cost few jobs. Yeah the cigarette's killing our people now to that at the taxes on cigarettes and New York killing our people. What people are you talking about spunky exactly just like you guys know? Bloomberg is trash. Day is another trump where the DA after his name by the way is better Republican. He's been an independent pretty much any type of political ethnicity. You can think of. He ran into Republican to run for the Office of Mayor Daddy Basket. He's a walking disaster. Trust me and what is it with all these East Coast? People making us all look bad. I mean I'm east coast and it's like I don't want anybody from these codes in public office when you when you look at the behavior these people they're embarrassing. I get it you know stupid. There's bad people all over you know but it's just ridiculous and I'm almost out of loss of words but a lot of it is because every single set pretty much. Been talking about here but Anyway at this point Michael Bloomberg here is important that we educate voters going into November. Guys Not your answer. No He's not and you know instead of like I said I I've mentioned that I've been following politics since I was nine years old and I have never seen the political climate that we have today in anytime in the short history of following politics. Sure mud was being tossed back and forth between candidates but nothing to this degree. This this these are really literally strange times. Or they're getting a more strange. You'll you'll understand more audience when I read this article. It's kind of but you going ahead. Br there's a clip that we should play before beforehand if he would yeah earlier. I made an off handed. You know. There's probably certain else out there who never listen to this show and if this happened to be their first episode delectable communists patriotic at all why they don't believe in this country this proud country that we've built in my ancestors worked so hard to build them. You know about that whole thing. I'm not a communist okay. All right America sometimes got through as to in debt would support. Why I know it's history. I know it's true history. We're striving to teach people initial but any rate. Here's a clip that we'd like to play for you guys to set up this next article for my brother there. You go off from the Nevada debates. That just happened this past Wednesday. This is between Bernie Sanders Bloomberg and I think one other proposal that will all large companies turnover up to twenty percent of their ownership to employees over time. Is that a good idea. Good employ ownership of companies is a great idea. I'm not sure it makes sense to command those companies to do if we really want to deliver less inequality in this country then we gotta start the tax code. We've gotTA start with investments in how people are able to live the American dream which is in serious serious decline matter of fact last time. I checked the list of countries to live out the American dream in other words to be born at the bottom and come out at the top in the top ten number one place to live out the American dream right now is Denmark and as the I think lone person on the stage who's not a millionaire let alone a billionaire believe that part of what needs to change us for the voices of the communities that haven't felt her on Wall Street or in Washington to actually be brought to Capitol Hill. It's why I'm building politics. Designed around inclusion designed around belong to the one thing that will definitely the income inequality we're living with right now is for Donald Trump to be reelected because we polarized this country with the wrong. Lets me your policy? Got Your policy. And I'm very proud of that policy. What we need to deal with this task level of income and wealth inequality is make sure that those people who are working. Get along Moore. Wasn't you made all the money? Maybe your workers played some role in that as well able to share the benefits. Also when we have so many people go to work every day and they feel good about their jobs they feel like cogs in a machine by one work is to be able to sit on corporate boards as well so they can have some say over what happens to delve lives company. Would you support with senator? Sanders is proposing absolutely not. I can't think of ways that would make it easier for Donald Trump to get elected and listening to this conversation about capitalism. We tried that. Other countries try was called Communism. And it just didn't work then. Expressive Senators. Senators are ladies. Nbc News Wall Street Journal poll released yesterday. Two thirds of all voters said. They were uncomfortable with a socialist candidate for president. What are you say those voters? What was the result of that? Poll questions questions to you for. The question was winning by a fairly comfortable margin. Mike mentioned but here's the point talk about Democratic Socialism Communism Mr Bloomberg. Got Some cheap shot. Let's look about them. Let's talk about those countries. Like that. Moment with correctly pointed out that much higher quality of life in many respects than we. What are we talking about? We are living in many ways in a socialist society right now. Probably Dr Martin. Luther King reminded us. We have socialism for the very rich rugged individualism the poor. Wait a second gets eight hundred million dollars in tax breaks and subsidies to build to build luxury condominiums. That's socialism for the rich to subsidize Walmart's workers or on Medicaid employed stabs because wealthier experimentally in America up starvation wages that socialism for the rich democratic working people not billionaires healthcare all eggs attentional opportunity off the country. We have the best gun socialists in the country. Have Mr millionaire with three houses? What I miss era while you're working Washington counts warns the first problem live in Burlington House? Little that's like thousands of other Vermont as I do our capital to give me. Where is your hold? Talks with. Scott's hey you give me your thank you very much and I'm happy to do it because I get something for something for it. Okay and he had a problem. With the fact that Bernie has a home in Washington. Dc as a senator. What matters to you my good rather part of the part of the problem part of the problem with people in this country home. They think they're capitalists. That's that's why we have so. Many people that jump on bandwagon is like Bloomberg or the fool in the White House. I put it in the right context. At least I think I do but no no no not not that. We're not a capitalistic country. We certainly that but most people that they can't afford to buy medicine or they can't afford to put food on the table. They've been led to believe that their capitalist so they believe that yes so they believe that they're led to believe that this American dream. You're part of this American dream you know when the when the market is good. You know you're you're going to be doing well you're going now. These are all all lies to to get people to dance to attune that. They're never going to understand in my opinion to continue to borrow from a decade old playbook to develop a campaign strategy for an event as important as the bid for the White House shows a lack of growth and a lack of vision. So you know they keep playing the same old playbook so until communist of so and so is this and so on. So it's that we've heard all of this before not only does it show lack of growth and a lack of vision and and specifically the lack of total disregard by those people who have been elected to look out for our interest. The interest of big business has become a standard which are law's written so that brings me back to this nation being a capitalistic nation. Where people are led to believe that their capitalist. You're not they're not the average. Joe Is not a capitalist because you live in a capitalistic. Society does not make you such. You are too poor to be a capitalist. Bloomberg is a capitalist. That's that's who he is. He's oligarch just just out of figure at you guys jumping ahead year but I don't think I am but just to just to give you some context. Bloomberg spent earlier this month six. Excuse me three hundred and sixty five million dollars in AB is for one month. So when we're talking about capitalist yeah he's a capitalist but you know what sort of the media companies that he paid for and by the way. The media leaves that focused on that legal the Bloomberg spent six hundred three hundred and sixty five million dollars. We didn't okay so let me let me let me let me have some context of what does Bloomburg on Bloomberg News a media company. That's where most of his wealth comes from Hell. He did shift funds from Bloomberg media to all the other outlets. Hey guys because we're all the same game here. Give me seventy percent of your time between your shows China by my land and what I promise down the road especially if I get elected is. It'll be reciprocal. Okay I'll put I'll I'll barter with you. Airtime need something from me and Bloomberg News. We'll put it on there for you and won't charge you exchange. He didn't spend that money folks. I tried to explain this to people all the time. They were so absorbed with a big figure because why capitalist country. These people don't spend money that's why the billionaires. I don't spend money and find absolutely every single way there is to not pay money. Donald trump gave everybody a tax cut. They went to mar-a-lago. Hoity told everybody I just made Eurasia gotta keep that kind of stuff in mind. Bloomberg is not your answer that I'd Eggers go ahead. It's okay the demagogry of Bernie Sanders is a prime example fools borrowing from a decades old playbook. And what do they do that? And what do I mean by that? They use stuff that's you. They use to develop a strategy to defeat somebody running under the democratic banner. Okay Bloomberg has no reason running as a Republican. I as a Democrat. He should be running as a Republican. You if if you didn't look and see what kind of support trump currently has which has a lot over on that side of the coin. So he's like I guess I'm Democrat. Hello I'm a Democrat. Hey you got a lot of money I can give it to your party alot and he actually said that during the debate. You guys yes. I'm a billionaire and I'm giving him a lot of it is going to the Democrats. In the matter of fact he literally said on the debate stage that was a dog whistle to the Democrats to the DNC Non Governmental Agency. That apparently they said all the rules through on stage to begin with folks by the way exactly. Why do your homework? Lebron one has to wonder why even after looking under some of a blatant layers of corruption with the DNC DNC and the Democratic Party. You have to wonder what's making these strange times. Become more strange. The answers easy to find. I have to wonder why people are not able to see what's happening to them. I understand some of the lack of awareness is willful blindness deafness some of the lack of awareness fear but what about the rest of the populace who will fall? Who will not fall within either of those categories and our last episode? The title was say nothing. Say or do nothing. Excuse me at your own payroll the way. Dnc and the Democrat Party obtain the nomination in the last presidential election speaks for itself. Absolutely don't allow that to happen again. Folks Richard Bologna and his article for business insider DOT COM presents a very point to statement from Leo. Es Stream Junior chief justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware and it does warrant. He'd and he writes Delaware's a second smallest American state by area and has under a million people. But it's where sixty six point eight percent of fortune. Five hundred companies are incorporated true. But I I'm sorry that's true. The first State has become a destination for major corporations legal frameworks largely due to policies that resulted in significantly smaller tax bills than anywhere else in the country. Democrats supporting significant changes and look to the past. He also explained that this can only be changed on a structural level if Republicans and centrist Democrats start supporting significant changes and look to the past. He pointed. I'm sorry sorry. Megan annoys censure so central Democrats interesting. But I mean there's answer there with centrist Democrats. Either no absolutely not. That's why I'm a progressive. They might as well be Republicans. Exactly Yup the Corporate Democrats in Sheep's clothing. Absolutely he pointed to the way. Some Americans talk about Vermont. Senator Bernie Sanders who was running as a Democratic presidential candidate quoting when people talk about Bernie Sanders. As if he's a communist they show a profound ignorance of the market and of history straining said and that was a quote. He added that while he doesn't agree with all of Sanders proposals. They're not actually radical from a historical or global perspective Patrie extreme sanders is actually a centrist by the standards of some wreck closest and most popper prosperous European allies quoting. There's a profound economic insecurity. That is the sort of thing that happened in late twenties and thirties when we overcame the new deal democracy which became a role model for market dynamism that was tempered by fairness for everybody in quotes during said something. Sure NOT ARGUING. Anything that that the author said but here. Here's one reason why I think that. By and large the Democratic Party scared of Bernie Sanders. And that is I'm using allergy of unions. Okay the reason unions came about was because people retired getting shafted by WHO OWNERS OF BUSINESSES SWEATSHOPS? That they were making them. Work in. And the whole nine unchecked fettered power in essence and the people got together and they said enough is enough. We want change and they did that so we just played a series of clips in particular with Bloomberg as and as a feature focus. Okay and you heard him say no. I would never want my employees on the board of a Bloomberg News. Basically right why is that? Because he doesn't want to see the power shift what I look at Bernie Sanders and his campaign. I see in a sense. The people rising up and saying enough is enough just like they get for a union organization. That may happen if you cheated the nomination again that I hear that may happen and I'm not naive to that but I'm just saying you know. Some people are still insistent upon scratching their heads and wondering why he's so popular at seventy something years old and good base of the people are in their twenties. Okay but anyway. Mary's well to what what the author just said with respect to the dates that you just gave right profound economic insecurity in the late nineteen thirties. That era is when Union Union started for me. Anyway you want to say thank you. Even the Federal Reserve Chairman Jerry Jerome Powell appointed by fool in the White House my words as stated that income and wealth inequality diminishing the country's overall prosperity and needed to be corrected through policies. Can Change everything with a policy? True but part of what will sanders critics who dismisses ideas too radical even Marxist? It's how sanders refers to himself as a democratic socialist. Though he's not advocating for anything approaching the state assuming ownership of industry. Now he's not instead he could more accurately be seen as a social democrat. Someone maintaining the capitalistic system. While using the state to create more equitable distribution resources rebel now. I'm sorry rebalanced. The power rebounds a power absolutely now. People are waiting on sanders because of his views. But if you take a look at some of the industry that exists like wildfire me the. Us are the The department have a train of thought for a minute. Whatever agency regulates farms of the US USDA? Yes thank you. The government has basically taken over the fighting industry because they are paying farmers subsidies not to grow certain crops or certain are fine certain animals so in my opinion that's taking over a pint of industry not only that but elevating of the types of companies such as Monsanto's exactly the spray chemicals and stuff and create more problems exactly sanders. Proposals include -nificant raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans a higher estate tax. The breaking up of big banks consolidated during the financial crisis Medicare for all and increased infrastructure spending now another another inclusion of the government's regulation through policy. Was the break up a bell. Yes Yup for those. That are old enough to remember. Remember those days early came out of that folks that how. At and T. Is your cell phone. Service is what he's talking about. He's talking about Oh. Marbella company was a spinoff leading. German of that bill was was the standard for telephone service in the United States. That was the end. The government said No. You can't do that anymore. Because some companies that cropped up said their monopolizing monopolizing excuse me all of the telephone service so the government steps in and says No. No NO MY BILL. You got to diversify break up. So there's another instance of the government interfering in private private entity they did for banks at one time until the banks started reconsolidating informing you know. Smaller companies are larger companies. Should say. Excuse me so you know. Brownies Brittany's idea is ideology. Is it's not that far removed from Franklin Roosevelt's new deal vision. It really isn't so getting back to my opening. Americans need to shed. The Cold War might set or borrowing from an old playbook and that intensified alongside the rise of NIEBUHR neoliberalism in the late Seventies. We need to stop using plays from an old playbook because we see where it's gotten us and it's and it's nowhere. We're not going to be any better off in the next four to eight years if we keep following along these all plays from the old Soviet or the old demagoguery of euro communists because you believe in such and such that's not going to get us anywhere correct so we have to again. That's what that's what gave birth to Neo liberalism so we have to make a choice very true when I when I speak about a rebounding power somewhere back in this article or you made more commenting on part of it. You had mentioned the banks right and I pulled out a clip here again just to play for people because it was historic in some ways the context really is around race in the banking institution. But I'm going to play out green from Texas Congressman from Texas because it was historic in the sense that they had all all I think five or six heads of all the major banks in the. It's not the country the world in front of a Congressional Committee. I can't remember which ones specifically but you guys might remember this we've we've Played a number of different times on the show. Can't with the white man let them. Brothers are nine. I was just saying I thought you were going to break out without means on when you said. Al Don't Kagera today. Lesser is congressman from Texas. Mr Appear to be white men. I'm sorry I currently have A. That was a short clip. Let's try this one. Sorry here. We go gentlemen. Texas is also the cure for the subcommittee on oversight investigations. Recognize about five minutes. Your special thank you for your courage and standing up for consumers as I look at the panel and grateful for your attendance be the I would see. Seven seven of you have something in common. You appear to be white men. I may be mistaken. One among you happen to be something other than a white male. Extend the hand into the air promising. I WANNA say forget there but you know we keep everything that we pull and research right or the show and and other people colored collies of visibly uncomfortable with this line of questioning just just for the record. Not Just not just white folks in the room okay. Everybody for whatever. Reason is uncomfortable with his line of question. But you know hands in the air and the panel is made up of white men. This is not a pejorative. You've sermonizing through certain extent about diversity. If you believe that your likely successor will be a woman or a person of color. Would you kindly extend a hand into the air? Let the record reflect for fear that you may not hear me. Just raise your hand now so that I'll know you're there. Raise your hand please. All of you sir. Apparently you don't hear me over on the end with the APP. You can hear me next to the that raises hand which extend a hand plays with the glasses. Perhaps I should call your name. Would you thank you? I know it's difficult to go on the record sometimes but the record has to be made all white men and none of you. Not One appears to believe that your successor will be a female or a person of color. Is Your Bank likely to have a female person of color? Within the next decade tally extend the hand into their two. Three four five without giving the commentary that I would like to give a move on. That question was an open opening sitting next to a reverend and heard him say that. He rather seared sermon than hear sermon. Let us have an opportunity to see a sermon. When you return next question has to do with something here in dear to my heart ancestors were slaves in two thousand five. Is it true that JP Morgan released information directly indicating that directly benefited from slavery with the representative from J. P. Morgan respond? I do believe that in two thousand and five major court about potential transactions evolved slavery between J. P. Morgan or cherish companies. Can Eight hundred in fact there was an indication? I believe that you accepted longs against slaves as collateral through that to be true. Yes for edification purposes. Have any of the other banks compile the study as to whether or not you have benefited from slavery? If so raise your hand cleese let the record reflect that none have raised a hand. Not One has raised a hand. Do you believe that? Your Bank benefited from slavery in some way in terms of business practices. If so raise your hand if you do not believe that it benefited Rasiah. Let the record. Reflect that all but Mr Diamond raised. Thank you let's move on. I'm concerned now about the raise that be of a has indicated. It will accord I think that you indicated that there will be raised in the near future. Is this correct? The representative from B. of a yes. American race are starting pay from the current level of about fifteen dollars an hour at twenty dollars an hour. The next two years is there a bank that will have an amount that will exceed the twenty dollars hour within the same time period? If so would you raise your hand if you currently pay more than twenty an hour? Raise your hand. Please be really be commended for what you're doing in terms of raising the wage. I think all of you my time is up but I do want you to know that we believe you can do better your back so I play that because it's true for power right and and you see why Bernie Sanders Presidency makes these gentlemen very very nervous because right at the end. Congressman Greene was talking about raises and none of them. And they're either. The top officials will be thanks folks other than maybe individual boards. None of them need to increase wages within their banking institutions. Except for one Bank of America when record that they're gonNA make an effort within two years so that means who gets to retain the benefit of not having to pay more money right. That's absolutely that's why they don't want Bernie Sanders as president of the United States. You'll back said you know personally. I would like to see Bahrainis ideas. Come to be but reality. Is You'll not see the nomination. That's my opinion if I'm wrong. Able certainly say so on the air with Mitt that I'm wrong if he gets the nomination but I don't see it happening because of some of the reasons we've mentioned on the air and the latest being. What you just mentioned Bernie will upset the car of capitalism to some degree he will not totally upset the cart but he will upset to some degree and that's what they do not want to happen. Understand I understand. I've been fairly transparently. Say on your show I am a supporting Bernie Sanders for president. Probably so. I also made a harder decision earlier. This year that I will consider myself a progressive Democrat at this point mostly because I wanted to be able to participate in primaries particularly my own state where they make you choose side. What's the what's the new classification? I was proud unaffiliated because I really. I really do despise parties. You even even as a progressive but it's it's hard to what you just said you know it's a manipulation game and so you know. I was sort of forced into that that decision but If there are folks listening to this show and you're like me or you're kind of on the fence in my mind independent. Mia My can. I get behind progressive issues that. I would honestly recommend looking at You know becoming a a young Turks subscriber member because we cover these issues or should I say the network covers progressive issues. The Best I've ever seen and a very strong organization and yes again in full transparency. We've benefit benefits if you use our videolink there but But it's more about the discussion around the issue. So you know and yes by and large the network is packing. Bernie Bernie Sanders the other progressive in the racecourse isn't Elizabeth Warren who is consistently been disappointing She calls herself a progressive behavior. When she wasn't running for office was very much. I would say as a progressive in particular. Now she wants to break up the banks as well You know in makes makes two gentlemen that were in that clip. Very nervous also But she made a decision as of two days ago to start taking pack money. So you know pack a pack that is unidentified at this point. Let me be more more more specific and the reason I know about that is the Turks So it's it's for me. It was a matter of trying to understand that that that point of view. And so that's why I encourage you to possibly take take a look at it at that point of view. I think two things I've said on this show before and we say often that the Democratic National Convention is not a governmental entity correct. It is a private private political organization Think of it as the Chamber of Commerce or the girl scouts or the boy scouts or your local community club. It's a private political organization that the DNC has given permission to run. Its conventions so that think of it. As as an event planner who's been granted the the privilege of running your organization's functions basically in theory. That's exactly what a dance. It's a private organization that chooses. Ooh You'll get the vote for so if you're unhappy with the climate within the DNC. Do something to work towards changing that develop another private political organization within the Democratic Party. Excuse me yeah on that matter. The very last question of the Nevada debate was posed by chuck. Todd which had to do in a roundabout way do Democrats support The rules of the DNC. When it comes to delegate count and Bernie Sanders was the only one who said no? I don't because it is unclear how they're going to manage super delegates and super delegates is what screwed him last time. Absolutely and so all of the other candidates were not willing to make that commitment. And so that shows you again. The power of this non governmental organization called the DNC puts a private private group and the dance scene again. I learned through the Turks. I did not understand the games. Okay but that is that is exactly the game that they're already trying to to set up and I know there's more stuff common and that that's again today. Point about why he feels. Barney is GONNA get screwed up the nomination and he may very well be right because we're talking about how much the opposing side in this particular matter has to lose we're talking potentially millions and millions of dollars because when you're trying to you know what happens is let's say Bernie Sanders gets the office and today point. He turns out Apple Cart. Well somebody has to pick the apples up. Because it's how you picked the apples up in where you put. The apples are what they're fighting against. Okay if you're for putting the apples where most people where you're going to be able to feed the most people with those apples. Then you're in the Bernie Sanders and progressive camp if you're for capitalism and and and for not really caring about where those apples go then. You're with everybody else in the Democrat Party the way not inclusive centrist by the way their second people if you want me to point to a candidate. That's that's that's trying to position himself. As a centrist candidates be booted edge as I call him because his last name doesn't fall off my tongue right off. Or perhaps Amy Klobuchar. They're both. They're both vying to be the the. I'm the moderate. I'm the middle of the road partner person. I just WanNa get all sides to smooth it. Just a dozen at work folks this time around. You know it's it's it's a political private organization that's taking away your vote and your voice with the Super Delegate. That's who's taken away your voice in your vote and part of that manipulation. That Davis talking about for example started way at the beginning of the whole election cycle. I studied all this as well as to do with the I'm trying to remember. The actual title is a committee that That structures the debates. They said they were the debates are going to happen. They take close bids from the network as far as who is going to get to cover what debates and they all sit in a room with the DNC has nothing to do with. The government has nothing to do with the people making those decisions. Like I would rather have a neutral network nine network. Excuse me I'd rather have like c-span covered the debates where there's no commercial breaks the damn debates run towards two hours sometimes in the why because he's networks get to cut into it and sell commercial airtime it why because the DNC is ninety government agency and not government sanctioned. People don't think about any of this no of course not so don't want politics at least I am the closest show and it's got word three hours. He promised it was going along. I still WANNA play this next clip which I substituted for the article. Basically the clip is going to cover everything that was in. That article sounds good. It's about twenty five minutes long so warn you got on now but I think it's important and it is the address by fawn sharp. Who is the new chairwoman for the Congress American Indians and and she gives a very impassioned address to talk that really even though we just came out of Apollo political segment which I understand but she really does a great job of basically pointing the finger back at the federal government in showing everybody where they are fam- Indian country. Okay so as I said it's twenty five minutes and so I'm not corner stolen any longer here. So would that Here is chairwoman font sharp. It's now my pleasure to introduce the twenty third president of the National Congress of American Indians foreign sharp to deliver the state of Indian nations address. President sharp is the first woman to give this address to all of Indian country and to the country and whole president sharp was elected as president of MCI this past. October two thousand nineteen and is the third woman to hold the position of NCA. I president president. Sharp is our current president and also president of the Cornell Indian nation into whole of Washington. President Sharp is dedicated her life to the rights of Indigenous People. She has held numerous leadership positions within the Cornell nation and the state of Washington and she represents her nation and aiming country on numerous boards and communities and a tireless advocate for tribal sovereignty. Please join me in welcoming our. Nci President Foreign Sharp. Your Sh. I'm Jack I wish guy. Good morning my name is fawn sharp. I consider it my life's greatest honor to have this opportunity to share with you today. I think the crater for gathering us together for this historic dialogue between Indian country and the United States. I'll be half of the five hundred and seventy four federally recognized tribal nations dozens of state recognized tribal nations and millions of native people across this country. I welcomed the distinguished. Guests assembled here today and those watching around the globe to the eighteenth annual State of Indian nations address. I stand before you today. As a humble servant of all tribal nations fulfilling my duty to share Indian countries story of perseverance and resurgence with a world to convey with absolute clarity Indian countries expectations of the United States government and accounts a light on the immense power and proven wisdom tribal nations better neither owned lands and affairs solving difficult challenges and forging brighter futures on their own terms. I embrace the enormity of this task for I have been groomed for decades to carry it out by transformative leaders in his footsteps I follow leaders like Beatrice Black Elizabeth Cole tiny component. He's a row. Sander Ramona Bennett to name. Just a few these matriarchs kindled a great fire in me to give my life leadership to my people and all of Indian country just as important. They showed me the way and for that. I am forever grateful. I also draw great strength as they did from our Almighty creator. The advice my fellow tribal leaders this spiritual nourishment and life lessons of canoe journeys the inspiration passion and ingenuity of our brilliant native youth and the ancestor teachings of our elders. Their Wisdom Encouragement and guidance had prepared me to meet this moment. So why do we gather here today? The purpose of this annual address is to memorialize in a firm the enduring government to government relationship between travel nations and the US government. It provides our assessment of the current health of that relationship. And how it must be strengthened. This hollow discourse not only speaks to elected officials political and judicial appointees and staff of the federal government nor is it limited to travel leaders employees and citizens it is meant for all Americans. Especially those who have been disenfranchised and rendered hopeless bi racial injustice economic inequality and the rapid decay of American political system basic answers during these troubling times and they need to look no further than tribal nations to find them in that spirit. I stand before you today. Supported by more than six hundred tribal nations and governments across this land to share with you this undeniable truth. The state of Indian nations is strong across this land. Tribal nations are writing remarkable stories of cultural social political and economic renewal. In the face of a great obstacles we relentlessly plow forward in our eternal quest to create futures of help opportunity and cultural vibrancy for our youth in Generations. Yet to come we do. So by invoking and practicing that greatest in business core values of all self-governance the crater gifted travel nations with certain inalienable rights among them the right to steward and draw nowhere. Schmidt from our traditional homelands cultivate extraordinary. Potential of our youth develop thriving economies that provide opportunity for all of our people and manage our own affairs and control our own destinies as my mentor former. Cornell leader in NCI President Joe Delacruz so perfectly captured it. No right is more sacred to win. Nation to a people then the right to freely determine its social economic political and cultural future without external interferences the fullest expression of this right is when a nation freely governs itself. We need people's not only have the inherent right. But the sacred responsibility to live the way our creator intended speaking indigenous languages living our traditional core values and imparting them to the next generations practicing our life ways conducting her ceremonies and freely governing our lands and Communities Tribal Nations are not nonprofit organizations. We are full fledged battle-tested governments guided by time honored cultural principles and recognized as such in the northwest ordinance the US Constitution and hundreds upon hundreds of trees and Supreme Court precedents however many Americans including many policy makers still don't understand. The unique status of tribal nations are unique political. Scotus recognize the indisputable fact that we are genuine governments with the right and more importantly the ability to govern our own lands and communities and to govern those in accordance with the values that make us who we are as native peoples but through mechanisms like this annual address more and more Americans and others around the world are learning this truth and in doing so are turning to Indian country for inspiration direction and most importantly solutions to our common challenges in this great age of uncertainty acting with an x seven generations in mind our ancestors endured great hardships to forge our path to this day so that we would be able to be there. Answer to prayer for thriving cultures healthy children robust communities we must and we will be worthy of the great sacrifices they made to give us this chance to sustain not only our way of life but our world for future generations. We will rise to this challenge for the next seven generations by relying on the same indigenous governments principles notably strategic vision separation of powers and checks and balances on the abuse of power that our ancestors have practiced for Millennia to overcome the grave threats to tribal sovereignty. Our freedom to be who we are and our very existence as human inhabitants on this planet however tribal nations ability to rise to this challenge is under a growing duress. The threats to tribal sovereignty and self determination take many forms and they come from every branch in every corner of federal and state governments. They stemmed from an ignorance or a hostility toward the unique political status of tribal nations. As a vital part of the original American family governments and Federal Governments Everlasting Trust and treaty obligations to tribal nations. Yes there have been some encouraging developments worth noting for example. We recently saw the passing passage of the Esther Martinez Native American Language Program Reauthorization Act and the Futures Act which permanently extends mandatory funding for travel colleges universities and related academic institutions. Meanwhile the proposed regulations updating the community reinvestment act promise to expand access to capital too much needed trial governments communities and citizens however these are the exceptions to an increasingly alarming rule. Take the violence against women. Act by two thousand thirteen. A firm jurisdiction of tribal governments to prosecute non-native offenders in domestic violence crimes on tribal lands many tribal nations now exercise that authority providing justice for native victims where none existed before their work has exposed critical gaps in the two thousand thirteen that the new legislation can and should fix yet. Congress is refusing to expand tribal authority to administer justice for victims of sexual violence child abuse stocking and human trafficking as well as law enforcement officers assaulted in the line of duty take the current administration's wanton interference with travel nations right to restore traditional homelands which is created an arbitrary system of haves and have nots among tribal nations seeking to place land in trust. Take the mounting assaults on the Indian Child Welfare Act by special interest groups. Intent on stealing native children from their families communities and cultures has been hailed as the gold standard by Child Welfare. Experts and it's legal validity has been affirmed countless times over the past four decades yet a recent federal court ruling. Ignore those facts placing this vital law in real jeopardy in addition to these existential threats. We have threats caused by federal inaction and indifference take severe. Chronic underfunding of the federal government's trust intrigue obligations to tribal nations powerfully illustrated in recent broken promises report. This report is a trebling. Glimpse into the pervasive impacts that federal budget shortfalls have on a health and vibrancy of tribal communities. It counts fifteen years after another. Congressional report came to the exact same conclusion that the United States is failing to hold its end of the grand covenant is struck with tribal nations in exchange for hundreds of millions of acres of tribal lands and valuable resources may contain up. Just for a second there. Just sort of Brodmann. I take that point about Two reports generated and basically will say within twenty to twenty five years fan coming to the same conclusion that they know. And this is why. I'm saying there is no excuse. And this is where we really got to work hard on holding these folks accountable meaning with consequences. The vote the through fines. Be it through any kind of action that that imposes much uncomfortableness on these on these state and federal people as absolutely possible Because as you just heard they think well just issue a report. It'll be favorable ending country and we'll sit down. We'll do nothing. And that is what she's referring to no longer. Is that acceptable? You can't just write a report and exhaust that kind of resources into a report like that and then do absolutely nothing with the results unacceptable. Needless interruptions and delays in federal funding also pose a significant threat. The two thousand nineteen government shutdown. The longest in history is the latest example of an incompetent. Federal Budget Process jeopardizing travel nations ability to provide vital services to our citizens to healthcare to emergency response and just once in the last twenty two years has congress passed a fiscal budget on time an inexcusable sign of a broken system in addition travel must compete with one another for federal grant programs. A gross violation of the federal government's trust entreaty responsibilities to us. Meanwhile Congress left Indian country completely out of the two thousand seventeen tax cuts and jobs at despite years of hill advocacy by NCI and our partners in promoting Indian countries tax reform priorities. Remember I mentioned to you as a few minutes ago about trump going mar-a-lago and telling all his rich buddies. I just made you that much richer that was on the back also of Indian country. That is what she is referring to priorities. That will clearly boost travel efforts to build sustainable economies and grow local job opportunities. Congress has also neglected its responsibility by failing to pass legislation that reaffirms the inherent right of tribal governments to regulate Labor permanently reauthorized. The remarkably effective special diabetes program for Indians Riach rises the native American Housing and self determination act to curb India countries severe housing shortages and take long overdue steps to curtail the missing and murdered. Indigenous women epidemic. That is ravaging so many of our communities and families. Let me step in on the housing shortage as well. If you're if you've been keeping up with a wet suit and situation in Canada. They have a tiny house program up there and the reason for that is They have to They've decided that they need to build tiny houses to help illustrate the fact that they are there that they are the stewards of that land. In that territory. One way you do that is by building housing. Well here in the United States they purposely want to underfund so that we can't demonstrate or show population growth In in some of the areas of the United States were We should be able to have our our homes and living and things of that nature you know. No other aspects of economic growth have helped such as you know obviously casino gaming but there's still a responsibility at the federal level through Hud housing. That is not being met as what she was referring to there. Because they don't want us to grow as a community but federal inaction and indifference is perhaps no more destructive than with occurred failure of the administration and some in Congress to address the rapidly accelerating impacts of climate change or even acknowledged that exists as chief Seattle. Went said what we do to the earth we do to ourselves. That damage human beings have done and continue to do to this planet disrupts. Every facet of tribal life from our subsistence life ways to our ceremonies store continued. Stewardship of the natural world might nation of Cornell is already feeling the brunt as ocean sea level rise are forcing us to permanently. Relocate are two main villages to higher ground when it comes to climate change and sustaining humanity on this planet. We have no time left to lose and yet our government is nowhere to be found finally tribal nations faced threats from an administration that appears committed to obstructing the express will of Congress take the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act while ratified nearly four years ago the administration has refused to implement key provisions notably the creation of an undersecretary for Indian affairs to protect in advanced tribal interest within the Department of Interior and the establishment through a meaningful dialogue with India country of trust asset management plans. Equally disgraceful is the inner agency M Away. The administration developed to implement the new four seven. Seven treble workforce development law that law specifically passed to expand the successful program and plays self-determination squarely at the heart of Indian country workforce development yet the Mo way was purposefully written to ignore the law by allowing federal agencies to veto individual programs at tribal nations have every right to include in their four seven plans a dynamic. The law was explicitly designed to stop. Despite these darkening storm. Clouds tribal nations continue to shine brightly. We do so much with so little because our people count on us to find a way no matter what we devise innovative solutions to the greatest challenges facing our communities because that's what governments do from the Pueblo. Whose innovative partnership with the State of New Mexico is reducing arrests and incarceration rates among Pueblo youth by providing them culturally appropriate diversionary Designed to set them on the right path to the Miami tribe of Oklahoma. Who's Miami Awakening Program is bringing back? The tribes language from the brink of extinction and the strengthening of its people's cultural identity and kinship ties with one another in the process to the quarterlane drive in Idaho whose education pipeline approach identifies and fills gaps in the systems of academic support for students which has dramatically decreased the tribes high school dropout rate and increase. The percentage of tribal members pursuing college degrees tribal nations are doing amazing things. And we could do so much more. If the federal government would finally once and for all abide by the timeless pack it made with so long ago to create the country that we shared today. We have upheld our end of this arrangement. It is long past time. The United States upheld its end of the agreement to end Indian country issues a new standard of accountability to the federal government to uphold tribal sovereignty and treaty rights in all of the ways for which it was has been and always will be legally and morally responsible. This accountability begins with a genuine commitment to truth and reconciliation with tribal nations a process through which the United States can fully acknowledge its past transgressions against us so it can avoid repeating them in the future. This accountability also means affirming. Probably government parody. Not just when it suits one political agenda but every single policy decision it requires every elected official and political appointee in Congress and the administration to learn and faithfully execute their leadership responsibilities to fulfill the federal government's trust and treaty obligations to travel nations for federal agencies staff it means dutifully implementing and not actively impairing legislation that empowers tribal self determination and stuff governance for all of our federal counterparts. We will hold you to this highest standard. It is not enough that you fully uphold tribal stuff determination in a specific ways your position requires you must hold your colleagues accountable to do the same decision before you. You must ask how what might decision impact Indian country will empower tribal sovereignty or diminish tribal sovereignty. If you're charged with carrying out a policy decision you must ask am. I seeking out in heating Indian countries voice and how this policy should be implemented. Are My actions advancing tribal priorities? Are they obstructing them? So what does this look like living up to our new standard in practice given the current legal political landscape it starts with advanced appropriations for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Health Service to protect tribal governments and communities from harmful delays and disruptions in the Congressional budget process. The Federal Trust responsibility demands that tribal nations receive federal funding on time every time it also means strong flexible funding for Indian country and to end the competitive grant programs that privilege some tribal nations at the expense of others. That is just wrong. Living Up to our standard also requires government parody for travel nations and a new approach to federal land policy predicated on free prior and informed consent of tribal governments for infrastructure projects. That will impact. Our lanes are communities resources and ceremonies. It also requires permanently protecting our sacred cultural places from exploitation and desecration our standard demands that Congress expand tribal authority under Varroa so we can continue to keep our communities safe and protect native women from becoming yet another crime statistic it also demands that the federal government partner with NCI and tribal nations to put an end to the assault on the Indian child. Welfare Act once and for all our children our most precious resource and we can't prepare them to sustain our tribal nations if they've been taken away from their families and the communities to which they belong are standard also means fixing the land in a trust the buckle by finally passing a clean car cherry fix Indian country has been demanding this for more than a decade a baseless legal decision does not justify a legislative in action long pastime that Congress provide all federally recognized tribal nations equal opportunity to claim and reclaim tribal lands to preserve their cultures and grow their economies. Living Up to our standard requires that the United States regain its position as a global climate action leader by recommitting to the Paris accord. And thank you restoring science to its proper place at the heart of its environmental policy. The United States also needs to empower the role of proclamations in domestic and global climate action from the North Sick in Alaska. I think to the menominee in Wisconsin to the Caribbean California Indian country is crafting ingenious approaches rooted in time honored ecological knowledge that can guide climate action around the world last but not least Indian country standard of accountability for the United States. Government requires a full count of NATIVE PEOPLE IN THIS YEAR. Census no matter where they live and how they choose to participate. United States must also protect the right of native people to participate in the American political process against voter suppression suppression tactics or mid to marginalize their voice and it must include tribal governments as equal players in the administration of elections all across this country. This is what we demand and this is what we deserve. We will settle for nothing less and we will exercise our rapidly growing political power and voice in Washington and at the ballot box against any all failed to meet this standard at every step in every turn the National Congress of American Indians will be there to hold the US government to this standard NCI's leadership in staff have worked hard to strategically grow the organizations presence and strength to carry out this task. Not just for this year and next but for decades to come so what so that we can realize our creator's vision in our ancestors hopes for vibrant self-determined indigenous future enclosing. I wish to share this message with my fellow tribal leaders and all native people across this land. We are empowered when we make great effort and take great care to tell our stories of strife resilience agency ingenuity prosperity to all those who listen. We're the strongest when we think and act as one regarding the things that matter most to all of us when we join together we are an unstoppable force capable of overcoming our greatest challenges and achieving our greatest an unimaginable futures aspirations made a crater bliss. All of you and the crater bliss Indian Country Steel Quayle. She Cut C. Thank you president. Sharp of the Congress for American Indians. He's also the current president of the quilting nation out of Washington state's very very very very powerful speech and address the state of Indian country. One thing that I heard toward the end there they were referring to infrastructure projects that we are going to come in line with Canada in the sense that GotTa get our consent and that is more than consultation and I think that is difficult as it is in current climate when I current climate. I'm referring to history entire history United States when I say climate is difficult. We have to find ways to generate consequences when they don't meet their responsibilities I don't mean that to sound like empty words but it has to be done and that certainly is one step in the right direction is that they have to get consult. Excuse me consent from the nation that are impacted whenever they want to put some kind of a project and I mean everywhere. We deal with this all the time and a historic preservation for example. Oh consult with us. Give us her opinion but really doesn't matter what your opinion is. We have to comply with second one. Oh six the federal statute so does what do you think it's about as far as it goes We need more than that. That people are working very hard to to bring forward you know consequences because that's what needs to happen so any thoughts on that brother close. The show had two managers share. But I'll just to myself right but I wanNA thank everyone chat. Who Hung in there. Whether it's absolutely troopers man. They're they're three and a half hours this episode so we appreciate that very very much and so let me go ahead and start the place out here again. You can reach the show as low as like we say you can email. Us hosts with an S. host that native opinion dot com or available out at twitter under the same name or also available on facebook facebook dot com slash native opinion podcast and the website of course native opinion dot com which is undergoing some changes on. Keep your that. And if you'd like to support the show a support page of the there's different options are there. My Name is Michael Kicking Bear. Peak travel nation. The guy over there he is from the Cherokee tribe of Alabama Dot. Gov BE WELL BE SAFE. Thank you all castes. Definitely thank you very much. Everybody we'll see you again next Saturday and talk more about voting until then.

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How are you? Mr Crisper saw I am great. I am great. Excited about today's show in the weekend and and all of that. Yes, we got so much to talk about. You're right. I mean it's jam packed and we still haven't even had games yet. Man so much going on Yeah I was on a conference call today that the NBA and the players association with reporters their full steam ahead right now full speed ahead I should say and. They. They're planning on having this season. Adam silver did say you know I mean if if things get too bad, you know like a ton of players. Get it while they're playing that. He didn't rule out having to call it off, but right now they are planning to go ahead and and have this season, and so we'll see hopefully can. But, obviously cases are spiking all over the place particularly in Florida and some other southern states, so we will see, but we've got some great celebrity coroner for you in about thirty minutes at the bottom of the hour. And as we say good topics, keep it locked right here on the Fox. Sports Radio, the iheartradio APP or Sirius Xm channel eighty three. However, you may be listening. Let me welcome in the couple. Crawl ready told you DJ, Alex Vegan is on the ones and the twos. And then we got. Not Rob G he is out on another day vacation. This Ridiculous I thought you took a lot of days which we thought I took a lot of. Alex you say Chris takes up the WHO takes. How Rob You know what's interesting is every time a holiday or how long weekend I always see you me and Steve here I don't know about the other two to. An article was. Old Zone girls crews I mean. The man's got to take a little break. Stay -cation. Liberate I don't understand this. Joe Every holiday. I'm work-. I'm working for the July see working. Holidays but then you take normal days off and you think that matters. Speaking of which is Monday the day? Is that the day visit roundup. All come on. I got to put. You mean not to put on the air. You gotta hear it. I I want I. Don't want to just I. WE'RE GONNA do it. Live on. The air rotates up as we WANNA do we'll do? All right, we'll talk about over the which Chris we'll talk Sunday Ari. Material got. Do have I just WANNA do. You think for Monday's show. Do I cancel it. Don't care to. Joining us, we're awake tape. Play it for us I just WanNa make sure like the jokes that we're all onboard so. As far as whether or not, they're suitable Obama, radios. Because you, you have to ask their heavy with the dump button pretty much I can only do so much exiling well we will. We'll work this I'll. Maybe we'll do it Tuesday. We're working out though we'll work it out. Okay, all right. These Alex Tyson lead the lap in for rob G. Leah's running things as a producer today and our man Steve Two sager with the updates with all this air rob. Let's get right to in inherit is the National Congress, of American. has called on players for the Washington redskins. To speak out against the team name. And she is calling for them to get rid of it here. Here's a little bit of the statement. I am calling for members of the NFL franchise in Washington DC to rise to the occasion and become heroes. All I ask is that you state the unequivocal moral truth. Jest as you would never play for the Washington. INSERT ANY OTHER RACIAL SLUR! You will no longer play for any team branded with a racial slur against native Americans as long as that team name stands players of conscious. Conscience should sit at home rather than where the NFL equivalent of the confederate flag that is. Why President Fawn Sharp and I say fawn more power to you. Can we get a fire for that? Dough it out. Alex straight fire. STRAIGHT FIRE! And what she said Chris is right on the money. Off would all list? You know what's going on in this country and God bless native Americans. They see what's going on. They see that alkyl Ben and ought Jemima Outta work. They see that the last Sambo's restaurant Chris has been has been named has been changed right? Why? Why shouldn't they WANNA? Get involved. They stopped calling. What does the ESKIMO Pie no more why not? It's time it NFL pastime, your two hundred and fifty million dollars is nice. You woke now. You really want and you get it. We all know. That that name I don't even like saying Chris. I don't even like saying it anymore and narrow newspapers and news organizations around this country that are banned the use of it when I wrote a column about a week ago about this at deadspin. We wouldn't use our skins. We wouldn't use it. Even in the copy, even in the headline enough already, and you know what I'm GonNa say this. This thing can be done. Don and over with and two seconds Yup when the players say did they were fused to wear that helmet and refused a Weirdo Juna formed NFL and Daniel Snyder will have no choice zero because of the players revolt and stand up for this. And refused to wear that. There's no way you can have a team in Washington. DC vay WHOA MISS A game. And the only way they'll miss a practice is because the powers that be WANNA. Wait and see if they mean business. And once they showed they mean business. It'll be changed yesterday. And for those that are wondering 'cause I brought this up last week. Rob When you were on your station. that. If this term is offensive to Americans than it must go. And if you're really, against racism. Then it's not just racism. Against African Americans. Is Racism. Against Native Americans as well. Absolutely all people of this land. We're going to be inclusive with this. country's all about where the only nation and as people from everywhere Chris. Japan is ninety nine percent Japanese. Most places we're. We're all people from all over the world. Everybody should be welcome to the party. We need to get off as we all know that that name any way we all know it. DICTIONARY DOT COM. Here's the definition of that term. A contemptuous term used to refer to a North American Indian. There it is is in the dictionary. What more evidence do we need? And I am look. Here's the difference. This is the reason that Sambo's restaurant is out of business route. To name his name, this is the reason you don't have. Some teams named after Black Racial Slurs. Because African Americans had numbers in terms of the population and enough political power power within popular culture to stand up and make a difference. Native Americans because of the way they've been Nyah late in the past. Don't necessarily have the numbers or the political power, and that is why, but that tell if you're only making the changes because we have enough people or enough political power to force it or to make you uncomfortable, then your heart's not in the right place then you still are racist, even if you make the changes. You really are standing against racism. You will stand against it for those that don't have the power to make you change it no doubt and always remember this. Is Not about you. It's about the people that say they're offended. If somebody says if you don't Chris if You and I didn't mean it and you say rob. You offended me I. Apologize. Why does our do and if I say well I don't know why you're offended. If I, tell you offended. That's all you need to know. Ask you don't have to agree with it or understand it. I'm telling you. You offended me so if you didn't mean to offend me, you apologize if you don't if native Americans Have Spoken, they've gone out Chris over the years and board in a couple of you know there's always somebody on the different you know says oh! I love it I. Think is good and they go see. This guy is a native American. He's cool with it. No, that's not good enough. The National Congress of American. Indians represents five hundred tribes. Thank you. That's good, enough Chris that. Feeling in some Lone Wolf, who they put on the air to act like that he's speaking for all native Americans and you see, look the Redskins, or are they taken down? There getting rid of the former owner Sherman. Uh, think was aimed at the statue down. But the name has to go. That's not enough and I look. If the League won't do it on its own rob, we're calling. We're joining MRS phone sharp. And calling on the players to take a stand. You really about. Right if you're really about that life, you want Tom Brady and Nick Bosa and. You know all these other white players to join in our fight, right? Then let's join in the fight with the native Americans as well one hundred percent, they can't be picking and choosing. Which one do you want? You want everybody to be treated the same and equal or not right, because if you don't understand and the players hello, I want you guys players. If you listen or somebody knows one, tell them to Google. What happened at Missouri? Missouri how much power to players who make no money Chris, had the coaches had their scholarship in their back pockets, and they stood up for what was right, and they got the president of the university, and the chancellor took both resign within a week's time. What what's couple days yup? Yup absolutely is arrogant. Come on, like you said it will be done within a week. The change would be made within a week. In however long it takes which shouldn't be long to get rid of the uniforms or the helmets, whatever it is all that it could be done quickly, and all you have to do is make a stand in Washington what remember when all the people get killed in Washington, so they didn't want to name the team to bullets anymore Chris Yup and they changed it to the wizards, the own home with just like that you know the connotation remember. They had a high murder. Rate Oh, yes. and. He was like I. Just don't like that name. The bullets being associated. With the team's name and they changed it. Everybody bought New Jersey's, and that was the end of it. Chris it was no big deal. It's not that complicated. It really isn't and so I salute fon sharp the president. Of the. A I. And I I assume it's women. Maybe I'm wrong I know, but I salute this person, and so a the national. Congress of American Indians has call on players to make the redskins changed their name. All right your turn away at eight, seven, seven, ninety, nine on Fox, eight, seven, nine, nine, six, sixty, three, sixty nine. Here's the question for you. Do players need to take up? Up this cause everybody's talking about social justice and they are doing stuff. Is this something they also need to add to the agenda. You're turning away in its Chris robbed the couple Fox sports radio. Be Sure to catch live editions of the odd couple with Chris Broussard and Rob Parker Weekdays at seven PM Eastern Four. PM Pacific on Fox sports radio and the iheartradio APP. Working from home? Conference calls. 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Hey guys Should they take up the cause for the Redskins? Absolutely I spoke with the native American friend of mine that I've played video games with and I asked him. Are you offended? For Real because I'm a white guy from from from southern Illinois so. My my level of Gauge of WHO's racist and WHO's not may not be very well, but I'm trying to understand and I'm trying to be woke as best I can. He said that the Redskins is absolutely offensive, and not just because some dictionary Senate, the redskins itself in the meaning behind it was that was the scalped native American. Yes, that the white, people. Were saying look at that redskin because of the blood. From what from what we had done right and he's the trucks. I think if you have to tell a person to get on board. Then their hearts in the right place. They'll get onboard because it's the right thing to do. Guys thank you, thank you. Know like we all. Some some some of the opposers of the justice are racist, and some are just ignorant of what's been going on and what you know, the history of the country, really right and we don't know everything about know everything about native American culture by any stretch at all I took the right approach he did, and he asked a friend of his. Yup, just like an and that's where you find out. If somebody tells you, so you just have to believe why wouldn't you? Chris Boise Urine, the odd couple of Fox sports radio what's up Chris. How you guys doing how you doing man. I'm taking I think the players should do it. that that name is incredibly offensive Coming from the White Guy in Idaho. I think the cancel. Culture is getting out of hand, and you know this of correctness I think I agree with. You know the things are taking to like I heard today that real estate agents are going to start calling the main bedroom, a main bedroom amount of master bedroom, because know the terms offensive There is some. Kind of gray, I draw a line on how far we take it but rent. Redskins is very very derogatory, and if the only thing that they could be doing to have not changed by now is being concerned over money. You know if you re brand and you re label. Merchandise sales have without. You can make money on doing the right thing to so I I. Don't know why they haven't done it now, Chris. Bowden a good call and the bottom like you said if they will do it out of the goodness of their heart, the players need to make them do it. No doubt dray in Michigan. You're on the odd couple Fox sports radio what's up. What's going on fellow? Much man once again. Man Brothers changing the world man I tell you that which I talk show as you talk about, thank you. Just share experience right quaint Glenn Chris, you brought up last week about how well we have discussions with people out of the race is not to be offensive would be offended by it, but to try to relate to them, and since I listened to that I had to the greatest compensation with some coworkers, and to get a real understanding of what each at least person is thinking of going through so I really appreciate you for that. Thank you man shake that. No doubt but for. The native Americans. Yes, they should stand up for them because if anybody who has comparable to that genocide that was committed against them as African. Americans in American because we've been to it, and you can't have somebody. Stand up for you, but you not stand up for them. They're GONNA be right on all sides. I saw I talked to, and then I don't even use the term. War because at the talking about native Mac and he told me I isn't that would? Allow. My Kids said you know what I'm saying. We say native Americans because that's what they are. You know what's funny. Is you say that I remember being in the Bank I'll never forget this twenty years ago. I was in the bank and a little kid came over any gave up. We were standing in line. This is a long time ago to cash. SPEC standing in line he. wrote the log. Twenty years ago and the kid came over the little kid. He gives the guy a nickel that he had. He gave the kid in nickel, and then mean kid gave the man and nickel to man held onto the kid, came back for his nickel, asked him for his nickel bag and I'll never forget was a white kid and white mother, and I'll never forget. The mother said to and I remember how much it hurt me just standing in line to hear it, she said Billy. Dopey an Indian giver gave that man a nickel, and I realized what that meant. You know what I mean is she said it offer tongue without even thinking about it. That's exactly what it was I. Remember that term growing up as a kid and probably saying myself not knowing you know what I mean really meant. Yeah, that was just a part of what we. Grew up saying, but you're right. and. But you gotta get rid of that stuff. No doubt it gets rid of that stuff, mark and Sacramento. Your the couple of Fox sports radio what's going on gentlemen. I'm good. The the three calls right before me. I'm just going to echo what they're saying. 'cause they hit Perkins, we're going to hear. They express it very well I. Just want to add one of my own personal to first of all. Yes, the players should do this and I agree with rob. They got a loud voice because if they don't play those owners buckle. I. Agree. And the last point I wanted to make on my personal. Was that there the original Americans. They were here first, so go take down the statue. Let's take down Christopher Columbus. You can discover stunting and people are already here. In the way I look at us, you guys are. My house until me, you discovered it. You know come on, right. It's impossible, right? Let's go to I'm sorry. Let's go to Tucker. Wait a minute Tucker Justin. Dole truck or truck or Justin I'm sorry I was looking for the city truck, or just in your on the Fox sports radio. Air It is thank you rather than you know. We always love that sound. Truly Gentleman I think the players should. But you know we need to really I think we need to. We lose a Pandora's box because. If. We Okay so I. If we start changing everything which I think, it should be, but then we started looking at the history like I'm a history buff, and if you want something kind really dark, look at the history of chief Blackhawks Paul, what famous leader tepid around the souvenir and there's a warning to others ten not defy Americans over. Under Miami. American tribes. Minnesota I mean. The list is endless Chippewa falls. Let's just onto our country and all of these. Our ancestors conquered the people and the named our cities after conquer tribes and famous leaders throw. If. That's really cheap kind of thing more not. Where we go, and I said this last week that when when civilizations countries societies change. The names change right now. Most in most cases it's done by war I mean like you said when the American settlers came here they change names. They not down totem. Poles idols all that right and changed the names, and this is so far even beyond you know some of the looting rioting. This has been a peaceful revolution, but names and stuff are being changed, and stuff is you know idols are being not down idols of these statues, these confederate soldiers, and all that so? Hopefully it can remain a peaceful transition, and this can be a land truly be a land for aw, any liberty and justice for all right. That's what we want all right. 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Of course we'RE BIG SITCOM FANS here, so dif- different world. He was in that. This goes way back in a great guy. Great Comedian, Sinbad welcome to the couple months. Workshop Man! What's up, guys? Great to have you on so I tell us. Blurred. Like Blackburn. Rob. He's a black. Man Now kids remember. When I was come you, you got be down. To hide that never closet and that's brother. Was In the club? It'd be a black nerve within the closet. Now man you meet women now you jobs now. They love it right around your. Needs and don't comb your hair and all that that's right. Yeah, man, we just nerves like we're curious about everything and remember black nurses a little different. Could we still got hit? We got a little hip side to. We just don't know how much we can tell you. How much we did you know how many comic books that you're talking about you? We're not much anime. We can hit you with. Ara Our DJ our engineers much into anime. He actually asked me to ask you this question so there is this myth. This legend that you were starred in a movie as a genie in a movie cautious Zam, but it actually never. That's not true, but do you get that a lot? Do People always come up to you? Because so many people claim to have seen that movie. Do people come up to you and say that a lot? You that movie was done in the fourth dimension now living in the fourth dimension so now I'm back here with regular people. I used to listen to their music the fourth or fifth dimension sorry. We've. Come back. Running back. What are you? Getting serious for a moment. What do you think about all that you see going on? Obviously you've been you know in this country and seen a LA racially different. Jenner, every generation, we seem to deal with this, but does this one seem a little bit different? Now wanted to write. This one is like the sixties. When he got fire when they just we said done. Member the sixties we done right done and. The. Reaction ask them loss. Fake integration fake news fake that. And, then we realized things almost right back where it was more covert, not over they hid. They did the minimum. Legally, but this one that went on when you. Think about it. A so-called twenty dollar. Counterfeit bills. Revolution the bill that we still haven't seen to this day that no one saying that's at twenty right, it was so blatant. This man was on camera. He put his hand in his pocket and other copter going. Can we do this? He was training them saying yes, this is exactly what we do and it was kind of now that we know that the George work with him. He fired because of the way he was treating brothers in the club. This was some back for him. Some payback fan so I hope you'll go to prison and I hope we never see you again and hope somebody puts hands on you, and that's why I'm. I'm at the point now, nomo compliance, no more hey man, whether whether that apple's. If you're not speaking up, they said when. With evil things happen in good men say nothing. Win? Drama with now, Yeah No sim bad I've always said the only people worse than the people doing the bad stuff, or when good people don't do, anything or stored or jump in. And I think you're right. Most people just can't do. It can deal with it anymore and have decided that is just not. We're done with that absolutely. We were just talking before you came on. Native Americans have issued a statement. They want the. Washington to change its name in the NFL had enough as well they see all the statues coming down and all the you know. Ought Jemima and uncle ban. Federal flag and they want. They want the skins the chains in name. What do you think? Funny I think now. They've been asking for this for I. Think for the first time they might get. Now the world is so in fired a lot of people who is speaking speaking and they should get it. Never. America's should have almost anything they ask for. If you go to reservation and see how the treaty, Limited. This country unlimited is indigenous people. This is people, so yes. I think they're GONNA get. That name eliminated finally finally. Said when things catch on fire. People talking about protests, and they went to the riots and looting I said well. The first looting was the Boston tea party straight. Straight. y'All hey. y'All. Mind from your playbook. There's absolutely right now. You are a big Lebron Fan and you know the sport because you played in college basketball. So are you very confident that the Lakers are GonNa? Win This this championship. Okay histon paint. The bron- and makers in an NBA got cheated. Watch them man having crazy season at his crazy insane. And insane season that we got cheated, we got cheese and see how far the broncos take us. He was putting up stupid number. Bowling by the now the time has come off. Even with my boys when it, it's not the same you know what I'm saying it. Just won't be the same. It just won't be the same. Think, this'll be the I've heard some say this'll be bigger because of the layoff and cove it and and you had to keep your soulmate. By Kevin Shane. I mean. State and say we know that there's a few some couldn't get to court I'm trying to figure it out. Everybody's not gonNA play. Remember. It's like every take care of his son so. I'm Jay or might be here. From boy to come back I love him. Missing. CLEVELAND. Twenty sixteen though. I've seen him hit a three twenty sixteen. But he's working out this way Christine and remember him and Lebron Cindy. They probably wouldn't not together. They a thing. Don't boys that played in Cleveland with him, but he remember he told New York Knicks. We got when they got rid of Jr and we'll take him. He said we'll right take Ryan and was game one against in the finals when? Jr didn't remember what the the play at the end of the game and Lebron. or He didn't remember he didn't realize he'd be ran out the clock when they had the chance to win. The Game I've never done anything like that, but. The year going on with his life with his family, but his daughter right? Now is going brothers life at that time you know, and he just he looks at it. He just looked scattered. I look at it I. Have No worse work because I can't figure it out. I have no words for it because we know small ballplayer. We know he's the way he's played. I'm like. It came out of nowhere. Now you know where you are from Jordan's generation. Do you think Jordan or Lebron is the go or somebody else? This is it man. We. I say we've been talking to recommend what we're looking at numbers. Jordan Ah Hoy. No Man after we want. No, there's nobody as intense as my. Let's get this nobody as intense as my nobody mental like, but some of that wouldn't necessarily Michael got. This isn't my. Business, but it's served him well, but the Lebron dominate this look at it again from his rookie, it'd take five years. It didn't take five years. It didn't take a Scotty it. This brother was putting teams on his back from day. One brother came back from Miami to Cleveland Team, and that was like I cry, but what you man when he went to, WE WENT CLEVELAND I'm going. To the end and I said this always knew. He looked at what he had committed the first time. I had guys like just before, right? Before, but wait a minute. You. Tell them that you think he's better than Michael Win now. That! Are you saying? Are you saying I'm saying this I'm praying for. Both of them. You can't go wrong with. Pinot, we wanted to pick one pick once. Pick! You can you pick a favorite office? Sometimes not great writers some I love this. I love this rider. Can I pick my favorite call on this one does this, but this does this now? You have two of them I want you to. Say this, but here's the problem. The problem you get to hear. He got the whole group. You got doctors member. I'm probably going to obey Lockton. Dr Jane Countless become a magic. Magic Johnson out their HYPOC Jabbar Bill Russell. We all talking about who is the greatest, and if you talk about rings, Talk About Bill and Bill A. Six hundred, he did I thought well. I said guys. And you're GonNa talk about the greatest of all time. We look at a big list. You've got to look at a list. You can't just look at people, not for me I'm shocked people. Get about an almost almost disrespect magic. What this brother did in the game. You know, so. I looked at Dr J. Guy. He was an older man when he got here, but if you got to J. Denver monthly Denver, he came like a little girl the first time I saw. Feeling my boy from the Bronx duty. Lau said Joe. You got to see him made Aba man a ball balanced. He caught it, but one hand sat around and through down Bobby Jones and I just out my seating screen like a little girl. I grew my Africa. The back him. I try to walk my. To me, man, do I mean the same dose didn't seem in the ABA? have no clue, asked Jordan. A modern, and as the bottom, and you have magic about say that's the one I based on. Based on that is that is the truth and. Dropping some knowledge, we appreciated man sir. Thanks. Take up here, man, Yup Thanks for being on the cell so much. More coming your way Fox sports radio. Be Sure to catch live editions of the odd couple with Chris Broussard and Rob Parker Weekdays at seven PM Eastern Four PM Pacific on Fox sports radio and the iheartradio, APP. Hey guys! It's bobby bones. I host the bobby own show, and I'm pretty much always sleepy because I wake up at three o'clock in the morning a couple of hours later all my friends together we get into a room and we do a radio show. We share our allies. We tell our stories. We try to find as much good in the world if If, he possibly can, and we look through the news of the day that you'll care about also your favor. 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Number four two thousand sixteen game, seven Cleveland and Golden, state, Lebron's chase down block or Andrea, good dollars lay-up attempt game was tied to eighty nine. If Lebron had been just half a millisecond later IGWE dollars shot, they hit the glass, I and it would have become goaltending and probably would have given. The garden may have given the game to Golden. State in the series Kasmin on the win the game and give Cleveland its first major league title, if fifty two years number three. Nine thousand, nine, hundred, Ninety eight game six, you know. Bulls at Jazz Michael Jordan seemed down a point nineteen seconds to play. He steals the ball from Carl Malone then think the mid range jumper over Brian Russell to seal the game, the theories and six NBA title. Why isn't this number one? Because it MJ missed. The shot in the Bulls still would have had a chance to win the series in game seven number two two thousand sixteen game seven. Cleveland at Golden, state, again. Again Kyri, Irving with the game winning triple in the grill of Steph Curry, the MVP that year the unanimous MVP that year to give Cleveland the game, seven victory and series, the greatest comeback in NBA history from a three one deficit to Cleveland The Wall Street. Journal called the greatest shot in NBA history. Here's why didn't go there because the game was tied, so had kyrie missed they still would have had a chance to win. You know later later on from that point. Number One. Two thousand thirteen game six San Antonio at Miami Miami was done so done that hundreds of their fans that left the building NBA security was putting the yellow rope around the court, so that fans couldn't disrupt the trophy presentation to the Spurs. San Antonio was up by three. Lebron is a three Chris Bosh grabs. The rebound kicks to a backpedaling. Ray Allen in. In the right corner and rate drains three to force overtime Miami goals wanting to win that game and then game seven to take the series. I think that was the best shot in NBA history the biggest shot in all of NBA history because he misses, they're going home in history has changed Lebron's probably not even in the goal conversation. They lose that one I. Two hours left, keep it locked Fox. Sports radio has the best sports talk lineup in the nation catch all of our shows at Fox sports radio DOT COM and within the iheartradio APP search F.. s are to listen live. It is the couple I am Chris He is rob we are coming to you live from the Geico Fox sports radio, Studios Fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on your car. Insurance Visit GEICO DOT COM for a free rate quote. You can also follow rob me on social media I am at curse. Underscore Bruce Art on twitter Chris. Bruce Sixty eight or instagram. Rob Is at Rob Parker. F S. On both twitter and Graham at the bottom of the hour is our man, Steve Watch reporter analysts at host for NFL network, and the Guy reported that broke the Colin Kaepernick our story about sitting during the national anthem, so he will be great to talk to him about twenty nine minutes, and before that this the segment that show love six minutes six minutes six minutes me rob. Aw, that's right. We're GONNA. Do Battle once again at five Twenty Pacific Eight Twenty Eastern, best right, but before we get there up Brandon Marshal was on the her today. Saying, something very interesting about your man air rogers here. He is a sort of won two super bowls in the last five years to me. Rodgers is my favorite quarterback in the NFL. But you wasted this guy's career. You got one super bowl out of Aaron Rogers. Are you kidding me? It's too late. It's too late I rob. I don't think Brandon Marshall's crazy. With his take on what the packers were doing and how they did their business Chris, they also one. With the way, remember, they never go after to never went out to free agents always drafted at one point, which was unbelievable question I thought it was because they will always in the mix, but at one point their entire roster. They had only one player on the team. That creates wasn't drafted by them. Who does that right like every player was was drafted by them. They had no outsiders. This. Is that the right word? INCESTUOUS, I'll be a word. Accessories. I'm not sure if that's the right to. Know what on me. You know what I'm saying like they they didn't go out and do that and they and especially, when you talk about maybe spending money and bringing in defensive players, especially, because obviously during his prime and his numbers, Chris MVP's at his seasons that he's had he was able to get that franchise on the cost. There was the Seattle onside kick. And obviously if they secured that, they probably would have gone to the the second super bowl of course. The tight end mishandled it in Seattle got the ball back and they wound up losing that game, and then the other problem we talked about the defense is era and five of errands playoff losses. The defense is given up thirty eight or more points. I mean I don't know who can win in a postseason when your defense is giving up data amount of. Tom, Brady could do that, but no Tom Brady because he lost when they did. Right that's the Philly game, so give me that he you know he he could he. He wanted he went well. With no I'm talking about. The eight or more than any other quarterbacks I'll get somebody to look it up. How many teams have won game? Defense gave up thirty eight points in the playoffs and I. Guarantee You the numbers low, but anyway when you start to look at all those things. His point is legit that did they? They could have been all the things dawn they were. They were closed. They made the playoffs a lot. They wanted division. NFC Championship Games. There were all kinds of situations there, so it's not like. That's why they kept doing what they were doing because. It seemed like well. It's it's working. We know we won. The division again were made the playoffs ten. Eleven, or twelve years in a row and we've done this and we've done that, but they couldn't finish the deal in those big playoff games against better teams and I think that's what really when you take a look at his career as a whole. Sunken often times. I can't remember what the number is Chris. Three Games where he tied to score, and never got the ball back, 'cause the defense gave it up and those games where they lost so and it's not to make any excuses. His record is what it is, but the bottom line is. Could they have done more for Arron Rogers in Green? Bay absolutely look. Any objective observer would have to agree with Brandon Marshall. And I think I believe from twenty ten to two thousand sixteen. They signed to free agents. To free agents in six years, that's ridiculous and that was their modus operandi. Rob And I think I. Don't know if you were saying everything you wanted to say, but the way you said it to me gives them a pass because I think they were just happy being good. You know they got the great fan base. They not fans are going to be there to fans are engaged because they're so good and I think they were happy with that. Hey, if we get a super bowl great I'm sure everybody of course wants one, but they were too content with just being a playoff team a contender every year, having arguably the best quarterback in the league, and they didn't go out and expand on it and make the team better so that point I think that's indisputable. My thing is this though. Aaron Rodgers is not blameless. So. Yes, they should have made the defense better. Yes, they could have gotten even more weapons at times, but he still in many cases did not deliver, and typically in the NFC title games he just he's one in three in NC in NFC championship games and the game he want. He didn't play well. When they beat Chicago in two thousand ten, he threw two interceptions and no touchdowns, and here's the thing got the scores on the three losses in the NFC championship game one. They lost. They beat Chicago Twenty, eight, twenty, one fourteen loss to Seattle Twenty, eight, twenty, two in overtime. And, so you know that's twenty eight points. You've got to be able to over. Come s the on. Now. Atlanta that's the game in two thousand sixteen. They were just smashed forty, four, twenty one, but here's so not give you the obviously the defendant. But Rogers didn't do anything either. In the first half, they were down twenty four. Oh a half! It was similar to what happened this year against San, Francisco you look at the numbers at the end of the game you look at the final score thirty seven. You can say look how many points the defense Gabe he did nothing in win. The game was in the balance he did nothing and in the second half. Same thing happened against Atlanta's second half. He starts racking up the numbers pad the stats as you. You would say and it makes the score look better mates. His stats look a little better, and you can blame it on the defense, but when you you know you watch those games. He didn't deliver in the first half, and neither did the defense, but Aaron did neither one thing rob this. You also play when you fall behind in your defense can't stop anybody. Just put you on a tougher spot. That's not. GonNa get go all that saying is he is not blameless and we can do. To blame, but he's also to blame, but if you were to look at the two in the room Chris, there's no way you can look at a defensive given up thirty eight or more points in five playoff losses and act as if it has nothing to that Aaron Rodgers. No I'm saying. The defense is not an all time. Great Defense. He is an all time great quarterback. He has not look rob. This is a guy that has more than a four to one touchdown interception ratio in his regular season career in four NFC title game. He is one in three. He's thrown six touchdowns and seven picks that I. mean that is totally against what Aaron Rodgers does. He's got a career passer rating of one or two point four in the NFC title Games. It's seventy eight so again you're right. The defense has been whack. The Front Office didn't build around him the way they should have, but he also did not deliver in those huge games when hitting. On the defense I think most of it is on the defense I I. Don't think if when you look at the difference between what kind of Defense Tom Brady's had I'm just gonNA use a comparison that. Tom Brady's always been in a situation Chris where it's easier to play. If you go, look at some of those comebacks, you always talking about Tom Brady. The defense pitched a shutout in the second half. That's the difference. When they go. When they beat, ATLANTA. Twenty Tom. Brady played terrible twenty eight to three, he was able to come back because the defense was sneaky in the second half. What it? Had the score them all at Rod, no dating up in it and the second hand I'm admitting that Rogers his defense wasn't up to snuff, but you're gonNA. Sit here and exonerate what I just told you about. Performance that's not objective I'm telling you that if I have to pick one thing on why he, they know mine down one thing I'm telling you pick one thing Chris is it? What is it the defense while I'm asking you you. I'm asking you if it's Aaron. Rodgers got the end of the day. You have to stand up for your record. And here's why and you you do the same thing if it's not air, Rogers did why you think he and the goat conversation because you got to win more than this guy is. The fits credibly. They weren't Seattle and the tight end. And onside kick the go to the Super Bowl. You're going to blame that on Aaron Rodgers if You're not. Put. Even the go conversation when more to be gone. That's all I'm saying that. A mishandle of an odd side. Kick that one game rob. Talk About one eight LANTA. Would a defense couldn't stop. My Way couldn't score. Rotate. Around Him Matt Roy. Rogers steps that Gezi. He did where Rogers did nothing when the game was in the balance, and it was over in Atlanta's playing. Pre any rocks up numbers same thing this same Zach thing had. He did what he be Pittsburgh to win. The Super Bowl. In twenty two to watch that that's how many. Marino as an Marino, all see has what what what? What about is Super Bowl? New I M. He's Chris. He has the greatest quarterback rating in the history of of Nat of now see title game. In the NFL history. He does and his biggest Achilles. Heel is that he never had a defensive. Delivering, the would've. He would've wanted me we, of course all put him to go conversation. Backup up your words. Put your money where your mouth is. You, keep ranting, raving about how he's blameless. Put Him in the goal. Was? You. You're making saying his he. Started to the looked at defense and act like. Rain when you're in a hole and they know you have to throw it every down. It's a totally different ballgame. That's why you can't afford to fall behind. It changes the way they play defensively. Come on, man, you know football better than that Rab I started out my reign by saying any objective observer would agree with Brandon Marshal I never said that defense wasn't an issue. All I said is Rogers is not blameless, and you act like those holes. He didn't have anything to do with it. This game a few months ago against San Francisco same exact thing. He was to blame largely for that whole. He turned the ball over and all that then in the second half. You're right the defense way differently. They backed up. They went private and he racks up numbers. All Time great quarterback I'm not saying that you act like I'm trying to say a scrub all I'm saying he is not blameless. That's it and you want to argue that. All Day I'M GONNA argue. Blame. Say wasn't blameless. Put I just think if you. If you really you really honest and you take Aaron Rodgers and you give them that Patriots. Defense Chris. He would won that near the wonderland. Fell under land because he would. He would have one more super bowls. Living fantasy land. Living in reality I'm debating what has happened. Golly if Bill Russell was seven to, he might have thirty champions, I mean come on. Is that where we go. And like I said if you feel put him in conversation. 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It is the Fox sports radio with the hottest growing radio show in the country with Chris Restart, Rob Parker and guys. We wanted to incorporate the fans. As this is a fan show and we were tired of you guys having us by opinion. Judges like Rob g and myself always picking the winner because you think our love can be bought. My van was always there for you guys. If you want to win, and anyways, we decided to get the fans involved with a segment. We call six minutes, and it's based off different discussions, topics and letting US see the flame. Flame and energy you guys bring on a daily night. Two different topics and to have the fans decide who wins so tonight's topic, which is going to be rather fun is Vince, Carter has finally called. It quits putting away his super suit after twenty two years, which is incredible to think of any athlete going that long Tom Brady probably he played in I. I can't even name all the teams Raptors Hawks Nats Magic. You name it. He's been everywhere played with everybody. He's won a gold medal. Slam dunk contest rookie of the year. So guys I WANNA present the question to. To you as do you think that Vince Carter is a hall of Famer so Chris. Broussard, we'll start with you. You got two minutes. Tell me why you think he is. It is the basketball hall of fame. Not The NBA Hall of fame. An NBA title is not a requirement. Few Stars without an NBA title have done more in or four the game of basketball. The Vince Carter was a high school. All American a college, all American and Olympic gold medalist, and when he won gold in two thousand on a team that included hall of Famers Kevin. Garnett Gary Payton Jason Kidd. Kidd Alonzo Mourning Ray Allen. Ribs Carter was the leading score average and fifty points a game. That's four more than any of his teammates, and he put down one of the absolute most iconic play in Team USA Olympic history when he don't over seven foot Frederick Vice Vin in the NBA. He was great. A bona fide superstar, one of the best guards in the world for eleven, straight years and eight time NBA, all star of the sixty one players who have made eight or more, all star teams only one Larry Thousand played in the fifties is not in the hall of fame. Is, arguably the greatest ducker in NBA history, both in Games and dunk contest, and beyond that he's done more than any other player to to lead to the dramatic growth of basketball in Canada in nineteen ninety. When he started his career, there were three players from candidate MBA after seven years in Canada, averaging twenty three points a game five all star teams, becoming one of the most exciting dunkers and players in NBA, history Canada fell in love with basketball, because Vicks now they got twenty two players in the NBA. They got Andrew Wiggins Rj bear say Judas Alexander Jamal Murray. You can thank all of that. More kids are playing basketball hockey in Canada because offense. As usual, it's not the whole very good, and that's what Vince Carter is. When you really take a look at his post Korea Chris had the trump up what he did prior. But if you do all that and take that into account, his NBA career career was a disappointment twenty two years, and he made the all star. Team just eight times in twenty two years. And you consider the greatest of all Tom all MBA just twice. I get the Dogs I. Get the insanity. It's not a lifetime achievement award for having long jetty and play in a long time. Anybody who puts up a minutes in the go put numbers, so the numbers are hollow, and here's the most telling thing that hurts. Hurts his career. When you talk about the. He went to five teams in a row after he left Toronto. Although he didn't go to bomb teams, he went to teams that will good and had chances to win in the postseason. He went teams in a row, those teams either gone to the conference finals or the NBA Finals in the two years prior to Vince. Carter getting there so imagine they got there. You get a star was supposedly the all time greatest players, so that should get you into a chance of winning a championship adding a guy of his caliber. None of those teams went on to get to the finals once they got Vince. Carter, so it didn't help them at all. It's still be about winning. No one saying that if you don't win, you can't make to the hall of fame, but you have to have a positive input. An impact with the team and Vince Carter just hasn't done that. That's the problem I have with just putting anybody in the hall of fame. He's not a hall of Famer. Dojo. He was an old man against him. Let's compare some current shooting guards current hall of famers who were shooting guards. Chris Mullin Reggie Miller five. All Star teams they made Tracy McGrady made seven again. Vince made eight Chris, Mullin, six years and Reggie Miller six years of twenty points per game or more see mack eight years Vince Carter ten years. Twenty points a game of war Chris. Mullin five years. Twenty four more points per game. Reggie Miller one year Vince Carter six. You say got no ring, but he made five times to the second round of the playoffs one time to the conference finals. t Mac Tracy McGrady never got past the first round playoff series. Dominique Wilkins Hall of Famer three times to the second round. Never did a conference finals George Garvan three times to the second round to ties to the conference finals visa average, twenty, six more in the play Offs Three Years Twenty, two or more four years. You cannot tell the game of basketball if you talk about internationally Canada without. Easily you can tell did because he, didn't he? Didn't matter when it came to winning. It still comes down to wins and losses when it matters most. He's stuck around for a long time to pat stats, and even his scoring numbers and everything went down because he stuck around for twenty two years, so a lot of those numbers you look at, and they really don't have any meaning. It ain't about longevity. It ain't about just meaningless numbers. Gossip done more. With less because they played in bigger games, they've played in more meaningful games. I'll wait for the big shot that he made in the postseason. Let me wait because I don't remember one I. Don't remember going to Dallas after they wanted championship and helping to win again that never happened so Vince Carter for all the stuff he's done in the NBA, which is a lot because of his longevity, none of it registers with me when I think of the hall of fame, not the hall a very good. It's for the best of the best. homey Oh my look at the hot couple couple blowing all their flames and hot sakes up in the sky. You guys. I can easily pick a winner here because I have my views and opinions on him, but you know it's not up me to decide. Who Wins this? We gotta go to our beloved fans to let us know who they think brought. The hottest of hot takes so let's start off with Ham in Jersey Ham. Who Do you have in this debate and why? I Have Bra because I'm agreeing with. It's it's not the hall of very good. It don't mean a thing if it got to ring and he did go to some contenders and he wasn't able to deliver. Go Rob, thoughts. All Right? We Got Joseph in Virginia Joseph. Who Do you got and y you know gotta go Chris because he's making commonsense, okay, do you remember Dominique? Wilkins the human highlight that was Vince Carter? Was You look at it? As Youtube pilots? He was a human highlight. Really should have a statue in Toronto. We're all tied up here. One One CB and rob. Let's go over to JD in Houston jt who do you gone in why? Rob Man I think that Vince Carter Vince. Carter is very good he he did a lot of things and you know he might trail-blazing NBA wood, ducks and stuff. Where is he didn't win as much and he wasn't effective like in Games, and I just feel like he just didn't really easy in the hall of very good. He's not in the hall of fame. He's just he's just he's also. Looks like rob could make a comeback here at Souda wine. We need one more. If Rob can say. Let's go to Mardian. Kentucky Mardi Cudi Gone Y. That's guys I'm really torn because coming into this. I was totally Vince Carter because I felt the same. Chris Rob made such a good argument. Such good debate. I'm going to have to ask for another opinion. Show Harrity it is. You. Know. Back in the win column. To. For his music. Guys. Because we got time ice, Cave Sega. Policy with Vince. Carter's inducted into basketball. Guru, also, he all on the POO poo king. Don't Matt a lot of guys who don't belong near in the hall of fame. So that Angel Art it'll matter matter more this Fox. Sports radio has the best sports talk lineup in the nation. Catch all of our shows at Fox sports radio DOT, com and within the iheartradio. APP Search F. S. are to listen live. It is the October coming. Coming to you live from the Geico Fox Sports Radio Studios. It's easy to say fifteen percent or more on car insurance with GEICO GO TO GEICO DOT COM or call eight, hundred, nine, four, seven eight ut, the only hard part is figuring out which way is easier. He's a friend. He's a reporter. He's an analyst for the NFL network are man Steve Whitish Steve What's happening. Brother US UP Buddy. Going on gentlemen, how's everything going? We're good man, we. We just got done debating whether or not Vince is a hall of Famer Vince Go. Covered the NBA. What are your thoughts? I want easy. That's easy, yes. On the NFL network now. writes. On. Absolutely is not a compiler. Look at what he did. When he was young with the raptors with the net I mean I, know he's played with nineteen, but you Chris. Rock forgets that we. We were sharing the same press rooms. How vets used to dominate Games Yup vistas over again some of the best players. He was a physical swing player. Who could post you up? He Developed J.. He was far more than dunker and he led teams to the playoffs. Yes, you know when he would when he would tweak his ankle. Sometimes you go down like he took a couple. You buckshot to the HIP. The drama. But absolutely. Yeah. Guys. Gave heard him play into long actually heard him because his numbers went down. You know and people start seeing him as this a a mediocre player, but when you play twenty two. Two long yeah, but let. The NFL Steve You. Of course are the guy that broke the story about Colin Kaepernick sitting for the national anthem. Where're you add or his chances of returning I? Mean we've seen you know these comments that teams are interested in things like that. Do you think he has is going to get back in the League? It's a tough call in talk. A lot of people about their apparently are a couple of teams who are doing their homework on him but it's it's. It's a real particular peculiar situation because again, talking to some people. They're like. Wow, you know she. You're bringing him back. He has not had any offseason to learn and offense right so wherever he would go, he would becoming in. Really behind the other people, even if they've just learned it virtually okay now, let's say because of Kobe shrink the number of preseason games. Well, then he's not gonNa have enough time to audition. And even if there are for preseason games, he may not get the run. Because some of these players only starters are going to play in the preseason. Because again, there's been no off-season. So. Will he get a fair shake? Will he get enough time to show himself? And here's where some teams have told me even if we were interested, suppose because you've been out of the League for three years, and he just doesn't have enough time to catch up and you cut him for football. Reasons. Who is going to believe you cut him for football, nobody. Now, everyone's going say. Did that to Kinda. Take the edge off the league or take the edge of your organization, and then you cut him anyway, so this is all a sham. So I I'm hoping he gets an opportunity. I'm hoping he wanted to be ready. I just wish they were under more favorable surface could have a whole off season to really have to me in authentic and legitimate shot to make team again he can come in on short notice to make a team. I'm not saying he can't. But I just wish the deck did not seem so against them, and this is a big if Some team where to give him a shot well, your league now has to answer to native Americans. Have made the call Steve that they want Washington to change its racist nickname on that football team in the NFL saying hey. We're we're all in on the peaceful protests, and here's two hundred fifty million dollars. Where woke. We're apologized for not listening to our players. Are they going to listen to native Americans in this case? Well Here's why. This, isn't new. This is not new. Okay, look, this has been something I. I've done deeply. I do work on. Indian reservations, I do work with the native American Journalists Association I. MENTOR COUPLE OF STUDENTS FROM NAUSEA. And they are highly offended by that name. You'll never hear me. Say That me and my always refer to wash do. I agree with you. I don't use it. And so you see these studies. Some people see his. You know there's a tribute 'cause honoring. Made is in this year that I've yet to find. The people I have spoken with which are true natives, some of them who actually live on reservations who find this as some type of salute, they find it offensive. and look at this is nothing new I've been hearing this. I'm fifty four years. I've heard this from natives for thirty years. And the owner of that team. Will Not do it. He will. He won't do it. The League is. Is Right now. It seems like it's time to for the League to enforce its, but it won't do it. I can't see it happening. you know we've seen you know. Baseball teams, universities change. Your name's not to offend, but I just don't see it because of the stubbornness of one owner. Who thinks that the voices of the natives are so small in comparison, to the people who are starting to not sit in stadium. He that he's GonNa do this. Steve The national. The president of the National Congress of American Indians is the one she she actually call today four players to not play for the for the Washington team. Because of this until they changed the name Robin I are in total agreement. We would love to see the players. especially the black players. That's the only way to. Stop. And I don't think we. Would miss a game. You know we think that that Dan Snyder have no choice but to change it. Could you see that happening? No. And I'm with you one hundred percent. Because I mean we're. We're seeing we're starting to see. The influence of players are starting to realize that the real. Right the most. And it's funny because he's the work I've done. You know native. American and black folks seem so intertwined and on the same page. A there's there seems to be such a brotherhood and sisterhood there yet. Will you know Locker Room full of twenty five year? Olds do this or the name I would hope so. But I just don't see especially under the circumstances that we're in right now. It's shame I. here's the thing you don't hear. Players ever speak out about it, and it's not as not as if they're not aware of guys, so you know. I would love to see it happen. But. You know again. It gets overshadowed. By the guy. Who Signs those players paychecks? who just refuses to do that? Wow Steve Weiss great wisdom, there man and look. We hope it'll happen because we've seen uncle. Ben and aunt Jemima on employed Mrs Bud has bought a Buzzword but things have changed and. You're. Arrive you know some people think those are real people? Apparently Rod though I do I saw on Jemima, only unemployed rely when I drove body day. Outta work now. Steve, great stuff is always brethren. You and your family stay safe. Alright Manchester Jemima that is out of service for her. That's mass. The wise from the NFL network keep it locked couple of Fox sports radio. Be Sure to catch live editions of the odd couple with Chris. Broussard and Rob Parker Weekdays at seven PM Eastern four PM, Pacific on Fox sports radio and the iheartradio APP. 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Yeezy has been parading himself as now a fashion designer going to all these big rig, aaliyah's and fashion shows in France and Paris, and you can see that he has things like Carnegie that sell for a thousand dollars is yeezy sneaker so I'm not sure if this means, it's going to be more affordable for some people or less. Less, but the question I wanna ask you guys is more so derivative off of. Do you follow celebrities so much to where if they are sponsored or part owners or have investments in certain type of bran shoes like Jordan whatever it may be? Does it make you WANNA buy them more because of the celebrities name or not, and we'll start with you. Well, look I. Do you know like to we? We all are getting a good education on the history of this country and things like that so I've always been one to one support, black businesses and black owned businesses so like Fubu car can I if you remember some of those brands? They didn't necessarily have celebrities. Sometimes they did, but I just want to support them. Because I, know the obstacles they have overcome so and something like that, but when it comes to like celebrities I gotta like the stuff I, mean I really if I if I don't like it. I'M NOT GONNA. Get you know even some Jordan's. Pair Jordan's because just because he's Michael Jordan I, half the liked them, and there's many of the joys that I don't like, but the ones I like I'll get, but not the ones I don't so to me. It's about you know. The clothing left to close. This are fresh and I like them. Then I'll wear them. But I'm just GONNA go buy it because somebody's selling them. We're putting his name on it. You know as Chris the funny thing is. I'm with you like that doesn't make me want to go by now. Have a pair to pair of yeezy. One black and one white a week. Colored liked that I've seen. And I just got black wants to not a while back and. On your I thought you were on a buying, fast or something like that. Yeah, no, I'm Off. Told on yourself. I got. I went for months without buying. Supposed be twelve we'll, be twelve. Six But anyway so. People told me they were really comfortable. So I got a pair and I liked him, and it wasn't because of him not into his music. I'm not into his politics and stuff like that, but I will say Christie exact opposite is. If if you do something or something that I don't like or I, don't I don't like, think you're. Politically in the right place or morally in the right place that will more stop me from buying or doors. You know what it means. Something that you have more so than buying something because I like you does that make sense now? That does make sense and I, you know. I hear you and I. There are some places that that I I agree. I would have to draw the line, but I've also realized. You know me being a Christian. There's a lot of people that sell things I don't agree with certain things they do. You know what I'm saying but? I'd be canceling out air everything if I if i. just went by savvy. There's a line, but there are things are by and I. Don't agree with the people you know what they do or promote, but I'll still buy depends on where that line is, you know. What you guys think. I mean I'm probably not in the Big Glenn glomming here I guess you could say because i. kind of stay away from things when they're celebrity endorsed and whatnot because I, feel like they already have enough money at it is, and for example people like the Kardashians and whatnot they're making mega billion empires off of really nothing to give the society other than like their good looks and whatnot, so I kind of tend to stay away from it and from things that I don't like to endorse. That are hurting things rather than in neighboring. Not. I don't do I. Don't do name brands man. I got Tom. That's what I got no name. Bran knockoffs. What's on your feet? I don't even know Fox sports. Radio has the best sports talk lineup in the nation. Catch all of our shows at Fox, sports radio DOT COM and within the iheartradio APP search. F., S. are to listen live. It is the couple I am Chris. He is rob we're coming to you. Live from the Geico Fox Sports Radio Studios Fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on your car insurance visit Geico Dot. com for free rate quote. We've got our F. S wind NBA analyst bleacher report, senior writer friend of the show, Rick Bucher coming up at the bottom of the. To update us on all things NBA. And we'll start right there in the NBA as well rob. Draymond Green was on first. Take on ESPN recently earlier this week, and I'm not sure if it's earlier this week or last week, but anyway it was recently and. He made some comments about Lebron James that. I WANNA WANNA discuss. Oh, we got it okay here. It is I think Lebron goes a lot of power and as he should. Arguably the greatest player of all time you look at his resume as flawless on and off the two things that he's been been able to on the court, obviously spectacular, but it's more important than things that he's been able to accomplish off the court, and that's where you know you get the utmost respect for me from you know. It's not about what he's done on a basketball court as a as a competitor I. Enjoy Planet gives me you enjoy playing against the best, but what? He's done off the court and initiatives that he's been able to Lee and this is just another example of that the utmost respect for him. Hopefully, he ran for president one day. Does. Draymond come with his own theme music for what was the? House. Play on their. Oh Wow okay. SPN. I take as we said Rob I think I'm I don't know if you've ever heard me tell this story, but you know I did a lot of cover stories I think I did about six cover stories on Lebron for ESPN, the magazine, and for one of them talking to the family. You know his story. How in Fifth Grade? He went to live with the family of one of his best friends. For three years, and it was a husband and wife and the kids, and so he the grandfather of that family. went to Lebron and his friend up from school, one day Lebron was in either sixth or seventh grade, and the teacher of or not the teacher, the principal of the school came out, met the grandfather who who's picking Lebron his friend up and said to the grandfather. This guy, this kid meaning. Lebron could be president one day. Now that just shows you. What type of impact obviously Lebron had made on the principal and I'll say this and I'm not trying to act like Lebron James is. You know. Barack Obama or some you know some tremendous politician or statesman or something like that. I'll just say this. I firmly believe rob, and I've been told by those close to him that at least at this point, he has no. Intentions whatsoever of running for political office so right now. This is just talk. I actually think rob if you know. What's he thirty five? Ten fifteen years from now he ran for president. I think he could. Win. I really think he would. and I think he'd be a good president. You know I mean I again. He'd have to learn a lot of things, but obviously a lot of his delegation. You know putting people in power to help you run the government, so but I actually really think he could if he ran I, think he could be president. I couldn't disagree with you more I. Don't think Lebron on any level. Is. Presidential and and I'm not talking about the current guy in the White House by the. Drama I'm not talking about that I'm just Ronald Reagan was an actor. Could that's fine, but but I just don't see him in that light. I think Lebron. Is. He's done so many good things so I'm not trying. Don't even want to appear like I'm tearing down his art of court stuff but Chris. He's he's. Politically active when it when it suits him, and when it works for him the thing in China, you could say whatever you want. It's not our fight, other corporations or whatever, but there was a you know when when he win after the rockets GM for saying that he wears. THEM MORE STAMPA DEMOCRACY I mean like. He said he down know what he was talking about. And and all this kind of I just didn't understand at all what that meant to say? There are people fighting for democracy in Hong Kong and that's all the tweet. was that at this country's built on democracy here? So you stand with? Other countries were trying to fight for democracy. Democracy, so he wasn't. He wanted no part of that and the same thing here now. I'm not saying that he had to be involved with the Chi we and he just wants to hoop, and that's fine. If brand was this was last year, and maybe Lebron wasn't in the play offs, and the Lakers were good. Would it be a different story about finishing the regular season? And this is his best last chance to win so to me. Those are the things that when I look Lebron just. Pure speculation. That's what I'm saying. I said it was, said it. Just me just talking about looking at at the situation, so I'm saying I I don't I don't look at them net sense. As as present like he could be president and people would follow his lead. Even some of the stuff. He's done other guys. Jalen rose of opened up schools. Other athletes have done stuff that other athletes are not not to the degree of him so I give him credit with the college. For. Scarlet thousand kids can go to, and it's like that put other people of stuff. Maybe we don't have all of his means, but they've done it on a level to give back to the community and stop, so no, no question that's that's all the thing is all the things you said. None of that would preclude him from bringing president. I said it has item on. No I'm giving you my opinion. You would not whether you don't think you should be. I'M NOT GONNA. Give Him my opinion, yeah! I don't I. Don't look at them that way he's. He's popular enough. He's respected enough. He's polarizing. It's. A lot of most politicians are polarized especially in this day and age. You know he's got a family a strong family life He's obviously done things in the business world. He's done things in the public sector like I just think he really might be wrong. But when I look at Ronald Reagan who was an actor when I look at Donald. Trump you know who is, it was basically a reality. TV Star, Ozzy's is rich and wealthy, but I mean I really think that. He has enough respect from people where he he could do it, but let me ask you this. Do, you think I've had this discussion with a lot of people because Lebron. Obviously as you mentioned is done tremendous things off to court, and now he's got the more than a vote campaign. Maverick Carter are starting another entertainment company. To make movies and things that are featuring. People that have been disenfranchised in. People of Color who haven't had that opportunity to tell their story, so they're really still doing a lot of great things. Do, you think I've talked to a number of people who who WANNA put Lebron's off the court stuff off the court achievements, accomplishments goodwill, and all that ends the conversation. They say well look Muhammad. Ali Lost Five fights, but yet he's viewed as the goat of boxing, so it lot of. It's because he didn't go to Vietnam and the things he stood for. It's not just in the ring and they want to apply that to Lebron I refuse to I. Always so when I talk about Jordan being better than Lebron. It is a basketball thing for me, I. Don't bring in all the off the court stuff where you add on that. I. Think that's they look Lebron where he is. They know because he hasn't won enough and the guy ahead of him. Was Perfect. You know what I mean in the final, so you gotta try to look for other ways to try to elevate him, because they know they can't do it with just the basketball stuff alone so now they look for something else. I'm with you I. I just it's when you're talking about. Who is the greatest player basketball player of all time? The other stuff is nice Chris and Tell a story about you, but that's not the deciding factor. There are a lot of people and people have done great things and whatnot. Should they put you in the hall of fame? Could you're a nice guy? talked to everybody and you bought kids sneakers and gave out a couple of scholarships. Do you know what I'm saying? Right I don't buy. That I just think that that's A. That's just the way of trying to to. Build up a BRA because he's lacking in the basketball is basketball, and that's what it is. Yeah I would tend to agree with that because look, and you can make an argument, you and I don't agree I. Think most people don't agree, but you can make an argument for Lebron as the go on the court, but I leave for those that want to say, it's off the court stuff to. Now I mean you can make that same argument for aaliyah's just boxing. Wise because we know, he lost three years probably would have been the best years of his career. You know and then when he comes back, he's rusty and really wasn't as great as he was. He wasn't the same fighter, but his loss is I mean. He's old when he lost Trevor Berbick all when he lost to. Larry Holmes. Joe Frazier is first loss when he was rusty. It only the second or third fight back and the other thing Chris, too. Is You know like? When you look at him, he fought all the is he was talking people? Even when you have some losses and you've got you know. You. Mayweather whose undefeated, but you go well, who did he? If I eight years to fight manny. Do you know what I mean? Why is that so so people? They discount that they say back then. They had to fight to make money Chris. GAZILLION dollar. Deals. They had to fight the guys who were in front of them, and that's why I think Ali. Get so much respect. Because the WHO did he talk? He didn't over body he for everybody for everybody who was there, and that's why I still think that that people don't. You know one saying you have to be perfect and even a guy who never rocky. Marciano guys never lost. Nobody then placed him because he. He fought a lot of. Tin Cans cupcakes right? Everyone knows it's him in conversation and to be honest. Boxing historians while we all acknowledge Floyd is an all time great. No, I don't many. If any that will say, he's the greatest fighter of all time. I mean I i. just so right like in boxing I mean. Heck, it's your your courage to fight. Whoever's in front of you, you know? Know and see if you can overcome, and that's what I did and lasts back. Say you lose contact back. Yeah, the guts to come by a lot of guys can't come back. You know it wants to act that air of invincibility is broken, you know. What last thing do you think Lebron could ever get to a point or maybe eventually will get to a point. Where his off the court stuff overshadows his plan for now I'll say if he were to ever run for president and obviously win it then obviously that would overshadow his playing career. But do you think just beat? Forget that just the stuff he's doing. Business wise politically whatever that may be, you think. He might overshadow because he's not going away. Know what I mean like when he is, he's not going away. I don't think that's going I, don't I don't think so I mean you can look at Michael Jordan, where he is financially with the Jordan brand what he's been able do. He's a player who owns a team. All the obstacles that he has knocked down in front of him, and when people look at him as successful as he is off the core Chris. It's about how great he was as a player. That's how great so I I'm just not convinced that. Unless like you say unless I'm misreading this and he becomes president other than that I really don't see what else with the media company. What else he really could do. That would change and put that ahead of him right being. Great Guy Him Albeit. Unless he becomes president. Jordan is that I do right right. No, I agree with that all right your turn away. In Eight, seven, seven, nine, thousand, nine on Fox, eight, seven, seven, nine, nine, sixty, three, sixty nine. We'll look should Lebron's off the court activism and just business success. Should that factor into the go conversation? This is I've had this discussion with many people. They think it should Isaiah Thomas Robb. said he's caused Lebron to go because of what he's done off the court. So, what do you think? Should it factor in the go condo? You're turning away. In the couple. Kristen Rob Fox sports radio. Be Sure to catch live editions of the odd couple with Chris Broussard and Rob Parker Weekdays at seven PM Eastern. Four PM Pacific on Fox sports radio and the iheartradio APP. I Bet Rob I bet you picture you getting down like in college. was some BELL BOTTOMS SOME PLATFORMS ON BIG COLLARED SHIRT OFF. I was GONNA say I got video, but that's another story stopped. Alley where. You had. On that. We are brought to you by autozone out of those got more ways for you to get what you need. When you need it with their free same day pickup, you can place your order online and grab what you need. Today at more than fifty seven hundred autozone locations in store or curbside visit autozone dot com today to start your job FIS. Get in the zone autozone. Let's get to these calls by Gw. In Cincinnati, you're on the I couple of Fox sports radio. Brothers. Hey! Admin. Keeping a low profile man. That way. Let me! Say this Chris for me partially. A Lebron already passed Michael Jordan far as off, the court is concerned because. empowered. We? That's not even debatable right right. But I think Lebron has the chance to be respected requires of the Jim. Brown's the Oscar Robertson the bill Bradley's the Cleanup Bill Jabbar, he's already. Man That I respect more than Michael. Jordan and Michael Jordan the way you talk about impact, Lebron athletes or speaking up day, because lebrons gives them coverage my. Covers the Craig. When Craig Hodges what the him and magic, and said Hey I. Need Your Voice in Michael was the biggest. Michael was bigger than the president. If if a if a Jesse Helms Tie candidate winning Akron Ohio Lebron James the Port Harvey Gantt it wouldn't take twenty years later to find out that Republicans buy shoes to wasn't a myth mile. Mean we're talking about The goat and Michael by Michael still for basketball shoes Nah Nah we agree with I agree with you there I'm just saying. When you when we say who's the go in basketball? Do you you sound like you do way in all the other stuff. You Sleep. I'm actually old enough to actually know that. If we wouldn't really WANNA talk about go conversation, it should be Corinne. The greatest basketball. Holiday. Doesn't. Make a strong argument against Corinne to. In, eighties yes, and you've made the point during his NBA career before magic out there and we right juvenile. It wasn't pretty, so let's let's not get crazy wins now. We're talking about just a basketball player I'm with you if you talk about high school college and the pro's okay, but don't say MBA. I'm not buying Max in Georgia. You're on the odd couple Fox sports radio. Very? Good eating fellows. IMACS! Hey, guys. This is a good question but I think it's pretty simple for me I. think he's already shown. He not That person I think he really made a huge mistake this year when he showed kind of how he about basic human rights. How he felt about the bottom dollar I was a little bit offended. He didn't Callao. Adam silver and any other. NBA Owners for what they haven't haven't done this year with everything going on from China to today, I think he's too much passive aggressive on twitter. We already kind of have a twitter president. I don't that again I. Think it's personalized could be highlighted. Highlighted in and Kinda brought to light that maybe he would not want to be seen good and bad I think would be if he was in public in the public online right right I don't think he's able to handle that last Chris. Do you think in a crisis situation of national security? If you're going to be able to rely on Kyri reality to save them, oh. Hey. Can you. Let. Goodness. You gotta get him for six months where. Actors or Bidden No. Bitten. Has Been. Max has probably called this show fifty sometimes and every single time he agrees with no accent with absolutely forbidden. Now we should be able to call them. No I didn't need you today. What I'm saying now. Off Today, but has here's what I'll say, right? Here's the one thing I'll say. You know we were both critical loving for the Hong Kong thing I did think that was an opportunity that was his Ali moment was Chris that was he would have been like he could've spoke and look in fairness Ali fought, and some places with dictators. The rumble in the jungle is e Mobutu Sesay. SUCO was a an African dictator to me. I'm not sitting in. Nobody's perfect and right, but there was a there was. That Guy Chris all? About the only agree, but here's here's the one thing again y'all know. I was critical of you. The one thing I'll say though. Is Virtually nobody in America. You know as far as the politicians and the businessmen. They're all kowtowing to China. All the businesses in America that go over there and do business, with China, they're all doing what Lebron James did. They're turning a blind eye, so they make that money so I'm just. Pass to these corporations I. You know I'll make expect one individual. Step up now. It would have been great. It would have been as Ali moment. Okay, that's what I say. Why because he would have separate himself from. Say Lebron is no real unseal. They make a sneakers over there and these about human rights okay. Come to hero, not only of many. You know kids in America. You're talking about. People are over the were all the impoverished oppress people is. The world would have been having Lebron James Name on your mouth? No. There's no doubt about it, so how about Darren Idaho. You're on the odd couple of Fox sports rates up Darren. A fellas love listening to your show. Thank body. Yeah Hey, here's here's here's. My point gave look whatever Lebron does off the field or off. The sees me off the court. is like a bargain to us because he doesn't know anybody anything, he doesn't have to do anything so whatever he does. That's just extra house true. Icing on the cake for us as Young. As far as being a go, oh my I how? I'm old enough to watch Michael Jordan, his whole entire career, and you gotTa know that if you're business businessman. And you know now or knew then what you might know now you would take Lebron over Jordan all day long to build your franchise, because Jordan had to do it with players that in this day and age. would be too expensive and Lebron. Does it need that expensive lawyer? Davis with him, he's always. Have Max guys winning winning. I do think Lebron recommend more with less. THEM ON! No Anthony Davis Kyrie Irving dwayne away. Don't atop its two top ten players in the league right. Thanks for the call go. Yeah, let's go to Andre Massachusetts. You on the couple of Fox sports radio squeeze Andrea in. Yeah you guys. Thanks for taking my call. All the bronx billing drop at work. All of his community service awards that doesn't factor into the conversation, not one iota okay. He wants to climb non-olympic and get at Michael Jordan's GonNa have to win. Some championships on the court also gets them all time record namely leading all time score to the point about the broad political aspirations he absolutely could run for and be successful for president and I'll tell you why first of all he? He can be governor of California to fair pay to play act which was signed on his show with Gavin. NEWSOM. We already have a track record of celebrities being governor of California I e. what's Nathan? He secures that okay, then he's one step away from the presidency. If you want to be a politician and the power broker, he had stabbed himself and built up the infrastructure. If you want to do it, and you mentioned Ronald Reagan who wasn't actor celebrity similar backgrounds Lebron. Good call on that was a good call. Good all right. We got our mayor Rick Buke coming up to talk all things in. Be a but I. Fox sports radio has the best sports talk lineup in the nation. Catch all of our shows at Fox sports radio, DOT COM and within the iheartradio APP search. F. S. Arteta. Listen live you live from the guy go fox. Fox Sports Radio Studios, it's easy to say fifteen percent or more on your car. INSURANCE GYCO GO TO GEICO DOT COM or call eight, hundred, nine, four seven eight ut. The only part is figuring out which way is easier. He's our F s one in FSR. Fox sports radio NBA, Ann Lewis and bleacher report, senior writer friend of the show bucur. What's up, Brownrigg what's happening? I'm just surprised if you guys didn't have some sort of a sound effect on the board, as a response to that Orlando Magic. Point I. Deserve. We knew so record. Needed him I needed. Actually Rick Larry Rick we, we have been debating. We debated today. Vince Carter. Is he a hall of Famer or is he not where you stand? I moved to answer the question right there. Right. Now. He's not. He's not first ballot I I don I. Don't consider him first ballot, but I. Is He. You have to be distinctive. You have to be distinguished in some way shape or form to me Vince. Carter whether it's in game or exhibition is the best Dunker I've ever seen in the game. If you're going strictly by his resume and an accomplishments as a player. He would be borderline probably on the outside looking in, but when I consider what he meant as far as. Just at that aspect of the game, I I'm GonNa I. It's hard limited. Let me flip it around. It's hard for me to imagine the Hall of the Basketball Hall of fame, not having Vince Carter in it considering the kind of performer that he was. I agree. I think he's a hall of Famer I think that you know and especially when you look at the pro basketball, there's a lot of questionable people and. The longevity. Tracy McGrady. Fame. Holy Great! Chris. Player but I think Vince had a better career and Chris Mullin I just think would be. Best? You Take Molly. Yeah. I 'cause Vince was leading score on Olympic team in two thousand well, and and you consider that it's not the NBA Hall of fame. So you take the collegiate career into consideration and so I, but here's the thing it is. It is this is the difficulty with the basketball hall of fame is because it's taking international. They're taking women. It's taking referees. It takes it takes everybody. You don't have the same baseline the ability to use the same baseline as you do I, mean the the baseball guys have it easy. Right it it. It really comes down to a lot of numbers in it can be really cut and dried, and I would say that if the NBA Hall of fame could be the same way if it was the NBA Hall of fame, but because it's the basketball hall of fame, there is extenuating circumstances like for me if you look just at the track record of of Yao, Ming. you'd say okay he was. Pretty good, but but but the hall of fame to get in first ballot like you. Probably you'd have to wait on. Yeah just on the impact, but his impact internationally and what he meant bringing the game of basketball, what is symbolized for China, and and the world globally and what he did as an ambassador between the two countries. I look at it and I. Go yes, feet like he. He was such a unique figure in the history of basketball. That I have to put him in there, and that's the same logic or thinking that I have when I say that Vince. Carter should be into. Rick would where are you? I don't know if you're on the call today. The League and the Players Association had I got on there and they. They're obviously full speed ahead. You know the season. Do. You think this is a bad idea. Obviously you see the cases spiking. Florida or you find with with this? My concern certainly is location it'd being in Florida and their ability to maintain the bubble, not with the. Maybe I'm being naive in terms of with the players, but it has more to do with you have a certain number of hotel workers that have to come in and out and personnel to be able to run the hotels and do whatnot in my concern is that you're going to get some traffic there and again? It's not even with the players. It's more with you know. Sixty nine year old Mike the Antoni for sixty five year old Alvin. Gentry and you know we're not even looking at assistant coaches in and some of the other personnel that that that are in their in their sixties late fifties so That is my concern, but I will say. I'm I. Am a realist and in order for us to have. Next season they have to finish this season. That's just the reality of it, and I'm not putting a whole lot of Wade into not worried about asterisks. I'm not worried about quality. Play I'm not worried about. I'm not worried about anything because I know that just for the League to function to satisfy their broadcast partners to have the salary cap looks something like I mean short of having to come back and rework the entire setup. They've gotTA finish this season. I just it's it's. It's a business proposition so. Adam is doing everything that he possibly can to make it as safe as possible. And as he said on the call today. You know there's they're not going to get to one hundred percent, but I gotta believe that what sixteen was it? Sixteen players tested positive. They gotta be doing handsprings. I gotta tell you the GM's that I talked to earlier in the week they were like some of and some that were optimistic from the very beginning. They're like. We're we're playing. You know before anybody was really buying into that they on. We're GONNA have a season. We're going to play and one of them said to me. was day before yesterday. with the ten before the test results came in I said so. You know what? How are you approaching this and he goes. You know when you guys get back to playing. And he said if we play, I was like. Wait a minute, what? Like he was expecting like this avalanche of positive tests, and the GM's were on a call with Adam saying. What's the number of positive tests that we would have to have? For us to say we're going to rethink this, and maybe we're not gonNA start. That's what they were thinking and they thought it was going to be a number I. I, you know he didn't give me a number, but I dare say they probably thought one out of three. Going to test positive I would have thought about one hundred sub well last thing for me. Avery Bradley, not being with the Lakers. How big of a blow is for Lebron and the Lakers man? It hurts it hurts. I mean they. You don't think of Avery Bradley is being all of that, but he was a lot of what they needed. which was a two way player, which was a defensive perimeter player what he obviously had moved into the starting lineup I. Don't know what Rajon Rondo is going to be when he gets back, but I it it. It's going to be interesting. I mean this is. This is really going to be a physiology test right because the Lakers have a lot of old bodies and Rajon Rondo Danny, green and and Lebron who have to get back up to speed and get back up. Up to speed quickly, and the question is GonNa be, are the young guns GonNa. Get there faster or are the old heads, and what of the old heads of has has their level of experience have they stayed in better shape knowing having been through a few lockouts and whatnot that you can't afford to let it get too far away from you, or you're gonNA. Have trouble getting back I. Don't have the answer to that, but I look I never thought that the Lakers. They were never the favorite in my mind. Clippers have more top top side talent, and they have more depth and I just. Even on a restart. I favored the clippers more than the Lakers. So in my mind, Avery Bradley, I thought he was an important cog and I. You know if JR Smith comes in. that's the best available but I. Don't think he can do for you. What Avery Bradley could or they would've signed JR Smith. A year ago. Good stuff we. Thank you. Be Safe, you gotTA. Brother piece more couple coming your way. Fox Sports Radio. Keep it locked. Be Sure to catch live editions of the odd couple with Chris Broussard and Rob Parker Weekdays at seven PM. Eastern four PM. Pacific on Fox sports radio and the iheartradio APP. No, you you Casey in the sunshine ban tonight, I'll tell you. Go back dance there if I could. What's? In your. Case Shaan Oh. Yeah, not they will train action. Train? You Look a little like Casey Alex Lucienne. You deny your right. You See. The resemblance you down a lot of hits Casey in John They were great tell. Ya like it now they were they were awesome. They were awesome. All right. ROSCO era Chris Yup Guess who's having fun again. Bad News for you by the way Oh. Okay, WHO's that? Tom Brady Okay Tom Brady. Front do that. No. Tom Kim and he's having fun because he knows that he held up Tampa Bay Bucks for all that money to pay an old man to come down there, he was offered in. Those years ago when he wouldn't. Be All this money and they get when he threw no touchdowns in the Super Bowl, these idiots. They win and all of north. Avenue all the way to the bank. Laughing at them. Yeah, I'd be having a good time to if I got paid when I should be getting my retirement and my pension and my social security, it is amazing how the very things that you defend air rogers for you rip Tom Brady for the very things. What are you talk, very? What do you always have to up? We'll talk about raid. Along earlier talked. 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Episode 257 "We Fight For What Is Ours"

Native Opinion Podcast an American Indian Perspective

2:35:07 hr | 10 months ago

Episode 257 "We Fight For What Is Ours"

"Took genocide on? To these things your new There there. was quite every. Extra look. On a Saturday. You have reached native opinion. We are an indigenous information and education radio show and podcast. Usually. Every week, we talk about current affairs related to and from our own native American perspectives. My name is Michael kicking bear the guy in the other end of this thing of course he is. David grail good morning. Welcome to native opinion. Welcome to everybody and good to hear your. Voice brother. Thank you good to hear your to. Thank you very very much So a series of things caused a delay today. One is. One is a woodpecker. An and an invisible one at that it would appear. So let me explain There is apparently somewhere. In. Our backyard. Is a good to see you is he's in the house all alone. I just said you know we had a false start which is another delay but anyway, these woodpeckers, there's a family of palliative. And I love these birds they're beautiful. They have the those are really really bright red caps. And I forgot how long they're wingspan is but they got pretty good size wingspan to. It's almost two. Yeah, and so there we there's still a lot of a dead timber standing around. And they So obviously, they love that kind of stuff either to make ness or they You know we're just just to hang out in it but for whatever reason, despite all this dead standing wood. Right duty. To. Despite all at timber this one. pesky individual. As taken it upon itself to. Use, the side of our house instead. and. So this morning he chose to do this. Right outside the studio window. and. So I say invisible because both myself and my wife went out to find him. And we you know. So we hear this. On the side of the House we walk all the way out and around to the side where my studios, which is actually to my left, and as soon as we round, the corner is like. And it stops, I'm thinking, okay I'm going to see him perched on the side of the House with slamming his head into the to the side of the building right and nothing now, not only nothing. No marks. Okay now if anybody has has seen the remnants of like a Woodpecker, just one of these. Over say two days they can do quite a bit of. They can reshape the site of a tree with no problem. Okay And, and there's no marks anywhere. It's an we're looking at. We're you know we're scanning the treeline or like I don't I don't see any and when they take off, you can see them with these wings. Fans, right. Nothing. And so okay. Go back inside. I sit back down and I'm still doing more show Nelson. Farther away. So I text my wife I said, can you go out and see if you can see this guy she goes out she can't see him. So it's like so we have we have this guy. Around. final. A So. So you might hear him later I don't know. I'll try to mute the Mike if it happens because it's loud. Oh Yeah, they're really loud. We have lots of them around here. It sounds like they're trying to. Build something. On the side of houses Kinda. Crazy but. Yeah but you have wooden gutters. So thankfully, you know it's not that bad on a wooden gutter but we. Metal gutters I couldn't even imagine it'd be like so you you can. You can hear you can hear it for. A quarter of a mile away on metal gutter. Goodness. So. Remember, I mentioned this earlier this morning. We have an alarm would becker. Yes. Yup, I remember this one does that on the middle gutters right outside my bedroom window. So, you can't. You can't sleep that. It's allowed. Crazy. Crazy. He has called him the Phantom would pepper. Yeah. Basically is what it is just. Won't stop so. But I wanNA say good morning again to Izzy good morning return viewers is in the is in the house. Great. Good to see you. And again, we policies for What are we at least an hour starting The other. The other thing I want to mention is the loss of a friend of mine. Very loyal friend if you will. and I'm speaking of, which is also a part of the reason for the delay of the show today and I'm speaking of. My Twenty fifteen laptop? My Mac Book Berle my. My Comrade, my companion. My technical companion brother. died. Late. Yesterday afternoon Mike Condolences. It hurts it really does. That Machine Ladies and gentlemen produced. Over two hundred episodes for you guys. In conjunction with like, what what do we have your brother for other machines? At least and but this was the workforce. This was the one that produced your jingles. That produced. So much content and And it just decided I was I was in the middle of the rundown that you'd sent brother are starting to work on the segment a content, right? And it goes I hear this tink this little pop. and. The whole screen goes dead and keyboard stayed lit up and I'm like Oh God or no. And and and it just passed away. So So yeah, it's it's. It was a sad day for me because it's just one of those. One, of those tools you know that you know it's like a carpenter that has his or her favorite hammer, right? It just went away. So I'm working off at a borrowed macbook pro. That of my wife who doesn't use it all that much. So. It's been an adjustment. It's a smaller screen too. So I'm sitting here squinting at. All desiigner sewer. So it's a bit of an adjustment but but it's working out fine so far but. Rest in peace my twenty fifteen macbook pro. Someday I will I will. I was trying desperately hoping it would hold out because apple's about to announce like a brand new laptop with. All new silicon that they designed that they don't rely on. frigging. Panasonic for whatever or I'm sorry I can't think I can't think of the name but the the same. No, no. Oh. God No. That's one of the reasons we doing what we're doing to get away from Intel. Get away from also you know not. Just. Throw dispersions of towards technology choices. You've made brother by the guys at make android and all those chips inside your phone. We're getting away from them too. Because because they're problematic. but it just wasn't meant to be in terms of my my my laptop. So. There you go. That's my story So again, rest in peace macbook pro. Twenty fifteen. And Onward and upward right. Up would. Say Good morning to cliff standing flower. How donning check morning all good morning you guys appreciate it, and again if you want to reach out to us while we do this broadcast here, you can do. So by going to our website at native opinion, Dot Com, there's an audio player there. There is instructions on how to join chat where all these good folks are right now. you can also email US hosts with an S. hosts at native opinion dot com you have a twitter account. It's that native opinion there or facebook page it's facebook dot com slash native opinion podcast. And also you can send us voice mail at eight, six, zero, eight, hundred, five, nine, five. Eight hundred, eight, six, zero at I. Keep screwing that. Eight, six, zero, eight, hundred, five, five, nine, five. So there you go. All right. Well thank you and Gino. We produce a podcast twice a week. Wednesdays in our live show on Saturday. Beginning at ten am usually without difficulties and we thank you for being listeners and we want you to know we appreciate the support we receive from you and the financial support we received goes directly to our cost and expenses associated with producing the show. And those are expenses are our weekly expenses like website and podcasts hosting musical accessing content development curation. Daily business operations marketing advertisement and more. Please join under other wonderful folks been tribute to this show by becoming a patron light. Nathan and Sasha Welcome. Thank you. You becoming new patrons and new listeners to the show. You can find details on our website. At native opinion, Dot Com forward slash support and on our facebook page just click on the learn more button. And another way to help is by telling other people about the show and again, we thank you all for listening and sharing show. It truly does help us grow. And this week's episode is to five seven. We fight for what is ours Absolutely, and also another great way to support us is. By visiting. Well, he can trading post DOT COM IT'S A. Our One and only advertiser at at the moment and we really appreciate their support as a make all kinds of wonderful. Native, made jewelry Mohegan made quite quite a bit and there's also I guess artists that are represented there but it's Mohegan trading post dot com they make ribbons, shirts, embroidered hats, dream catchers, and. And more recently as we've been telling, you also Cova. Masks which are very, very important. So. We you know their support helps us as well, and so we appreciate their involvement and to appreciate it also, if you guys would visit them in see if there's anything there that Piques your interest. So thank you all for your support in many many ways which is in abundance. We're very humbled. Sharing the show is a big part of. getting the word out there not only that the show exists but I'm it grows the community and so. We get feedback that way and we appreciate that you know people asking questions people commenting on. You know the things that we're talking about. So thank you guys very very much. It's it's deeply deeply humbling and appreciated. They standing flower was giving condolences about about my laptop and told me to get a huge a huge ass terabyte hard drive. Yeah. The machine that died was actually the first. The first version of solid state hard drive. Apple had put out so that one had five hundred gigabyte hard drive in. And I would fill it up frequently. Doesn't take long especially with video it take on doesn't take long at all A. And actually the contrast this little one that I'm working on today in front of me hundred and twenty one gigs and I ran out of space. Last night trying to install God help me a Microsoft product on. Just Can't win but yeah. So. That's that's what's going on kind of in my world. All right. We had some listener voicemail. Nice, cool and. Guess what brother? He's back Badger Corden Badger. Hey I am back and after a week of. News and podcast. I am ready to go back in the mountain. Retired I can do that more. Awesome. Really really my soul. And I I just. Don't have much to say. GonNa try to cut back on the political podcast. And listen to stuff that feed my soul. Stay. Connected to my family. And that includes you guys. You are my brothers. and. I appreciate that way with your listeners to I just think you guys got a family. That cares about each other and? You know I just steps each other. You know even somebody like me doesn't. Doesn't quite fit in, but you accept me all the same and I appreciate that. And I am. At your service and remain your brother. Truth in love and they you have peace and joy. To hear from your bedroom hoping you enjoyed vacation, it sounds like you did. and. Yes, you're. You're always going to be a brother this show brother of ours employee early anybody tells you you don't fit in you know. Send them our way. We'll. We'll straighten them out absolutely straighten about. Quick Bedroom bedrooms been listening to show almost since day one. Pretty close and Glad. To have him and his wisdom. Often. Just to especially in my case because. Emotional right. I just I'm flighty. That's another word that somebody drive me they said Lady. The. Other day. With that music but all right I'll take I guess. Whitey why? At least they didn't say man up we added. Ability to smack my head against the wall there's a lot to. A lot of forces me to do that these days. I appreciate what? Badger. Saying. He was saying, okay I'M GONNA have to cut back political podcast and I'm sitting there going Oh man we've been doing nothing but talking politics lately. You know. Not, not entirely but unfortunately it is. It is that component of mainstream current affairs stuff so I don't know I don't know. Sadly as part of the. Daily discourse and. Sadly it's it's something that has been discussed because. To not discuss it to me would be. A disservice. Excuse me not only to ourselves but. To our listeners. Call sometimes, and we've we've heard this through the various emails we receive. Sometimes we're the only. Information About Native, country that a lot of listeners get. So to not discuss the things that that will impact. Indian country think would be a disservice. Just, my opinion. Well, it's Oh. Can you guys hear that? On hold on. Let me turn this mic way, up. Here. nope. He's tapping. He's out there somewhere but. FAINTLY TAP TAP TAP. faintly hear sounds like he's moved down the side of the. What we call the main live room you know I'm talking about other you know he's down on that wall now. Anyway Yeah. Well. Well, again, we're what we're doing is we're sharing we're sharing the work of other authors. Right? You know and Hopefully, people are finding value in that in trying to. Trying to get their workout. We'd never we never. Have and never would claim that to be our own work. We provide our own commentary which you know that that comes from us but But But yeah if people find value at that that's important. You know. We're just adding our voices to. Too many that are out. There are many that have come before us and they're still out there and still trying to do great work. So, I'm talking about some of the broadcasters out there as well. So you know we recognize all of that into we we we appreciate. The fact that people are finding. Again value in the content. So so thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Let's say we also referred received a call. From Josh. His name right? Because the audio was a little broken up but He had a comment or a regarding episode two, five, one in the United States constitution. So here's what he had to say. This is Josh. Opting listening to episode two, five, one to fifty one Then listen to you guys for a couple of weeks now actually in Idaho, the shown benedict tribal land, but originally grew up in Turkey nation Oklahoma and this land called on. Even Open. So up here. anyway I just love your goal. The're so's fires out here in lot smokes up a little bit here in Idaho. But won't take home about them using prisoners. I think. It's an running for. The United States makes a great point in the fact that we'd never outlawed. Slavery. In this country, we just amended it to be able to say that it is now criminal. So if you're freshener you slate and use your slave labor data may give you a bucket of there, but it's not like you're. Really making thing you commodity I think said and he got to really strike that out. We try to get back and remove this white supremacist January all the crap out of dekalb tuition really rebuild foundations you know if. We can. Be Different world. We wouldn't have big call Nice in the first place but you know on top of that. I just think that's something look at so and my keep up good works guys, Waddell thanks for the call and talk. Thinking Josh appreciate that and I know his audio broke up. So he was referring to, I, think it was something that David brought forward in two fifty one. With prisoners being used. For A. Variety of of different things and and tying in that. To the United States constitution not really abolishing slavery like you know You keep hearing constantly on mainstream news. I HEARD A number author was on CBS this morning talking about the very thing and it's all you know it's all false. You know. So you know he was Dave was referring to prisoners being brought in to fight the wildfires. I remember correctly and in you know because they don't have any rights as prisoners they're viewed as commodities and Josh, very, very correct in that. And so you know. Did you know there's all this stuff has been? Focused on in particular black prisoners right. And so they're they're they're putting. Tremendous amount of onus on you know. History. But still refusing to grapple with. America's true history and of course, conveniently leaving out you know indigenous people in in that timeframe even if they're talking about slavery there tying it back to how. Smart the founders were and you know how how merciful they were talking about Abraham Lincoln and you know it's all. It's all B. S. and and Anyway. Thoughts brother. no I think Josh were voicemail mail and. I'm glad he used to fifty fifty. One is the reference whereas in his reason recalling. But you're right it is it is BS history. Once again strikes a discord. With the truth. And a blinking wasn't the man that history paints him to be. No. Sorry. No it's true. He you know he signed the execution order for fifty one plus. To Dakota men to be hung in in early Minnesota. As is one example the the Of Slavery isn't really. What took place. And it's it's. Not. Not In the emancipation proclamation that that didn't abolish slavery across the country s people are taught. The emancipation proclamation only abolished slavery in the Southern Holding States or states that were. Enemies of the Union? Exactly yeah. There were other states where slavery remained in effect for another two years. Until the crafting of the fourteenth amendment. Here. I'm going to be careful how say this because it's not entirely true or the way about to phrase this but. What took place I'll say in the earlier days of the country whenever they added an act be it an amendment to the constitution is what I'm referring to. Often, what they did not do is revise old language also. This is this is why you have what is it the the two fists clause in the Constitution that was never changed. Briefest excuse me which refers to somebody not being completely a human being basically, and it was only towards you know black people. And then of course, the language can is still exists referring referring to us as merciless Indian savages. So if you'RE GONNA make a change. Make it all the way through half asked most of the time. Correct in. So you know the only time they pay attention to old language. Is if they're going to if it threatens to grant more power to people of Color. Then the they pay very close attention to it. And And this continues to be. An. Ongoing problem for this country and they and they refused no, no historian wants to the position that way it takes in indigenous authors to put forward that kind of critical thinking. And and not by in large white authors and. End and obviously current legislators. It's That's the kind of stuff we're talking about addressing nasty kind of stuff that Mark Charles is proposed to address. If if he were to become six. In bidding to become the president of the United States but you don't hear any of that language because of the way the political system is structured. If you're running as an independent, you're on your own I mean independent means independent right? You don't you're the, you know the political system. gratuities. To the two major parties. Get for. Thousand. Years on this. one one, very egregious example would be the. The Commission on presidential debates, which only allows the two parties have representative representation as well as they do. They hear media proposals from only corporate media to broadcast those debates, and then on top of that, they come up with a system where you have to qualify for the debates by holding a certain number of pledged votes for know to to demonstrate that you're popular enough candidates for it to be worthy of the time of the two other major parties. So screw them honestly here. So. One welcome Sandra in Beth into chat morning. But yeah you're absolutely correct brothers It's it's an egregious. Behavior against the American people only allow basically to to the two major parties on the debate stage. Hopefully, that's going to change. I'm hoping. Well. You know there is efforts going on up there to to try to educate the public. Free and clear Dot Org believe it is one of them you guys can visit that. And Then, a spinoff from them I believe is a united. We stand another ORG, another political organization. but again, you know we have to look at each of these things at least at least I would say you know in both of those examples there has definitely been indigenous representation So at least I can appreciate the effort. But. You know those organizations are there to. Help. Educate the public by and large. What the rest of the political spectrum doesn't want you to know. So. It's it's So we'll. We'll. We'll provide links shown us. I'm behind on the show notes you guys to apologize for that. I'll get I'll get the website caught up. Later either this weekend or by Monday so I'll get that done. We've got one last announcement here that we want to quickly make before we move into the main content of the show today. And that is to say that. Starting this Wednesday. That's okay with you brother. That's perfect. Starting this Wednesday Dave is going to solely host and produce the Wednesday edition of Native. Opinion. It's not that I don't like you guys. Love you guys to death. But I've come into some some scheduling dilemmas and that have just taken up quite a bit of time not to mention. Work that I need to be doing towards the network and and and in order to get all this fit. I need to I need to not. Put that any whatever level of production time that I'm doing into the Wednesday episodes so So starting on Wednesday, you'll only hear Dave. And he will he will keep you guys. Very, very well, good company. On the edge on the edge. And So I thank you for doing that brother and I'll miss you guys. But I'll still be around on Saturday so we'll miss hearing you on Wednesday but Julia like you said, you'll still be a Ronald's at still be run on Saturday. So yeah thank you guys for your understanding in that and The show will go on and it will still be good I hope but I know it will be so. He's in Charles. They're. Do you need to see him. You saw that look on his. Just. Imagine it. Still be good. It will be fine. So. All right. So why don't we when we transitioned into native news their? Own sounds like a winner. Well I have no idea why? Non Mavis find it. Necessary or why they believe it is their life's mission to fight against. Native people. To try to keep them from. Having rights that belong to them. What what? What is what's going on with that? You know fishing right hunting rights. Just existing. Non Natives have made it their mission. Since contact to. Deprive native people of inherent? Rights. That belong to them. This article is no no, no different from the others. In the way of the behaviors of non natives trying to deprive natives of their rights. But Mick mark tackle decades old standstill on fishing rights with historic radiated lobster fishery. New moderate livelihood strategy met again with fierce opposition from non indigenous fishing communities in this was written by Nick Maloney. For CBC News. After decades of differing opinions with government officials on first nations, right to earn a moderate moderate livelihood while fishing. Community in Nova Scotia has launched its own Ma regulated rights-based lobster fishery. It said to be the first of its kind in the Atlantic region. Hundreds of Mick Mov from across the province gathered. On the federal war of the Loaner Bill Nova Scotia on. Thursday to celebrate the launch by a I'm sorry I can't pronounce that name. So I'm not gonNA try first nation. The ceremony, which included the distribution of licensing. And lobster trap tags two, seven. Mick. Mahara stories from the name of the tribe I can't pronounce took place exactly twenty one years after a landmark Supreme Court ruling and the case of Donald Marshall. Junior on September Seventeenth Nineteen, Ninety nine the court ruled that Marshall charged with phishing emails outside the Department of fisheries and oceans. eels minds you. ACRONYMS DFO. Regulated season, he was fishing outside of the season and was justified in doing. So under the nine hundred, seventeen, sixty, excuse me peace and Friendship Treaty. Now Seventeen sixty. Seventeen. Sixty nine natives decided that they should regulate. And create a treaty called the friendship treaty. That granted the natives. In that area the right to fish friendship treaty. They already had that right to fish. But the non natives decided they. They wanted to try to co a FAI it. So they could you know manage it or go back on their word later or their agreement later which they did. It's twenty one years since the Marshall Decision of nine, hundred, ninety nine. So there's lots of emotion said make my Harvester Robert Silly boy. Who received one of the new licenses quoting our band is behind us everyone behind us and we're not taking no for an answer. The government's got to come to the table. It's been long enough. We've waited long enough. Continuing the quote our band is behind us everyone is behind this and. We're not taking no for an answer said, Mick Mobster Robert Silla boy who received one of the fishing license. Okay. We just read that. Following the ruling of one, thousand, nine, hundred, nine, Marshall Rule Make Mac mic my harvesters across the Atlantic region who begun who had begun fishing lobsters outside regulations were met with fierce opposition violence between Mick mind nine indigenous fissures erupted on the waters in New Brunswick and Quebec, and the weeks following the season. This is something that's been an ongoing fight for decades. Literally decades. There's a commercial fishing operation going on in that community. and. From what I've been reading the the Fishermen have been kind of pushed out of the way to some degree. And they wanted to start their own enterprise which was what I just read earlier. And they're being met with opposition and violence. From trying to. Earn a moderate living. And, this has got to stop. Not all of the commercial fishermen up there are. Are opposed to the MIC mind having their own enterprise but a majority of the Mar.. And the government isn't doing anything to try to mitigate. The problem. And this is going to get worse before it gets better. See the the the insult of nature of this too is is. They. meaning. We talk about first contact. Are we talking about the arrival of the Europeans K.? And the way the stories like in particular run the pilgrims and everything else is that in all these poor people came from, you know leaving their homes and you know of a ruler of a King and Queen and and how they weren't GonNa take it anymore. You know they traveled this long journey to the shores of the United States and then and then and Canada Canada and and and then you know. The story Thanksgiving how the Noah people taught them how to live on land here in how to survive and Blah Blah Blah on this type of thing and The poor settlers or oh, the poor colonists right and then they in essence takeover, they forced in the the very people that helped them. Away, from the best lands, the best hunting grounds, the best fishing grounds. And a ton of other things. Away from resources like water. And then they turn around and they right and they supposedly right these trees and they call them the friend treaties or whatever the hell they want to call them. Because now, suddenly they're like, well, we all have to share these resources. Well, wait a minute. You came here. Where you had plenty. Right. But now suddenly because of. Your population growth not necessarily ours. Now. You certainly want to write the rules to share no no, no no, it doesn't work that way. And this is what this argument is about. Pretty much houses. That's his home province in Nova Scotia. How Is there anything that you can add this or weigh in on this? You probably saw whole lot more about this than we do. Obviously. Genesis of it though. It is it is genesis but it'd be nice to if there's somebody that you know we have direct contact with. if he by some more information by all means share. because. I don't know I don't. I don't think that it's right. That it's also rewriting the rules if you will. Absolutely, it's rewriting the rules. Not. In. Not. In mic-mac favor either no. By now it's not. And usually it's because of you know greed. I, want more lobster I want more of something. I want more control over Grounds. Whatever it is that a consumable resource. We are under constant. Stress of having to fight for something we always had prior to contact. And not where we were being selfish. Because there's a balance to everything. There is. Resources in this nation before contact were plentiful. Plentiful I'll use a point in case to provide an example the Bison plains. Bison. They numbered in the millions literally in the millions. Descriptions handed down through history that describe the Bison as being so plentiful, you can walk across their backs. On the planes. When The government. Decided to. Send its. Movement across the West. Millions of those plains, Bison or slaughtered to deprive the natives of a food. Millions. There are pictures of hundreds of thousands of skulls piled high and people sitting on top of the skulls. That type of slash and burn mentality. Is what has brought forth the pollution of all those plentiful stocks. Cod fishing another example. Cod fishing has been decimated to the point of moratoriums being put in place to allow the fish stocks to come back. So prior to contact those resources were plentiful. They weren't in trouble or endanger being over harvested, not not in the least. So. You know how dare? Governments tried to put the onus. And the hardship on the backs of native peoples. WHO DID NOT CREATE This situation? These situations? How dare they? Here's a relevant quote in. Thank you. izzy proposing that in chat, but this is for anybody who is not in and listening now we'll pick this up later. A quote from John a MacDonald from eighteen, eighty five. The quote says this. We have been pampering and coaxing the Indians that we must taking new course we must vindicate the position of the White Man we must teach. The. Indians. What law is. You see where we're talking about arrogance. Thank you for that. That's what we're referring to. The ignorance. I'll be a little fair at that time. The arrogance of white men. But rest assured that ignorance continues today. you know. But they don't want to admit or acknowledge that. You See. Here's a case in point. Let's let's transition to the next articles that are actually no absolute. Nine done with. Commentary on the previous I'm and anything else to add to it so. I'M GONNA try to I'M GONNA try to be calm as I read this. SIP coffee. That helps right Because Of. With. High. Levels. Of Caffeine Chat of express he's. Tunnel reads, senator, Lisa, Murkowski, who represents the They like to call the state of Alaska. She's a Republican. Sending a letter on ready tribal unity. To President von Sharp. Who heads up the National Congress of American Indians Yeah I know. All right now, this pertains to criticism leveled at the federal government. Pertaining to. The request by Alaskan native corporations. Share of. The. Cares act money. That's that's. That's the. Motivation behind us. That fair to say brother. Yeah that that's exactly fair. Totally pair she sent Shaw fawn sharp an enormously long letter. I have a few comments on on some of it. So it's a little long I haven't decided if I'm GONNA. Read the whole thing. Of course it'll be in the show notes and but before I do that, I'm going to put a link here and chat so that you guys can follow along those of you that are here with us in chat so. Right now. The only reason I listed data so we can talk about some of those points yes. Instead of just reading them all because they're all in my opinion, they're all egregious. They are. Absolutely. So you know before I lose my mind and I'm GONNA try so hard not to swear in this episode Gillis worked way too much last episode. To. Go ahead and check the explicit tagging you can always check. Point I had to put an actual audio disclaimer at the front of it that time. I didn't want. Thought about kids I really did in often. Be Very. Very honest with you guys often don't think far enough ahead when I should. But I mean it wasn't horrible horrible but I didn't use the F. Word right but. But. Speaking of Sanders says, remember Michael dossier truck that Yes yes. I know I'm supposed to do word substitution actually been believe it or not. Senator I've been doing that like at home. Not on the air. Word substitution. Because people have been noticing and I like I've always said I didn't grow up that way. My parents raised me that way but. Just so much to be angry about right now. Anyway so here is what? Senator Murkowski. Had the audacity to write to the president of the National Congress of American Indians. It says, Dear, president sharp. The National Congress of American Indians, the NCAA. Has Long served a critical role for American Indians and Alaskan natives. For over seven decades, the organization is carried out the mandate of its constitution to secure the rights for and improve the wellbeing of native Americans. NCI has consistently worked with both the legislative and executive branches of government to enlighten the public and policymakers towards a better understanding of Indian people to preserve rights under Indian treaties and agreements, and to promote the common welfare of American Indians and Alaskan natives. So. Let me stop right there. I have to interject as usual, right? I have two problems with that last paragraph and maybe there's more brother and by all means interrupt me because it's well worth it. Already. No I mean that in the context of her letter? No no I know. Okay. All. Right. Point Number One, she wrote quote NCAA has consistently worked with both the legislative and executive branches of the government to enlighten the public and policy makers towards a better understanding of Indian people close quote. Here's the thing. If you, WANNA enlighten the public. You would take positive steps by directing your education secretary currently Betsy Devos. To make it a requirement to hire indigenous educators in the four regional directions of this country. To accommodate representation of native people in those areas of the country in other words, put our teachers into your educational institutions. Senator Makovsky's paragraph went on to state that the NCAA I works to quote preserve rights under Indian, treaties and agreements close quote. I went off. I knew you would. There is there is so much wrong with that statement, I can't even begin to tell you. Not In the work that the NCI tries to do. But the statement to quote preserve our rights. Through treaties. No senator. This country imposed its will by force on indigenous. People. White. Men. who were this country's leaders at that time drafted documents called treaties and presented them often through translators. As. A tribes only option. Then began to break. I can't even talks rate brother. Then started breaking those treaties, those agreements. From Day One. When these treaties were created many if not most of them were done. So in the eighteen hundreds here in the United States. Quote, rights. are a function of being a citizen of a particular country. We were not citizens at that stage of America in the eighteen hundreds. Also. Many tribes in particular the LAKOTA. Or like hell no not interested. Our rights are inherent. and. In my opinion, we don't need and shouldn't recognize a document that outlines what an independent tribal nation has or does not have for rights. But I recognize that these are modern times. Okay. And so if we need documents to outline Including rights. We should be demanding all new agreements taking into account two hundred plus years of suffrage by our relatives. That would and should include a transfer a percentage of this country's wealth to indigenous nations as restitution for the United States. Crimes. To our people due to its murderous occupation. Let's run that one by Senator Murkowski. But I digress. Back to her. Letter. Your organization she writes. And the forum it provides for tribal leaders to forge consensus has been pivotal in advancing a unified native policy agenda. It is for this reason, I feel compelled to bring to your attention expressions of diversity of divisiveness she writes. which have undermined the organization's effectiveness in delivering on NCAA is mission critical role in representing the interests of all native Americans she kidding me. Now she's lecturing us. That's exactly what she's doing. NCAA is rich history of working with Alaska. This is how it was written and I. It doesn't even make sense. Then says NCAA history is intertwined. With some of Alaska's pioneering native leadership she wrote. That partnership has promoted sovereignty and self determination for Alaskan natives since before statehood. Alaskan natives are were a Alaskan natives work together and built coalitions among diverse views to ensure a diverse views. Yeah okay. Those trigger words? At least for me they are. Because you because you're not, she's not defining diverse. Okay. No. She means. Views. Yes, and if I if I were to back up now she's only speaking in the sentence at least Alaskan natives working together. So if I stopped there. The communities working together that's what they should be doing. But they don't need intervention from the outside. Certainly. Don't need intervention to hunt and fish in especially if you're living of substance of can't even say the word but you know what? I'm saying subsistence. Lifestyle. To Know Lisa. Murkowski. Republican, Senator of the United States Senate. Keep your diversity to yourself. Because, diversity means you want to interject a white thought in philosophy into their way of life. That's actually what it means. Okay. Again I'll read the sentence over. Alaskan natives working together build coalitions amongst diverse views to ensure the wellbeing of their people the Alaska Native Brotherhood, the A. and B. and Alaska Native Sisterhood S. formed even before the founding of the NCAA I to fight for citizenship fighting and land rights. Excuse me not fighting dishing and land rights. That's how I'm upset I am maybe you should read a brother. And equality. Elizabeth. Peruta Vich an icon in the fight against discrimination in the territory of Alaska. Understood the value of working with other native coalitions and was the an s representative to A. History shown the NCAA I played an important role in working with A and B and Ns to preserve native rights to claim land as Congress considered. To Preserve Alaska native rights to clean to claim land as Congress. Oh. My God, help me. Other. Now she's now she's spinning it that natives. Native. Never had a claim to the land, but we're slowly claiming land for themselves. Backwards is what I'm trying to say, exactly. That's that's the. So pissed off right now. I'm doing good I'm not swearing have I swore yet. Know you read it again and again try to convey again that she's writing this in reverse of what actually happened. She says history has shown that NCAA I played an important role in working with a and B, and Ns to native Alaska Organizations to preserve Alaska native rights to claim land as Congress considered Alaska statehood bills in the nineteen. Forties in the nineteen fifties. Okay that's the full. Paragraph. No Alaskan native people have always been there. It's not like the state of Alaska was created and then there suddenly. Trying to quote a legally claim land for themselves? No you imposed quote statehood on them. That's when you have cities up there. Like fairbanks. Juneau How White built cities. Alaskan native people didn't build the cities. Statehood means that you are creating a state. And then if they're having to be indigenous people there, well, they just gotTa go along for the ride. Just like the lower forty eight. This is agreed. Gis. Very much so She goes on to say versions of the state who bills included a provision jeopardizing the future rights of Alaska natives to lay claims to traditional homelands. Are you kidding me? No we have to fight for our traditional homelands after you frequent took them. Trying, to position it and make it sound like you know well after the fact. Well yes after the fact means today because of colonization, they've had to fight to get access to their fricken resources in their own lands. Because of the stuff, your ancestors did. Lisa Makovsky. You've. Andrew because we feel your swear words. But this is what she presents to the head of one of the largest native American. Organizations. In the country. I'm sorry for the tapping that's my my invisible woodpecker has returned. You know so so this is. Again here. You know. This is just another example of. White privilege. Trying to. Exert. Power on people's that. They basically don't even have any right trying to air quoting represent. See. Here, here's the other thing from a political point of view Lisa. Murkowski's up for reelection. A hard reelection. Because, they don't like her mean not not just the indigenous people. But other Republicans don't like the fact that she's a moderate in isn't necessarily total toting the trump. Flagpole. And you could say, well, that's a good thing. Well, yes and no yes and no. So. What this letter is intended to do is to supposedly remind Alaskan native people that Hey, fight for you guys don't forget me. At election time, which is less than thirty two days away. But did so in such an insult of way, and then directs it to the NCAA as if they're the problem child. The leaders of many Indian nations. That make up. The Congress of American Indians. Now, let me give you an example what I'm talking about because it's a re election year for her. She breaks down certain points in this letter. To. two points and then a conclusion. The first point is she has subtitles on these as well. The first point says giving into fear a excuse me giving into division and fear. He writes I fought hard to ensure that all native people would be served by the historic corona virus relief. Fund tribal set aside shortly after like okay. Well that's first statement is alive. Here's here's the thing. It's okay for. Believe it's okay to homogenize native peoples to lumped into one group. And that way you know it it. Gives them the okay to forget about fifty percent of us. I fought hard to ensure that all native people see what I mean. Yep, exactly. Can I read? Can I read through this? Just this delays this is where she blames. This is the part where she blames the NCAA. Okay In an election year. My smart move. She says this again, I'll read it from the top. This is the section one giving into division. Fear you guys and chat. WanNa. Follow on. She said I fought hard to ensure that all native people would be served by the historic royal. Virus Relief Fund tribal set aside. Shortly, after the cares act passed some uncertainty arose about treasuries allocation methodology in that period of uncertainty and deep anxiety. One overly simplistic analysis claimed ANC's both sought and would receive up to half of the eight billion set aside rather than trying to dispel confusion actions of the NCAA is leadership gave credence to this unlikely divisive and skewed perception she wrote. Originally NCAA is concerned with that C.. R. F. Could a quoting could get waited all wrong close quote in favors of agencies. In other words ANC against answer. Alaskan native corporations, right. I understand that during tribal leader calls, NCAA IS CEO repeated. The claim that AMC's could receive up to half of the CRIF. In actuality, the amount that the treasury might disperse to the ANC's is less than seven percent of the total set aside, which when combined with the amounts for Alaskan native villages would be less than Alaskan natives normally receive in federal funding distributions to all tribes. All right. So Now. Let's back up. The, track record is clear when it came to the cares, act? Corporations in America made out like bandits. An average American citizens I'm talking. When. I say globally I'm referring to the country as a whole. The country as a whole. For individual American citizens that were relying on that money and for that matter small business. Let me let me group them into. But I know that the set asides work for allocated differently for small business but anyway. You put those two together and he still did not equal anywhere near the amount of money that corporations in the United States to hook. From the cares act allocation. So. The Alaskan native corporations that have boards that? Yes. There are Alaskan people that sit on these boards but by and large, they are controlled by non native people. They saw the behavior and said, we can do that too. And you know what? I can't fault them for doing that for for thinking that after they saw the behavior of their. What's the word I'm looking for? Counterpart counterparts. Okay. GotTa work. My brain gets frazzled when I'm upset. That, this money is to oppose to go directly to. Indian people. So that's why she's referring to the villages and you know and also for the rest of the lower forty eight. The other tribes also had the same kind of challenges trying to get access to their portion of that eight billion dollars. So. Yes. Of course, the NCAA raised these concerns because they had already seen what had happened. With other corporations like ready Walmart. Took an insane amount of cares act money. Some of the some of these these industries are still crying that they didn't get enough money look at the airline industry right now. So the NCAA was simply looking out for individual either villages or individual tribal nations that were like still waving a flag going, hey, we haven't received anything. We're still shut down in the in corona viruses literally killing us and we'd have no way of paying for getting access to things like testing. And they're worried about their peace meaning. An. Alaskan, Native Corporation. They're big piece by the way. Lisa Murkowski is senator a Republican senator and this has been the case guys. With Republicans in the Senate. And yes. I'M GONNA pick on them and yes I'm probably going to sound like a Democrat and not so much. UNAFFILIATED But yes, because they have the majority in the Senate. When the clock came around and they were looking to possibly renewing you give a new allocation of money in some. Fun Name I it was cares act what was the second? What was this was the second one that's being proposed the hero act hero rack. Yeah okay. Republicans go where you don't. They think they can. Cause you make in to money shitting at home. Know I think I think we should lower I don't think we should approve. an equal amount. which the they tried hard to do as a death rate for krona virus was approaching one hundred and eighty thousand people dead already. A frigging Mitch McConnell sitting there going. Can Create your right. All comes from the same pool. Screw you guys. All of you. Lisa Mukasey is going to sit there and write this letter to the head of the NCAA gone bad, Indians. How dare you try to fight? ME. In an election year. Vote her out. In thirty one days. I'm not gonna read anymore this. You guys in chat. have it. It'll be in the show notes. Sorry for my attitude. No, not a problem brother stuff that you know it's just like I mentioned earlier it's A. Things that need to be brought to light because. Before. We were able to do things like this and other other outlets. This stuff would happen and nobody would know about it. And people would go on thinking everything was Hunky, Dory and. You know everybody's by ing all around the all around the clock. Now. That's why it's important to bring these things to light to share these things. To let people know what's going on. So you know. I don't. I don't have any regrets. Sir Eleven at you and Lebanon is just goes so true. Slow. Rate Ireland might be sending Kovic relief funds faster than the faster to the tribal nation. The United States government will that's true. Very. True. 'cause this government again, you know A. They continue with the same practice of doing as little for native communities and nations and tribes as they can, and then trying to make us feel guilty about it and try to make us feel guilty exactly like miss mcaliskey tried to do. Not Name on you. Shame on you seriously man. We have no. Racism and We do. We do we do have Absolutely. But you know what? I'M GOING TO PUT A. Put a music creek inherited because I'm hot I'm sure people in chatter listening live right now or even folks get this later. Let's let's. Let's drop some music in here I. Haven't I didn't prep this ahead of time so I do apologize. I. Can't. Like it. Oh, wait a minute maybe I can hold on hold on. Sorry guys because I under laptop. Of My stuff is not here. Little. Released retrieve it. Well. Yeah. But I did I didn't kill. It takes time to I know that you can least retrieve it. So that's that's the important part. Tell. No Man on. Guys. In the meantime Ni. I don't have the resources on here brother. That's okay. The resources on here. Do you have the Jingle for the racism and I do I had I have those let me alone if I'm if I'm at least half lucky here. Get into the production safety want to drop the jingle in for that do the racism in America and then do music. Okay. Why don't we? Why don't we do that so as My brother pointed out Here we go. So by way of disclaimer on this guys And Is He made me aware of this story so is I want to thank you for this want to put the proper disclaimer head of this because it's very sad. and. And so it involves death. And in so You. Know I don't WanNA trigger anybody but but it it's. You know it's Very very sad and this took place in in. Canada. Maybe about a week or so ago I would say brother. This past week was and you'll know by the the title what I'm referring to so. If people. WanNa, fast forward. You may want to do that I'm going to give a quick down here and three. To. One. Already. We do this segment just about every week it's called racism in America. The reason this article is included because it's part of America. It's part of North America. So it it qualifies And what I'm speaking about. If something that happened to an indigenous lady that should have been treated much differently. Because of the setting she was in. But racism in the medical, field. In relation. To racism against patience is prevalent. Alive. And Viral. In North America. And North America includes Canada. The United States and Mexico. That is all of those three countries combined are still America. Now. So could argue with me and say, Oh, well, that's not true while it is true you can parse it out and say, Canada's a country, the United States as a country and Mexico as a country, and you would be right. But all three combined are still part of north. America. And this article? Title. Is Indigenous woman, record slurs by hospital staff before her death. This was written by Jesse fate for the Montreal Gazette and the articles written September thirty this year. Two women at Joliet hospital or heard calling her stupid and saying she's only good for sex. and. would be better off dead. In her last moments. While tied to a hospital bed and I still haven't been able to to get the information as to why she was tied to a hospital bed. and. That's not somebody's hyperbole or guess it's I, actually saw the pictures of her. Tighter. Bid. Joyce. It's a quantum. Pleaded for someone to help her. Instead. A video recording. Shows. She received disparaging and condescending remarks at a time when Quebec continues to grapple with the question of systemic racism. Education. At thirty, seven year old. I'm sorry I can't pronounce the name of the tribe at at at. Cami Cook. I'm sorry. If I mispronounced that woman hospitalized in Juliet on Monday after experiencing stomach pains. In crisis, she started recording live on facebook facebook screaming for help and saying she was being over medicated. Near the end of the seven minute video. Hospital staff I recorded talking in her room. To women heard calling. The patients. Stupid. Questioning her life choices saying she's only good for sex and that she would be better off dead. Quoting and who do you think is paying for this and quote one of them is heard sane. A mother of the mother of seven died soon after. According to her family, she had long suffered from heart issues. And is believed to add had an adverse reaction to morphine on Monday? Quebec's Coroner's office is now investigating the circumstances surrounding her death. The local health authority is also probing it to happen inside the hospital room and one of the nurses involved has already been fired. Should stripper license. During a news conference, Tuesday, premier, Francois. legault. Called what transpired in the video? Totally unacceptable. Have the video here I don't know if it's in French not brother of the of that press conference. Known. But asked whether he believes the incident speaks to systemic racism and Quebec legault said he did not of course he'd say that Quoting I really don't think we have this kind of way of dealing with first nations people in our hospitals and Quebec in quote he said. The premier marks are in contrast with the findings of the beans commission at three inquiry. Until the way indigenous people are treated by public services and the province. And the four hundred and eight hundred page report published exactly one year ago. The commission concluded that racism prejudice against indigenous people on behalf of hospital staff. And quotes remain prevalent. and. The rest of this will be addressed by the video that my brother has queued up potentially again I'm not sure what you don't have it. Okay. I have it but I'm not sure what All the language. See. Her. Ear. To hear your reaction to what happened in the hospital in Juliet and if this is not a case of systemic racism than what is okay. I I want to offer my condolences to the family second What happened is totally unacceptable. They will be you know just not. Watching the video gave this guy needs some new hair gel just want to throw innings. To inquiries in fact. And the the nurses did something unacceptable and she's been fired. and. I really don't think that we have this kind of way of dealing. With First Nation People in our hospital in Quebec yes. There is some res- racism in. Quebec some were working on that. That's NGO and United Cama will table some recommendations and will apply those recommendations will take action to fight against racism. Screw. The. For us here in the states where we heard that before that kind of that kind of rhetoric. Would take it into an advisement and. We were. We were we we we do not believe in racism not sure if it is. We don't know if we would. Klatches they that way but. Relapse there is a problem. You for that pronunciation, izzy. Yeah It's sad that this this happened to that lady. When she could`ve Could've still been alive. Had it not been for. The systemic racism that. Gave these nurses, the idea that they could get away with this. And nothing happened. Had that lady not recorded the behaviors prior to her death. They would have gotten away with it. I mean. I had pull. Is he was able to find video for me. I having a bit you know it's obviously in Trenton in in The video. I. I. Haven't posted it and I don't know I. Don't know I don't know if I should. But I wouldn't because it's it's going to be a gut wrenching video. Yeah. Exactly and that's my fear and I'm. Thinking right. Away of this is a mother. I think she had five children. Forget about her oldest nineteen and our youngest was seven months. And this is how to find out exactly what the mother exactly. Thank you, brother. DOUCHEBAG either. We Know Razor Demagogue homes. Right This is somebody's mother. You. Dumb. DOUCHEBAG. We cannot confirm. Right Yeah. Yeah, I'm just Well. Past seven children what housing was a seven. Okay. You know I can't. I can't wrap my head around maybe I don't want to try to wrap my head around these these hypocritical thinkings. That that people want to exhibit. When something I'll leave it alone because I know where it's going to take me. Take me into a dark place. Speak you into the realm it'll take you into my realm don't. Just. because. You're so much more in control than I brother. So just don't. Think. I'm not going to. Because it was. On facebook her that I I had to post about. Somebody's. I'll just touch on the highpoint. Somebody was trying to. Extend pity towards the full in the White House? Because somebody had said that basically he you know he brought this on himself. And how you know his kid would feel if. He was without apparent. And it's like, no, wait a minute. I'll have words on that later but. And you know. I don't know. I could read my post, but it's It's just. It's hypocritical. It's hypocritical for these same types of people to say certain things against certain groups of people. But when it comes when something happens or befalls a bad ill on the people they support. Then, it's like, Oh, how could you? Just like this prime minister whomever this guy was the French guy. You know we don't. We think that there are some but we don't think it's that bad. It completely. This this is what we deal with all the time the casting aside. One one very unfortunate situation, right No It's not one situation. As he wrote here, there is a gofundme page to help Surviving father of seven children would it be okay I'll absolutely please go ahead and post that and we'll also put that in show notes or is he just said that to me on Facebook I'll make sure it's is in the show notes as well. go fund me relief setup for for the surviving family. Appreciate that. Yeah because it's definitely needed. Thank you. izzy. You know this is a father that's been all of a sudden tragically left with seven children. Thankfully, some of the older children can help, but still in no justice. No justice. Absolutely. They fired the nurse. Okay. She should have lost her license at the very least for criminal criminal negligence because that's what it is in the medical profession it is and harass should be in jail. That is criminal negligence. The patient is asking for help and they're standing there denigrating her. That is criminal negligence. Clear. So. I am just. But but see it's so it's so and that's a whole nother discussion around. Things brother but. Concern, that I have about this the corporate, the corporate. Brit. Of. The medical industry right now. Corporations controlling hospitals buying them out consolidation here in the states consolidation. And then when somebody? Agreed does something like this or like what just fire? OUTTA sight outta mind. That that's their attitude. He's. Good Enough I don't remember when the HMO practices began, but that was a- HMO's came to be when they revamped. Healthcare laws in this country I think it was in the eighty S. So, when HMO's came to be, that's when. Quality of care. was handed over to corporations like you were talking. That's when that happened. Health management organizations. That's what h stands for in case anybody forgot or does it no That's when the corporate takeover. Of Madison, in this country began. So. Thank you for the link. Is He so justice for Joyce is is how it's titled Is All written in French I'm not going to be able to To translate but But what I'll, maybe what we'll do is get it translated and also put that on a long in posting that we do so that everybody can understand. frigging side I'm so sick of I'm sick of leadership to brother. I'm just so. I know. It's not my problem. But they'll turn around and they'll sit there and like this idiot. June situation we don't it. We certainly do condoning it, but we will do nothing about it. The. Thing about it. They fired they fired nurse. That's we've met the minimum obligation that we should moral obligation that we should. All excuse me we fired somebody. The default. Answer. and. It's literally that way. Because the because this, this crap is written from a our agencies, right? That's the default answer for your corporations big appear on. Public Relations on it. We have to. What's the term? We. Have to control the narrative. Very very sad I feel very sad for that family. For Justice will you know if there's follow ups on this? We'll. We'll definitely bring them to everybody. Per Man. And you know up. They could have prevented that lady's death. Absolutely. She was exhibiting ob if she how she was having an adverse reaction to morphine. She would have been exhibiting symptoms and signs to that effect. And Administration of narcan would have. Mitigated. They'll side effects our cannons. is almost like Benadryl. And what it does to negate. Effects. That's what COPS administered to. Drug overdosed. Suspects they. Administer can't it brings them right around right away immediately. Lady didn't have to die. But she died at the hands of a system. That doesn't. Look at her. Existence as human. I don't care what they may say. I don't care what she may have been in there for. I don't care. I don't care I don't care. She was a human being. She should have been treated such. She should have been given the care and respect by the medical profession at such and there was no excuse for the way she was treated. None. And again, my condolences to the family name. So sorry for all of them. As well. Might as well. All right let's. Wish. The news with better but next story up is not any any. Better, Leeann no music. Oh. That's right. I was waiting for all on. Turn this little web laptops display down to. All right. Let's do this one over here. But on some. Tribe called red. Title Appear in front of me but. Let's take a break. Here we go. Called rid. There you go. Little. Pump up little pump. Up. Muslim. Yeah You know indigenous. Music always brings me. Back to the ground so to speak. Even the electronic stuff. You only electric stuff. Or. Singer. So Awesome Good musicians. All right in other news and other news. Here we go. More. More fun. The fools administration my words short on details for White. House Counsel on native. American affairs. See. There's that homogenization again. Lord have mercy. this was written by Goyo, for Indians DOT COM. The fool in the White House administration. My words insists the White House Counsel on native. American affairs is moving full speed ahead despite the climbing to detail the work it supposedly doing bring the November presidential election. I mean doing as the November presidential election quickly approaches. The. Recently revived council met. At early demise when its leader. Executive Director Tyler Fish. A citizen of the Mosquito Creek nation went on military leave last month. His absence is expected to last through mid October. So, they're saying there was nobody to step in Hollywood gone. After Indians Dot Com reported about the apparent setback on thirty. All Department of the Interior reached out two days later to stress that secretary go David Bernhardt continues to serve as chairman the council which is focused on advancing the full in the white. House. It's my words priorities for Indian country. But when asked exactly what that means agency fell silent on these specifics which doesn't surprise me. Nothing happened that's what that's what it means. Nothing happened. Quoting we're moving full speed ahead and continue to execute the work of the Task Force and quote. A spokesman for the department told Indians. Dot Com. It's not clear why the council was described as a task force by the spokesperson they didn't even know. When pressed again to explain what the White House Counsel on native American Fares is doing for tribes in their citizens. The spokesperson pointed to the executive order that established the entity. The executive order was signed by guest who former President Barack Obama. Way Back in twenty thirteen June to be exact. So the fool in the White House is trying to take credit again for something President Obama put into place back in twenty thirteen. That was was actually full steam ahead. And it was that way until a fool in the White House. Got Into Office. Quoting, per the Executive Order Secretary, burn is the chairman of the council. At under his leadership, the Council continues to help drive administration policy priorities supporting. Priorities. Excuse me supporting Indian country including some some economic development and rural prosperity energy development infrastructure public health cultural resources public safety. Veterans Affairs and Education and Workforce Development in quote the spokesperson said, well, let's let me interject right there. Sure. Let me rewrite that quote for that individual for the executive order secretary. Bernhardt is the chairman of the council and under his leadership the council continues to help drive administration policy priorities including that of which is going to be energy development full. Stop. Now infrastructure. No. Now public health no not cultural resources. No. Not Public Safety Veterans. And certainly. Not Rule prosperity. David Bernhardt is there only to support initiatives even if it comes from tribes that are energy related only you. I cannot emphasize that more. You. Okay. I'm done. In two, thousand, thirteen. The Twenty Thirteen Obama veteran indeed identifies the secretary of. The Interior. As the chair of the council. Still Dot Com had to ask. Repeatedly who was running the council and fishes absence before an answer finally emerged from Washington DC but the person in charge us not tear sweeney who serves as the assistant secretary for Indian Affairs for the Fools Administration my word. Annual. Annual. Okay. An Alaskan native as an Alaskan native she is the only native American and Senate confirmed position. At Interior stark contrast with the Obama era when at least four tribal citizens were in high ranking leadership jobs at the department. I got nothing. either. Again, either. It's. It's icing. It's bitter icing if that. On the cake and they just. None of these things have had. Taken, root. None of them. They probably hobbled Mr Fish while he was trying to do something. But nothing happened at all since he's been gone. Exactly. So I I don't know. Why this matters dot org. So, plug but so it. You. Go. Take a look. We've got work to do. Well. Here's a least led by the title a little bit of. positivity perhaps, we could use right. But it's still a big question mark unfortunately. And this was put out by none other than the aforementioned. National. Congress of American Indians remember the people that. Work, Hausky, was beating up. Those guys. Title reads rare opportunity to pass significant self governance reform legislation. This year says put out in on September sixteenth of the last month. To what month we were we're in October. Member would them. Twenty twenty two. Yeah thank you. I wish I had a time machine I would do two things number one. I would go back in time and fix all the egregious crap. Here Rui. Number two, I would go forward in time. Maybe hopefully live a better life. And again, even past because I think she's duct the the broadcast I wanNA thank is. A. If we're bringing attention to the story we shared in during the racism in America segment that I know that was heavy heavy stuff. And? You know and. She was telling me and Text. You know that because a lot of that was broadcast in front know in French we probably never made it to the US and sadly I think that's that's the case so. You know we. We we want to bring these things forward to people's attention. Regardless. If it's here in the United States or going on in Canada because it's it affects us all it really really does. So so I, thank her for Continued on advocacy because she works realized, she's a translator. And can't speak enough about her in dogs cares and that's that's really. That's really the main the main thing. So in you know now you guys are aware so in we know you care. So. Thank you for Holding onto something we we went through a tough story. So, we appreciate that. Thank you. All right. So this article goes on getting, it's put up against. and. They right through Indians. Dot Com. This year has been difficult in getting Indian legislation through Congress you think. First gridlock in the Senate. Then the covid nineteen pandemic have caused delays resulting in abbreviated legislative schedule. Well, let me stop for a second because I want to remind you guys have something else at the trump administration. Has has done. and. That people have forgotten about which wasn't this year, but it was I believe it was last year brother. You can correct me if I'm wrong on the dates. But you guys might remember that. Donald Trump. Held the entire federal government hostage. When he and his Republican scumbags. decided that they weren't going to elevate. A budget renewal. Ask, and the result of that was people out of work. Even before Covid Nineteen Everybody that worked for the federal government had shut their offices down. For nearly two months. I WanNa see what's February eighteen Think so. My office out of tribal historic preservation found that extremely difficult because we have to access federal resources in many cases that could be information or that could be people. But because they didn't want to approve monies and yeah. Well, I guess we could. We could throw some some blame to Democrats too but. You know what this largely came from the Senate in the Senate as I said earlier is being controlled by Republicans at the moment. Nobody got paid. Nobody was getting work done. Because of that attitude. So I only bring that up because as. As I wrote here the numerous delays and be able to get legislation through Congress. Well, you know that some of it to. That you have them trying to take over the government hostage in essence by saying well, we're not. GonNa approve any money. WE'RE NOT GONNA approve budget. Just want people to keep that in mind thirty one days out before the election is well. They. Literally, did that and threatened to do it a second time. It. Wasn't just Kovic. Kobe was this year. This crap was going on you know about a year and a half into the full administration. In your your mainstream news media seems to have forgotten that. So all right. I'll read this again, this year has been difficult for engaging Indian legislation through Congress first gridlock in the Senate and then the covid nineteen pandemic has caused delays resulting in an abbreviated legislative schedule. In spite of these difficulties, tribal nations are now presented with a historic opportunity to improve the administration of Department of Interior Self Governance programs through passage of the progress act or Senate bill two, nine by the I'm sorry not Senate Bill Excuse Me House bill two. Oh nine and speak for it I just guys. By, the House of Representatives. The Progress Act as already passed the Senate. Okay. So now I feel like even more stupid. See this is the other problem with our country. Bills can be introduced in either the house or the Senate. Lonzo forget this I like. I like a linear. Already. Okay. So, this bill started in the Senate that's why had an s in front of it so I was initially right. But when I read House I went Oh, crap I said it run yes. It was a Senate bill labeled to nine in the Senate which was passed and then it was sent to the House of Representatives. Okay. The Progress Act has already been passed the Senate as they said here and there's a link to. That aspect of the article. On. A voice vote and the House approval can go to the president for signature before the end of this congressional session. The National Congress of American Indians is requesting that the House leadership schedule. S Two nine for four consideration under suspension of the rules which requires a two-thirds vote for passage. This option is attainable since the bill is bipartisan and represents What's that word brother? BIC. A.. M. E. R. A. L.. By My Where are you? I was in another page. But Anyway The word is spelled B. I see a skinny. A. M., e.. R.. A.. L.. For those you listening. that type of legislation supported by the administration. The Progress Act has the potential to be a rare gridlock buster in an otherwise polarized congressional session. And Indian country cannot afford to let this. African. Unity passed by the progress act harmonizes title six. Of, the Indian self determination and Education Assistance Act or ISD E bay. Which authorizes tribal nations to administer certain programs within the. Department. With title five of the DA. which is the authority of self governance of Indian Health Service Programs Most self-governance. tribes manage programs to Compaq's with both the age, but with both of the agencies. Now, the progress act proposes the following changes. commerial of. Bicameral. Unwelcome pronounce. The progress to act proposes the following changes. It requires. The. Department of the Interior. That agency to clarify their reasons for declining tribal proposals? Yeah. That might be a good thing. Let's see. PROHIBITS DRI from imposing unauthorized terms. Establishes Clear Progressive and timelines for final offers to avoid unreasonable delays. Provides an interpretive rule for resolving ambiguities in the statute compacts and funding agreements. It would reinforce carry over authority and procedures for awarding funding. It would clarify standards and procedures for appeals and waiver requests, and it would clarify construction oversight roles to ensure fiscal prudence and public safety, and lastly it would establish clear payment schedules and procedures for involved parties. So has a better shot at passing since Senate which. Surprise. Surprise actually passed at first they introduced an M. passed it, and the House as we know is is. Is largely controlled by Democrats but I've had instances. Where Democrats? Were just as disappointing as Republicans on certain things such as. Oh. The Tribal Labor Act That was introduced and shut down. By. Democrats. So. We shall see hopefully. Maybe somebody. Somebody will have Foresight to do the right thing and maybe actually get something passed Reading through the Bill Yup. It. It's not really doing natives a real big favor. Is a matter as a matter of fact. It only adds more. Crap, to the quagmire that already exist your I'll send you the bill grab at Harvard you cannot have facebook. You know it sounds pretty and its presentation. But there's a lot of Goshi that has that's GonNa go on. And Then, I go situation. That's the wording in the end the in the bill. It's not going to be totally in favor of tribes. Just pushed it off by accident it there's a passage or there's a passage in here that mentions fifty tribes at a time. Trying to send it somewhere where to go. And it. Just. They changed the wording from program from. From project, to program. They didn't do much else to change a lot of bill. Sorry Just one of these things are. Still Have I. still some tweaking to do there it goes I was trying to look at the bill guys I'm sorry for that. So. Much my wife, my phone have to start with you. All right. The bill came. All right. So So here's the text. Okay. Cut It. Go ahead brethren. Sorry. So. Yeah. I was just going to say the basic meat of the matter is they changed the wording from project to program. Section. One one tribal self government governance pro effective provision nothing in this act or the amendment made by this act shall be construed to modify limit expand or otherwise affect authority of the secretary of the Interior as provided by the Indian self determination and Education Assistance Act as an effect on the day before the date. Of the Blah. Blah Blah more legal jargon. So they haven't really done much. To change this in favor of tribes. Not much. What it does this this is why is this is where having the right individuals in office and I don't mean this in a st creative kind of way but. Under. Normal circumstances you you have people over ahead of agencies that have some experience. In that instead agency. So. To to build on what you're saying brother. All right. A read this again, it says the effective provisions nothing in this act or the amendments made by this act shall be construed one to modify limit expand or otherwise affect, and then it goes into section a the authority of the secretary of the Interior. Full Stop. The secretary in the Interiors David. Bernhardt. Okay. So this is basically empowering him to do is to interpret the. Indian self determination termination act himself about the problem when you're David. Bernhardt. When your sole focus is energy. You see what? I'm saying guys. They put barriers for in front of us for reasons David, Bernhardt Z. Barrier. That's why I. Said Not much has changed in the in the in the act other than the wording from project to program. Because, under a project, they can't. Advance. Things that they want to accomplish. Under a program, it's codified into a set of legal specifications which allows them to operate in certain parameters. That's exactly what that that wording does. And so to Tampa. borsch plumbing. I'm very very sorry but this is why I saved clip sometimes because you might remember this in the time since you've been sworn in I? Have continued to hear about the lack of information provided to tribes on the reorganizations opt out option. Secretary. Bernhardt you leave the Federal Agency with the most responsibility to Indian country. What happened during the reorganization was a clear breach of the interiors policy to consult with tribes I am a member of the Pueblo of Laguna and I've worked tribes my entire career. And I'm going to read you a definition of tribal consultation. And that is to ensure tribes have a strong voice in shaping federal policies that directly impact their ability to govern themselves. Do you agree with this definition? Potentially definition. Well, I hope you agree with it because that is your departments definition. So when you have an asshole like that. Responding to his boss. That way. You can put all the legislation in front of you that you want, but you see these people. What he's thinking in his mind is, here's an Indian woman telling me how I'm GonNa do my job and I'm not going to accept that and if she proceeds to continue to push me, I'm going to go and cry to Donald J trump. So you see this is how. I have concerns when I understand that the power vested to an agency head. Is tasked with interpreting pre existing. Acts that. Were intended to make things better for indigenous people. But if the man can't even sit there. And agree with his agency's own mission. How the Hell my supposed to have confidence as an indigenous person. That he's doing his job. I me and my off pace. nope. Not at all. That's just one line of. The the proposed, and again, the Senate has that the Senate which at one have a congress has already approved this. But the congress is assuming. David Bernhardt is going to enact it. And enforce it. No He's not. I argue he won't. Know the that's that's not why was put in that position he was never put in the position to help. Work with native people and neither was his predecessor which was Ryan Zinke. No. One of them were. They were put there to try and milk as much resources. They cannot have. Indian tribes precisely. That's that was their sole purpose. Nothing were. Certainly you know if anybody's listening to this and they have more insight in, you know if I am Viewing this incorrectly I I would love to hear the counter argument to what I just presented because that is. What we're facing in my opinion. which is no action despite having potentially let's let's say, let's say the house does approve it now it's law in essence you're supposed to do it. That's why said the wording so The wording means a lot of course. Absolutely. Going from project to program it's got now it can pass both houses and become a law. and. That gives them carte blanche to. ME. I know. I know. I I'm going to leave that one alone because. I see what they're doing. This is why this the because and what do they do when you press them on on all this when when you when we sit there and we say this act is incomplete or act fails in the following key areas, which is what makes it practically useless for us, Blah Blah Blah we say all these different things. What are they? What are they fall back on well. We're doing our jobs as per the united. States constitution. You know who knows famous for doing that crap. Nancy Pelosi. The founding fathers she likes to refer to them. The genius of the founding fathers she has often said. Really. They were such geniuses. And truly meant. That, all men are equal under the United States Constitution. We wouldn't be in this mess. New we are. So the problem is systemic in both parties. And through the document known as the constitution kind of to. Josh's point. And too many people's point. John Kane. Mar Charles and. Many many others but. All right. So Last thing they want to talk about today. Right. Brother. Four some folks? There president is lying in a hospital. Today. And like the rest of the world. We heard about trump testing positive for the corona virus strain known as bid nineteen. And as we've said on this show and not not not to be preaching but. kind of sounds that way because you almost have to, but you know this isn't directed necessarily. At the listeners of the show who were in large, very much complying her educated in. Care about their own health and the health of their families. But this is sort of this is aimed at those that are not This. Disease doesn't care who you are. The former White House, my words I love doing that. Right As well as entire administration. Have done nothing but act irresponsibly towards this virus. Now as fat asses quarantining in Walter Reed Medical Hospital in Bethesda Maryland. Actually Biden's home state. Over two, hundred, thousand Americans are now dead. And those lost lives are largely trump's fault. He has promoted the attitude that the virus was not that big of a deal. That it was going to just disappear. And then he got annoyed. That the country wasn't reopening fast enough. Shortly after the virus hit worrying more about his Wall Street buddies. And the health and wellbeing. Of People like David Grail. My relatives. Some of your relatives? The well-being. Of the American people as a whole. And when the audio from many interviews he conducted with Bob Woodward. Where he was heard saying that he was aware of the severity of the virus he said, he purposely downplayed the seriousness of it. To avoid panicking people. Again who is trying to not panic. Voters. Wall Street. Wall Street. We want to remind you guys are the things. Trump has said over the course of the known existence of Covid nineteen has started to make its way through the United States. Now. Some of what you're about to hear you've probably heard before. But as you listen to this. No that ten additional trump staffers. Have now reported being. Kobe. Positive. All of a sudden, all of a sudden. So the theory we talked about the other day. I stand by that. I mean it's entirely to you but you make me want to share that. But no, I don't but I don't. But this is two minutes and eighteen seconds but I think it's worth playing. cheetos own mouth here. Now, the Democrats, are politicizing. The Corona virus. Thoreau. They're politicizing it. We did what are the great jobs you say house. President drew from. Going to disappear one day, it's like a miracle will disappear and this is the new hoax. Jank eyedrops seen record when right now A. Couple of weeks ago, starter taken and. Because I think it's going to hurt a lot of good stories and if it's not good I'll tell you right. To get hurt by it when. And it is dying out. The numbers is starting to get very good. When you test of what you do testing to that extent, you're gonNA find more people you're going to find more cases. So I sent him, my people slow the testing down please. Go where? Say. Thousands of people nobody young. Below the age of eighteen like nobody it affects. Virtually nobody it's a, it's an amazing thing. We'll go away. You know Y, you know it is going away. The president admitted to Woodward in audio obtained by The Washington Post that he deliberately misled the country about the danger. I think Bob really to be honest with you I. Want You I wanted to. I wanted to always play it down I still like playing down. Hopefully at the end of the month, if not hopefully will be sued after this. Kid Let me get let me make it clear for saying things like I think it's a problem that's going to go away with. It will go your second question was i. couldn't hear you. Can you take it up because I cannot hear just speak louder services you WANNA be politically correct go ahead no sir just one or the. Instead of become, this is going to go away without Vecsey when they he you say everything's under control don't worry about worry mosques. These people many of them older people was the prince ownership control. Yeah. Under the most. I think it's under control I'll tell you what how thousand Americans a day are dying. That's true and it is what it is. It is. What it is. For some Americans that's their leader. That they continue to support. And Audio was courtesy of ty T. by the way if you hadn't figured it out. You can't make this. Sorry one more thing. You can't make this stuff up. And by the way, the order of those statements started from basically roughly the beginning of bar on. March twenty third. With the with the exception of course of the audio of Bob Woodward, which was reportedly. Recorded in February of this year, but all the other statements were in chronological order of progression. He doesn't care about you. For those of you that are still supporting him. Pans. And as you already know. Because he looked boxed into a corner. He had to tell you. That he was affected sure he could come out of this no problem and honestly I hope he does. That might surprise some people. I don't wish death on anybody even him. Is Big of a Dick is. I don't. I don't wish death on my enemy. Because he does have children. Many of them sadly are the news father's footsteps. So they have the same attitudes. But I really thought about baron the youngest. And if people. On the right. That might be listening to our show. Are Thinking that I'm being insensitive. Towards him. You have your own ghosts to deal with folks. In, what you've supported, not just code but many other things. You're right to life attitudes. You don't believe in yourselves for one. But I'll leave it there. But. This is Unfortunately he had this coming. And had plenty of signs that. He was not going to avoid it himself. Two hundred plus thousand of them. So I hope he gets better I. Don't want the man to die. It's so far being reported. It's a mild case. Great. But when he comes out of that hospital missing my last thought brother. When he comes out of that hospital. There's no way on God's Green. Earth can stand there with a straight face and tell us that it's going to go away. And that is not that serious. And that wearing a mask is voluntary. What he should do? Is. Promote. A true nationwide. Agenda. Stop. This thing. which he has not done yet. When. He was wrong he's not gonNA. Do I know I know But that includes getting a Republican governor buddies together. and. Enact. A mandatory. Mask. Law. Even, if you have to write A. Temporary. Date. Of It expiring. Because it's so far the only thing that has. controlled. The spread. Without a vaccine. My state and I'll put my right up at least I have a lot of disparaging things to say about the current governor here but he has done a good job in that aspect and it shows in the numbers. We had the lot. We have the lowest even though they're starting to creep up now. So we have some concerns, but by and large, the numbers have been the lowest in the country. Because everybody here took it upon themselves to at least be conscientious of an of other people wore masks. Again I live in, Connecticut. On now I, still here woken up state four bore. So that that's all I wanted to say that's all I. wanted to play. Thank you. Thank you, brother. I just get. Really twisted when. People that denigrated supporters round them over with your cars, run them over with your tractor trailers. No Kill Them. They don't deserve to wide death. And now they want to be hypocritical all you shouldn't talk about the president in wish with wish wish him death in wish bad things on him. Think about his family think about this think about how bad his son feel without a father? Well, you know what? Those people that I've heard that from you can bite my ass. Because there he used the word I did. Because not one word of sympathy. Has, that fool uttered. For the families that have been lost the hundreds of thousands of children who are now without fathers. For the hundreds of thousands of wives. And husbands who are without spouses. Not One word of sympathy has this full uttered for any of them. I've never not once wished covert on anybody. No one. Nor will I The because it's not something I would wish on my worst enemy. I feel bad that he got it I do because the lead for that very reason brother that you're just that you just mentioned but. It's because of his behavior. Will. I. Am glad you do. I can't say that I feel bad because he got it. He got it because he was too stupid to get out of his own way. In my in my opinion that's self inflicted it is now I agree I kind of saying the same thing. But Yeah I. I hear. You. Know I. It's. What are you? How? How are you going to pull out this this photo sympathy? I'm not saying you specifically people how are they going to pull off this fo sympathy for someone that they'd been supporting? Well I I know. Exactly. I mean, that's that's where my remark about the Republicans come from especially the right to lifers. Marriage those lefties, Blah Blah Blah, and all this kind of crap now. You were promoting it. You were cheering when they were running cars through crowds of protesters. Absolutely. Cheering. You loved it have a strong leader. I don't need to wear a mask. I'm not gonNA, wear it in public. I'm not gonNA worry at the press conferences. Mark? Meadows. I'm. I have it in my pocket. Yeah Well, I'm here to tell all of you Republicans that are out there listening who support the fooling the White House. What not wearing a mask is not a sign of strength. It's a sign of stupidity. Plain and simple Y-. Plain, simple I'll give a pass to those. They can't wear them. For medical reasons. But if you're if you're reason for not wanting to wear masks because it infringes upon your rights or you don't feel that you should have one because God will protect you or if you don't feel you can wear one because I'm not GonNa get the COVID, virus? Well, it's a sign of stupidity. Sign a putting your politics ahead of common sense. They exhibited they don't have any commonsense by refusing to wear the mask so. They. Don't get no credibility there. They shot in the foot so. I just. Can't help you I'm sorry there's no sympathy coming from this corner my corner I can't speak for my brother but I'm speaking for my part of the corner there's no sympathy coming. Some people may say, well, that's cold and callous no, it's not. Why should I feel sympathy for somebody that intentionally woefully continually. Tells you that they're not going to safeguard their health never mind yours. Why is there going to be sympathy extended for somebody that behaves that way? No No I. Get Sick I. I know I said You know I feel sorry that he got it. Wasn't directed at you. Know I know that brother I know that brother I guess I'm just trying to figure out if I need to quantify it more or not. But anyway. But what I definitely said and I definitely believe is I don't wish. Death on anybody. Regardless of how how it comes I just I just can't. I feel like I have someone else that's watching me and everything I do. Right and. I'd rather stay in their good graces. But. In my heart I can't I can't bring myself to wishing that that thing there are people who been online have said that, but I can't go that far. My sympathy of really doesn't exist relevant to him getting it I just. Feel sorry that. He wasn't smart enough to avoid. You know to take some very good advice that. was all around him. So maybe that's what I mean by him. Sorry. I'm sorry that he didn't. He apparently doesn't have the ability. Or Commonsense. I guess maybe that's where I was coming from. But but I I certainly won't wish death on him. So. No No, nor am I going to wish death on him but let's bring in the chat here because people are agreeing with my brother here. Come on my Kanye's girl. There we go. How saying that I don't feel sorry for him or his family in the list it is what it is. He said. WHOA vets that. Maybe, they should be working on a cure for stupidity. Yeah that might help. And he said David, you're making me feel better about how I feel. Good. Let's see cliffs. Wonder. What his doctors in Bedminster thought. Waking up the next morning to news that they were. Adjacent to the super spreader and chief. Yeah good question cliff also said here he's dealing with the decisions he has made. The problem is the action seem to carry on with his supporters. My wife has been dealing with this. Well already broke. The code. Today. Dealing with this shit at work lately finally. Told them that she Finally told them that she didn't trust them anymore because of their lack of taking this thing. seriously. The last Tuesday, she got the call that one of those folks tested positive who was at work the day before now we're in wait and see mode. Yeah. See that's that's. Exactly. That's exactly what we're talking about again. Again, you're hearing report after report now. Of. All the people closest people around trump at. This point. In juncture I mean they were showing all kinds of pictures of. Keighley McIntyre in hopes Hicks and all of them walking in and out of the helicopter with no mass on. Kushner no mask on. Okay. Going to and from a business as usual and on top of that, what they were reporting yesterday as the idiots being flown to Bethesda. Is that it's business as usual in the white, House with a non mandatory clause for masks. So there there's your, there's. Seemingly proof that it will never sink in with these. No, and the White House environments already been affected so. Somebody on facebook or posted. Something that they even posted a graphic with it. And it was. They ask is the fools, my words justice nominee. CONYBEARE. The original typhoid Mary lasts less than a week ago. Several top White House officials mingled with guest and the newly mangled by Malania Rose Garden. Fool in the White House, my word. God officially nominated Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. The nominee had tested positive for KKOB in late summer. See nobody knew that nobody said anything about that In new. New Justice has been nominated yet tested positive for Kobe late summer I hadn't heard that no two weeks in September Maine's. Timber unless it's Day just haven't been able to confirm that I don't know maybe mainstream hasn't said a word about that. NOPE, now. when she was on the stage with the fool in the White House. Most of the people that work infected with the COVID virus were down wind of her sitting in the front row. So, all of those people probably got infected all at the same time or a got infected as they co mingled with one another afterwards, and during the flights out to his rallies. Well? I know what? The press was making a big deal about yesterday had to do with. Hope Hicks was. was infected and he was aware that she was infected and the decision of the White House was to go forward with a fundraising event in New Jersey and now apparently they're scrambling. To do the contact tracing for everybody that was in contact with him and her. And others. From that event. And there presumably was you know a good hundred people at it? while. Many show you know this is what we're speaking to on. We're talking about the the level of irresponsibility. Is Staggering. Because of the because of the ason thematic nature of this thing, which is what Dr Fauci and so many other. Medical professionals have been warning about. Now like I said here in Connecticut we've had a pretty good. We've done a pretty good job keeping it at bay, but as I said ever since. The governor here has started to. Well Let me backtrack to be fair to him. We we they introduced of phased reopening plan several months ago. You know I would say towards. you know mid April we had A. three-phase reopening plan here, and you guys were might remember if you listened been listening to the show regularly. I went off on the governor because he wanted a different set of rules for our tribal nations with them. That are running gaming enterprises and what I what I continue to maintain is nothing should be reopening. Because because this thing is not under control. But because the no, he's enjoyed the fact being able to tell the rest of the country we have the lowest number of cases in this country, right? He's he continued with the phase reopening plan and then including. Having the some kind of plan in place for reopening the schools. Which means we're on a hybrid model right back. And that's entirely up to each town how they want to execute that. Well. Unfortunately we already saw our. You know we we saw examples of cases starting to show up in at the University of Connecticut. And other colleges here. And some that had to do with the behavior of students and party and everything else. But now we've started to see cases showing up in the the regular public schools as well. The you know that the high school in A. Middle School, levels. In fact, a town next door to me here Norwich is their cases are going up and they've now required all students to go back to remote learning for the time being. So you know. The medical. Is basically like look we we see they've been very careful about. You know I think fully endorsing some kind of a reopening plan for for schools and whatnot. We understand the business implications of all this but needless to say that could have been alleviated if Congress had gotten off their ass and told Republicans to shut up. And Americans out their financial situations. Because these businesses you know and also in didn't put rules in place since far as the distribution of the cares act money which I won't revisit all this. But you know this is part of the problem. So, at least people could not be worrying about their rent and everything else. But no. No responsibilities is deep. And so. Trump words words is what it is. Right. That's kind of the way I feel about his contracting the BIOS, it is what it is. That's the truth of the matter you brought this on yourself. For some of us, call it Karma. Hope. So I don't know but. Well. I. Think that's GonNa. Do It for the show today? We have all got. Our bags are very, very much empty. We appreciate you guys. Coming here and Listening, to guys. Hopefully not ramble too much. Excuse my language. But thank you. Thank you very much for listening but with your hearts. But with your hearts. All, we can do. My name is Michael kicking bear from the Mashantucket pequot tribal nation. Oh the guy over there you know who he is. David. Grill from the Cherokee tribe. Alabama hope to see hope hope to see you listening to the podcast on state be alive show, but we'll still have a podcast. So until then dog only Take. CARE. Appreciate it safe the temperature. Be well bye bye. On.

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Episode 263 "The Colonial Mentality Is Killing Us"

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Episode 263 "The Colonial Mentality Is Killing Us"

"With This genocide on save. These things your new? They're taught. This was a quite. Every. Other Saturday. Native opinion. We are an indigenous information and education radio show and podcast every week we bring to you where we attempt to anyway. Current Affairs. That relate to and from our own native American perspectives. My name is Michael kicking bear. and. The Guy of course over there you know he is. David Gray seal. She'll everyone good morning and welcome and chat. Aurora. Good Morning Good Morning. All right. Doing. Good there. Sandra just jumped in. You see you see Aurora said. Did Not load nope didn't. Slow. Okay I was GONNA. Say Icy Sandra. I don't see Aurora. Still. Okay I mean let me do something different. In Tennessee this what I get I was like I was telling Dave right before we started I said How amazing it is that we have the technology and empowering indigenous people now to use their voices and now Dave's having problems because I said that you see so. Good. 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And It's harming wildlife. and. It's it's just unsightly pollution and it's Putting. Possible cove infection out in out in out in nature where it shouldn't be it should be an trash receptacle. So that's another good reason for purchasing cloth masks from trading post. They are reusable and it helps the environment. Brother. Just quick production note here you sound a million miles away from the the Mike and here the fan really out in the background. Yup. Laurie take a look it Can move a lot of that out in post but. Hang on hang on one second. Okay. Thanks. Sorry about that you guys but. We'll. Try to make it. As clean as possible. Obviously. And I always feel. Know. If I have to like sit there and. I can't hear you or something like that. So we we we work hard on that especially given you know what? Maybe it was what a year ago we had all kinds of audio probably wasn't a Dave's ended. Between our our hosts provider and stuff that was going on here in my end, and it was like a lot of different stuff. That's better. Good, definitely. I could just hear like like a lot of echo bouncing then the fan so. I don't know what it was, but anyway, it's much oil that was my air purifier meant to. Deny forgot no for no problem. Sorry about that. All right. By the you're up. Right, he steps to the plate. Gentleman here combs swing and a miss sorry. We have a bit of listening to feedback from worry L. Bob. And this is titled Red Lake. Welcome sign defaced with Nazi swastika and the fooling the White House twenty twenty my words vandalism. Started goes from. Native. News Online. Red Lake Reservation yesterday morning. The red. Lake nation was notified that a welcome sign to the reservation was vandalized with. Nazi swastikas and the words Fool Twenty, twenty, my word in black spray paint however, the science off the reservation, the red lake nation including the Lake Police Department couldn't do much to find out who was responsible for the damage. Will I would venture to say. The civilian police department didn't either. Tom. which is said. The welcome sign one of four identical dual language signs at the Red Lake. Indian. Reservations border informing all of the indigenous language. Before European contact and settlement which is. I don't know. The language of the JEB people I'm sorry can't pronounce it. I'm not without try because it'll sound horrible. But it'll be in the show notes. The signs were funded by the red lake nation and were erected in its initial wabi morning. Thank you. By the MINNESOTA. Department of Transportation Men Dot. Quoting racism is in everyone of our surrounding communities outside the reservation. Quoting again, racism. Has Been here since Columbus landed and activities like this is new to us border towns of always been super racist said red. Lake. Tribal citizen. A mountain. And comments also for murder trial chairman. David's Seki. Quoting again, even when visiting the lakes were often targeted and chased away by locals with war hoops. And Caitlin rivers of all nobody's chasing me off. My ancestral territories, right? Okay. And I know a lot of folks Red Lake and. NOT, everybody gets chased game if you know what I'm saying. Quite the other way. Anyway, I'm sorry. We always have children with us who taunts children mountain added in an email to native news. Minnesota attended Governor Petty, Peggy Flanagan. Enrolled tribal member of the white Earth Band of or said, and I quote. We will not tolerate hateful symbols in Minnesota. Native communities will not be intimidated by these cowardly tactics. We will make voices heard and ensure our votes are counted in quote. Flanagan sued. There's also letter here from the tribal, chairman? Read that. Says pressure from the Office of the chairman recently, the Red Lake reservation boundary sign and. Point Emma was defaced with the message twenty twenty fool. My word along with a Nazi swastika also painted on the boundary sign. The nature of these racist message is very concerning to the Red Lake Band in light of the fact that white supremacist have recently been and bold on throughout the United States to carry out extreme actions. The Red Lake Band believes it is important to nip this behaviour in the bud. And I never to hold the person or persons who are responsible for this illegal conduct accountable for their actions. The Red Lake Tribal Council is offering a reward in the amount five thousand dollars for information that leads to the conviction of the person or persons who are responsible for defacing the boundary signs. And persons with information should contact the red. Lake Tribal Police Department at two, one, eight, six, seven, nine, three, three, one, three. It's sad that this happens. And Chairmans Right. It's because they've been emboldened to do so. And We just going to have to look after ourselves because. The. Non Natives really aren't GonNa do it or they're going to do the minimum I don't first of foremost I don't expect them to. You know history speaks for itself. So. We're we're just going. You know going to continue what we've been doing. Then have to. because. Anyway. I have no further. THAN THAT Think you, listener. Bob Four. Bob that. That side that. Signed. A bit of feedback I did read that earlier. In the week. It's sad that this happens. It's sad that we have the fool in the White House. You know promoting this kind of stuff and and he does he be may not directly promote it, but he's given his blessing to. To those that have these beliefs and behaviors to continue. Well? See. What politicians often Do if you will is they they love the fact that they don't have to be responsible. For someone else's behavior. Trump can stand up there on on his on his podium or whatever, and sit there and go hey, I down the Hanukkah. But getting him to condemn that behavior is quite a different thing. So Basically. Filled to credit the author the author as Darren. Thompson for this article. Thank you there. No problem. Okay. Let's see. Moving on. Here we have. An article that was sent to us from Listener Kirsten out on facebook. My words and Dave's words. Dave's foundational words. Face Boettger. Christon wrote. Hope everyone is doing well I. Don't know if you've seen this from the quote wonderful state of Oklahoma. So dig into the article here. The title reads calendar Shows Governor and big business conferred prior to tribal sovereignty snatch. Written by t Hugh Chung. for the Young Turks or the TY T. network. And so t hugh rights ty T. has obtained a copy of Oklahoma Governors Kevin stitz scheduling calendar. From the date ranges of June, July August of this year twenty twenty. TYP obtained it after filing an open records, request the state's version of the federal. Foia or freedom of Information Act? After examining stitz schedule, a pattern has emerged. In the days and weeks following the United, States Supreme Court July ninth mcgirt, versus Oklahoma ruling. Met and conferred. With the non native, American business and political interests of the state. That was his response to the high. mcgurk ruling that much of the eastern portion of the state is still sovereign native American territory. met with state representatives of areas that were suddenly and tribal land and business leaders conferred with the state's top law firm, which has represented energy interests disgusts excuse me discussed with his advisors who are closely allied with the state's fossil fuel businesses gave a speech to the Oklahoma Petroleum Alliance and was the key participant in a Webinar with the state's farm bureau which represents big agricultural business. There may have been meetings, but some schedule was redacted or blacked out with no indication of the content or subject of the redacted parts. Now, I may be out of the loop. Procedurally. But. I thought in. With some. it's what I'm looking for. Would some reasonable I guess level of scrutiny. I, thought everything is public. So in other words. What would they? What would they have the right to redact? He's meeting with someone in the red. Light district I don't know. I JUST I'm just saying I'm just saying. I thought that. It is disclosed pretty much everything. That was of a public nature, right? So. So I just find that very interesting before you go on I wanNA WANNA listeners to note that this governor governor still it is a member of the I had that was later. Yeah. Use a of the Oklahoma nation of the Cherokee Nation I'm sorry in Oklahoma. Yup. Absolutely is. Going on here in his article. Says still had little contact with. Tribes. But also missing are any meetings, conferences, zoom calls, speeches, or visits to the five tribes of Eastern Oklahoma impacted by the mcgurk decision. There was only one phone call each to the tribal chiefs. In that time period. During an August third farm bureau webinar stick characterized his mcgurk discussions with tribal leaders, this way and I quote. The. Problem is couple of chiefs I've talked to think it's fantastic. It's great. It was a great day for their people. It validated what they've always believed that their sovereign over this jurisdiction. So they don't see any need for a congressional fix or federal legislation to fix anything. They're happy to have. US. Conduct government to government negotiations. Close quote. So again as Dave just mentioned. governor sit is a Cherokee. Nation citizen. It's also worth. Adding, here, another concern that was elevated earlier this year through an article in high county news. Excuse me high country news your that's the news organization. Written by Graham, Lee Breuer back in February, we air which he wrote. Last. Week High Country News and the New York Times jointly reported a story on the ongoing battle between Oklahoma. Governor Kevin it a Republican. And tribes in the state over a gaming compact. We spoke with Cherokee genealogist who noted that stick a citizen of the Cherokee nation has only one documented tie to Cherokee ancestry. A man. The tribes own attorneys want accused of fraudulently enrolling. according to the federal documents we reviewed Cherokee nation attorneys, accused governor stitz ancestor Francis Dawson. Of bribing commissioners around eighteen eighty. Pretending to be Cherokee in order to ready gain tribal citizenship as well as access ready to hundreds of acres of free land. Cherokee attorneys also alleged that Dawson paid for about two dozen of his relatives to gain access to tribal rolls along with allotted land by paying Cherokee officials and his attorney one hundred dollars a head for each enrollment. Sounds like a business. Governor has declined multiple requests to be interviewed by Hyde, county news and the Times. Close quote again, that was from the Haikal high country article. Now in. Commenting further on this The accusation would seem to married with stitz own behavior, right? Towards the tribes in the state that he represents. But at the same time if I'm to be complete fair and balanced which i. Don't like to be. Anyway. I do understand that you know if if you're gonNA play in the playground of colonists. i. e the American Political System. Even as an indigenous person, you're still representing everyone. But still. got to wonder. You know. Now listeners will have a better idea where the term five dollar Indians come from your. Fifteen dollars ten, whatever number increment you've heard. What my brother just read about what? stitz. Been Accused of this why that term came to be I'd I'd have to find it but I can encourage you guys to maybe google it but I believe it was I think Vince Schilling. Did an article which he's done in the past of very well. That pertains to The subject of scalping, but he was able to to core correlate the prices that were paid per scalp to current. Monetary amounts. You know it was quite high. So you have a p parts of history where you know Weitz would put bounties on indigenous. Male hands because I believe it was it was centered around men at the time. And we're paying just like just no different than they were. They would pay for furs from for to hunters. to take our scalps the now you roll clock forward, not very, very much into the eighteen hundreds, and now you know there's this. Apparently, this accusation at least that Now they've they've gone from scalping us to why don't we just insert white? People. into their tribes. And receive a bounty. Pretty. Pretty flagrant if true, right. So. Going back. To. His article here from ty T.. As. A subtitle says Oklahoma Commission on Cooperative Sovereignty You writes sticks goal is clear on July twentieth. He set up the Oklahoma Commission on cooperative? Sovereignty. which has no tribal representatives. But. Includes oil billionaire Harold Hamm. And is chaired by a former oil company CEO Larry Nichols. On Thursday, the Commission issued its first report and supported the environmental protection. Agency's transfer of regulatory power. After starting off by hailing native Americans at length. Section for be supports the state of Oklahoma controlling the environmental regulations in the state including on tribal lands without mentioning that this could include dumping hazardous chemicals on reservations. The report concluded quote. Congress should let Oklahoma returned to being one people close quote. This may hint at a desire for federal red Bush. Tried again like this may hint at a desire for federal legislation to nullify the Supreme Court's mcgirt decision. This does mean keeping state regulations that favored fossil fuel production regardless of pollution and climate change. In, a press release stood said quote as Governor I represent members of all thirty nine tribes and all four million. Oklahoma's this is why one set of rules is so essential to becoming a top ten state close quote. So there that sort of confirms what I. Mentioned earlier he's got to represent everybody, right So. What was Oklahoma indigenous activists response to that? he writes this commission's position has infuriated native American leaders and activists quote this statement. This is presumably from tribes. This statement issued on behalf of the so-called Oklahoma Commission on cooperative sovereignty is nothing less than a whitewashed effort to undermine the. Erratic. A skinny undermine and erotic. then. Inherent sovereignty of Oklahoma's thirty nine federally recognized nations while up a subtler terrorist regime built on the extraction of fossil fuels clothe quote. It would benefit their capitalistic goals of accessing more lands to exploit and extract while ensuring that regulatory rollbacks are systematic and consistent. is another reason why tribal sovereignty is important for everyone and not just tribal citizens in states like Oklahoma where oil and gas regulations are virtually nonexistent tribal sovereignty and regulatory control over their lands sometimes serves as the only protection between greedy extractive companies and Oklahoma Land and communities. And then they have another quote here from Ashley. Nickel mccray from indigenous environmental network. What you can find out I e Earth Dot Org, and she stated quote. The entire nation especially, the land back and environmental justice movements should have their eyes on Oklahoma. What we are seeing here is not only test for the implications of land back in the wake of the mcgurk decision. We are also seeing Oklahoma emerge as test state for the trump administration's termination agenda. Close quote. So the rest of that article, you guys will be in the show notes. In also, WE WANNA point out here that ty T. investigative reporter a t who Chang. Who wrote. That is an award winning journalist who has worked for CBS News and other outlets, and you can find him on twitter at a t who Chang T. I.? H. U. A. C. H. A. N. G.. And also as another disclaimer, I need to point out to guys that. Support the Y T's news network platform from personal funding. native opinion does not contribute to the T Y T network directly, BUT WE ARE A ty T. affiliate program member. And do offer to our audience memberships to the TY T. News Network. for which our show is compensated for When that takes place, you can find out more about that on our website at native opinion dot com for slash. Port. All right no problem. We have one listener voicemail came in from Irwin Brother but unfortunately, you guys the audio is pretty hard to hear. It's about eight minutes long. Me it's nine minutes long my bad. So I'm going to play this again He He's been doing some research on his family and. And he lives out of Montana. Play the snow you guys go. Ashore. In Kansas Act by Michael. This is what they call. US. there. Have possibly land or ship. Straight. Calls. ME. Move West and. Use. An. Research to try to sit my sisters. Won't. Displace. All places. Welcome. I. Even journalists. Russian. Facing. incurred. Personality standing. Removed from Virginia. Between. The lesser. Research. As well researched. Waste. Your mortgage and locations. then. East England. He was born in Orange Sean. Virginia area. Deere. For Django here's your. Relation. Also. My Own was. Once. Head down away. Later. Your Club. Course. CHANI STANFORD VALERIE In wash columnist. He's people return to. chummy. Wondering for some time remain. 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That's how we got the audio I tried to my best clean it up a little bit but. I know it was very difficult to hear. couple. Points in there that I heard he mentioned a couple of times about. Tribes. Being displaced in in. So you have to put that in context. With you know the Times as A. Colonial settlement and it was it was taking place. tribes were being forced out of their homelands. Due, due to those activities. You know and so you heard her when's Research on it on his own family and including as a what I heard in there he said. He doesn't have any direct Evidence of of his own family. Fighting directly against indigenous people you know. Very very hard. To, say if there wasn't something documented to to that effect, but you know. One of the things that we focus on here with our show is trying to sort of put our selves in in our audience in shoes of the displaced. And so. You know trying to understand What they encountered in what they were going through because you know these records, sadly a with which they often call. primary sources of information. Are Not ever written in in from the perspective of. Of the aggrieved. You know it's it's It's it's important to balance the that boat out a little bit but we certainly do appreciate. You sharing that air because you know obviously it, it adds that level of context. To to that. That's important. You know. He also mentioned you know there's been documentation of Arrow points which is often documented as well through our. Site records. And I like to point out you know because of what I've read oftentimes, not not with all archaeologist, but some particularly if they're connected to. Cultural Resource Management Companies more times than not that they try to make connections to some kind of warfare. That isn't necessarily the case. In fact, if anything it's opposite has to do with there were probably hunting grounds. And of course, when displacement took place. You know because everybody is quote unquote in survival mode. Saturday. What what happened was these lands were taken by force because they wanted that you know using a gun modern terms, resources and so they considered hunting. A necessity of course because everybody has to survive so they have to eat. So two major resources that were taken often by force had to do with the hunting grounds and also fishing or water sources. So you know. So it's a it's important again to to put this stuff into context. relevant to. What was going on at the time? and also the last thing that I heard in the end there I believe he had made reference that research that is important perhaps for kids in high school to be able to do have teachers. Tried to elevate that and and I agree with or one hundred and fifty percent on that the problem is unfortunately is We'll say I'm not using the term so much politically, but progressive teachers. have tried to get curriculums modified in, but they have to get those curriculums approved and a Lotta Times that means it has to go through tendinits of schools, which are the enforcers of programming and and or also school boards. And and so if they introduced say, Hey, I think it would be a good exercise for students to do research about you know Native American living in you know maybe some of the the the things that were going on between tribes and and settlers at the time. By and large a lot of these educational institutions. Know how how do you mean how do you WanNa present that you know and it becomes? Now bring in the word political becomes a becomes political right and so. Often they just shoot down those concepts and ideas. It's slowly changing. Here here in Connecticut we our office is often approached by schools that do want to do that, but they wanna do it the right way, and you know the first thing that I try to tell them is bringing indigenous educators that those are our primary sources, right? So and so they appreciate that and we we give them names of people that you know that we know do great work in that area so. So. Again, thank you earn very much for that. Again, I do apologize. For the Audio I don't know if it got corrupted on on our server or what had happened there but but we did our best to to try to clean that up but I did want to put it out there and get it reflected. So so thank you. Thank you very much. Speaking of listener feedback We have anymore but I did get a message from Paul. in facebook. Because he had been really under the weather yes. And I got a message. That he's doing much better. He feels great indeed in. Thank you. For giving us a name to contact via facebook at least that's how I did it. Yeah they they provided that name Paul. Pop exactly. Oh I'm sorry you as well. Okay credit. Had Gotten it out to everybody that I could excellent. So we could all stay in touch with him. So Yup, and he's doing he's doing better. And for other listeners that would like to reach out to him and Adam to your friends list he goes by the name of Paul. Pop Dash Tart. Paul pop tart as in what you. Think your brother. Now, he's going to get inundated with thousands of people. I don't think your mind no no no. That was that was very good news because He he apparently he can He can only communicate using voice and so as you guys heard, you know. When Kovic had him, and then you know all the smoke. From the fires. You know. Any battles emphysema, very difficult to breathe and talk and so. I'm very happy doing better so. Your prayers continue to be with you brother. And best did a wonderful job at keeping keeping US updated. She was in contact with two and I appreciate that. Thank you very much. No doubt. No doubt. Let's see Sandra in chat has posted the article that I was referring to. Earlier from ending country today, which I believe was I believe that was written by Vince Right Center regarding the scalping. So include that in the show notes which I am behind, we acknowledged that you guys I will get the opinion website updated with the show notes. but it'll be there or often links are shared inner chat. So if you go in this, this is something I don't point out often, either if you listen to the show like through spreaker are host provider or through the player on our website, even after the broadcast is. Long over right. the CIA is still there and meaning links that anybody shares in the chat room. You can go back and review it that way as well. So that's another resource for you. So. Yeah. You can. You can check that stuff out after the fact. So even even if. There's a link that we don't have in the show sometimes, it might appear in the chat room so. There you. Say Not that I can see who the article's author is but. It may have been event. Okay. He's like I think he's the head editor they're still now I forgot what they call that but anyway. But but he does he does he does some great writing in always like the prop. But yeah. He had done He does some kind of an analysis or relevant to you know. With the differences in costs at the time when they were. Charging for our heads for our scalps pretty disgusting. But there you go. Here. Alright. America. Well. As we move on here. See what's our time check we are at. Our almost our. WHO'S There now I can see it. Okay. So There was something that that they more resembled a presidential debate that occurred on Thursday. that. We wanted to briefly cover with for you guys. They're honestly weren't any surprises. That new and But there are a couple of areas that I think are worth commenting on. The first is pretty much explanatory I do this for the benefit of those. Native folks that listen to our show that are going to support or claim to be supporting Donald J trump for president. Here is trump defending his response. To in nineteen. So here we go. We will begin with the fight against the coronavirus president trump the first question is for you. The country is heading into a dangerous new phase or then forty thousand Americans are in the hospital tonight with covid including record numbers here in Tennessee, and since the two of you last stage sixteen, thousand Americans have died from Cova. So please be specific. How would you lead the country during this next stage of the coronavirus crisis two minutes uninterrupted show as you know. Million people modeled out were expected today just pay number by the way. Joe. Million? Million millions and millions. Of People. We closed up the greatest economy in the world and order to fight this horrible disease that came from China China. If you noticed, the mortality rate is down eighty, five percent The excess mortality rate is way down and much lower than almost any other country and we're fighting it and we're finding it hard. There is a spike there was a spike in Florida and it's now gone. WAS A. Brother No. Dave's Dave primary. Source for all things. Florida. Don't count on me. No, but the the spike is still in climbing. This this buffoon brother said two days ago it gone. His his feeble mind it might be but Folks out of the Horse's mouth. Not a horse but. Does sound effects to Just me. At least, you didn't say the Horse's ASS. Directly from a resident books. Okay. Directly from a resident and a covert survivor. So. What's happening here is the governor's forcing agencies to hide numbers or not report numbers. And the state is wide open. Wide Open schools school children are becoming infected how? They're not reporting it as infection because. They're not showing any symptoms. So you know they're playing with people's lives. And this buffoon gets up on national TV again and says, the numbers are going the other way. Y-. Focused on the mortality rate. Okay. I want you to focus on that. What's your answer to that David Gale? Well, fool the White House you know what? I don't think you're code case was was legit I? Think it was all BS oh yeah. No doubt. He got the SNIFFLES folks. They restaurant to the hospital because he is the president and they WANNA make sure there's nothing going on right I. Don't think he had Kobe. At seventy four years old with his. Co Morbidity. Now. The injector going to bleach because that's what we should do. Great Okay. I'M GONNA, kiss everybody out there. I'm GonNa get you all. Remember him. Aghia. All right. Here's the rest of this bs big spike in Texas. It's now gone. There was a very big. Asthma. And there are some spikes and surges and other places they will soon begun. We have a vaccine that's coming. It's ready. It's going to be announced within weeks and it's going to be delivered. We have. Operation Warp speed, which is the military going distribute the vaccine. Is going to be delivered by this baseboards again. He must have seen episode of Star, Trek or something works beat. Up Bridging works, but he's going to be delivered by space shuttle. I can tell you from personal experience. I was in the hospital I had it and got better and I will tell you that had something that they gave me a therapeutic. I guess they would call it therapeutic bleach. That's what it was therapeutic which. Was a cure but I was in for a short period of time and I got better very fast or I wouldn't be here tonight and now they say, I'm immune whether it's four months or a lifetime nobody's been able to say that but I'm immune. But I've been congratulated by the heads of many countries on what we've been able to do. With the if you take a look at what we've done in terms of goggles and masks and downs and everything else, and in particular ventilators, we're now making ventilators. All over the world thousands and thousands of. Distributing them all over the world, it will go away and as I say, we're rounding the turn around the corner. It's going away where. We're going away. All right. So now. Through the magic of digital audio. I'm going to play the top of that again. And ask a very important question. And we will begin with the fight against the coronavirus president trump. The first question is for you. The country is heading into a dangerous new phase more than forty thousand Americans are in the hospital tonight with coverted including record numbers here in Tennessee and since the two of you last shared a stage sixteen thousand Americans have died from covid. So please be specific. How would you lead the country during this next stage of the coronavirus crisis? Did. He answer that. NOPE nope. Not even close. And he he li- he called the Lady Aligarh without saying the words he her a liar. Never answered it. Smelled like that up I don't think there's anything more we have to cover on that because. You heard yourself. I mean okay. They won't tell me that but. I'm acute cured. I'M A carrier here. Okay. All right. Next is exchange between biting and trump about race relations in America. I have to hand it to Joe I have to. Have, to apply him lightly on that one. Okay. Okay. So let me let me. Clarify what I'm mike comments around. This are more my opinion than maybe David but but. By all means brother please let us know. How you feel about that. As you guys know though. On our show here. We have an an ongoing feature called racism in America. which we titled for a very specific reason. It's to provide weekly examples to you varies in this country can that continuously fails? To respect people color. In the biases against US and Also, police brutality. But it's particularly difficult to listen at least in my opinion. To to privileged white men. Attempt to empathize with people of Color. By agree. They cannot pretend to be in those shoes. Yet Here is how that exchange went down and it'll come in two parts brother right all right. Well, the reason now now that you've read that this is why I said I, applaud, Kim lightly. Because he admitted and that's you know I have to give him Kudos for that. He admitted that the nineteen ninety four crime bill. Act Was a mistake. Yes he did that out of fairness he he did. And that was he was the author of that that Bill. Excuse me yeah? Yeah he was author that Bill. Along with other senators. So. That's why I applaud him lightly because he he did own up to it and say we made a mistake it was it was mistake. So I gotTa give him credit for that. Okay no problem. I will as well on that point. But. They still have major major major major. Olympus is it major concerns with him? As I do. You know I vote voted for for the Obama Biden ticket in twenty twenty eight, twenty, twelve. But Had Biden been another ticket with somebody else I wouldn't have voted for them. So I guess my my the reason for voting because Obama was running on the ticket. As the president. For various reasons I voted for him. You know his skin color had very little to do with it. but. If he had been given. The support from the right that he should have been This this nation would be hands above. where. We are now. But. Here we are we are. Here we are. Anyway. The point. So the like I said, this audio comes in two parts. In. So again, the subject matter is. Race relations in America for the kind of the most part. Here we go. First part. Let's talk about our next section, which is race in America and I WANNA talk about the way black and brown Americans experienced race in this country part of that experience is something called the talk it happens regardless of class and income parents who feel they have no choice but to prepare their children for the chance that they could be targeted including by the police for no reason other than the color of their skin. Mr Vice President in the next two minutes, I want you to speak directly to these families. Do you understand why these parents fear for their children I do I do? You know my daughter is a social worker and She's She's written a lot about this. She's a graduate degree from University of Pennsylvania in social work. And you know. One of the reasons why I ended up working on the east side of Wilmington Delaware, which is ninety percent African. American. Was to learn more about what was going on what I didn't I never had to tell my daughter if she's pulled over, make sure she puts for traffic stop put both hands on top of the wheel and don't reach for the glove box because someone may shoot you but a black parent no matter how wealthy are how poor they are has to teach their child when you're walking down the street don't have a Hoodie on when you go across the street making sure. You in fact, if you get pulled over just, yes, sir. No. Sir Hands on top of the wheel because you are in fact, the victim whether you're a person making three hundred thou- child of three, hundred, thousand dollars a year person or someone who's on on on food stamps. The fact of the matter is there is institutional racism American and we have always said we've never lived up to it that we hold these truths to be self-evident men and women creditable guess what. Never, ever lived up to, but we've all constantly been moving the needle further and further to inclusion not exclusion. This is the first president of come along and says, that's the end of that. We're not going to do that anymore. President trump same question to you, and let me remind you of the question I would like to speak directly to these families. Do you understand why these parents fear for their children do and again he's been in government forty-seven years. He never did a thing except in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, four when he did such harm to the black community and they were called and he called them superpredators and he said that he said it superpredators. And they have never lived that down nineteen ninety-four, four, your crime bill, the superpredators nobody has done more for the black community than Donald Trump. Stop. Right there for a second. Okay. First of all. In this is from NBC News. 'cause they did fact checking. trump claims Biden called black-americans superpredators. Trump. Claimed that Biden referred to black Americans as superpredators in nineteen, ninety four. Is Again them recanting what he said he's been in government for forty seven years. In everyday thing in nineteen ninety four when he did such heart such harm. To the black community. That they were called. And he called them super predators and he said that superpredators close quote trump set. And they can never live that down. Nineteen eighty-four, your crime bill the superpredators close quote again. NBC News. has mostly false biting never use the term it was hillary. Clinton. Then the first lady who I use the word Super Predator to advocate for the nineteen ninety four crime bill that biting co wrote. More than thirty years ago. Biting did warn of quote predators in a floor speech in support of his bill however they write. Says, the nineteen ninety, four crime bill embark millions of dollars for new prisons and encouraged states to keep criminals behind bars for years by offering special grants it also instituted a federal quote three-strikes life sentence mandate among other things after the bill was enacted, crime dropped in incarceration rates skyrocketed. Quote the Crime Bill however was just the most high-profile legislation to increase the number of people behind bars. Close quote New York University's Brennan Center for Justice concluded in a two thousand sixteen analysis quoting them again on their own states past three strikes laws enacted men mandatory minimums. And eliminated parole and removed judicial discretion in sentencing by dangling bonus dollars the crime bill encouraged states to remain on their tough on crime course. Close quote. So. That's the truth. As far as NBC is concerned. The rest of the clip, and if you look with the exception of Abraham Lincoln possible exception but the exception of Abraham Lincoln nobody has done what I've done. Criminal Justice Reform Obama and Joe didn't do it. I don't even think they tried because they had no chance at doing it. They might have wanted to do it. But if you had to see the arms headed twist to get that done, it was not pretty picture and everybody knows it including some very liberal people that cried in my office they cried in the Oval Office two weeks later they're out saying, Gee, we have to defeat him. Criminal Justice Reform, prison reform opportunity zones with Tim Scott. A great senator from South Carolina he came in with this incredible idea for opportunity zones. It's one of the most successful programs people don't talk about it. Tremendous investment is being the biggest beneficiary, the black and Hispanic communities, and then historically black colleges and universities after three years of coming to the office I love some of those guys they were great. They came into the office and they said I said, what are you doing after three years? I said why? Do you keep coming back because we have no funding I said, you don't have to come back every year we have to come back because President Obama would never give them long-term funding and I did ten year long term funding and I gave them more money than they ask for because they said I think you need more and I said the only bad part about this is I may never see you again because I got very friendly with them and they like me and I like them but I saved. Colleges and universities. Okay. Okay. Then then yeah them. All right. So let's let's. Let's pick this apart a little bit before we go into the second clip. First of all. No mention of native people. So I guess we're supposed to cover the US in the word Brown. Focus on Okay I'll leave it there with that. Of all he talked about opportunity zones being championed by. Tim Tim Scott who is a? Person Color out. In. South Carolina Congressman Okay. I actually do like. But let's drill into this a little bit further opportunities zone. Shall We? So. First of all, let's. Let's take a look at. Pros and cons of that. Okay. And So here's a here's the pro. Presumably in this comes from A. B. C. T., partners dot com. Pro Investors are being incentivized to put development dollars into unprovoked communities that might not see that investment. Otherwise, it is estimated that over six trillion dollars in unrealized capital gains lies untapped. And that capital could be used to benefit the communities in need of it the most. For example, the average poverty rate throughout the United States is twelve percent but the average across the. Eight thousand seven hundred sixty two designated opportunity zones is nearly thirty one percent. Most of the post recession recovery took place in a concentration of wealth of wealthy metropolitan areas. Excuse me. So opportunity zones could be one way to distribute economic growth more equitably. Now the CON to that is that investors have zero requirements to include community leaders or local residents in the planning process. Now, let's just stop right there. So I e these very same areas that they want to infuse a bunch of cash into our occupied by who drum roll please low income people of Color. and. So if they infused dollars on there, they have to quote remove the problem, right? And so many times once again, I'm going to use the word. Displaced. People are forced out. Going on here it says the concern is that many investors are completely removed from the areas where they would be investing and they don't have a clear understanding of what would actually benefit those that currently live in those communities and often I talk about when we talk about what's he's let's use their words. Those that currently live in those communities. Often are urban indigenous people. You know what comes to mind as you're reading this. Red Lining. Oh yes. redlining now. The areas that they're talking about were red line. and. Development into those areas was not established. Because, those areas were were designated undesirable areas to invest in. Now. They're coming along. They're wanting to throw trillions of dollars at these areas. You know what that means to me you. You said it just a moment ago. Displacement, they're going to displace those people. That are living there. When they invest those dollars and they're going to make those developed areas. Attractive For. Non People of Color. That's what's GonNa Happen in these areas. They use these flower returns about wanting to invest in disadvantaged areas in low income areas. Well, you created the areas you. Buffalo. You created the areas due to redlining, and now you want to expand something. And vest in something. To. Occur something. Meaning money. So they're going to invest heavily heavily in these these areas and they're going to displace the people that are currently living in the red light areas that you created in the first place. This is a scenario plays out time and time and time and time again. You know they'll redlining area until they're ready to develop it, they'll invest in displace the people that live there. It's not a new practice. No not at all and I'm sick of it, I don't know. And you no no problem and in the last part of this under CON-, it says the developers only incentive is to make money. which could be achieved through luxury development TANNA. Waiting to read that line. However, is could potentially increase rents and make it unaffordable for low income residents to continue to live in their own neighborhoods tend to to. All right. Now Another article but from the urban wire. which took a look at this subject and it says, Wifi opportunity zones are important for. Indian country. Okay. Just. So our readers now I I don't have this article I'm not reading along with my brothers so right? Correct. I'm sorry brother actually no, no don't don't be I. Want readers to thank you know he's he's commenting s he's reading along. No Oh no no not at all these hearing this for the first time the rest of you guys. Okay so urban wire rights governors in twenty six states have named census tracts that include tribal areas. Of Four hundred eighty one tribal census tracks across the country two, hundred and forty eight or fifty two percent are in at least one census tract eligible for opportunities zone designation. All two hundred, forty, eight, received at least one opportunity zone designation. This analysis includes all opportunities on tracks that have been approved by the United States Treasury, as well as proposed tracks awaiting approval of the one thousand three hundred forty, one census tracts available for the selection in tribal areas. Thirty percent were picked. Tribal Areas Fared well. In opportunities zone designations. And let me give you the date on this article. This isn't necessarily all that old. It was published June seventh of two thousand eighteen. So let's say then there's a a paragraph here under the heading of a challenging investment landscape for ending country. Okay. The goal for a tra-. The goal of attracting private investment for Housing and economic development in Indian country is not new. One of the primary objectives of the native American housing assistance and self determination. act. Of Nineteen ninety-six was to promote the development of private capital markets in Indian country and to allow such markets to grow. But our study of housing needs. But our study of tribal housing needs and tribal areas found that the use of funds other than DNA A.. H. A. S. DA Oregon the in the native American Housing Assistance and self determination act I wish these would they could make the shorter? That's what N. A. H. A. S. A. Represents. Moving forward here, I'm going to simply call it the act. Okay. All right. All right. So that acts block grant for housing construction and rehabilitation in tribal lands was limited with most respondents to our survey of housing administrators reporting that private subsidies were included in less than one fourth of their projects. Although investment vehicles are available to attract private funds such as the low income housing tax credit, and new markets tax credits. There are challenges to accessing. Private capital in Indian country. The barriers most frequently reported included a lack of interest from other organizations or financial institutions. Let me put a full stop on that one of those barriers of that area. Has To do with our tribal sovereignty. Often you see this in business. And what a lot of private business. Would like us to do is wave our sovereign immunity. To bring business onto the reservation I'm not saying that this happens in every case. But, it does come up. And so private investors are going to come on let's say a throw federal lands or an Indian reservation. They need their loans guaranteed. And often not is a barrier could be challenging as well. Aren't going on here. It's the barriers most frequently reported included lack of interest from other organizations or financial institutions lack of availability of programs, political tensions between the tribe, the housing administration excuse me the. Administrative entity and other organizations, administrative constraints, and differing priorities. Now how opportunity zones could attract more investment to tribal areas? Capital for eligible projects is directed to opportunity funds are organized as partnerships or corporations and certified by the United States Treasury. Oh. That's headed up by WHO. Insulin. I lived tribal pupil St- born. Skin. That's a problem. Going on US says there is no limit to the number of opportunity funds that can be established and they can be created to invest in a single project or multiple projects. and. Lastly here it says tribes that are. Already building capacity for development projects and this would include. The Battery River Reservation Wisconsin. Uses. The. Sorry. The they low income, housing tax credit. For new developments and appointed a project manager for tax credit. Projects. Wide Earth and Minnesota a tribe is also working on its fifth project. an increase in investors and developers interested in those types of projects. The. Lombi. Tribe is also worked with community partners the local bank in the city of Pembroke North Carolina to develop funding packages for housing that serves tribal members using. That type of grant funding as well as other programs, the tribe is providing new energy efficient housing to accommodate the needs of elders and members with disabilities. So these are examples where stuff is actually happening in in in working. Because housing is definitely. A big problem other areas though when we're talking about business IT GETS IT GETS MORE TRICKY So. There's pros and cons guys, and that's that's why I wanted to point that out it is not as. Simple as trump made it sound and it certainly certainly is not a result of just him. Very, one make that very, very, very clear. All right then. I have another clip here relevant to the discussion on race between these two individuals. This is almost three minutes brother. We're going to continue on the issue of race Mr President described the black lives matter movement as a symbol of hate you've shared a video of a man chanting white power to millions of your supporters. You've said that black professional athletes exercising their first amendment rights should be fired. What do you say to Americans? Who say that kind of language from a president is contributing to a climate of hate and racial strife? In the look on trump's faces like he just did a big old dookie and his pants. Just saying just like you was holding holding it back but. The first time I ever heard of black lives matter. They were chanting pigs in a blanket talking about police pigs, pigs talking about our police. Okay. Let me explain something. Okay. How old is trump? Card determined to tell these days. Isn't seventies, right? Yeah, the term pigs in a blanket has been around since the one thousand, nine, hundred sixties. Okay. Just I just want to point that out but he but he he's trying to make it sound like this brand new concept. Of Imagine imagine magic pig in a blanket. Okay. Idiot, pigs in a blanket fry. Like Bacon I said, that's a horrible thing and they were marching down the street and they were. First. Glimpse of black lives matter. I thought it was my first glimpse of black people. As far as My relationships with four people I. Think I have great relationships with all people have great music jamboree my twitter read great people. Okay. White people but at. Least Racist Person In this room. What do you say to Americans who are concerned by that rhetoric? I don't I. I don't know what to say I don't know what to say I created it created environment did the did the country that you live in and? There's nobody. Less rated and Donald J trump. Explained to you you as a woman, a black woman today to br permanency the problem the bottom line is you probably have role because of me. Okay. I'm just saying. I don't get enough credit. Okay. I'm a winding. Bashar. Yes I know him any bastard but. I need to be love really. Okay. I need to be loved. I I. But I addressed your question how about? Criminal Justice reform done and prison reform opportunity zones I took care of. Colleges and universities I don't know what to say. They can say anything I mean they can say anything it's a very it's makes me sad because I am I am the least racist person. I can't even see the audience because it's so dark. Dark. Dark they blend right in don't they? I. Don't care WHO's. On. The list racist person in this room. Okay. Vice President Biden let me ask you very quickly and then I have a follow up question for you. Lincoln here's one of the most racist presence cat modern. Fuel. Single Racist Fire every single one started off his campaign coming down the escalator saying getting rid of those Mexican rapist he's banned Muslims because they're Muslims. He has moved around and made everything worse across the board. He says to the about the poor boys. Last time we're on stage here he said I told him a stand down and stand ready come on this guy is. A. Foghorn. Responding I have. You made a reference to Abraham. Lincoln where did that come? Way. To. No no I said not since Abraham Lincoln has anybody done what I've done for the black community and I'm saying say Abraham Lincoln I said not since Abraham Lincoln. Done what I've done for the black community. Now, you have done nothing other than the crime bill which put. God that tens of thousands. Of Black Man most in man are mostly okay. Black men I know not I can actually spelled I. Let me. Look at what's happening with the voting right now. Let me. Treated them barry very badly. Take a look at what's happening out there. Them. That word thin yeah. Yeah. Exactly. You know he needs that word shoved up his key stor. Them. It's it's it's a dog whistle to his base to. To imply exclusion them. How can They. Don't look like me. To, have to do they don't this hair? Well I've I've done everything for them. That's the old slave slave owner mentality. If. It wasn't for me. They wouldn't have anything I've done everything for them. I've given them a place to live a beat the crap out of it, but I've given them a place to live. You know. Pretty much. Pretty. Much. And he still didn't answer the. Of. Course is based I. Have People on my facebook friends listed think that he did an exemplary job. As. Lord of mercy. I leaving them on the on the on the list out of respect to years of friendship. That's you know I don't even. I don't even associate with them anymore verbally. But anyway, you guys. That's all we had on on the debates really that Yeah Nothing nothing earth shattering wasn't expecting there to be yeah. Agree with you Beth and chat said. Biden set him up beautifully there. But he he handled it well, and of course, because he had an opportunity to wasn't being interrupted every thirty I think they said they counted seventy two interruptions at the first debate. Priced, which was the plan going in by the way 'cause nobody figured that out. If I. told him his game if I if I could. Interrupt them then know they can't ask me hard questions like do I understand what it's like to be black in America? Okay. So That's you know. That's supposedly that was Christie's guidance in that first debate to continually interrupting because people who stutter can't collect that thoughts I don't know how true that is but. was put out there. They're pulling every stunt. They possibly can they meaning the Republican Party in this election or pulling out every stunt from putting this idiot up there prepping him in the way they're prepping him. In. California putting Republican only ballot boxes out there that aren't sanctioned by the state of California. Intimidating. Voters if you're if you're trump supporter and they find out that you just voted for bite in and following you to your car. All kinds of stuff like that. Yeah on the last article you read. On. Development Zones. Bet written here and there in Oregon we have seen some of this already low income apartments were torn down in new apartments were built. That were way out of reach financially for the people who had been living there you that's that's the modus operandi. That's that's that's by design and and you know when I mentioned, you know urban native people or or or native people that are in urban environments I say that because. by and large are people are not counted in those scenarios in the United States census. They're just simply counted as black as my brother says. Or Latino. And so. They're just as displaced. As everybody else. So I it's IT'S NOT A. Home run hit as perhaps Congressman from South Carolina feels. But. By the way last lasting on political kind of well. It always goes back at some point throughout the show but. Lindsey Graham. Apparently is having a really tough election battle. Good he's. Say I don't know where all this money's coming from but I you know I'd like to know you know because I sure would lack some of it. You know I will say this in closing for that particular segment if people are sick and tired. Of, what they see happening as behaviors by the right to continue to divide us and out that the Democrats are innocent. But it's more. It's more of a push from the right. If you're sick and tired of just just remembered this. Twenty twenty two is coming up you may you may say, well, that's you know a couple years ago way now we're looking at twenty, twenty, one, already twenty, twenty two is the mid. Yeah That's the mid term elections and two years after that is the next election. Here's something I want you to remember or think about at least. Kamala. Harris stands a very good chance of becoming. President. If something happens to Joe. Biden. God forbid. And he's unable to continue his first term. Kamala Harris is going to be the nation's first woman president. Correct. Now think about that for a second Kamala Harris. It's a brown skinned woman. Wait wait what what? What We are going to be looking at another scenario where pinheads lost their collective mind when a brown skin individual was in the white. House for twelve years. So. Roll the clock forward a year two years. And a possibility of another brown skin person being in the White House they're going to lose their collective minds again. And they're going to be doing everything they can to repeat another fool on house. It's a real possibility folks. It's a real possibility. So if you tide of this crap happening and you want to try to prevent a fool in the white. House. Go to the site why this matters dot org and read please. Because it matters that much. We cannot afford another administration like this one we can't afford it as a nation. please. You. Have the power. In your hands to prevent that please. Take up the mantle and and fight. Please Why this matters dot org. Yes. Ego Chat Room. Sharing with your friends, share, share it with your your networks share it. please. Its that important. Now. If there's anybody listening to go rica. Yeah they were. Living any criticism and Joe Biden. That should be dot org brother not dot com. Did I do Columbine mistake I did I'm sorry. So, just replace that end on there. I'll I'll put it in their minute. To Finish my point? Yes, we did. We pointed out for example that he never bothered to show up over a year ago. To the Franklin Mir native American presidential debate. Kamala however. Sent. In a video. No, I'm sorry. She joined by skype she was live. Right. Now. Joe Biden couldn't. From what came out after that understanding was because he had to attend a fundraiser. Well, that means he's putting monetary concerns above. You. Indigenous People. Kamala was running at that time against him. She needed money for her for her campaign to right. Right, but she showed up. To the fact that Joe Biden. Couldn't take ten minutes out of his day. To skype in. And Talk to some indigenous people. Needs to. Be. Remembered. It does. And its feet need to be held to the fire. Because if you want the indigenous vote, you gotTa do the work. But again, the calculation was this. Let's see. There's were. Concentration or native people Oklahoma. Right. Mostly, how many of them are there? Let's see. Let's look at the United States census. Do Talent is five point two million. calculation let's not worry about it. That's literally how these campaign managers think. Through. Indigenous. Boat. You don't have enough numbers to really matter. Metro La Okay okay. Okay. Because the racist so tight I'll show up. With a year ago, he didn't show up. Why because at that point of the stage of the contest. They're still trying to work out who is going to be the Democratic nominee. So We need to keep that in mind. I have to I have to give Kirch come on Kamala credit at least for showing up. I still have major concerns. About her as well. All right. But. That's me. But that's a lot of people to be fair. She at least made an apparent he did. He did now supposedly he's going to be the president maybe. And we have to stop this cycle of the lesser of two evils we have to stop that cycle. Because were always going to wind up with a candidate that's not or candidates that are not. The best. Options for the people. That's what happens when you have. A choice of of lesser of two evils who's the lesser of two evils? Well, the lesser of two evils is still not a good candidate. In my opinion. It's just like the fool in the White House saying I'm the least racist person in the room. Well, you're still racist. You may not be as racist avs you know the the the head of the clan, but you're still racist. Racism doesn't have a degree slick. You're still racist. So we have to stop this cycle of the lesser of two evils, we have to stop the cycle. Because people, we deserve better and as a people were doing ourselves. An injustice NS justice. We have to stop the cycle. All right. Maybe, news native new. Let's move on I have this from away from the MIC for surely three minutes I'll be right. Thank you. We've talked about the importance of our elder population. Often on this show. We speak of it often. Our elders are living textbooks, they're living history. Living storehouses of knowledge of culture of who we are how we came here. What I task are before us. There are support system. Our elders are everything or should be everything. To. The native culture. They should be everything to all cultures. But. Sadly, we know that's not true. But it should be. Important the care of our elders should be extremely important to native communities and this article saddened being a little bit. When I read it. And it brought me back to. The reason why I created the titled. To this. Particular episode. And The episode title again, the colonial mentality is killing us. And it is. It's causing us to. In general. It's causing native cultures to not take care of their elders as well of some shit. The time of this article reads Navajo elders alone without food and despair. This was written by Sonny. Are. COLUCCI league. I think I pronounced that right? If I did not I'm sorry. searchlight New Mexico. And it was posted by native news online. Dot Dot net. The article reads on a recent visit to the novel nation I sat with my parents in their garage while Katie in. A local Navajo Station radio station played in the background. I listened to the beat of Navajos traditional to step music and skip dance songs. Thinking about the time in elementary school? That, my late grandmother stayed up all night to make me a traditional Navajo outfit for fundraising event. Between between songs, messages in deny encouraged listeners to stay home pleading with the public to think of the safety and wellbeing of the nominations most vulnerable people are elders. Since the pandemic hit memories of thoughts of my grandmother are ever present. The coronavirus of August four. Has infected nine thousand one, hundred, ninety three people on the Navajo nation and killed four, hundred, sixty, two many of them elderly. What would it be like if my grandmother were we're here doing Cova D- I. wondered. Can I keep my soul from visiting for months? Would my family due to keep her safe? When you grow up apple at least for me, you're taught that holders are the pillars of the family especially grandmothers very true. The other keepers of our stories, history traditions, and culture. They connect this tour ancestors they take care of us and and in exchange we're taught to look. After them. That's not too much to ask. When my late grandmother started to show signs of old age. I drove her to doctor's appointments kid for her on weekends and made sure she she yearned for nothing. Our elders around the reservation getting the attention they need during the pandemic. And most importantly, do they have enough water and food? I decided to find out she says. I began by interviewing people who live in the northern agency in northwest New Mexico where my family is rooted. A large number of people over the age of sixty five nearly three, hundred fifty according to novel. Nation data. Live in four remote communities along the foothills south of ship rock. Dozens are seventy, five or older. My first interviewee, a grandmother in her seventies lives with her young granddaughter. Along a winding road and a small novel chapter in the Rugged Hills. When I arrived the girl came running out of their cement home to greet. Then she led me inside. Her grandmother sat slumped over the edge of a stained mattress. I crouched nearby in an effort to maintain I contact taking care to maintain a safe distance. We talked about the pandemic about life and death and about her granddaughter. The girl had survived cancer and had lost her mother while not yet ten years old quoting. I'm worried about my granddaughter. The Grandma and quote the grandmother told me in deny tears ran down her cheek. On. This hot summer day. The two were alone left to look after one. Another something grandmother takes pride and something they are used to. They have no running water or indoor plumbing. Grandmother has to trick to an outhouse built on such uneven ground that she has tripped and fallen on numerous occasions. LEADING TO HOSPITALIZATION Now. She has wheelchair which he us more and more often, and people don't realize how often and how many households. Res- are in that situation no, they don't. Have to bring water to your place of residence. It's not. Where a lot of US take for granted. Plumbing. Septic. So. Just, wanted to point that out. Thank you. Other than a ripped couch, the home has a little furniture. The girl has few toys. Her price. Possessions are a few note patch which are completely covered with drawings one on top of the other because she's used up every last page. The where mother said she and her son I've taken care of the child since she turned four. When her son is away at his job, which is often she is responsible for the girl. Quoting she is the only one that takes care of me. Take Care of each other the grandmother said in quote. Tears began to flood. My eyes began the surge behind excuse me the surgical mask and Navajo scarf I wore. My voice turn shaky as I complete complimented her efforts to look after her granddaughter and thanked her Navajos sharing her story. I've been a journalist for almost twenty years and it was the first time I cried on assignment. I visited three other elders that week at the peak of a Kobe teen crisis on the reservation. Edison Edison. A man in his sixties lives and a dirt floor shack with no running water toilet sink kitchen or electricity. He's stores food and plastic coolers. He has no access to ice so they keep nothing. Cool. Eating fresh food is almost impossible because there is no way to keep it from spoiling. He lives off processed foods that keep without a refrigerator. When he needs electricity, he runs a series of extension cords from his son's house to his own at the top of a hill. I wish had an oven so I can make biscuits he says, and that was a quote. Elizabeth Woody seventy, give her water from a faucet outside her house. She has no indoor toilet. If she needs to bathe. She explained she fills a bucket with water and gives herself a sponge bath. Like the others spoke to she has no vehicle. The. Elders complained very little. It was as if they had accepted this way of life living in desperate conditions. Largely. By the community and political leaders that MOM that. Struck such a chord. Because, they will use true that the. By and large accepted that condition in in. Fact. Had Conversation families out there and they feel like, what's the point? In by and large if there is any plumbing in the house. It's because they're living in a trailer. And it doesn't work anyway. So you know it's Yeah that that just. Struck a chord of having been out there. So Conservative Article goes on to say they were used to not being taken care of. And the few people in the community who advocated for them faced retribution I was told. If people talked to the media, they feared they would lose their jobs. Tribal employees and others remain anonymous in this column to protect. Them. The Grandmother said she had for assistance from chapter as local communities are known. Little help came some people advocated for her when she fell and injured herself. They demanded that the chapter bills level ramp to her house. After a hard fight, she received an uneven slab of cement that was hardly better than the dirt she had before. She did receive barrels clean water, but not from her chapter instead, it came from water warriors united. A native operated nonprofit organization that delivers water to those in need. Numerous other nonprofits some from Faraway California have donated boxes of food to the chapters. The whole nation is whereas. The, the nomination excuse me. Is widely known has some of the highest rates of hunger in the country. With a pandemic at hand action was clearly navy to prevent a catastrophe. Throughout the past four months, Navajo Nation President Jonathan NASA has handed out. Three APPS are handed out free food at most of the one, hundred, ten chapters around the reservation. But. None of the others I spoke to had received a food donation. They live far away. They had no one to pick up the boxes for them. I can't I can't reading more this brother the rest will. Here I'll I'll read our read this next paragraph. Some elders, Wayne even aware free food deliveries were happening. They had no phone television or computer their contact with outs. The outside world came from Niagara, who radio stations like kt in Tucson no contact at all. Even. People who did manage to get a food box might go hungry. Some boxes only contained apples, oranges, and onions I was told. Others contain hired foods that elderly people couldn't eat because they so often had missing teeth. The boxes were supposed to feed people for a week. But some only held enough for two days. The rest of this would be in the show notes it broke my heart when I read this. It broke my hide even more when I saw that it was coming from a native community. Everybody everybody has their. Their reasons as to why certain things can happen or why certain things are difficult. But I was always brought up. When we fail to do what is required of us to protect our elders and the Yank Those people who suffer because of adopted colonial behaviors mentality. Are the ones to suffer the most. We cannot afford to allow the weakest of us to do without no matter the sacrifices, those of us who can do something have to make. We have to make sacrifices. We don't have a choice. Those elders deserve better. I don't care what tribe there from I don't care what culture they're from. I don't care what country they're from they deserve better. I agree. There's there's no no reason. Lots of excuses can be passed around but no reason. Sorry, Send Me Hate Mail I don't care. I've got tough skin. See how tough that skin is when Japanese killer Hornets things you I'll run scream like you know what because I'm afraid to be. The The THING WANNA share. Yeah there are there are a number of challenges. The Navajo nation faces. Communication is difficult. Due to. Remoteness In many cases that's why the community radio while never who community radio entirely I you know. I, know I have I haven't said great things about. Commercial Radio in the past, but community radio will always serve very important purpose. And I continue to support. Its existence. A number of years ago when. The federal government, through the Federal Communications Commission my. An agency that I interact with often that Needs. A lot of work. In my opinion. They allowed or made available when the digital divide started to happen to make. low-power power. FM licenses available. Again, the United States is not. Issued commercial licenses for many many years because the bandwidth so to speak with full. If you're talking FM and AM radio station right? And so when they started transitioning. The technology to digital. It made a lot of that older. We call analogue spectrum available and organizations like churches, as well as native. American tribes began applying for those licenses so that they could improve their communications and so. tribes. And particular span of two years of believe it was when those licenses were available I think around thirty two tribes had applied in there were thirty two new or additional radio stations. Available New Licensing new stations that were that were erected, which is a good thing. But. I use the term low-power FM earlier and low power FM EQUATES TO EUR transmitter cannot transmit a signal beyond fifty miles. So if you live in a remote area out like. Fifty miles is not very far. Even with even with everything. So flat and low lined where signals theoretically can travel farther. and. So why do I bring the up well. It becomes. A challenge when you're trying to get information out in the article, they mentioned that elders weren't even aware that there were food boxes available. And that the the radio, one of the radio stations. That is run by nomination. was doing its best to get the word out. But if you again, if you're outside the range of that station, you're not going to hear what they're saying. And then you go. Well, what aren't they simulcasting into the Internet well, that same challenge exist there. You have to rely on sailor technology. In order to pick up this show, for example. And so that remains a challenge. Now, they want to they're trying to pre package and make thing is more available. There is an organization and have to find it in my own Clinton show notes that is trying to improve communications on the reservations in these particular instances because you know this, this pandemic is you know has been a reality check for a lot of people. And tested a lot of systems. and. So you know there there's a lot of work left to be done. In these areas. I know that there's a ton of organizations and community members that are doing exactly what has been outlined in this article where they have to drive out to. These affecting communities to get information out there to get supplies to them. Because there is no other way. And there's a there is also a you know a level, some criticism I, guess. There's a responsibility on leadership leadership isn't always. Fulfilling. Their responsibilities. There was also. situations, thefts like you know when? When there was a fundraising? Done. You would inevitably try to contact the tribal governments to help distribute monies or other supplies. And they never made it to people. So. You have to scratch your head and begin to wonder why why did that happen? So it's incumbent on individuals and families to support other. In. Times like this because you could have the best good. You have the best greatest technology in the world, but everything has a limitation. And so you know what's left is you have to check on people in individual families have got to care enough about their own to to begin to do that and not. Know not sit back and wait for. Your tribal state or federal government. To help you. Because in many instances that help isn't coming and there's a number of different reasons for that. In a lot of them are not good. For you indigenous folks out there that are supporting Donald Trump. He doesn't give a crap about you. He's not going to make things better for you. Not at all. And there's there's deeper questions still about whether or not. Joe. Biden. Really. either. So With that said I move into the next article. which is going to be very difficult for me to read. We'll we'll tag team. And the title reads. Hold on, do what I will I'll do it but hold on your butts everybody grab your tables grab tight. Title Read Native Americans for Donald. Trump. Put up by Indian country today. And as a news or they have to report the news, I understand that. So I'm not LE leveling any criticism towards ending country today. In this matter. From October seventeenth. Two. Thousand Twenty. You do a brother. I'm GONNA do it. Okay. Because I enjoyed getting. Cynical. All right. Here we go. The mood was cheery. As Donald Trump Junior. took the stage this week at an outdoor rally in. Arizona. Marking the launch of a native Americans for trump coalition. Navajo Nation Vice President Myron. Lizard. Led the crowd in a chant of. Your trump. which roughly translates to quote way to go. As he introduced the president's eldest son. Before you go on there's a little byline. WanNa read that. I think is. Okay. Natives are traditional and to our heritage we are already conservative to the core. Hashtag native vote twenty bs we have never been conservative. As a people most cultured native cultures that I've been associated with that I know about. Always been liberal to the core and that's not clinic. Let's not talking politics. That's talking being human beings. That's talking caring about other members in the community, not not elevating members that are going to harm the community. Agreed. Sorry. That's okay. I'd lost my track here. Okay. Ego Yep. No I got Okay my hundred. No No, I'm here I'm here. Okay. Trump junior reminisced about camping and fly fishing in the region and to them meeting with several native elders when he first arrived in the state. Era So awesome from a group that has been. Tired to the Democratic Party, a party that has left them and taking them for granted shipping their jobs through China. Close quote he said, I'm sorry I never practiced Donald. Trump. Junior and I don't care to. It's okay. So I'm sorry if I let the audience down. Don't disappointment there probably sounds just like him. Yeah according to the National Congress American Indians more than sixty percent of native people vote. Democratic. A soon to be released survey of six, thousand, four, hundred native Americans across the country found that only about seven percent identified as Republicans. That would be guys like my brother Dave. Things. The remainder identified as independence and Democrat Socialists according to the indigenous futures survey conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of California Berkeley in partnership. If that wasn't enough with the Center for native. American. Youth Alumni, native and native organization organizers alliance. It's those kinds of figures that may gatherings like this one held Thursday in Williams west of flagstaff. So meaningful for people like Robin Brigham Hopi of Sedonia. A Lifelong Republican and President Donald Trump supporter. Quitting her she says. It was very exciting and so great to be in a group of people who are all on the same page. Close quote said Brigham who sixty four. According again. It makes my heart. Feel happy. It made me smile. Close quote. Bregman expressed confidence that under Donald Trump's leadership. Native people can expand infrastructures and business on reservations that will help provide jobs and homes full stop. She fell into the cool eight head first. Full Stop. You have to remember that what the are champing. When I say they I refer to Republicans in this administration. Is that you can't have that that business objectives the the. Economy. Are More important than your health. because. The part that they won't say loud. Is that what they think is that well, so many get sick will replace them with someone else that will continue the good work to keep our economy strong. But when you have people that will not. Look past the nose on their face. Then you miss everything else. You miss the stories like Dave just read. And Maren Lizard. Should read that article? because. You're a disappointment sir. Becca the article. This apparently is. Miss Bergman Again Quote. Once our kids finish school. They leave and they don't come back because there are no jobs. I'm more worried that are traditional ways will be lost close quote she said. and. I'm scratching my head. Trying to tie. Jobs. To your traditional ways of life. You see folks because. These are polar opposites. Absolutely. The last time I checked my traditional ways go with me where we're I am yes. I was GONNA. Say something else but I'm not. Now No, no please say to the article. On. Because, it would come out and I was pitting might our our east coast traditions to there's? Was On tending touch. Roughly. Two hundred, native and nonnative trump supporters attended the rally where cowboy hats seem to outnumber masks. Republican U S representative ready here is again. In fact, I need to find a clip mark, Wayne, Mullen Cherokee of Oklahoma, joined lizard and firing up the crowd with chance of four more years. Now, I'm going to ask that you continue to read for me brother because I need to now find my traditional Mark Mate Wayne. Mullen, audio clip. So if you would, sir. Absolutely absolutely he's read on. A number of American. In Arizona, state flags lined the State's flapping smartly in the breeze. Some of the fools, my word other prominent native supporters included. Republican representative, Tom Cole chickasaw Oklahoma Crow Tribal Chairman. Alvin nod afraid junior. Karen. Be Donnie a former US, congressional candidate for New Mexico and Lisa Martinez. Former Republican candidate for US state of Mexico. Lies in previously endorsed the food during a Republican, national, convention and not afraid at a Montaigne campaign event attended by. The other fooling the White House Mike Pence my word. Yet. Not all native trump supporters requires a local brigham. Was One of a handful. Contacted by native em Saray by Indian country today who agreed to speak on the record several other shared experiences of being shamed and attacked by family friends. Of Out of the other native people for choosing to support the fool in the White House. And his policy. We're on this show every single week twice a week as a matter of fact, we make our positions known what a fricken A-hole this man and his administration is your all cowards everyone of you I mean you can't get on. Whatever airway you can, which is from social media or otherwise and get on and defend your your your points. But you refuse to go on the record with a major native American news outlet. With your name. And defend. Your. White God. Coward. Sorry done took done with. One source later changed her mind about being named as a source. Over fears of negative responses like my brother said. Cop. Common threads among supporters included a sense of mistrust and betrayal by democratic politicians and the press. Estrangement for mainstream politics and weariness with the. Bag Nature of social and economic growth and native communities. Okay I'M GONNA. Take. That paragraph right there. and. They're saying there's a level of of a sense of mistrust and betrayal by the by democratic politicians and the press. Okay. So you're cheering and flapping like seals on an iceberg for this fool who obviously has not done anything. For you. But you're gonNA lament about the betrayal of the Democratic politicians and I'm not saying you're you're your limitations aren't valid. But neither AM I. Right but the fall in the White House clearly has not done anything for you. But you're you're cheering him on wanting four more years of not doing anything for you. That is an example and a behavior of. Not, having your hand on reality. Overall they maintain the full in the White House might words had done nothing. There you go. It's done nothing. But they say they maintain the fool in the White House has done more for native people than any other president. nope. Hey ending country especially, those natives out there in Cherokee country here's your cheerleader. Address things one you said, you pay for me to do this bullcrap of faith. Myself Pay enough taxes before I ever got there and continue to my coffee to play my own salary this a service. No one here pays me to go I it connor. That sound. I'm just saying don't dome. This is a service for me not a career. I. Think. Given. Yeah he does a service for you. There you go. He's one of the fools cheerleaders in this group pauline eclipse. Thank you brother from finding that quick. So, you know that's there you go. Oklahomans. That's one of your representatives thinks about you he's doing a service for you in a service he's doing you a favor. You put his sorry ass in office. But he feels that he's you know he's running asking for your votes in your donations but he feels he's doing you favor. Well if any of the. Natives are out there listening and you keep voting for this putz. I think your dollars and your time could be best spent elsewhere on somebody else asked him why he and your your lovely governor are fighting. Pretty much most of the legislation going on regarding Indian gaming in your state. The hundred and thirty nine gaming properties that are. That are spread out through Oklahoma across the thirty nine tribes ask yourself why he continues to not support you. And to this point about. Economic Development. That you're you're you're white. Savior Donald. J. Trump is going to save you and and improve your economy. There in Oklahoma you see he was fighting that before. Kovic folks. He was fighting gaming expansion in your state. Indian gaming. In your state before covid. Nineteen. You. What are you talking about? What are you talking about when? You say our kids finish school and they leave and they don't come back because there are no jobs quote unquote. It's a service. You're elected official has told you. For him to stand in front of you and address whatever is going on in Washington. Not It's my responsibility to report back to you. Know, he says it's a service not is not his career. That's the context of which he was speaking of. You know someone. In my area had stood up. In front of a group of people that I was in attendance with and said that to me. I would work my ass off. To make sure that would be the last term that they they. Did me a favor. That would be their last term because I would make sure that I petitioned against them at every juncture. You know somebody who does work like that. Who like what you just described? Listener Beth. WHO GETS ON THE PHONE TIRED AS HELL Trying to solicit support. Any support. That doesn't involve checking a box for Donald J trump. Sandra wrote the White House required Virginia tribes to sign away their sovereign rights to open the scene owes before he would authorize federal recognition. That's correct. That's what he did. What you see when you flip go when somebody buzzing hearing you know maybe much more money it could be a political win. If, we could show that by allowing them to be. Fairly. Recognized Dakota Bill because. That would better for our our economic endeavors relevant to hiring people and employment rates we not net area would go down. please. Like I said look beyond your nose. I don't know how much was left on the article brother. I chose not to look much farther ahead because her 'cause. Dave's torturing me because when he put this story in our rundown, he left all the photos in. So I've gotta look at photo after photo of John J trump. Donald J trump and Mike pence standing next to. I. I know his giggling I know S. No, no. Torture intended brother none at all. We we don't have to read anymore I just I just thought this article was wasn't important dovetail. With the other article, the previous article because it speaks to taking care of our natives. Native elders, guests, and either even other cultures elders you know help take care of them to it's it doesn't cost you anything. To be kind to another cultures elder. This go ahead. I'm sorry. But this just go this speaks of. The lack of care for the elders in the community you know they may love their elders but voting for someone that is going to harm the community as a whole is not caring for your elders folks I'm sorry. You May love your grandmothers and grandfathers and great uncles. Great Aunts but. Voting for somebody that's only going to make their lives more more difficult more miserable is A. PISS poor wave showing that you care in my opinion. So That's all I've got to say on that. Yeah. Here's a facebook page to avoid native Americans for trump. saw that. Last point before we duck out of this segment. Again this is aimed directly at. That group. Native Americans for trump. Anybody else. From within our communities that are planning to vote for trump. From one of his rallies this was already on our facebook page. Explain this last week Biden. He attacked Christopher Columbus by refusing to recognize Columbus Day and he wants to change the name of Columbus Day to indigenous peoples who likes that idea Life. What the heck are you saying that's politically incorrect. See what they don't understand is they're politically incorrect. So, he wants to change to indigenous. Peoples Day. Not As long as I'm president let me just. With any lucky won't be. And You see that kind of talk obviously is self evident, but it goes a little deeper than that. He's speaking about what is a growing? Trend out there particularly by white historians. WHO. Call. Folks that have shows like ours and many many many many others. As revisionists of history. That we are changing American history to suit our needs. To suit our political positions. And again, I say no. What we're doing is correcting injustice. Something that our friends at the Native Americans for trump seemed to have forgotten. Or this guy. Joseph Cody. Was a picture of himself standing here With a Baseball Bat A sweat shirt that says native on it. Holding. A. high-powered. Assault rifle. Okay. If you think that's going to bring you. Economic success. Okay If, you think that's going to bring you. Helped for your elders. Do you boo. Boo. Because It's not. No it's not. And sadly, they can't. They can't seem to grasp that concept. And it's very simple. Simple it's very interesting to that. They're they're sitting there saying in one hand he's done all these great things for ending country. But over here. Complain about. Still, being in the same situation doesn't add up. And when we say what has he done specifically? For Your tribe. For Your own family. Crickets. I get answers like he he cares about us. Against, indigenous peoples as a concept and by the way. I'm not necessarily advocating for abolishment of the of the Columbus, day, holiday if talion Americans want to elevate a guy who has nothing to do with their culture, how about at Haas? But you can't make an argument that we don't deserve our own holiday. Just, as we have a holiday for Martin Luther King. But you just heard him. Now if I'm president. Meaning I'm. Not Going to. Sign. A declaration of any kind or An executive order. Yes they WANNA keep Columbus Day keep it but strike it as a national holiday. Or that to. I. Look thing if everybody's all up in arms because they're so afraid that the holiday is GonNa go away. Good. Should okay I hear I hear that and I agree with that but. If we're if we're supposed to be all Americans right. I know. That anyway. Okay. I'm just saying. For, all schools beginning along right and you're a guy supposedly. Supports Indian country. Remember, earlier because I played it for you and the least. Racist hedging. I I love everybody. So. If I Michael. Kicking. Bear. Get an audience. With His Holiness. And I say Mr Trump I'll even I even be polite Mr Trump or? Mr President. which would hurt like hell. You. You you do better than I. Here's five positive reasons why we need an indigenous peoples day. He won't do it. You do better than I he won't do it. I'm just. Using, hypothetical brother now I know hypothetically, you would do better than I because you know what? What I have. I have no filter now, he won't do I. You about no filter who you talking to. I've had. Practice not. The euro on this show but. He won't do it. Trust me. And if you don't believe me and you guys you, you try you indigenous folks that are supporting trump. Then you must have an end with the man get me in the room with him. Now. And the look be my Abbott then. Prove me wrong because I'm sitting here telling you. and. I've said it in public meaning face to face with many many many trump supporters. Advocating for an indigenous peoples day. He won't do it. No We can talk all day. You can start spending. We do Biden. Don't know that he's not president right now with the Guy Right now is. He won't do it. Put a bit down on the table I'm a betting man. I come from a gaming guy can gauge Dino tribe, right? Listen. Do it. No he won't, and that's why I hope to never meet the fool again because I would tell he's a loser. I would tell him he's a nobody. I'm telling you. I have. No filter. I thought the the group of prominent people standing around John Cardinal O'connor when I met him, I thought they were going to die when I said I'm not kissing your rink. Who Have Day? I could tell you who some little. Following it up with you'd better wash that thing. Excuse me. I can tell you some of those prominent. Who are going to namedrop because they're not that important to me but. They say they looked at me like ahead eight age. But just what did you tell him to kiss? Lord. I. Like. I like Cardinal Connor as an individual I I do. But I just told them I'm not going to kiss your rank. So that that was just the end of it. He kind of chuckled shall we shook hands? So I guess everybody at this point knows our position. I think so. I request brother because we're at two thirty. Time. Other articles. But what I was, GonNa ask of you if it's okay with you. I was in a seminar this week. that. Could have some groundbreaking. Legislation If. If they can get past in Washington, state. And I was going to play it. That folks know what I was referring to. I'm sure but I'm actually in. Okay. So when I'm referring to you guys is. To sort of end on a positive note the reason why I asked to sort of table the other two articles is because this is A twenty five minute clip. which would put us right under three hours brother. and. This has to do. I'm going to read the title that I had started craft here it's called consultation versus consent. Washington State takes a bold step towards changing an ineffective policy. So what this is about is The Attorney General of Washington State. is has collaborated on a an drafted a policy for submission to the state legislature there. That would give. Or provide. Free and clear consent to tribes or they have to get free and clear consent from tribes excuse me. Before development projects or anything else can proceed. In their territories. And so I wanted to play this because it's Pretty important and it was drafting with the Attorney General and and and president fond sharp from the. Congress of American. Indians. Who I love. Because she's about action. And I think this is this is a great example of Really strong initiative. Out. The. Thank you for wanting to play that up before you do I want to throw out this bit of information last Wednesday spoke of. an article that used a formulation to deny. Two dozen tribes having members. And that was in episode two, Sixty, two. Okay and there was a formula that I mentioned that I thought ride included in the rundown, but it didn't make it. So I'm including the link to that formulation here. So, people can find it in to sixty three. If you listen to episode two, six, two, well, that's okay. I can including sixteen because I haven't I. Haven't updated the show rundown yet. Okay. That's all background for. 'em Really. Back. Just been slammed So yeah. I'm probably four or five episodes behind got. Included in. The, right episode. Yeah. Yeah. It's in the when I'm speaking of is in the additional article section brother. Okay. And the title is H. I H BG formula. The Indian health are Indian housing excuse me block grant formula okay. Sounds good. Orients, you. Okay. So let me like I said, get yourself your favorite cup of whatever. And getting in the future, what I'll do is because I have some, I have some pretty important environmental stuff I want to share with you guys but I think in the future what I'll do is I'll release these is bonus bonus content. But but I thought I'd tact assigned to the end because we've been talking about some pretty heavy stuff and I'm also wanNA play this because. I'll give you guys an example what can be done without. The federal government. And and and also till straight a problem and I believe in this clip to show fawn sharp explains some of the history. That pertains to Internationally, we call under or the the declaration of. Of Indigenous People I'm sorry I can't think of the acronym top of my head correctly but. which recognizes the rights of indigenous peoples in their territories because that came first. Before. Colonization of in many countries, not just here. So without let me go ahead and play this and then and then we'll wrap other. So, thank you guys very much for taking the time to to listen to this. It's pretty impactful I. Think it would go out and welcome everybody on your work heiser and returning with cultural heritage partners and welcome to a session that I look forward to all year. It is my great honor. Welcome Washington. State. Attorney General offer. A National Congress of American Indians hasn't on Shar. Thank you both so much for V year today are excited to celebrate learn more about the attorney general's first in the nation policy to require free prior and informed consent from tribes before initiating a program or project directly intangibly affects tribes, tribal rights, tribal liens, and sacred sites. Many of us hope that other states across the nation following Washington's and. I, are going to begin with remarks. We general followed by remarks in President. Chartres is determined general. And thanks to squamish tribe and and to all of you for being here today, it's great to see you all and I. I hope you're all staying healthy during what's obviously challenging time by the it's great to see. Hopefully miso connection stays intact throughout like presidents sharp got kids in my household or zooming in their classes but I think we'll be good but it's great to see you. And look all all give some remarks owned keep this pretty short because. The main person you want to hear from his president shark she's really the inspiration for this idea in the office and really helping to bring it to fruition. So I'm just someone who's been really following your leadership and trying to implement this policy here in the AG's office in. Washington state and to your point Marian and I wanNA highlight this highlight again late Ron is. It's an important policy I think for the office or the largest law firm the state of Washington. We have more than a thousand employees Our work is significant for the state of Washington, but it is certainly my open president sharps. I know to, as you said, Marion to expand this out. So it's not simply the AG's office state government but all state government it's not simply Washington state but states other agencies, other offices, other states, governments across the country as well that can follow our lead here in Washington state. So it's a first step. It's an important step that certainly one that we hope will prove to be as as you mentioned in his broken inspiration going around Washington state and around the country. So just really briefly set this up a little bit. Last. Year in two, thousand, nineteen. Twee announced for the AG's office. In Washington, state are really what is the first of its kind this AH policy of a free prior informed consent. Let me just briefly describe what this policy means here for our AG's office and then the. President. Sharp. So it is kind of what it sounds like right that our office my office obtains that pre prior consent before initiating a program or policy that directly impacts drives I wanna make clear and all expand on this moment really goes. As. Well, talk about that in in a moment You the reason for this is might not intuitive to some washing Tony's, but it certainly intuitive to everybody on this meeting, which is, of course that tribes are sovereign nations and our true partners for the state of Washington commanding or resources you name it. So it comes out of course that sovereign nation status is the basis, the foundation for US adopting that policy here in the office the goal of the of the policy is to further strengthen the relationship we have in our office with tribes a here in Washington state, and we think is accomplished that little already there are three aspects being in high level to the policy one consent number two. And number three notice and briefly touch on each one on those willing I do want to emphasize again as this is an internal policy where the AG's office only right. This is where it applies right now we are proposing legislation to the state legislature by makes an this repeal free to ask questions about. Proposing legislation to the state legislature this year. Our goal is to codify this policy. So that's not just me as attorney general having were future attorney general could decide not policy, but rather becomes codified. So now follows with any. Attorney General. Washington. State. So first the side. I think it's pretty straightforward. What that is it we are Michigan Program, her policy that directly impacts Tribes Bible rights, tribal lands, secret sites you went through those orient we need consent. From the impacted tribes now for our office. You unlike maybe other parts government the reason a lot that we necessarily do they have a direct impact, but it can happen. So for example, on the positive side, we have one example on the positive side we had a legal case brought the result of the legal case with a large sum of money that we could use to provide grants to organizations providing healthcare in a certain part of our state It's probably worth Soup Amish tribe right now because one, the beneficiaries we want to provide A. Grand to was the squamish Trot will because we're going to be sending large check to the tribe we need to get their consent to receive that check. Now, of course, they were happy to to provide data but his example that on the positive side where there's a check, we wanna revived to the Lamis tribe but our policy said, hey, before we something that's been impact drive let's get their consent. Of course, it worked out well and was a happy occasion So so that is the first piece number two. Is Consultation with the tribe. So for example, before the AG's office, Weird ever filed litigation against the tribe that has not happened since we've had this policy but that was to happen we would need to consult with that tribe before finishing litigation Thankfully, that's not happening this time but if it gets if that ever happened, I would personally WANNA be a part of that consultation while tribes in the state are as folks no not infrequently in litigation that is typical tribe sues to enforce its sovereign knife rights against the state. Of Washington, it's much less frequent for the state to initiate litigation against tribes up at that'd be on the Consultation Sipe and third would be notice of which we have many examples already. But notice the be of we see something in our office and keep, Reminding AG's office. In Washington state, we have more than six hundred attorneys or the five hundred professional staff. We represent every State Board Commission an agency in our work on behalf of the people is significant were intersecting with every part of state government if we as part of our work. See something that's happening or let's say we're proposing legislation that might impact tribes or let's say we're working on a ballot statement and we realize there's impact tribes embedded about statement we give a notice to try about that. So as Celeste Sheen's tribal liaison he's on this call, and so he works to make sure we provide that notice I'll give you a couple specific examples I mentioned earlier we want to take this epic policy and take. It to the state legislature full depth Halsey has an impact on tribes by his work policy that puts her requirements on the state, the requirements by the way or non the tribes it's only on the state, but we are providing notice obviously to try working very closely with try. It's about the language of that policy I'll give you another example short right away after we adopted, this policy might team writes AH ballot statements for initiatives that are proposed. There was initially proposed by Tim, Ironman when my team was drafting that ballots statement when that together they realized that an embedded in net initiative. was language that would have had a huge impact on tribal contact schools specifically would have eliminated the preference for hiring native teachers. If that initiative Evan passed, it was buried deep in this initiative. Well, my team because they knew we had this tall giving knows tribes when we see something that could have an impact on them. We provided notice tribes which they appreciate it because otherwise how D- positive known that this was in this initiative gave him ends up on a really important issue impacting try in a very significant way. So many examples on the no decide that we've already experienced just in the last. Year or so since we had this policy, so those are the three areas consent notice again, it impacts just the office. In one last thing I'll mention as a course as lawyers we have many lawyers on this call we have obligations under the rules of professional conduct. If a client tells us something that we know that impact tribes. Ethically sure that with try we have certain limitations as Lloyd's other state agencies do not have those limitations, which is one more reason why we hope that this policy will expand other participation because we as lawyers as a law firm have obvious ethical requirements and limitations. On that said, we can encourage clients. If we see happening to reach out to the tribes to provide notice or consent or consultation, we simply can't require that in that capacity and again just to come full circle before I turn this over to fund sharp our goal here is to get this adopted state legislation, but to serve as an example and a role model. and. Hopefully, inspiration for all other parts of state government to adopt a similar policy, which would have even more profound positive impacts that tribes across the state and further strengthen the relationship between all of state government and tribes here in Washington, state? So that background I'm going to turn this over to president pond sharp who again, it's just been such to say wonderful partner will be huge understatement at phrase doesn't do justice really to her contributions to let her speak about it but a prison sharp. It's great to see you. Thank you for your leadership on this issue and so many others and look forward your thanks so much. I'm having trouble hearing you he. Yes. Yes. Okay Great. Thank you your heart and Zach Highway Scott Good morning everyone I too want to join the attorney general and thanking the. Tribe I've been watching videos over the last couple of weeks. Tribal journeys and it's always an incredible treat to to be able to land on the shores of sequential mission able to join in Yes. We'll take a rain check to to revisit the house of Awakening. I. Can't wait until we can come together. So hands up. Thank you so much. For once again, taking a leadership role in providing a venue and an opportunity for us to directly engage in such critically important issues, I also think thank the Attorney General for joining us today my good friend as Joaquin's my Yakima relative. I had a chance to to work directly with ace a on the census a couple years ago, and we toured every at five in the state of Washington to advance sixteen thirty one as well as a two years ago in emphasizing how important since. So it those like a homecoming to some extent to be able to join everyone. We have just in the recent past some amazing accomplishments and I'm confident that and the in the days ahead the months ahead in the years ahead we're GONNA. See even greater progress than what we've already come to witness who would've thought. You know just a few years ago that we would see a couple of native women as members of Congress who would have thought we would see a native woman as a sitting justice on the Washington State Supreme Court with a Raquel These are these are exciting times they're trying times are uncertain times, but they're also. I've been telling tribal leaders across this country that were in a moment that's very sacred. Moment I we are facing multiple popular challenges whether it's global pandemic climate change the the racial social economic environmental injustices that were confronting. But I believe that this country is prepared to continue to make advancements in in continue to build on the success that we've all accomplished. Together and I'm so happy and honored to be here to talk about this critically important as subject matter and to get started I really want to heed the advice of Billy Frank Junior. He always encourage us to tell our story. So I think for me to really do justice to the subject matter of Ethics I. I need to do a storytelling here in. This year I turned fifty and I catch myself telling stories. So I think I've slowly turning into that elder where I'll be sharing a lot of stories for for years to combat this story about F- that goes way back. My personal experience in dealing with it to the year two, thousand and three I was sitting in my office as an attorney for the Cornell Indian nation in recent a phone call from. One of our directors at our natural resources department and they said, we have a group of visiting Russians here they want to learn about our legal system. Could you please be prepared to share with them a little bit about our legal system and I said sure absolutely when you need me, they said five minutes up here in five minutes I went to our division and I walked into the room expecting call. Russians, they were There were russian-made as indigenous peoples from northern Siberia and about ten minutes in my conversation through an interpreter, I found this immense. Connection and After that, I began to understand recognize there are millions of indigenous peoples outside of the United States all around the world and they're facing similar challenges so that let me on a quest to want to understand the international standards of the rights of indigenous peoples globally because I found that we have an only incredible power here in the United States when tried to come together but imagine indigenous peoples globally working on issues collectively, and so that year I, sit out to pursue advanced studies and international human rights lie and I was able to go across. But Atlantic and study for sees international human rights in it was in that summer that I learned about F- pick I learned about a countries globally working on the the decade of indigenous. Peoples. The United. Nations made that declaration. This is the decade of indigenous peoples and many were working on the UN Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples at that time. So you can imagine as a young lawyer finding this. is where I could. I could no understanding recognize Intel that this is going to be the future of lie as it relates to indigenous peoples in states. Meeting national countries and so I, I just had this intense interest in in wanting to know and understand international human rights law and in that summer not only did I learn about F- pick and the UN Declaration Rights Indigenous Peoples I knew everyone globally was working on this international document that would create the middle principles that transcend national borders. So of course, I was incredibly excited about that fast forward four years later to two. Thousand Seven this document that the world worked on globally for years for decades with coming to the floor of the United Nations and you could imagine as a young how incredibly disappointed I was went four countries opposed the declaration rates digits. People's Canada. Australia New Zealand and the United States I could not believe that of all countries. This country would be one that would oppose a fundamental principles that relate to the rights of indigenous peoples. In shortly after that are he's me that your prior I had been elected. President Ecuador two, thousand six. So I was when you're into my term as a as a young tribal president, this vote went to the United Nations. The United States opposed it This was during the Bush years. The foul year Obama gets elected. I. Have High Hopes and in two thousand, ten President Obama announced at the White House Friday. That United States would reverse its position and embrace the declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples. We were the last country to reverse that decision Canada reverse Australia. New Zealand the United States was the very last country to reverse its decision and support under it and so When when the president made the announcement that the US has to embrace it he had a memo in we've had memo that accompanied his announcement. He said United States should be a leader in the world on implementation of under it, and at that time I thought to myself as tribal leader. Let's come up with our vision for how we could implement Andrea and support the United States to lead the world in IMP in the implementation aspect of under there is a world general council meeting. A general assembly of the United Nations to talk and discuss about implementation strategies. So that was our target to be able to prepare the united. States, we were able to directly age the State Department all the way up to the deputy assistant secretary, the US State Department, and we were pressing for our vision of how we could implement Andre in a key part of that was implementing free prior and informed consent and I. The the. Leaders that worked in this week did not give be on back at aspect of it act that the isolates has consultation. Shortly, after our efforts were stalled at the State Department I had an issue here at Cornell where we're working on our Blue Becker station project and we're we're installing injured jams to build habitat to rebuild our our river system. We had millions of Sockeye in the upper. Quinn notes in the fifties and sixties year got elected. We only had three thousand. So we've been investing millions of dollars downstream to restore it at habitat upstream. There is a washout and four federal agencies were proposing to install rip rap in the bureau. As scientific reports proved that if we rip rap the banks harden the banks, it's been accelerate the flow and it's GonNa wipe out already wiped out two and a half miles of spawning habitat. So of course, we consulted and even over our objections or our science over our legal position over our policy position calling for at the federal agencies to not do that they were seated with unilateral action. I thought to myself if we can have those type of. Circumstances where we're federal dollars, we have a multi-million fell where project were advancing federal science tribal science in even over our objections, they still proceed with unilateral action right now, that's that should've habitat that is an upper cornell is it's loss, and so at the same time I've been serving on the department, a permanent interior, secretarial It was a trust administration reform commission, and we we knew that at at this point in one of our findings was. Tribal nations when we have a conflict with the United States, the only remedy we have is is filing lawsuits. We don't have international rules of diplomacy where the United States has a conflict with other countries. There's a three step international diplomacy standard e began with official talks you go into negotiations we don't have that. So that was another part of our advancing a redefined relationship with the United States based on the UN Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples based on fundamental policies like ethic because. A and I've said this many times the only ask we have is that no other countries should be able to unilaterally take action directly affects our land territories, resources and people without our consent and that was basic. The entire world embraces that fundamental principle. So how do we advance that domestically? Inset with the state. Department, in the White House with other countries with other tribes in so that was our path forward in a course once we hit two thousand and sixteen. Of course there's not been any movement on a pick with our federal trustee and fact the federal federal trustee has been acting in complete contravention of many of the policy statements that we've we've made in. So I am hopeful and I am optimistic that if we can continue to build on epic here in the State of Washington continue to. Spread it throughout various state agencies continue the Attorney General has put a call to action out to other attorneys general across the country to it up the similar policy that I'm hoping we can nationalize the policy that we have here in the state of Washington because I wanNA make this this one very important point of all the decades that we've worked on this issue of all the places here domestically inside the United States in Geneva. In New York, all these different places where countries have advancing F pick of all the places is aspirational. It is something that countries aspire to only in a state of Washington with the leadership of our attorney general. Do we have an F. pick standard that's enforceable it's not simply aspirational. It's not simply something that is a fundamental principle that we should all strive for. No. This is a policy that explicitly provides tribal nations with those inherent rights that we all possess that every country should honor and respect to not take unilateral action on our treaty fisheries on on those things that we've been fighting any without our consent and so. Because this is it's such a cutting edge policy here in Washington, and because there's some other states that are wanting to follow a similar path. I know I'm confident in I'm so hopeful and optimistic that while we've made significant progress. Since two, thousand, ten, imagine in the next five years the next ten years if we come together and continue to nationalize this fundamental value on principle in advance it and the last point I want to make is I I I I wanNA reflect a little on the Russian indigenous peoples that I talked about the beginning of my story. One thing that I just feel. So strongly in in deeply about is the United States in many respects has a position of leadership on foreign policy. They have a position of leadership on the rights of indigenous peoples only in this country to tribal nations have political structure where we could advance things like pick light climate change in other parts of the world indigenous peoples are living in northern. Siberia, they're listening in the Amazon, and non. Governmental, organizations NGOs are advocating their interest and in in many. Respects and I personally worked with digital people's where the very advocacy has put their life at risk and and they've been threatened and I've seen a herb populations just be wiped out through acts of genocide and war crimes, and so it's it's so very sacred. The work that we're doing here in this country because it's not going to advance the interests of tribal nations here in the United States but we can also advance foreign policy. So they indigenous peoples globally like those northern Siberian indigenous. Peoples from Russia were so desperately wanting help and assistance to defend their territories to defend their rights to defend their cultures and am very important history and brain trust that indigenous peoples ranked to the world. So it work that we do. It is sacred work and we're going to continue to advance these basic fundamental policies with allies and partners like attorney general who is championing this with s knows and understands this is an attribute that's inherent to our sovereign powers and authorities at n we can nationalize. It here in the United States in carry that message globally to the United Nations to Geneva were a call to action that it'd be much more than aspirational when things like the Dakota access pipeline are not just something that could just be checked off in over the objections of trouble nations all across the country, indigenous peoples, globally, friends and allies, no other country should be able to be that. So I'm just very honored I'm excited to continue to work on this very safe for admissions to continue to. Work with friends and partners allies because we had simply our generation has just drawn that line where we know we know are standing. We have a very clear past continue to fend all that sacred in to ensure that we on our ancestors honor those future. Generations of indigenous peoples here. In the United States hundreds of millions of indigenous peoples globally up well you. Fun Sharp President of the National. Congress of American. Indians and her efforts who long with the Attorney General of Washington introducing which would hopefully be new legislation. That potentially could get adopted nation wide that would. Finally. You know in my opinion anyway right a very long standing wrong which is Simply, just having consultation with tribes and and just leaves their to be so many problems with that in most cases. The way the federal government views consultation is we just have to talk to you. We don't have to actually act on your concerns. And that is a big defining difference that aside from the three steps of diplomacy that that president sharp just mentioned at at the tail end there that the United States are already enjoys with other countries but but it isn't employed with Our Own sovereign nations within the borders of the United States as well as you know even even other indigenous governments around the world in in why is that right? So so I I'm applauding them for the efforts in this area and Certainly hope that that legislation becomes really in the state of Washington and as they said, can be modeled across across the country state by state. So gotTa have a starting point somewhere and and I. I was really really very, very happy to to hear about that effort so. Any thoughts other. None. Other than thank you for sharing that. And that that mindset doesn't have to be corrected. Because As I've been saying for a long time that that consultation. Clause. is nothing more than lip service. because. You know as long as it's just like playing a game of tag reach out and touch somebody rid. Okay. Now we won. So it's it's just how. They're going to do it. No matter what. Earlier I say. I'm sorry. But with at least if this legislation or a proposal education gets approved. They now have to wait. For any kind of approval before programs can move forward. If you don't get the approval from the the the try that's affected or tribes. affected. There's no no no no pride project. It's done. Exactly and I was just going to say that. In my dealings, for example, with the Federal Communications Commission you know that that a lot of that has to do with the placement of self our cell cellphone towers. Throughout the United States but good I just deal with the areas that are our ancestral territories I've literally seen they have forms that they have cultural resource management companies in the developers fill out. And it's literally a form that they check. Was You know? Fill a check and also fill out which tribes were were contacted. Or consulted right and so that's kind of what she's referring to. When she says, you know it's not just the boxes to check off. And say, yes, I talked to the peak what tribe where I talked to the Cherokee Nation I talk to you know what I mean, and it doesn't matter. It has no impact on on on a project moving forward or not or or whatever whatever the the the concern is going to be you know we had the same issue again with the with the wind turbines going offshore and Archer terrestrial land base that is now the ocean floor Same thing did I talked to a tribe? Yes and I don't care in we're going to run our cables through your your your cultural properties. So you know it's very, very important you know that. that. Legislation like this be enacted. Because it would. It would definitely help a lot of things not to mention having the function a. Of A diplomacy arm. To work out the differences because, hey, you know L. using alternative energy as as an example you know what I mean. I'm not I'm not against alternative energy. I'd rather have that than than what's going on with the planet and through fossil fuel extraction but I also care about where the hell they're putting these things. So you know it it it everything has an impact when you're putting a shovel to the ground so. But. Thank you guys very very much for allowing us to communicate that to you. And Really. Have anything else brother. Oh. I want to put them attention on a story that is on our facebook page if I if you don't mind. The kind of relationships, but it also makes me chuckle. So you admit there there was an issue going on in in Canada. Relevant to a development property. So this is what I was just saying. Where now in Canada, they do have policies that use the word consent. Okay, I don't know I. Don't know if it has the same teeth as what president sharpen in the torney general are proposing but but certainly, it's closer to where we would want to be here. And so this developer Did Not, get consent from one of the first nations right in their territory. In unseated land. So these are land have been untouched undeveloped, right? And they proceeded start putting shovels to the ground. And tribe obviously objected and they also filed a lawsuit I believe there and the developers were basically like, no, we don't give up and they kept working so. Mohawk may Mohawk. People Man Right? They came in with their own backhoe. And Doug, the access road. So now the now the developers can quit in their out. So that's what you call. Nonviolent Direct Action folks. So. All right. Well, anyway, the story is on our facebook page if you'd like to read it in detail. With. That I guess we'll close out yeah. Yeah All everybody. So please have a great one. Great rest of the week state safe can't can't stress that enough with Kobe going on please stay safe. and Dave will be back with you I I assume next Wednesday wrote Wednesday. Anything you wanted to use for that episode. Okay. So. Just look for that episode when it comes out and I will be back with you guys with my brother here next Saturday. You Know God for my right hand up and we'll see you then. If, you WANNA, reach us here on the show again, it's hosts an host that native opinion dot com or you can call me for the poice mail. It's zero, eight, hundred, five, five, nine, five. My name is Michael kicking bear from the Mashantucket pequot tribal nation the guy over there he is. A great citizen of the Cherokee tribe of Alabama thank you for being with us on a dot Gov e. I will see you Wednesday thanks to everybody in the chat room for joining and participating. We really do appreciate that and invite your friends to come and do the same with you. We will talk to you later on. 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You'll see what i'm talking about right so today's show we're gonna talk about New mexico governor's Michelle wine grisham announces her decision to sign a law that legalizes recreational marijuana Dr amy wagner eight a natural Pathak physician in phoenix says that cannabis helps with p. Ptsd there you go We're also going to have We're gonna talk a bit about the climate This week and Two stories their interior secretary deb. How and revoked. The series of trump administration orders that promoted fossil fuel development on public land and water and then president biden in the united states Organized a two day leaders summit on climate this week tying it to earth day but what was what really was that focus about what role did indigenous people play in those discussions. And then last minute least. We're going to talk about the most endangered river in the united states. The snake river go get into listener feedback. I want to thank you listener. Chris for letting me know that you received your swag just continue to let us know when you receive that and it would be greatly appreciated but this first bit of listener feedback comes from listener. Chris and listen to chris. Says hey dr degree al. I just finished listening to episode three one zero and i've got a few thoughts. Well i like thoughts first and foremost but the to win. It's food for thought it's even better. I'd like to thank you for recognising that poor white people are similarly similary discriminated against target. On your welcome and it's true. Okay sweet this weed whacker is going now. We we'd day. Hey man. I do apologize on really you. I'm always scared when i get pulled over by the cops. I've even had a gun. Pull them during a traffic stop before because a person in the car with me had accidentally stolen gasoline. He wrote a check for gas so he could get to work and it bounced because that check cleared before the bank processed. His paycheck did that warrant to draw firearm. I would argue. And i would agree with you. I would say no. It didn't comply with everything the overzealous officer said. Oh hell yes. I then had to scab inch five hundred dollars bail for my friend because the officer took him to prison over fifteen dollars when a simply. Hey you need to pay. This would have been sufficed regardless of that. My big point of disagreement with the show. It's the fact that we're not living in equally bad times in america today as in the second civil war as you stated in the show we are a country moving forward towards and unknowable. Better future. I would argue that the majority of people here in america are chewed truly and genuinely good also concede that they are outright evil. People as well. I would argue. The good bad ratio is maybe around eighty to twenty. but that's just a biased iowa opinion and we all have them. How do we weed out that twenty percent. You used the word. We'd chris because the part of the part of the show was about weed weed out that twenty percent without infringing on the good eighty percent. I think we've got strong case that the police are not the solution. I'm concerned that solution is something that would hypothetically take a great deal of effort and that laziness and consumerism of today's american culture isn't up to the task allegri we would rather burn everything down to our own detriment than put in more effort. Always keep on doing your thing. I love having my horizon horizons. Excuse me expanded. thanks chris. Chris thank you for that well-thought-out feedback i did call the rights movement the second civil war and in my opinion it was the country's second civil war because it did involve the entire country and it was over civil strife. I wouldn't go as far as a country is split. Eighty twenty good versus bad. I would say it's probably closer to fifty fifty If i wanted to you know air air to the right to the to the side of of good i would say maybe seventy percent back good thirty percent bad or even sixty forty and i base that on my experiences as a native person a person of color and someone that's lived through the civil rights era and someone who's been following politics for three quarters of my life and last but not least the vote that we had for the president of the united states. Seventy two million people voted for the fool in the white house or somewhere around that number. Seventy seventy plus million. People voted for that full. It's about right. The the estimate for the most part of us about seventy two seventy two million people thank you. So i can't believe that. Seventy two million people think that their vote for that fool was because he was doing such a great job for the country. We all know that he wasn't so that's what i based my comments in the show about I didn't make those comments. Willy nilly or off the cuff. I made those comments Based on a lot of things. So thank you again for your your feedback. And i'm i'm glad things as as you perceive them and see them. Aren't that bad at my hope. They continue to improve all over the country. But you're one of the fortunate states where you have a ratio maybe of around eighty to twenty and that's good. I wish that was the case all over the country. But i will continue to do my best to try to help broaden your horizons brother having anything you wanna add not too much only. Because i haven't heard that episode yet you know so i. I can't form an opinion around context until until they do so. I guess relevant to the situation with the firearm in in that in that type of thing And officers in policing with color versus everyone else. I would say the biggest issue is you know Assumption of guilt and improve Innocent later that seems to be mentality when when a person of color is pulled over by the by the police. They're going to resume this. A firearms are going to assume You know the worst and so You know like sure i can. I can agree with christmas since that. the fifteen dollar overage. That apparently was a mistake. Is their overreaction. But that's part of you know. Overall concerns with policing today is is generally over reaction but in particular overreactions with her involves so And so i can. I can at least comment on that much of the email so but again thank you. Also chris for for writing in okay next up. We have a an email here from noel right. Soonest alito I a question. I'd like to get some perspective on from native men. My ancestor was a choctaw woman who died prior to enrollment beginning via the dawes commission and therefore None of her direct descendants have been enrolled. Our distant cousins mostly men Were able to become enrolled and enroll their male children. Three generations of choctaw women in my family including language speakers were not enrolled in have now moved away from our tribal community in oklahoma. I am now reaching the age where i am thinking about children but because i am not enrolled. I'm very desperate to make sure they can be enrolled in any tribal nation. I want my children's first language not to be english. I want them to grow up the way. My great grandfather did with choctaw family and knowledge of choctaw ways. I have spoken with other native women and two spirit people who are enrolled because of the same situation or because of blood quantum requirements of their tribe. I've been told to quote. Mary indian close quote and make an effort to meet native men but each time it has felt that my urgency for enrolled children is not met in the same fashion from what i've seen and from what other friends have told me in passing. I am wondering if native men see the urgency to enroll children differently or have a different perspective on how to approach it. Enrollment is a tool of colonization. But i'm not sure if that fact is part of what is up so well thank nicole appreciate that Let me Let me let me sort of. Break this down into a couple of a couple of points. Here excuse me so. I i i always. I framed a certain context from American history through an indigenous lens right so because of mayor america's history and the propensity of committing genocide and later in further disruption of tribal cultures Such as the does act Which sought to simulate Indigenous peoples into the foreign culture. It found it. It found itself surrounded by right As well as the genocide attempts of our true sovereignty because of laws that were enacted against us and for which were enforced and continue to be enforced through more violence Therefore i continue to support any tribes right to determine on citizenship and furtherance of our sovereign rights and an increase of those rights of possible And then Just as a side note and this is sort of off the subject but So of you guys may be aware of a term floating around out there from time to time Which is called sovereign citizens a movement That is not us. That is not indigenous people Americans claiming a sovereign status honestly as a joke They're just acting out of yet. Another form of appropriation They live in a country that with the exception of people brought here for slavery their ancestors encroached upon and pushed the true sovereign citizens out of their territories and indigenous. Peoples are the only true sovereigns of this continent so those americans that are involved in the sovereign citizen movement. Just please stop okay. back to Noelle's points here in the email Each tribes enrollment requirements are very different If there's a bias to men I would have to say that. Must be internal I can only speak for myself and give my own opinion From my own perspective and experience in my tribe we do not recognize blood quantum as a criterion for for enrollment. We use lineal descendancy here Just simply put i'm indigenous. I am mashantucket pequot The federal government does not define. Who i am or who might tribe is Now based on what. You have described Again in my own opinion Noel you identify as choctaw as dot is where we are and who your children will be Therefore if you're learning more about your people anything you know you can teach to your future children Enrollment to a certain degree has no bearing on that in my view There are a couple of other points of concern that i have In the email as well you've written. I am very desperate to make sure they can be enrolled in any tribal nation. Close quote I'll take the mean you know generically But you know you want. Your children raised in and around indigenous people. That's that's that's what i believe. You meant But you have to understand how you phrase things sometimes so that people can be taken the wrong way to for example you you've further stated i've been told to marry indian and make an effort to meet native men but each time it has felt it felt like my urgency for enrolled. Children is not met with similar fashion. From what i've seen And from what other friends have told me in passing so that in my opinion Is actually a really bad advice. From friends right You shouldn't be seeking out native men just marry in To if they're from a different tribe their cultures As i said you're choctaw in your children will be as well You know Just advice you know You're not to take anything i say. Seriously it's entirely up to you but you know. Marry someone because you loved them that. That's what's most important and that will love your children. Obviously you know that. Doesn't you know even in foster situations you know. I know many foster parents despite What's going on with the The indian child welfare act which is completely under attack right now. I know foster parents that loved their Their their children that may have come from tribes very very much. You know But keeping them grounded in their culture is extremely important and there's many foster parents that do attempt to do that but then there's also foster parents unfortunately that are in it for the money and they and they target indigenous children To take to take them on and don't care whatsoever nor do they keep them connected. So it's a very very. It's very tenuous situation in foster situation so You wanna make sure that if you're having children yes you want to raise them in in your culture You know but just make sure that you know your your reasons are clear. I guess You know if someone were approaching me and they had an interior motive of wanting to you know. Marry me because you know of of my tribal status. I'd be very very concerned with that. So so i'm just you know. Just keep certain things in in that sense so do have any thoughts brother. Yeah couple noel. Your your claim choctaw. Heritage should be pursued with the tribe absolutely. I would highly recommend that you seek enrollment to the tripe as a choctaw person. You have that right It sounds like from from what i've read in your your your feedback to us that it sounds like that particular situation has a propensity to lead women to believe that you know. They can't get enrolled or they don't get enrolled. I or if they get enrolled has to be after the man. That's that's what it led me to believe. I don't. I don't know if me as well. And i don't i'm sorry brother i mean stuff that's okay but that's that's not necessarily the case. Most most native tribes are linked through the the mothers the female members of the tribe. I have chopped out heritage. I haven't pursued much about it. I can't belong to two different tribes On paper i have heritage from the cherokee people. In chopped up people and i have family members that are enrolled in both tribes. And for someone to tell you that you can't be enrolled as a charter member or you can't even pursue that or lead you to believe that it's wrong if people are doing that you have every right to pursue enrollment and i would keep pursuing. It would sorry. I keep doing that. Sorry that's okay you you have that right. Your future children will have that right and yes. Don't feel that you are obligated or you have a desperate need to mary. Just because you want to get your future children enrolled there's work out there that tribes or doing to undo some of the colonial mindset that's been thrust upon its as native peoples so my basic suggestion is go. Find out what jerry air. Jj maternal lineages is and you know pursue enrollment. You have that right. That is you're right and it's not based on whether or not the man get enrolled before you you had mentioned in your piece that you know you have distance distant cousins mostly men who were able to become enrolled and enrolled their male children. We'll see that leads me to believe that you know. They're they're in some sort. Those people are in some sort of mindset that you know the man count or come first in the women get enrolled later. If at and i don't i don't i've never heard that particular mindset from choctaw family members or friends who are choctaw so Go directly to the try your it from the horse's mouth the tribe will tell you they won't mislead you. I'm hoping that they will give you the correct information as to what you need to enroll that is you're right. Yeah i agree. I mean again i can. Only i can only speak. From what knowledge i do have can be it for my own people but also A little more. Broadly donkin Language speakers in our in our nation's here on the east You know many of us were come or are from matriarchal societies. The women lead It's very foreign to me to be honest with you. Were where it would be opposite. Quite frankly at at at tends to smell of colonialism in and of itself is a number other absolutely none of it so because you know like like my brother just said most native cultures are matriarchal and the like in my in the in the cherokee culture. That's the women who determine everything. Clans clan membership. Everything so you know. As as an era coin speaker learning to speak You know pursue what you you feel you should and you have that right to go to the trying to say might come from choctaw heritage. I would like to see if i can enroll or what. I need to do to enroll please. Do you know if you get more information by all means you know Break back to us. Let us know what what the explain to you. And of course if there's any of our listeners who can offer any any advice in in that direction we can certainly share that as well absolutely but thank you very much for writing in Appreciate it all right. I'm going to step away from the mic for a quick second brother. Sure thanks we have a bit of listener feedback from listener. Glenn who text the show. Hi native opinion listener. Glenn in portland oregon. We'll hi glen in portland oregon. If you're in planning to cover it already might want to look up. Washington planning to replace one of their statues and statuary hall with nisqually activist. Billy frank junior national wildlife refuge on squalene river named for him to and the link to that was www dot opb dot. Org article was twenty. Twenty one slash four fifteen billy frank junior in markets whitman out of as part of. Us statue swap k. Their article title. It's official whitman. Statue being replaced by one of tribal rights activists. Believe frank and we have an excerpt from that article in a time of reckoning in this is a quote about historical monuments washington state. Lawmakers found a bipartisan path to change out prominent statue. A bill signed by governor. Jay inslee on wednesday whatever day the winston that was against the process of putting a statue of the late tribal treaty rights activists billy frank junior in the us capital. The frank statue would replace one of oregon trail pioneer markets. Whitman the larger than life. Bronze whitman which stood in the us capitol statuary hall for nearly seventy years. Each state is allowed to represent itself on capitol hill by contributing to bronze or marble historical figures to the national statuary collection quoting. We expect to send our best from the state of washington to be memorialize in the united states capitol and statuary hall in quote set inslee signing the bill in the bill signing ceremony. Excuse me we can't send the squatty river or mount rainier. But we can't send billy frank junior in quote the legislative prime sponsor democratic state deborah leak off. Our lee can off leka off a butcher. That i'm sorry. Shepherded the bill with the strategy of extolling frank. And never speaking ill whitman. Thus she and her allies avoid it tag. Amazing admires of the missionary whitman whose name adorns landmarks across the pacific northwest including many schools streets. A luxury hotel. A college and a county in eastern washington state national forest in oregon and glacier on mount rainier lincoln off frame. The issue is giving new generations of heroes a chance to stand in a place of honor. After the old guard enjoyed many many decades on a pedestal. Billy is a new representative of washington state to tell the history of what we are today and where we will be in the future in quote. Lincoln off said the soul and native american currently serving in the state house. And thank you glenn for providing the story yeah link to that be there because there's more than the story that will be in the show notes but thank you. Glenn appreciate that very much absolutely. See our text service works when reached by so. Thank you beth. In in chad is confirming that story as well as the whitman's were missionaries. Yeah thank you for that very much so say good morning to everyone in chat absolutely good to see you guys before before we go into the next segment brother I just wondered if you had any thoughts because they didn't want to gloss over it Big news this week. Side from climate stuff is derek. Chauvin was found guilty on all counts. Gase worse. I just wonder if you had any any thoughts about that. I do my thoughts on. That is good. I'm glad he was convicted. There is a lot of people are calling it a victory. There's a lot more work to be done lots more. It's only a starting point. It should be a wakeup call to police departments. We'll see if it is but the bad actors out there like chauvin need to be put out front and center and they need to be made to be held accountable for their actions. Excuse me there's more to this shobin kabuki. That's coming out. The feds are thinking about looking into impressing charges against him for the treatment of a fourteen year. Old thinking twenty seventeen. Yep i saw. I saw parts of those story as well. Yep that he abused and treated similar similarly to mr floyd so i don't think mister show win is going anywhere anytime soon again. This should be a wakeup call to police departments. Time will tell whether they just toss him as a sacrifice lamb and continue with you know in in the vein of business as usual or whether they take it upon themselves to do some serious reform we as a country cannot rest thinking that justice has been served because that mentality justice has been served as like a plate of steaming hot meat if left alone is going to get cold and stale so we have to keep the pressure on police departments congress to pass police reform measures we have to keep the pressure on municipalities and states to ensure they change policing practices and hold those bad actors accountable and make it so those that want to speak out aren't ostracized or penalized for doing. So that's what has to happen. I was glad to see police officers. Come forward both active and retired and testify against mr chauvin. I was glad to see that. Maybe that in itself will pave the way for you know the officers who are trying to do their jobs. The right way to come forward and point the finger at the bad actors in the police department who makes them all look bad. That is what. I'm hoping this will give mr floyd's family a little closure. Excuse me knowing that. His murderer was held accountable and again. We just need to keep the pressure on to make sure police reform happens. You know the the mantra that went around for a while define the police that made absolutely no sense because it wasn't viewed in the right light to defend the police in most people's minds it meant take everything away from the police. Well that makes absolutely no sense but police reform in a most serious fashion needs to happen. Policing in mental health situations needs to stop. It needs to stop. Police officers are not mental health crisis individuals. They have training. They have no training with people that have severe addiction problems. There's there's a lot of things police officer shouldn't be involved in their professionals out there. That should be part of the team if you will that respond to situations of that nature. Those are the professionals that should be brought. In first and foremost in most cases so reform has a lot of different facets and whether or not people want to examine those facets and employ them is yet to be seen but police reform needs to happen and yes. I'm thrilled that. Mr sherwin was found guilty on all counts there. You have it all right. thank you brother. Thank you know in one of the things. I want to Let our listeners. now that Ladonna howard one of the spearheaders for war just lost my train of thought. The dakota access pipeline fight past this this past week. I didn't hear that she did might condolences to her family and her tribal members and to all those who worked with her you to hear that she had passed. Would again our condolences to the family and the tribal members indeed and we thank you for allowing her to help us. All the i know that. car- carter quite a number of people built a school on some of the land that she She allow people to use alka and man. I i hadn't heard that shows you how knee-deep i've been involved with federal crap. Yeah my condolences to the families. Very sorry to hear that has as for show. Then you know and i pretty much agree with everything you just said brother i guess for me it was. It was emotional. I think because. I was and and i'm not going to position the way the the fools on fox news did put on. But i did have some concerns about Person foremost him being found not guilty on any of those charges and if that had been the case what would have went off here in the country. Oh man it's tough for me too. Because i you know i get accused all the time being of living in the past right but but when we talk about a justice system in this country i i. I fall back again as i said earlier on on Looking at At history through an indigenous lens whose justice system was designed for because it wasn't in my view ever designed for people of color. No not at all. No people can argue with me till the cows come home on. That is fine that that that's perogatives but when we talk about reform that's where i'm coming from all right. Well because the system was built for the leave it to beaver air in the nineteen fifties. Yes the white picket fences and you know everybody gets along. If you have lighter skin But for the rest of the country and the rest of us if you will that. I've got many relatives of all shades. All right eight. That experience ain't that way you know. So so i was. I was very when i when i heard the verdict. Come back that quickly. I would very very instantly scared because you know because the first thoughts to me was. It's gotta be guilty flee otherwise this country is going to explode. If any of those recounts come back not guilty now you know and then you know the counter argument to that guess would be like well then you know then then you want you want public protests to be the judge jury. I've heard this argument right. You can guess where that came from. No i don't know but when there's a a large populace in this country that has no faith in the justice system or the police can understand that point of view if you can't then then if you're incapable of that well you know i. You know. I got nothing for you but this is supposed to be a democracy and that means that you know that in a democracy and in my view means that you know the the will of the people as a whole is what moves forward and the will the people it would. It would seem. Thank god is that there needs to be some reform. And that there's an insane amount of of inequality in this country so that that's how i look at it in that sense. Last thing i'll say is. I do hope it sets a precedence that you know if you're going to if you're going to claim that in the united states is the greatest country in the world. How many times have we heard that mean brother right then. Show it because you're not as it stands today. Starting with our people. The indigenous people in the united states got a long way to go on that front alone. So but i'll leave it there. I'll leave it there. That's that's a you know. I i was. I was emotional. Day was in tears when that verdict came down. It's very very happy for the floyd family. i also i'm also happy that When they when they did do a funeral which was televised The news covered it anyway. Should i say you know That all of the other families that have Had children lost to will call it like it is police. Violence were remembered also on that day so so all right. That's that's i. Guess my my summary of it so yeah one last thing about what what bothered me. A lot was a couple of excerpts that i had read that he has to be found guilty on all three charges. It was either one or not. if was one none. That's what worried me the most that. If they didn't find him guilty on on that he would walk on the other two as well I watch some of the trial. Mostly probably sound really bizarre because i wanted to see what the defense was going to put forward And in the news media. Because you know they're scavengers they were able to get I guess one of the alternate jurors on the record and And she's and she said consistently across several networks. 'cause track that kind of stuff. That's because i'm stupid that It was because of the presentation given by the prosecution So you know The the defense floated this theory of well. What if it was carbon monoxide poisoning because of where he was being held down. You know yeah and throw everything the fridge and see what sticks pretty much in the prosecution. Turn right around and said well. Let's not in the autopsy report in that pretty much. Shut down right but they were. They were they were they. Were floating these ridiculous theories so anyway but anyway i'm truly done now so all right native news news. New mexico governor legalizes recreational pot. And i'm so glad to hear that for a lot of reasons Part has gotten as you know the bad knocks the join the ranks of schedule one drugs. You know all kinds of weird crap when it is not an the the things that they've demonized part to be. None of them believe it or not before the oil industry and some good old boys within politics got their hands on legislation to place. Marijuana on schedule one category cannabis used used to be included. In many medicinal forms across the country it was a mainstay in the treatment of various maladies that afflicted people in this country before before the good old boys and politics and the oil industry dabbled into the industry. Everybody used pot in some form or fashion. I didn't in then. I wasn't around in either but i got to grab sorry. Sure so do a little research and see how prevalent cannabis was and the pharmaceutical industry. It was prevalent as a as a treatment. Hemp was also placed in the same category as marijuana wasn't placed on schedule one listing but it was outlawed because the oil industry will developing plastics and hip proved to be as viable if not more more usable than plastics from the oil industry. So that's where that whole last. Nail in the coffin for pot in hip came from marijuana was also used as a crucial or quite crucial against people of color. It was used in the fashion of painting people of color as demons as horrific people if they used parked. I it's just do some research you'll you'll find all the horrible ugly things that you know. Part opposers used to demonize color to demonize the hemp industry. It just went on and on and on but in this article from morgan we with the associated press posted in indian country today dot com new mexico governor. Michelle luhan grisham. Signed legislation monday legalizing recreational marijuana use within months and kicking off sales next year making it the seventh state since november. Two pit put an end to pot. Prohibition and i applaud you governor. Thank you governor. A democrat ported marijuana reform as a way to create jobs in short up the state revenue. It only accents on monday. She also touched on concerns about the harm inflicted on racial and ethnic minorities by drug criminalization. Which i just mentioned a moment ago and tough policing noting that the new law of free about one hundred from prison and expunged criminal records for thousands of residents now most of the people imprisoned for possession of pot where people of color and are people of color. People of color have received ridiculous long sentences for pop possession. When i say long i mean years long for possessing less than one ounce of pot. The article goes on to say. And it's a quote. It's good for workers. It's good for entrepreneurs. It is good for consumers and it brings about social justice in ways in which we have been talking about and advocating for for decades and quote said. The governor signed. Bill gives the governor a strong hand and oversight for recreational marijuana use through her appointed superintendent of the regulation and licensing department agency. superintendent linda. true. Hilo i'm sorry. If i mispronounced that said people age twenty one and over will be allowed to start growing marijuana at home and possess up to two ounces. Fifty six grams of cannabis outside their homes starting on june twenty nine two ounces. Wow that's a lot of pot truly years. I'm holding my comments recreational cannabis sales starting next year. We'll start excuse me next year. By april one at a state license dispensary. The approved legislation allows the state to forge agreements with tribal governments. That could open the marijuana industry to tribal enterprises and the rest of this would be on the show notes. I i applaud legalized marijuana. It was a plant that helped millions of people before it was used as a tool to demonize people of color and buoy the oil industry by killing the use of to create things from clothing to automotive bodies to ropes for ships. things true. so you wanted to say something i do. I'm gonna make this very short and very very clear. The only reason why this is being legalized as because someone found a way to make money at it now that might sound ignorant or whatever. The case may be but the truth of the matter. Is it started with mitch. Mcconnell mitch mcconnell of the farm act or whatever they want to call it In the senate already passed the house who farm bill. Excuse me. I forgot what year it was. But you know you can you can. You can thank turtle man for that At least you know it. Cleared the way for for the discussion to transcend into a marijuana use. Because you know hamp still unfortunately confused confused with With the close relative shall we say right But this is all about money that you know it it. In every single state is is considering Some form of legislation to legalize if not medical use which i think most states at this point are cleared it for medical use but they found a way to tax. You wanna be a grower. You're going to be taxed if you want to. And then if there are starting to consider it for recreational use. Oh that's more money to for the state's it's not about doing it because you know It was used in the past medically it has to do with now. They found a way to make money. Because none of these states know how to manage their frigging money. That's it there. Is there be because they had shut it down because they found out that they wanted to make money another way and more money at that time. And dave just mentioned it. Oh we can't we can't. We can't have a competitor called hamp to our plastics industry and our oil and gas. No no no no. yes historically. it's been used. There's way for a for a ton of reasons but the reasons it wasn't allowed was because it was for coaching on the profitability of some other industry. Now they're like well. Why don't we just have the best of both worlds. It's not about doing it because it's right. Everything in the united states is driven by capitalism period story. So let's let's just be clear we can. We can song and dance about it in terms of you know the medical benefit. Come on and i'm gonna. I'm going to sing and dance all the way to the dispensary. I'm gonna get a pound absolutely no and i'm not. I'm not denying the medical uses the people that use it not at all. it should have been used. you should never have not been used. Let's put it that way. Okay but i just. I just wanna to be clear these newscasts all the time they try to spin this crap left right and sideways like like. This was a big battle. That was one no. It wasn't no. It wasn't capitalism roosted rule this had why because the states are hurting especially after a pandemic and businesses. Hurting another routes reconsider. You know we had the same. It's not the same industry okay. But that's the same situation here in connecticut for example and other states as well when remember remember when The feds cleared sports gambling. Okay same thing guys. We've gotta figure out a way to make your thin gold internet gaming. Come on let's just let's just call it like it is greedy bastards at that needed a way to make more money and now all of a sudden everything's legal okay. I hate liars. Where i'm coming from. Okay so y-. Beth wrote possess marijuana possession. It's put many people of color in jail in prison. Yeah it's time they'll senses are overturned yet. The mayor of birmingham alabama issued a pardon of fifteen thousand people convicted of marijuana possession in birmingham between nine thousand nine hundred ninety and two thousand twenty twenty hip to all the people all the people that have been present solely on on on. Marijuana is a drug charge you know not only should they walk out of prison but their friends and family should be handing them some stogies as they would want to come back to the car give him a big old fat new method. So yeah so. That man dooby. Here's to the pot laugh. Okay not that. I would know but no own no expedience with that. Everybody's like sure you don't you. Don't well there's still. There's still a march to stop marijuana from becoming lille and there's an article coming up that will speak to that. I'm surprised at some of my colleagues in the medical profession that are trying to cook up. These outlandish studies. But we'll talk about that that's because they don't have the capability of learning to make money with it. That's true that could mean they can't make money with it. Then it's wrong. You see so sorry. You're up there who watch out there. Manneken jumped out of the corner man. If i talking squirrel think all right next article tuttle reads dub jalan revokes. Donald trump era energy orders. The interior secretary called the orders by her predecessors. And i like that they that they used a plural on that because it was many waco back to david barnhart. Her seeded by ryan. Zinke preceded by. What was it warner right. And on and on. but anyway i digress. Interior secretary called the orders by her predecessors inconsistent with the department's commitment to protect public health conserve land water and wildlife and elevate science says the story by the associated press and circulated by indian country. Today out of washington excuse me And issued a separate directive that prior prioritizes climate change and agenda decisions. Excuse me an agency decisions. The moves are part of a government wide effort by the biden administration to address climate. Change ahead of a virtual global summit which were meant to get into a little bit later on climate change that president joe biden is hosting in april from day. One president biden was clear that we must take a whole of government approach to tackle climate crisis strengthen the economy and address environmental justice. Close quote allen said in a statement the new orders will quote make our communities more resilient to climate change and helped lead the transition to a clean energy economy close quote she added the orders revoked trump era directive that boosted coal oil and gas leasing on federal lands and promoted with trump called quote energy. Dominance gotta hated that in the united states how also rescinded a trump administration order intended to increase oil drilling in alaska national alaska's national petroleum reserve. How in call for the orders by here. Predecessors ryan zinke and david bernhardt quote inconsistent with the department's commitment to protect public health conserve land water and wildlife and elevate science collectively the previous order quote tilted the balance of public land and management Without regard for climate change equity or community engagement. Close boat hound set. Well i'm glad to see the words ocean management here because this deals exactly in the area that i'm intimately familiar with because it also a covers. Hopefully offshore wind energy something that is definitely being pushed for and were still in discussions about It's coming no matter. No matter what But some of the equality. That word cheat mentioned here is part that discussion as well as How we're going to go about Shall we say rolling out green energy. Okay the new orders do not affect interiors ongoing review of proposals for oil gas. Coal and renewable energy development of public lands water. She said right that that you know they can still like. Here's a proposal. What do you think you know in review. It doesn't mean that it's going to proceed in every case Environmental groups heralded the orders and pledged to work with jalan to ensure interior department. Decisions are guided by science and respect for indigenous communities wildlife out door recreation and other uses more than twenty five percent of all us greenhouse gas emissions originate on public lands and interior has quote unrivalled opportunities to restore natural carbon sinks responsibly. Deploy clean energy. Okay now i appreciate responsible deployment. So you know like i said. There's there's a lot of discussion going on around. That and reduce existing emissions said colin o'meara presidency oh of the national wildlife federation quote rescinding the previous administrations orders that encouraged unfettered drilling in ecologically and culturally sensitive areas and establishing a climate task. Force will help ensure a wise management of our natural resources for people and wildlife alike. Amara said so full. Stop for a moment. So you keep hearing me hint about offshore wind energy right so let me read this again. Rescinding the previous administrations orders. That encouraged so encouraged means through the department of interior and its various agencies unfettered drilling and echo ecologically and culturally sensitive areas and establishing climate task. Force that will ensure wise management. So the problem is in the offshore wind space. The term culturally sensitive areas is an area. Where arguing when we tell the agency. This is a culturally sensitive area. Do not put wind turbines there the challenge we have is tribes as they're like. Oh well in the natural in the national interest of getting off of fossil fuel. We must put them their well. If we're talking responsible rollout of renewable energy. You're gonna listen to us all right The coal Moratorium brought a sharp backlash by republicans. Who said it was evidence of a war on coal. Okay all right a war on coal. I seem to remember brother. There was still an awful lot of unemployed workers during the trump administration Yeah quite a few and he promised them they'd be back to work soon and they're still unemployed correct. Somebody needs to have a conversation. I think with the well. Let's see who is the senator who is the senior senator from west virginia. I have the name of his name on the tip of my tongue. And i can't get i know you're talking about de the guy that led the the senate hearing against confirmation hearing again much in the twin. All right joe. Munchkin joe manchin was referring to okay. Yeah that's his name so in ain't jobs. Republicans the moratorium had little practical effect except However since interest among companies leasing large tracts of federal land dried up when the coal markets collapsed over the last decade amid competition with cheaper natural gas. That's correct The american petroleum institute. The oil industry's top. Lobbying group warned that policies aimed at slowing or stopping oil and natural gas production on federal lands and waters could harm national security open as environmental progress and the economy. We already debunked that in several episodes back. I just don't have the episode number off the top of my head right now unless you remember brother but We provided in in its in the show. notes You know their own figures and used them against them To that point quoting them. Apparently banning or greatly hindering federal leasing would threaten decades of american energy and climate progress and return us to the greater resilience on foreign energy with lower environmental standards close quote tied drum as opposed to the lower environmental standards in this country hung up on phrases and flowery words and my gosh. That must meet some horrible. You know means a toilet. Paper roll is almost empty again. I i i know I communicate things. Confusing lee Because on the one hand you'll hear me you hear me. Romblon seemingly against offshore wind energy which is a renewable energy source right My my clarify no. I'm not against it. I'm against where you're putting them necessarily and against the The far and i'm talking. We've i've been in hundreds of hours of meetings with the bureau of ocean energy management on the subject. I'm not even exaggerating when you're communicating to us that you're listening but that our words have no effect on you. That is the same thing as saying. We're putting our turbines there no matter if you like it or not and if you want me to be more specific one areas where they're cables are going to run from their farms through nantucket sound really. Yes which is extremely culturally sensitive. So i said well on record along with other tribes as to our concerns about that and thus far don't matter why because of this big push no matter what a few tribes think. The tone has been set. We want green energy right. Well ask him about the oils that are used for lubricants inside these winter by generators. What if they leak into the ocean. Ask them how they intend to handle. Mass wail and often beachings as a result of continuous pounding. On the ocean floor to mount these things for over ten years. Ask them what the process is to obtain the materials for the magnets used in these wind. Turbine generators. So we're gonna talk about green energy. You better be clear about what's involved. Yes wendy's renewable. It keeps reoccurring golf. Clap for you. And i'm not a shell for the cats industry. That's even worse. But what is your answer to those concerns. They won't they won't have that conversation with you all they want. Is you to know that an alternative is out there. Generating power for you for your electric cars for your cell phones for the batteries in your laptop of which i'm surrounded by right now i get it but you have to have an answer guys for how to address those potential problems. What what the bureau. Air g management and also to a limited degree noah. I've told us regarding marine life. Migration is well if the whales get too close we'll stop pounding on the earth's floor. That's their mitigation strategy to date on that subject k takes little tiny tribes to point this out even with deb there and other tribes on the pacific coast. If the whales get too close. They'll stop pounding correct. What are they considered to close. Do they not understand. Sure would like to know. There's no plans plan in front of us. So when i like to know because their bathing evading the fact that sound travels through water for hundreds of miles there's an endangered species known as the right whale. Only four hundred don't exist in the world and most of them are traversing the atlantic ocean. I wanna say they might even be the second largest well known to exist next to the blue l. I wanted to say okay. now you can. You can call me an extreme or whatever but again if if you go to put your hand over flame and you can feel heat. What do you do. You pull your hand away right Well if you're a whale and you're swimming and all of sudden this is all you hear days on end and you're not used to hearing that we're going to run from the noise right so if you hear this for them if they run away they hit land dry land. What are you going to do noah. What's your plan. Oh yeah yeah. I already said it. Well if we see them. We'll stop temporarily and the other the other counterpoint. We get as well. We haven't seen that happen with the years and years and years of oil rigs that have gone out in the for example in the gulf of mexico. Really as your answer. These are held lot closer to shore oil rigs in some cases. Ask them what they're doing with oil rigs that are that they won't be using anymore if and there's some out there now i want answers before you go putting more steel in the water right now. They haven't provided very many. They tout all the benefits of the energy right. Some of the ratepayers aren't convinced that and the other side of it the economy of it so as you're transitioning away from oil and gas but you have to make up the difference in energy you're going to rely on something else you can rely on solar you rely on wind and whatever else we can dream right. Well they're not gonna. They're not putting these structures out and way out to sea for free investors agreements. They're gonna make the money back already. Already revealed that that if you're a federal government gets paid every time they issue at least to these companies and they will get paid when they turn them on continuously in perpetuity for at least twenty five years your federal government second largest revenue source comes from the bureau of ocean energy management. So what's the plan. Our rate payers to pay more or not. What's the math. So food for thought i'm done. I think you're up. Brother gave me tv. Gave up on me. I had to stop chuckling. Because my ridiculousness i know. It's there's a lot of things that that noah end the department of the interior need to start being upfront with people about tons of things and you know when that happens. A lot of things will kind of fall into place but until that happens you know the pushback that that surrounds climate climate change is going to continue to happen so you know. Be honest with people. Let let the people have a hand in deciding where we need to go because you know we. We are part of the equation. We are affected by the decisions that those not heads in dc. Make the people in opportunity to have a hand in the direction. Give the people an opportunity to have a say that that hasn't happened thus far so if you keep making a bad pot of soup for years and years and years at some point. Somebody's going to say. Hey why don't you get advice from somebody else. That might be able to help exactly just very quickly. Just some context. I was talking about the construction and know whale and other other species migration patterns being affected. When i say ten years. I'm referring to the fact that there are Ten offshore wind energy projects. Here in the northeast under review by the bureau of ocean energy management. There are a total of sixteen lease areas and lee says that have been issued so you have to look at the totality of Affected construction time To get all of these wind turbines built the there's seven projects off of the coast of new england alone that will encompass approximately two thousand turbines in that area alone so again. If you're if you're if you're a migratory species that swims around In patterns and you start to hear hammering on the ocean floor because a construction and that's prolonged for that period of time. That's a that's a real concern. You know on the migration issue if they wanted to be proactive for the environment they would take into account the migrations and the calving seasons of whales and dolphins and they would stop their construction during that time. Well that's their mitigation strategy. That's what they're saying brother but there is that happening. How are we supposed to monitor it. Let's go there exactly. How are we suppose to monitor it. Who's going to go out in a little. Dinky one hundred fifty miles offshore to see if they stopped hammering the heck out of the ocean floor for three months. Who's gonna do that. yeah. I guess we're calling greenpeace. I don't know you know it's listen. I excuse that word green. I've i've been to a number of strandings of wales of different species and it's not a pretty sight something has called these beautiful animals to beats themselves. And i've been to a number of strandings during deepwater horizon because of that that massive degradation of the environment and these beachings of these wales. Where because of that. I've been to strandings of other whales and dolphins than a because of other types of ocean construction so it does affect the sea life. I'll argue with anybody. Says it doesn't go on. Go on a stranding being in the water with the whale as as it's dying be on a beach with their quayle as it's as it's trying to breathe and can't because it's massive weight compressing. It's long david. Confirm this for sure because you've done work with the mystic aquarium and in you know that they have you know People on staff there that do go out and fly down to where you live now right and they have Bays where they where they try to Try to heal Certain species not not not not necessarily the size of you know right whale but you know these efforts in these concerns are brought up all the time by by oceanographers for example now and i don't mean to being no it's just that either. They're they're not in the loop with the bureau of ocean energy management. You know But somebody has to develop a reaction plan. Well that's just it. The reaction plans are sold scattered. And and there aren't enough agencies that are on the same page with moat. I was as well as mystic. I was part of their whale and dolphin hospital and more times than i would like. We would get beached pilot wales. Okay yep to to the aquarium and beach. Dolphins for various reasons to the aquarium and we have facilities within moat to to help real rehabilitate these animals if possible but sometimes it's not always possible. And you know it's really heartrending quinn. You see animals that have to be rescued and brought to facilities like moat in mystic because of man's intervention man's man's cost causality Exactly and it's you know we have to stop and think that you know these these are sentient beings just like we are you know they have a right to exist just like we do when we get into the climate discussion a little bit more a little bit later I'm gonna on winner. Bring another concern around this That isn't being discussed but go ahead. Sorry that's okay. I've been working on the ocean space for a long long time. And it's i see what happens. And i've seen what happens because of of mankind and it's not pretty and companies don't care they don't care industries don't care you stand in the way of the dollar. They'll do everything they possibly can to recite. Move what they consider an obstacle of them making money. yeah it's it's sickening has got to be done and in this particular case the the dollars are coming from. Outside of the united states. They had to find american based companies or or form them with american we'll call stakeholders financial and otherwise to operate to even get The industry underway but a lot of the initial capital. That's coming into. The country is coming from europe for these for these offshore wind energy project. And i i know i know. There's land based wind turbines and you know and the whole nine and get it again for the most part our reaction so far is lack of sensitivity by the lead federal agency in this case. Bomb the bureau. Russia energy management on our cultural concerns of of the placement of the cable and By and large also even the the the what they call the farm the lease areas. What they call the wind development areas as literally what they call it That are out to see When when you know there's been enough studies done to show the cultural sensitivities and where some of these areas are and it doesn't seem to matter to these folks why because of the investment being it's always about the dollar always about the money we've invested thirty three billion dollars in such such study had. I'm sorry last last point on this had the had the bureau. Russia urging management done their due diligence and true outreach when they were looking to carve up the ocean floor and talk to the tribes. At this point we probably could have come to an agreement as to areas that are potentially less sensitive that they could have Accomplish the same goal. this is what i'm saying. We're not necessarily anti going to a renewable energy source. It's more about where you guys are putting them in where the cables going when you're telling us that the survey work that you're doing to the ocean floor to plot out the roots for your various different energy cables on only looks at you know avoiding board of boulders for the most part and shipwrecks of steel a result of war versus you know culturally sensitive areas where some of our village sites might be. And then you say that you can't move the cables because it's too expensive. No no no no no no no. It's one of the reasons why they won't avoid nantucket sound. Well there's other types of cables that are there now. Well that's because you didn't talk to anybody so nobody knew other than you know the the parties that benefit at that time so anyway just some of the things going on in my world and other tribes definitely especially the woman. Oh egg in massachusetts so all right well in other news in other news a marijuana and mental health articles written by natasha. Ye nicholas johnson and taylor even for cronkite news and posted in india country today as restrictions on marijuana use fall and its its popularity around the world rises researchers or therapists are examining its influence on mental health blue. Hey swirled around jamie wedeman. The tv droned on another day another high by this day but the state. Excuse me in two thousand sixteen. It'd be no different. Her boyfriend was fed up with her verbal abuse and refusal. To get a job we'd been hadn't worked for five years. Tide of enabling. Her marijuana addiction kicked her out of the east phoenix home. Wedeman sister staged intervention after a detox. Sixty day rehab at scottsdale recovery center and an eight week outpatient program at the meadows also in scottsdale. Wedeman pot-smoking led to a diagnosis of historic. I'm sorry histrionic personality disorder a mental health condition indicated by a pattern of excessive attention seeking behaviors. According to research from the mayo clinic. Okay that little paragraph right. There is part of the reason. Why some of my colleagues in the medical profession will use things like that as a way to demonize marijuana. They did nothing to say or to show that her diagnosis was not related to her pot. News that's bs. If you're going to do the research do the research be fair in your research. Be fair in your research. Some medical experts say cannabis use has a negative effect on the psychological wellbeing of chronic users. Though it's unclear whether it exacerbates existing issues or create new ones however other researchers say wanna can alleviate suffering for people with high anxiety or post traumatic stress disorder. Or a ptsd. It's an issue. That's become increasingly. Relevant in arizona was one of four states to legalize marijuana in twenty twenty joining. Fourteen states including california michigan and alaska. Medical medical marijuana is available. Thirty six states including arizona and california. According to the national conference of state legislatures arizona had two hundred ninety five thousand two hundred ninety five. That's quite a combination numbers medical marijuana patients at the end of twenty twenty from three thirty four thousand six hundred ninety nine two thousand twelve the first year. Medical marijuana was available in the state according to the arizona department of services health services which oversees the program when recreational marijuana went on sale in some dispensaries in january recreational users. Twenty one and older lined up for who to legally buy cannabis now. Some of those who are trying to say. Marijuana has a negative effect in treating mental health or other health related conditions aren't not understanding that pot use recreational or medicinal is not new. It's not new. People have been using marijuana for decades long before the states decided to. you know. Jump on the moneymaking bandwagon and realize that. Oh we can make some money on this. Some marijuana industry veterans would rather not think too deeply about the plans put plants potential of on mental health. Well there are some things about mental health that it does help. There's a lot of things about the plant. Use medically physically that it does help for them to target certain aspects of mental health to say that marijuana is not beneficial that's disingenuous that's very disingenuous because if there are mental conditions out there that require the use of lithium then of course marijuana's not going to help of course it's not gonna help but for them to try to do a comparison between mental health treatments and try to say wall marijuana. It's not helping. it's only making it worse. That is not helping. That's disingenuous on. So i don't know for them to say. Marijuana is addictive that's disingenuous. that's disingenuous on. We'll say it should be ashamed. But again i'll bring the age old arguments that you know pro. Marijuana users have been stating for years. And i've i've always agreed with him. And i still do lend define for addiction because i seem to remember that. The industry called Tobacco has been hammered more times than not for the tar levels which is supposedly linked to what. Oh addiction well. They didn't bother to tell them they didn't long time that it's the other chemicals that they include in tobacco precise at precisely but you didn't see them pulling off the market you mean seeing them banning now did you know so we circle back to my original point. It's about capital sure. Now that they found Now that they found a model to be able to to market it in the conditions were right called the pandemic and the economy. All these discussions around medical use don't matter the don't matter at all. They can make all the analysis at that they want to. We know what the benefits of the plant has always been. This is about capitalism. it's totally about capital. And if does anybody that's trying to put up with front You know to to prevent further Of it it's coming from is coming from the tobacco industry because it's too closely is the closest related competitor to it at this point anyway you to meet. His plane is the noses on our faces. The rest of this will be on the show. And i want you know listeners to see this for themselves because you know there are things that remember. I mentioned that their mental disorders that certain certain chemicals are meant to treat. I'll read this paragraph links to psychosis and schizophrenia. Madeline meyer and associate professor of psychology at arizona. State university who studies. How cannabis affects mental and physical health over a lifespan. He's troubled and here's her. Check the soccer just playing. I'm sorry quoting not just my research but the wider body search surge yet right shown that mostly metal recreational cannabis use is associated with increased. Risk for psychosis and schizophrenia. Bull hockey said my who co-authored at twenty sixteen study in jama the journal of american madison. Give me a break if somebody is exhibiting symptoms of psychosis and schizophrenia. Pot ain't reason right exactly. Those conditions lead to cannabis users seeing hearing things that aren't there and having delusions about the world around them. She said adding there is also some evidence that cannabis use is associated with depression. Okay again pot. Ain't the reason those conditions were there before marijuana use. you know. that's what i mean by there being disingenuous about research but also again. It's the age old agit brother you know. Follow the money. I don't care what industry it is. There's research behind it. Gotta pay people to do the research and it's very well known that it doesn't matter what it is if you want the outcome to be swung certain way. Okay okay. so that's simple as that you know i. It's and and all my years of knowing pot. Smokers people that have been smoking pot for years. I've seen them to say you know. I'm done smoking hot for a while and they just don't smoke for a while and then they i. I mean countless people that i've seen do this over the years so you know that bs about it being addictive. It's like no odd people news flash from the chat room. Just want everybody. Beware paul's rolling a blunt right now. So paul take a hit from any man Important very very important. Paul thank you absolutely. Let's see manda just wrote. I'm just gonna put this out there. I've been partaking in marijuana for over twenty years. All right graduated high school and to college degrees. I have a decent job and many other things to be grateful for. We are exactly anyway it out there all right all right. So let's let's. Let's talk about what what happened this week in terms of the climate summit Hopefully this will be of some interest just to some people but So this past week. President biden and the united states opened a two day event on climate starting on earth. Day which i believe was his past tuesday. The twos are wednesday. This was an opportunity for the biden administration to solicit the support of world leaders to join the initiatives that president biden his laid out for the united states to combat climate change. Okay forty leaders were invited to join the summit and speak among. The forty were three indigenous leaders. So we'd like to showcase their speeches because again if you're you know this was all done online so it was like a zoom conference on steroids. Right i mean there was the brother there was a there was a physical set monitors everywhere they had these incredibly polished of videos. Ready to go ahead of time. You know touting the importance of climate change and of which i agree with i completely agree with you know and the whole thing was orchestrated but a forty leaders were invited and among them again. We had three indigenous leaders that spoke so We wanted to play those because with forty people speaking in various different languages. Which of course you know you can get the right feed and get the english version of it is very easy for Our voices to get lost right with that many people speaking or or really pick a country and you know you can get lost Then after we play those We also wanna share part of mr biden speech And then if there's time which looking at the clock next we're coming up on almost two hours brother some Then john kerry and treasurer treasury secretary. Janet yellen lead a panel of world. Investors discussing the need of the financial investment in clinging in a clean greenmarket. They called it. Ni- i didn't pull the actual speeches made by the investors. But i you know. Maybe i could throw that together and make that available for you guys but all of this is out on youtube anyway if you wanna if you wanna look for it. It's just that it was like you know seven hours long right and a seven times too so fourteen hours between a couple of days right so i only focused on the first day. Because i've seen him. That's when most of the leaders gave their prepared speeches right in presentations so so we'll provide comments along the way so encourage that from you as well brother right if anything it strikes your fancy and So i up and right out of the gate. We're going to hit this. Hard is a young climate activists from mexico. Her name is Shia bastida who really has a message for the entire world now. There is a long lead up on this But i think it was important included So the person who introduced her Was speaking about all of her credentials. If you all the things that she's worked on so i included that as well. This is Almost ten minutes long first clips. I know it's long so you know. Grab your favorite beverage is my brother says and And have listened to what this this young person Who i'm very proud of her message to the world. Here we go now. It's a true pleasure and honor to introduce another leader Climate activists thiede She grew up in the town of sent federal to attack in mexico. She's a member of the itami toll tech nation. She's experienced firsthand the devastating impact of climate crisis. When she was just eleven years old her town was hit by back to back. Years of climate drought then. The intense rains came and then the floods her family was displaced and she and her parents relocated to the united states to new york. These dramatic swings in extreme weather are just one of the consequences of the climate crisis were already experiencing across the world including here in the united states. Were at the same time as she is. Town was experiencing droughts and floods. The american southwest was in the middle of the worst drought since the sixteenth century. After relocating to new york she came face to face with another impact of the climate crisis in the lasting damage left by superstorm. Sandy wherever she went she saw how changes driven by climate were hurting communities so she joined the fridays for the future movement and was one of the young activists who led their fellow students and people of all ages to strike in order to wake up the world to the impacts of the climate emergency and to call on leaders like us to take action before. It's too late in the time. Since she's given much of herself to the climate justice effort she mobilized six hundred students from school to join the march twenty nineteen climate strike. She led a push for legislative changes inner city and state. She launched a youth activism training program. She addressed the united nations for she. Ate this isn't a hobby. It's a way of life. She is part of a rising generation of leaders. Who are pushing us to make the necessary changes that we offer too long. She and her fellow young leaders have earned a seat at the table. Not just because they will bear more of the consequences of climate change or the world's inaction on climate but also because of the urgency ingenuity and total dedication that they have brought to this effort. We've asked a lot of our young people. They're delivering now. It's time we ask more of ourselves. She comes from a line of environmental activists. Grandparents fought for decades to protect her indigenous nations sacred lands in mexico parents environmental advocates to something she is father told her continues to guide her activism to this day. And i quote. Leave everything better than you found it. That's also our responsibility. What this summit is all about. And it's the underlying purpose behind all that we must do this crucial year in this decisive decade. If we act together we can turn the need to reduce our emissions and adapt our communities into once in generations opportunity to improve the lives of people and build more just equitable and sustainable societies. She thank you. Thank you for all you've done to leave everything better than you found it. We're humbled and inspired by your service. And now we look forward to hearing from you. Thank you excellences. President biden honorable heads of state. My name is shia sta. I am a climate justice activists born on race in mexico. I am one of many young people who have already been impacted by the climate crisis. Such as when my hometown was hit by flooding in two thousand fifteen. I come to this summit non that i cannot possibly communicate all of the youth voices. That should be here s. I am the only one of two who will be addressing you today as much as it is a great opportunity it is also a great responsibility. I did not want to stand here on. Radar concerns and demands. Because if you had been listening you would know what they are nevertheless. i think that it is important for all of us to be on the same page. from now. On moving forward the climate crisis is the result of thus perpetuating on upholding the harmful systems of colonialism oppression capitalism on market oriented greenwash solutions. The forty leaders who are in the summit are in the majority from the global north which has historically perpetuated these systems the communities who are the most affected those who have endured displacement because of drought flooding wildfires crop failure and human rights abuse are not fully represented here today. Solutions must be aligned. With the fact that climate justice social justice we can no longer keep having summits. Encumber stations are on what needs to change because we already have all of the solutions that we need so all we have to do implement them the fossil fuel industry and the systems that uphold the climate crisis. Rely on the existence of sacrifice sums and the sacrifice don't have been intentionally picked to target the global south. I'm black and brown. Communities in the global north. This is why it comes when it comes to sustainable solutions we use me to participate in decision-making spaces to ensure that the green economy track will not be replicating systems of exploitation and creating new sacrifice thumbs. Because this is already happening in many regions of the world green economy was business as usual would severely affect frontline black brown and indigenous communities unique to accept that the era of fossil fuels is over when you'd have just transition to to renewables worldwide. So that we can stop emitting carbon unfocused on drawing down carbon but most importantly all of these solutions must be implemented with the voice of frontline black brown an indigenous communities as leaders and decision makers we demand that you stop called investments on subsidies. We demand that you stop any new fossil fuel infrastructure existing fossil fuel extraction including pipelines. We demand comprehensive non eurocentric and intersectional climate education including literacy on climate justice environmental racism Wisdom on historical movements disability justice green careers and sustainable living. We demand that you stop. Systematically targeting global style black and brown indigenous communities through environmental plunder the exploitation of our lands and you'll liberal policies would demand to get to net zero emissions by twenty thirty not net zero by two thousand fifty including concrete plans regarding how to get there by annual binding carbon budgets we demand that countries increase their commitments to be in line with pair segment target of one point five degrees of warming which is already a compromise for the arctic the amazon rainforest island nations and much of the african continent. Here's where we hope that. All countries replicate president biden's commitment to cutting carbon emissions in half by twenty thirty because we must we demand the global north countries climate migrants as such. We demand the governments that knocked policies to protect land defenders and acknowledge our right to peaceful protests on mobilisation. You will often tell us again and again that we are being unrealistic and unreasonable but who is being unrealistic. Unreasonable with unambitious non-bold so solutions. You are the ones creating on finding loopholes in your own legislations resolutions. Policies and agreements. You are the night once if you think we can survive this crisis in the current way of living your the pessimists if you don't believe we have what it takes to change the world if you want to know why you activists are rising up. It's because we're striving for joy joy for our communities and future generations. the comic crisis is so violent any successor but it's so much injustice. It is time that you stuck thanking us. For being activists. It's time for all of us to rise together and recognize. The climate crisis is not only the biggest challenge that humanity has ever faced but it is also the biggest Unity that we have to change the world to and please keep in mind that. Throw the summit. The friday friday's for feature is holding a summit on april. Twenty third to stay the things we won the whole world to now my generation is making sure that they are alternative inclusive and radical discourses in order for this summit to have an impact. It is imperative that demands are recognized. Unimplemented it is not enough to ask what world we are delivering the future generations but what generations we are delivering the world as youth. We want to make sure that we can continue to live in harmony with mother earth until we see the necessary paradigm shift we will keep demanding holistic solutions and most importantly we will be watching. And we will be organizing. Thank you for your time. Boom lot to unpack there and all accurate and all correct. You have any thoughts brother go. She hit the nail on the head repeatedly. And there's nothing that they can say nothing that can be said you. She speaks of things that have to be done We've already reached a point where it's almost at a point of no return we we're close but as as that's that's pretty unusual this country and apart a good part of the world is a reactionary environment. You know you run around with the hair on fire. You know screaming. What are we doing. What do we do. You know the it's too late then you know. Be be be pre preventative. Not you know. Reactionary be preventative. All of the solutions are there You know i. I took some quick notes here While she was speaking so She quit colonialism and capitalism together i heard And then she also made an assertion that you know this was motive for you know Other forms of industry which also include by the way the green industry and the green movement relevant to energy which are some of the things i sort of touched on in my weird rambling earlier. She also said climate justice social justice very true absolutely true. She also spoke of understand that. If you're going to say that you want to move to Clean energy and green sources. Well you have to find what you mean by that. And how to get there now. She also spoke of sacrifice zones. This is exactly what i was referring to when i was talking about wind energy developments for offshore wind. We're listening to you tribes. But you know we've already determined for you that these are going there. She called for using and listening not beyond listening but putting into action and sestri indigenous wisdom very telling very towing and what they're actually doing is despite you know having that summit this week this past weekend and others of the pass including the pie the paris climate accords. And you know you name it right. All it's happening is that you know. There's a lot of energy and effort to exploit loopholes in existing legislation. She said that as well. So what the messages you know. Stop fronting and actually take action to her message to these would be world leaders right okay. next up or we're going to hear The presentation given by a miss do volley. Who is an activist and a brazilian tribal leader was going to speak of the effects of climate change on on her people. This is about seven minutes. Long here we go from attempts drought and dry riverbeds. Too high temperatures and prolong weights places like australia. Californian amazon are seeing surges in wildfires year after year indigenous communities across the brazilian amazon directly feeling the effects of climate change every day. This bizarre do bali. How're indigenous peoples from the amazon using traditional practices to combat climate the climate crisis. How can we collaborate. And try to mitigate the risks and disasters associated with these escalating threats globally. Good afternoon. first. Of all i would like to thank president biden for this invitation so that our organization can participate in representing digits peoples of brazil bringing you concrete information for these issues. That are so important. Such as climate change people's resilience. These are critical topics for us. Indigenous peoples who since always have been active in conserving mother earth protecting and conserving indigenous lands. So for us. Public policies for climate issues are very important when we talk about the paris agreement which so many countries signed that a responsibility so that their indigenous peoples not only in brazil but worldwide can have the rights ensured. because when we talk about forest conservation especially the amazon. We are indeed speaking about most of the amazon which are conservation areas in indigenous lands ending in digital slants have served as a barrier against deforestation and degradation however the indigenous peoples must have their rights in shored as legislations define the strategy swint. We need as a country where the agreement of paris was signed was that public policies indeed must reach their end because public policies in brazil all technical groups on climate change there they have come to a halt they are inactive so it is very difficult for us when such an important discussion on climate takes place but we lose the arenas that were once available for us to discuss in join in that dialogue bringing in central knowledge traditional knowledge. It is so important for us to consider science. Researchers scientists indigenous peoples are experts on climate so our rights must be ensured lands and boundaries must be set out clearly. That is why we're here today. Bringing you the voice of indigenous peoples and saying that strategies for conserving forests. Biomarkers when we talk about a forest. We don't only care about the current situation but long-term conservation the indigenous council of rimma which is my organization has been striving to carry out studies on climate change base within the organization with local business groups and those studies. Show us a rise and water temperatures regional Species of fish that are disappearing climate. Change is not something that is going to happen it has already happened. We see that an indigenous communities and we have to be very aware to this agreement between all countries in the world. We must be vigilant so that all legislation in brazil is actually implemented and carried out because when we talk about climate. We shouldn't leave out rights when we talk about climate. We shouldn't forget about territorial rights so climate change as the paris agreement calls this topic. We also call that the transformation of time which has already started to have an impact on social lives on the cultural lives of indigenous peoples. And i would like to call brazil's attention as well as the world's attention to this responsibility so that all financial resources and funds dedicated to climate that they indeed become active and help people so that these funds and groups are not lost only at the policy level. we need them to reach the ground level. We need these actions to be implemented in a way that can strengthen indigenous peoples in their resilience so we can face climate change we as indigenous peoples. When we don't talk much about a deputation that term leads us to think about adapting to things. We don't want to adapt to when we talk about climate change. We talk about fighting changes that we don't wish to see in. What have we done in that regard in the indigenous committee for climate change which was constituted in brazil including representatives from various regions including the northeast. Where there are serious drought. We have a plan for fighting climate. Change through the perspective of indigenous peoples. We have case studies holistic case studies. We have prepared in which we present solutions for fighting climate. Change for instance. We have a solution that includes seed banks live seed banks so we can study and identify seeds that are most resistant to high temperatures to low temperatures to become better organized to fight climate issues. That implode down here. But i wanna thank you. The fish we count on disappear so public policies implemented in various countries. Why he tried to cut her off to reach the community level. So thank you for this opportunity so we can say yes to life yes to earth on such an important day as today which would call earth day and earth day for indigenous. Peoples is incredibly important to us. Thank you very much. Thank you thank you. We greatly appreciate your leadership. Ya now see. This is again yet. Another problem with when when non-indigenous voices boy you hurt. You heard him to stepping on her. And and and cut her off. Okay and i and i. I've edited these from the airing so she spoke for Seven minutes and fourteen seconds now the gave the other girl. The younger girl from mexico Almost ten minutes not included the gentlemen at the beginning Who was one of few different moderators He did a nearly three. And a half minute. Lead up for her So why you know why. Step on indigenous people when they're trying to convey something you know because look this is all internet based all right. We can go until a commitment fails. If we want to. You know there weren't commercial interruptions like you know if this was a you know a cable television network you know. There's no reason to be cutting off speakers. I don't care who it is. But i'm going to. I'm going to be little more vigilant when it comes to our indigenous speakers so don't know what that was all about We're not on a time crunch guys. So she said some some very important things She said indigenous people Have since always fought climate change which are manmade right. Then she transitioned into and this is why they honestly were trying to shut her down. She started to talk about. Indigenous rights must be assured in that good policy needs to turn into actual ground action and she's in brazil guys remember who the president of brazil is at the moment jar. Buses you boston. Ro okay so only let me call up you know now. Now if there are republicans listening to our show and there are a few y- they're gonna they're gonna roll their eyes. Why because i'm going to quote a source from the new york times right and they wrote this. One was published twenty nineteen out of washington. They said president chito hosted jar. Boston arrow the brazilian president at the white house on tuesday and it was something like looking in the mirror like other author authorized author of authoritarian leaders. Mr trump has embraced since taking off this. Mr bar asano is an echo of the american president. A brash nationalist. who is populist. Appeal comes partly from his use of twitter and his history of making crude statements about women gay people and ready indigenous groups quote. They say he's the donald trump south america close quote. Mr trump marveled during a speech to the farm bureau in january noting that mr also naro edwin called the trump of the tropics in close quote since taking office this year. So you can imagine if you're an indigenous leader in brazil what you're up against when you're talking about policy and wanting to make positive change in the fight for climate change so i haven't had a chance to go look and see what marcenaro suppose if he even participated in the summit to see what his speech was but you can imagine the uphill fight the that they must have all right next up is someone who's who's spoken quite literally all over the world and has an outstanding as an outstanding leader ending country. Here in the united states font. Sharp is president of the national congress of american indians. And here's her presentation. At the summit tribes and indigenous communities are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change their homelands sacred places and the very resources depend on to sustain their culture and livelihoods are increasingly threatened. Going to pause right there and explain something to you guys when we interact with with federal agencies in particular. They often do without gentlemen. Just edna quote back things that they're very well aware of what are meaningful. 'twas which means yes they're well aware of our position on things when they can call us back to us and to other people. Then you know. Then there's no excuse to be continuing with your behavior but this is what's happening time and time and time again now that this isn't a this on the gentleman who's who's introducing fond chart but just so you guys know this is exactly what federal government people do to us all the time so if you know what. Our arguments are what our concerns are. What our fears even are. Why do you continue to perpetuate the behavior. Just one point that out. He'll however tribal communities are already taken steps to prepare for and become more resilient to these changes in our climate president sharp given that indigenous peoples stand on centuries centuries of knowledge. How do you harness that. Wisdom at the state and national level to ensure environmental protections for vulnerable populations your hutch on irish minister reagan. Thank you for that question. My name is fawn sharp in ice service president of the national congress. Murphy's late in nineteen forty four. Nci is the oldest largest most representative organisation comprise the tribal nations in their citizens on behalf of ncaa. I i wanna thank president biden. Vice-president harris in us special on by climate john kerry for convening this leader summit climate. The answer your question. The best way to harness the ancient in timeless wisdom of indigenous communities is to follow the leadership demonstrated here today in ensure that we have a seat at the table for every local state national and international climate engagement. This is truly an historic in sacred moment in time that requires full creative holistic inclusive approaches. We thank you for. Recognising indian country is not only central to but a necessary partner in developing local national and global climate solutions over fifteen years ago when i was initially elected as president of my own nation irish immediately confronted with frontline impacts of climate change that year in two thousand and six. I face the harsh reality that will millions of sockeye salmon return to the mighty quinn river each year for malaysia. Only four thousand return that here. I've had to clear multiple states of emergency in personally witnessed level rise. Inundate are village butting our court house community center jail facility in our only store in town. I stood on our shores along the beautiful pacific ocean in witness miles of coastline littered with dead marine life due to oxygen depletion of ocean floor and i've taken a helicopter flying over the beautiful olympic range with an expectation of personally viewing just how far the anderson glacier has receded in only to find out that i've come face to face with a mountain and a bear mountain with not one of remnant of glacial. She every one of these wait impacts has taken a significant toll in traumatized our entire nation. Sadly my tribal nation is not a love them all across the country in around the world indigenous communities share tragic in true very harsh reality story in narrative but we also share something else. We share centuries of time listening ancient wisdom and knowledge on how to best confront the impacts of climate change from the voices our ancestors in from a distance both in time and space we have witnessed a world completely unhinged from the values teaching in sense of responsibility. We all share caring for relatives in the ocean. The in the skies like us they are in this very moment confronted with environmental genocide in. They need us by longtime mentor in tribal elder billy frank. Junior advise me at one time that we must advocate for the salmon with a deep conviction that echoed centuries of wisdom and knowledge. He made the point that the statement kennedy merge of the rivers to walk in the halls of congress or stand in a courthouse to make their case before federal judge we are their voice and we have a sacred duty to not only fight to protect all of humanity but to protect. Oh things living in this moment in time we also as tribal nations not only stand on centuries of knowledge and wisdom we possess the sovereign powers authority gift tour people's not by any state or national government but by almighty creator to our own vision for clean healthy and sustainable economy across the indian country with vast in precious natural resources that we have so diligently guarded and protected we are unlocking new and emerging opportunities for economic growth in justice we stand ways ready to engage in bilateral and multilateral conversations the permanent with a global community aggressive inclusive strategic impo climate action agenda. One thing is clear when tribal nations have the space in resources to implement their own creative solutions they in the surrounding communities benefit to this and there are four key points like the highlight as we move forward in this discussion one. Five nations must continue to be integrated at all federal and international climate base. Planning to our involvement must meet the standards of the un declaration of the rights of indigenous peoples rate try to co-management lands and resources can support intergovernmental approaches to climate response is in last four there must be parody tribal nations in climate action funding provided state national and international levels in conclusion. I appreciate the opportunity to share with you. The broad interests and concerns of indian country tribal nations and communities are truly a brain trust of millennia old ideas and practices. I look forward to a robust discussion leading to both Ballistic inclusive actions protect our communities respects and honors tribal sovereignty and propels our economies into a prosperous and sustainable future a future that our ancestors dreamed of in a future generations to born desert. Yoke well thank you so much president sharp and we agree that travel communities are a brain trust for us all so thank you for your leadership bringing trust. That was an interesting phrasing Wouldn't call a brain trust Because that sort of eludes that while we're good for is That knowledge and again once they take that knowledge than they dispose of us. We've seen that time and time again but i like the way Fun framed are importance. He said ancient as she called his ancient and timeless indigenous wisdom. So if he's playing off that all right so be it She mentioned That our sovereignty comes from the creator not from a state or federal government might sound familiar from earlier today. Yeah and then she points out for things that perhaps they should be thinking about During a summit like this and moving forward with actual action items she said You must integrate tribes in those discussions number. Two she said part of those discussions need to Adopt the values of the i'm sorry. The united nations declaration of the rights of indigenous people. Were what we call under up. Kind of an awful acronym but that's what stands for number three that Intergovernmental approaches must be taken so that includes our tribal governments and number four any and all efforts must have proper inadequate funding to achieve those goals. So many thoughts on what are folks are saying rather well lots of thoughts. I'll have to reserve them for the moment. For time's sake. Oh okay. The a lot. Lots of thoughts. I i just. I posted in chad. I pray actions are taken lieu of more summits in quote. I think this is true. It's not true action. Yeah okay so everybody gets in a room together for a day or two whatever and have a lot of repetitive discussions. That they've had in years past and that kind of that kind of goes to what The first speaker said the young lady from mexico. You time you know. The time for talk is over is part of her message. All right so Now president biden opened up the summit. There was some there. Were some technical challenges for some reason on the first day in the stream as for whatever reason they were trying to simultaneously. They were broadcasting. Both his podium audio as well as The same audio going to the translator feed and they were taking the outputs of both and so we were getting all kinds of crap right. So i'm not sure who was handling that Therefore i only have a portion of the speech once they corrected that on so there wasn't a terrible echo But i wanted to play the rest of it. And this is about six minutes long and then We're kind of pinched for time. But we'll see 'cause i i also have Janet yellen statements on to look at this from a revenue point of view but But but i wanna play at least a president. Biden's speech. If you don't mind brother no no right or go right ahead. All right. So here is wanting to the president. The current sitting president had to say during the summit. I'd like to bail. I want to build a critical infrastructure to produce deploy clean technology. Both those we can harness today and those that will invent tomorrow. I talk to the experts and i see the potential for more prosperous and equitable future. The signs are unmistakable. The science is undeniable at the cost of inaction is keeps mounting united states is in waiting where resolving to take action not only the federal government but our cities in our states all across our country small businesses large businesses large corporations american workers in every field. I see an opportunity to create millions of good pain. Middle-class union jobs. I see line workers lying thousands of miles of transmission lines for a clean modern resilient grid i see workers capping hundreds of thousands of band oil and gas wells that need to be cleaned up in abandoned coal mines. The need to be reclaimed putting a stop to the methane leaks and protecting the health of our communities. I see auto workers building the next generation of electric vehicles and electric installing nationwide for five hundred thousand charging stations along our highways i see the engineers and the construction workers building a new carbon capture and green hydrogen plants to forge cleaners steel and cement and produce clean power. I see farmers puzzle right there. What the hell is clean steel. They must be away from the mic. I got nothing. What the hell is clean steel. Oh i know. I know what he's talking about these these talking about trying to transition away from the old process of producing steel with the coq which comes from coal. And you know the smelting plants. That's that's what. He's that's what i believe he's talking about. Ladies and gentlemen there is no such thing as clean frigging steal okay. It's a man made product. It is not a natural product doesn't grow out of the ground but the position it as clean. Because we're talking green agenda here. Well like i said. We use the tank steel. I think he's trying to say that they're looking at different ways to then he should say that well. Hey it's joe biden. Kill his head. I'm just. I said i was going to interrupt and i was very good. I didn't do a lot but there was one right here. Here's more cutting edge tools to make soil of our of our heartland the next frontier carbon ovation by maintaining those investments and put these people to work the united states sets out on the road to cut greenhouse gases in half in half by the end of this decade. That's where we're headed as a nation and that's all we can do if we take action to build an economy that's not only more prosperous but healthier fare in cleaner for the entire planet. You know these steps said america on a path of net zero emissions economy by no later than two thousand and fifty but the truth is american represents less than fifty percent. The world's admissions no nation can solve this crisis on our own. As i know you all fully understand all of us all of us and particularly those of us who represent the world's largest economies we have to step up those that do take action and make bold investments in their people clean energy. Future will win the good job tomorrow and made through economies more resilient more competitive so let's run that race when more when more sustainable future than we have now overcome the existential crisis of our times. We know just how critically important that is because scientists tell us that this is the decisive decade. This is a decade must make decisions that will avoid the worst consequences the climate crisis. We must try to keep first temperature and an increase of two one point five degrees celsius. You know the world beyond one point five degrees bs. More frequent and intense fires floods droughts heat waves hurricanes tearing through communities ripping away lives and livelihoods. One we pause ladies and gentlemen. There's a difference between degree celsius. He said quote get and keeping us under one point five degrees celsius words matter. No i'm not just picking on him. I'm picking on process. I'm picking on messaging anyway. Moving on increasingly dire impacts for public health it's undeniable nonviolence the idea of accelerating punishing. The reality will come if we don't move. We can't resign ourselves to that future. We have to take action. All of this and this summit is our first step on. The road will travel together. God willing all of us to and through glasgow this november and the un climate conference climate change conferences to set our world on a path to secure prosperous and sustainable future. The health of communities throughout the world depends on it. The wellbeing of our workers depends on the strength of our economies. Depends on countries take decisive action. Now to create the industries of the future will be the ones that reap the economic benefits of the clean energy. Boom this comment now. We're here at this summit to discuss. How each of us. Each country can set higher climate ambitions that will in turn create good paying jobs. Advance innovative technologies and help vulnerable countries adapt to climate impacts to move after. Move quickly to meet these challenges. The steps are countries. Take between now and glasgow will set the world up for success to protect livelihoods around the world and keep global warming at a maximum one point five degrees celsius. We must get on the path now in order to do that. It's just celsius. Do we'll breathe easier. Literally and figuratively will create good jobs here at home for millions of americans and lay a strong foundation for growth for the future and that that can be. Your goal is well. This is a moral imperative and economic imperative bone of peril but also a moment of extraordinary possibilities. Time is short. But i believe we can do this. I believe that we will do this. Thank you for being part of the summit. Thank you for the communities that and the commitments you have made communities. You're from god. Bless you all look forward progress that we can make together today and beyond. We really have no choice. We have to get this her thoughts brother. Amman helped me out even hang in the breeze. No you know we would. he's talking about. Is you know things we've heard before Truly and i'm not throwing stones at him. It's just things we we already know. We already know this. It's not anything new. We know that we're headed down. The down will say the s word. We're headed down the crapper the last flush has already happened so we need to. We need to get busy. You know the the days of half stepping or done you know. We can't have step anymore. We've got you know we've got to do something. And you know a hero. The rhetoric about you know what we'll be leaving our children and our grandchildren. Well there's not going to be anything left to leave if our if our climate collapses there's going to be anything left to leave. It's just a matter of time before it's the earth is done or until it's just a matter of time until we're done i think mother earth is survive but the things that we're doing to the planet you know the earth can only sustain so much before you know the big. The big broom comes along. And you know the the cars get swept off into the into the stratosphere and then the earth can take a breath and say okay. they're gone. let's let's let's recover. That's basically what it amounts to. We are going. We our own worst enemy as a species and we can't even see the freight train when it's a hundred feet away from us about to run us down. We can't see Just a quick. Thank you publicly the cliff and chat. Who's corrected me here Because then you know my my my old days of high school science. I guess a failed me. He said michael actually common scales of temperature measured in degrees celsius z. Fahrenheit rankin are or are a which uses the fahrenheit scale adjusted so that zero degrees rankine is equal to absolute zero fahrenheit and celsius are both types of degrees okay. Well i understood. Degree as expressed in fahrenheit. And i thought i understood celsius as a metric expression so apparently i m wrong and has been corrected so i wanted to publicly say that but i hate being wrong. Just absolutely hate me and wrong. But apparently i am so thank you very much. I appreciate that. So let's break down a couple of more things here inside of his speech aside from understanding the challenges in climate change. And i don't want to be perceived. Some frigging republican. No offense brother certain. But i'm tired of the meme. Science is undeniable science science. That i am science out. Ladies and gentlemen okay as an indigenous person. I argue that non western science didn't exist when my ancestors walked these lands. If it did it was in a different form but my problem with such generically blanketed use of the words. The scientists spoken the science is clear. The science the science that are indigenous peoples. Continue to have a problem of science being considered the final word when it comes to our past when it comes to our traditional knowledge be it brother you can jump in at any time for example our understanding of plant life our understanding of food sources. Everyone put science at a higher here then indigenous traditional knowledge. We've known about the changes coming as a result of of what they're calling. Climate change today long before science started chirping up their little heads about it long before but because they're brown people. It's not good enough idea with it in archaeology. I deal with it with Anthropologists they won't use the word indigenous when speaking of historic peoples. They use the word paleo. I am tired and science out. We have to beg to be at the dam discussion table. You just heard. Three indigenous people speak to that but they'll invite scientists tons of them. If you're if you're talking equity. Mr biden that should be automatic indigenous people. You should be helping us. Get the word out to the united nations about on drip and adopting every aspect of that. But i guess it's not scienc- enough and so don't confuse what i'm saying. With what the crap you heard from certain republicans who just want to deny everything they would deny that there is existence of air and wind. If you let them already tried the they were already tried that. So i'm science out okay. Mr biden went on to say a few words over and over and over and over again the word economy the word infrastructure. He also said win more. What the hell does that. Mean when moore win more when moore of something step right up you can win. More of i don't know and then he said the strength of our economy depends on it now. Let me in in the context of power and energy development. Here's what you didn't hear. You have not heard introduced a energy conservation plan. You have not heard the president of these united states current and past until jimmy. Carter speak of getting americans to use less energy. No you've heard build back better. Heard energy dominance. You've heard reduce our dependency on foreign oil. Not a word about. Hey maybe we should figure out ways to use less energy so maybe we don't have to put more steel in the water or on land here that you hear bill back better bill. Bigger bill stronger. The strength of our economy depends on it really. Yeah i'm sitting in a house right now. I got lights on. Yeah i got a computer or two or three in front of me. Yeah they all use power. Yes they do. i get. that couldn't do the show without power. right. Here's the thing when i'm done doing the show. I shut this computer off. I shut this laptop off. I conserve power in the form of a battery. But there's no national message telling people to turn lights off when you're done in a room of course not okay common sense stuff guys now. You might be going. What do we need a policy. That does that i think. So because you see you have companies that that's all they're pushing you have lobbyists in washington that that's all they're pushing we want more and then went up. Tribal person rises raises their hand. And they say hey you know what that's affecting a cultural resource as they like to frame it. We'll speaking policy. You asked the question that we need a policy. This is the good old. Us obey we're talking about. There's a policy to tell people that a cup of coffee hot. What does that tell you. This is true. This is true because what what's the what the end result of that. He david if. I hear your correctly brother. You're speaking of for example the lawsuit against mcdonald's. That's exactly what. I don't care because a customer. The apparently burn themselves. We'll drinking a cup of coffee and sued them in one pope so i got nothing there. I don't know but you know. But i'm just saying the last time we had we had any kind of energy conservation plan was in the nineteen seventies. Maybe even cascading into the early eighties. And i do believe it was. It was the It was the jimmy carter administration also democrat started to scare you republicans but it ended when reagan came to power though yup absolutely so. That's my question is everything is supposed to be bound. So if you're so hot and heavy about you know the green new deal and doing a green initiative in green energy and renewable energy and blah blah blah blah blah. Well to balance the boat you got to have a concert energy plan that goes with it. Where the hell is that. I don't see it. Do you see i thumbed through all the releases. The biden administration put forward. And we're not even gonna talk about the trump administration. 'cause we know we know what they are tasked was drill. More drill more drill. More hate arabs. Don't buy their oil right. That's what they were talking about now. Yes we need. Infrastructure improvements absolutely. We got wrote. you know. i'm i'm tired of getting a friend of mine on my car every six months. You okay but you got to balance everything. You can't just build crap and say you know twenty thirty years from now when i'm probably dead and buried. Hey you know what. We need another infrastructure plan. Come on yeah. I know you're going to build back better. How about how about instead a better. How 'bout smart. How about with a goal. That i don't have to ask the congress or the american people if they're tax payers for more money thirty years from now because my sh stuff wore out right. I don't know. I just. I just i just want to ask that question because because nowhere in any of this communication and all this hype for sciences sites says. There's more wind rain enlightening today. I'm being facetious. It's much more than an and and i'm not downplaying. Climate changes at all. Okay but everything has to be done in balance from the way. We handle our agriculture. Because that's a big part of it folks you're being concept not ours. We didn't walk around telling you know the newcomers to this land. Hey you know drop you know. Drop a bunch of plows and dig up the earth. That's not how we farm though. It's not but i sure as hell is contributing to the warming going on. Maybe she talks alabama flatulence. Maybe you should talk to those those those those ag folks across the water there but they don't wanna hear that they want. Here's how can we build more stuff and call it green. How do we build stuff and make it part of the strength of our economy because it depends on it you so cliff. Posted a link in chat from seventy nine carter from what the gop label his malays speech. Well the people of our age ilkka. They know they're younger. People listen to us to work. We're going back to the days of the odd odd even license plate days remember. Oh the gas embargo if your license plate ended in a five. You couldn't fill up your car on monday wednesday fridays or whatever it was you want you want to hear something funny about the the demonization of oil and the the push for more oil you know. There's there's people on both sides of the of the of the topic those for and against is that the us is a member of opec. so when there's deemed demonizing don't buy arab oil. We're part of that same organization. We're part of opec so you know you're at some point. People have to realize that this this back and forth about oil for and against is just another tool to mobilize paralyze the masses to get what they want because we are part of opec we are the reason. The arab nations have oil feels. We are the reason there was one one man that own the company the bechtel corporation that corporation is responsible for developing the oilfields in the middle. East so i hear you know the back and forth the games the arguments the fights the policies that are put forth for and against oil. And i just have to say to myself. People should really think about you. Know why all of this hoopla's going on the us is the catalyst for all of this hoopla. That's the catalyst is so again. I go back to my statement. You know the people should be having a say in what's being done. The people should have a say in the policies that are being created because most people in this country don't realize that this whole mess was raided by the united states and the world bank which ironically is is who for more more more or less who janet yellen was introducing. Along with john kerry bank was one of the members of that panel this week absolutely so as as we segue into the next year last thing just my last point on an energy conservation plan because if we in to your point also dave if the people don't get involved in some of the policy decisions then all that's left is for them is to listen to somebody like this guy. I just got back from africa. And i wanna finish up with this because i think i heard a lady say that there are people died share. The perry is an africa because of the lack of energy that they have there and it's going to take fossil fuels to push power out into those villages in africa where a young girl told me to my face. One of the reasons that electricity is so important to me is not only because i'm not going to have to try to read by the light of a of fire and have those fumes literally killing people but also from the standpoint of sexual assault when the lights are on. When you have light it shines the righteousness if you will of of on on those types of acts so from the standpoint of how you really affect people's lives muscle fuels is going to play a role in that. I happen to think it's going to play. A positive rope edited trend that off on the end. But anyway okay. Yeah bet said perry really michael owned my good mood here. But but that's the guy that that was your former energy secretary by the way not just the governor of frigging texas trump. Put him in. Charge of all of the energy initiatives with exception of the bureau of ocean angie management so listen understand climate activists listening and. They're not sure where where i sit. I i am your ally but an ally to indigenous people. I and we've got to be at the table as you've already heard all right and i don't want to hear any crap about science but i want to hear as you know you. Respect with equal weight are are indigenous traditional knowledge because of pre existed scientist a pre existed. that and. We already warned you that this was coming. You know else. Naysayers are well. I'm just saying you know yes. We definitely have to change course. There's no question about that. But i'm not an agreement with all of how they wanna do it as usual. It's see we. We try to talk to the power and the show and this is why. I don't get invited to the good meetings because they don't have good cookies not because coffee. I demand cookies and coffee. But yeah so anyway. So thank you guys for hearing hearing me out on that and We'll now handed over to day for the last. The last or actually isn't mine or is it yours. I've been talking about you. how about you take. i'll do it. Thank you all right. The snake river. That was one of our introductory talking points. Snake rivers important river in the us more so it's more important to northeast drives and why is that abtahi northwest drive. Excuse me because it depends on the fish. New calls to remove snake river dams from indian country today in indian country today the most endangered river in the in the country long known for its salmon runs the pacific northwest and it's existential threat to tribes. That depend on the fish for their cultures and identities. Now i'm just gonna pause right here for a moment and ask a question for me or with salmon fish farms i am so you know they create these. These salmon fish farms thinking that. It's a band aid solution or actually a solution to the the reduced numbers of wild salmon in the pacific northwest. Well you now. We talked about common sense a little while ago and common sense would rule the day if people would get out of the way and let it so there would not be a need for salmon fish farms if the natural habitats of wild salmon weren't threatened or destroyed period. The snake river flows through idaho. washington and oregon and four federal dams are its biggest threat. According to american rivers which lists the river as the most endangered of twenty twenty one in its annual report. Tribal leaders have asked president. Joe biden and congress to remove the dams to help salmon runs be restored the washington environmental council. Ceo elissa macy from the confederated tribes of warm springs said salmon numbers in the lower snake river. Are i quote getting close to extinction. Quoting again is not just important to the tribes along the columbia river and the snake river. It is also important to tribes throughout the entire region. All the way up to alaska all the way down to california as part of our identity as part of our subsistence in quote. Macy told indian country today newscast in a letter to the biden administration and members of congress from idaho oregon and washington. The members of the northwest tribal salmon alliance called the potential extinction of the salmon. A and i quote form a moral failure of the highest order in quote northwest. Republicans generally opposed removing the dams. Of course they do saying they are economic engines for the region and that makes little sense to abandon a source of hydroelectric power in an age of climate change. Furthermore they argued there's no guarantee removing them. What save the fish earlier this year. Idaho republican senate republican representative. Excuse me mike. Simpson called for spending thirty. Three billion to breach four dams and to replace the transportation irradiation in power generation. The dams provide the letter was signed by members of the confederate tribes of matiya indian reservation. Lemme nation maka tribe. Mish indian tribal community that talulah tribes and the yakima nation quoting salmon are inseparable from whom we are for from who we are in quote even as our ancestors lives and homelands were threaten. They made sure to protect within. The treaties are ancestral salmon lifeways. Those treaties were promises made by the us government. Those promises must be kept in quote so the rest of this article will be in the show notes. there's a list of ten rivers that are really threatened and a lot of those rivers i would bet traverse through a lot of indian territory a lot of native american territories i would i would venture a good bit. I haven't really researched their locations on a map. But that's my next project of research to see where these rivers run through indian country and president fun sharp a reference the the salmon in a different way but but also spoke of of their protection in her in her speech at the summit and You know because of the very threats that they're under right now. Beth and chat wrote dole. Salmon fish farms are just a capitalistic tool and breeding ground for disease and they impact fish with die to make it look like real wild salmon and all the tribes came to Celia i think that's pronounced falls To trade for salmon before the local dam flooded seal falls which had been an indigenous trade site for over ten thousand years. So yeah the tennessee valley authority. The tv was instrumental in decimating Rivers in the southeast matter of fact some of my indigenous ancestors were forced to relocate from a farming area that they they they had caused. Tv wanted to build a dam and that area is now underwater. I guess so. I sorry. I'm sorry i thought you were done. Good sorry yeah. So i well aware of the impact of dams and how they can impact communities and families lives so yeah. They'll special needs to be able to complete their ancestral annual spawning runs. Because if they're not able to do so they will die out. There's so much stuff going on man. Yeah there is. There is endless endless and looks like looks like i pronounced that wrong. Thanks about looks like yes. Look like sally low. Vol's sorry as usual. I screwed up but okay well what my bag is empty as mine you guys and thank you very much for doing us for another three hours three hours and four minutes and counting as i play us out here and again if you want to comment on anything that you've heard on the show today By all means please. Emails hosts with an s. hosts that native opinion dot com or confined as through any of our Social media channels facebook or twitter. We are over. There can also call one eight six zero eight hundred five five nine five. My name is michael. Kicking bear from the mashantucket pequot tribal nation here in connecticut. The guy of there. Of course he is. David grail citizen of the cherokee tribe alabama. Thank you for being with us again for another episode of native opinion donut go. Hi be safe be well. Where's your mask where your mask please please do. Maybe we can get through this actually talking about. Maybe we won't. We can actually go indoors without a mask on. Maybe by the end of the summer. I don't know but i'll be wearing a mask through twenty twenty-five five. Let's hope not all right. You guys please be. Well have a great rest of the weekend and next week. We'll see you then bye bye bye bye.

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