A Montana radio host suggested Native American basketball players should host their own tournament because the players are “unruly.” Also in Montana, Native basketball fans say they couldn’t claim their seats at a game until the white people were seated first. The problem isn’t limited to the U.S. At a forum organized by the CBC, one Cree woman said concert security assumed she was the source of other fans’ complaints about an intoxicated person being belligerent. The problem turned out to be a white man sitting nearby. She was sober. Are anecdotes about racism increasing, or are they just par for the course?
Elsworth GoesAhead (Apsaalooké)
Rosanna Deerchild (Cree) – host of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio show “Unreserved”
KC Adams (Cree from Fisher River) – professional artist
Break music: Don’t Fear to Tread (song) Scatter Their Own (artist) Taste the Time (album)