The appointment of Kaya Jones as the Native American representative on a diversity panel ignited a firestorm of pushback, especially on social media. In her role she will ostensibly offer advice on reaching Native voters for the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, a private organization working on behalf of the president. Jones claims to have Apache heritage, but no Apache tribe claims her and her lineage is otherwise unconfirmed. We’ll sort out the facts and try to figure out how one journalist ended up in a heated Twitter argument with Cher.
Tiffany Midge (Hunkpapa Lakota) – columnist
Jacqueline Keeler (Dakota and Diné) – writer and author of “The Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears” and co-founder of Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry
Break Music: Niizh Straight (song) Niizhoo Sullivan (artist) Rez Kid Rhythm (album)