Tribes in Nevada are among those turning to the federal government to permanently protect almost 400,000 acres of land with a National Monument designation. The area known as Avi Kwa Ame is sacred or culturally significant to at least 10 tribes. There’s pressure from developers who want to establish wind energy farms that supporters of the protections say would significantly harm the beauty and cultural importance of the landscape.
Taylor Patterson (Bishop Paiute) – executive director of Native Voter Alliance Nevada
Nora McDowell (Fort Mojave Indian Tribe) – project manager for the Topock Remediation Project
Paul Jackson Jr. (member of Fort Mojave) – Mojave culture and language bearer and cultural artist
Break 1 music: Land Back Ft. Boogey The Beat & Chippewa Travellers (single) A Tribe Called Red (artist)
Break 2 music: Bonus FOOTPRINTS (song) Randy Boogie (artist) THE BLESSINGWAY BOOGIE (Deluxe Edition) (album)