It takes constant vigilance and relevant information to battle the barrage of toxic and biased stereotypes. Mainstream media, elected leaders and even school curricula are all prone to perpetuating damaging portrayals of Native people. Fortunately, Crystal Echo Hawk (Pawnee) is a tireless and thoughtful warrior. Her non-profit IllumiNative is focused on changing the narrative about Native Americans through research, media training and education. She is behind the most comprehensive public opinion research project about Native Americans. We’ll talk with Echo Hawk about her path from college in England to her work with Zapatistas and her passion for reclaiming Native truth.
Break 1 Music: Intertribal (song) Cree Confederation (artist) Pakosiyimitan (album)
Break 2 Music: East Winging It (feat. Black Bear) (song) Cris Derksen (artist) Cris Derksen: Orchestral Powwow World