After little progress from decades of pressure through official channels, dozens of statues of Confederate war figures are coming down across the South over fear of vandalism by groups of protestors. The same is true of monuments to Christopher Columbus, early Spanish conquistadors and other figures with troublesome histories with Native Americans. Is the time of honoring history through the lens that excludes people of color coming to an end? We will explore this latest chapter in the national conversation about racism.
Autumn Rose Billie – (Taos, Acoma, Diné) – co-founder of the Three Sisters Collective
Autumn Gomez (Taos/Comanche) – co-founder of the Three Sisters Collective
Dr. Deborah Miranda (Ohlone Costanoan Esselen Nation/Chumash ancestry) – Thomas H. Broadus, Jr. Professor of English at Washington and Lee University
Break 1 music: The One Who Sees (song) Bear Creek (artist) XI – Pow-Wow Songs Recorded Live At San Manuel (album)
Break 2 music: Woman’s Song (song) Joanne Shenandoah (artist) Sounds Of Indian Summer: Contemporary Native Music From The National Museum Of The American Indian (album)