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After a three game stretch in Atlanta during Major League Baseball’s premiere event, audiences worldwide will have witnessed multiple examples of the objectionable ‘tomahawk chop’ and a chant borne from ill-informed Native stereotypes. As Atlanta and Houston battle for the World Series title, we revisit the ongoing efforts by professional sports teams to hang on to names and images that denigrate Native people and culture.
Jacqueline Keeler (Diné and Dakota) – writer and author of “Standing Rock, the Bundy Movement, and the American Story of Sacred Lands” and “Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears”
Dr. Stephanie Fryberg (Tulalip) – professor of psychology at the University of Michigan
Break 1 music: Euphony (song) Nitanis “Kit” Largo (artist) Serenity (album)
Break 2 Music: Electric Pow Wow Drum (song) The Halluci Nation (artist) A Tribe Called Red (album)