After a CBC investigation called her claimed Indigenous heritage into question, Canadian filmmaker Michelle Latimer resigned as director of the CBC-TV series “Trickster,” a show she co-created. The National Film Board also dropped its intention to distribute her film “Inconvenient Indian” and pulled it from a Sundance Film Festival screening. It’s the latest in a continuing series of prominent people who initially benefitted from their Indigenous identity but were forced to backtrack when those claims couldn’t be documented. We’ll hear about the latest incident and an effort to expose those who improperly cash in on Native heritage.
Dr. Andrew Jolivette (Ishak Nation) – professor and department chair of ethnic studies, and director of Native American and Indigenous studies at the University of California-San Diego, and board president of the American Indian Cultural Center in San Francisco
Dr. Kim TallBear (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate) – Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment and Associate Professor at the University of Alberta
Jacqueline Keeler (Dakota and Diné) – writer and author of an upcoming book called “Standing Rock, the Bundy Movement, and the American Story of Occupation, Sovereignty, and the Fight for Sacred Lands”
Renee M. Chacon (Diné and Mexica)- youth program coordinator at Spirit of the Sun, co-founder of Womxn from the Mountain and Sahumadora of Danza Azteca\
Break 1 music: Ideal Dub (song) Casper Loma Da-Wa (artist) Honor the People (album)
Break 2 music: Igluvut (song) Quantum Tangle (artist) Shelter as We Go . . .(album)