This Week's Program: Monday, August 8, 2005

July 15, 2005 Show

The struggle to end the racist practice of using Indian mascots is looked at with the history of the word "Redskins." What are the origins and how has the word been used? Beverly Jacobs is the President of the Native Women's Association in Canada, and tells us about the gendered and racialized forms of violence and oppression Native women experience in Canada.

Bush's Energy Bill Passes

What does this mean for Native people in the United States? Go to Democracy Now!'s web site to read the transcript or listen to the MP3 of a segment on August 9th with Clayton Thomas-Muller. He is the Native energy organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network, and discusses what the energy bill means for Native lands.