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May 13, 2019

Native Opinion Episode 172
ALL THE FOOL’S HORSES AND ALL THE FOOL’S MEN.

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EPISODE SUMMARY:

We deconstruct another stupid tweet by Trump related to the recently introduced “Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act”. Also, Part 2 of our interview with Native playwright Tara Moses to our show. And, why is the media obsessed with Prince Harry and Meghan Markel’s new “Bi-Racial” baby boy? Also, listener feedback.

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The Native Opinon theme song “Honor The People” is by Casper Loma Da Wa.

FIND THE SONG AND MORE OF HIS MUSIC HERE:
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 PLAYRIGHT TARA MOSES  

BIO:

Tara Moses is a citizen of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. She is a director, a playwright, an artistic director, and consultant. Her plays have been produced with Amerinda (New York, NY); The Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (New Haven, CT); Native Voices of the Autry (Los Angeles, CA); Oklahoma Indigenous Theatre Company (Oklahoma City, OK); telatúlsa (Tulsa, OK); Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company (Reno, NV); No Peeking Theatre Company (Jersey City, NJ); Furnace Fringe Festival (Boston, MA); #BingeTheatreCompany (Washington, D.C.); and Echo Theatre Company (Tulsa, OK).

Tara’s current production called “Bound” which runs now through May 12, 2019. BOUND examines the intersection of sacred ancestral land and tribal sovereignty as innate rights are explored.

Find out more about Tara through her website, TARAMOSES.com


DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE

Mashpee 312 research resources 1.) H.R.984 - Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017:.

2.) USET SPF Response to President Trump Tweet.

3.) Trump signs bill recognizing Virginia Indian tribes.

4.) US Recognizes 6 Virginia Native American Tribes.

5.) Interior denies Mashpee trust land: ‘You do not meet the definition of an Indian’.

6.) CHAPTER 29—INDIAN GAMING REGULATION.

‘A Racial Slur’: President Trump blamed for derailing passage of two pro-tribal bills.

Chiefs announce National Day of Action against Canada’s termination agenda.

Cronkite News: Indian Country falling behind when it comes to broadband. ________________________________________________________

 

Music In This Episode:

Artist: Midnight Shine

Track: “I Need Angels”

 

BIO:

They came together by chance. They stayed together for a shot. When Adrian Sutherland from Attawapiskat was offered an opening spot for Trooper in Timmins, he reeled in some Northern Ontario musicians to form temporary band Midnight Shine. Their intention was to make the most of this one-off performance. Eight years, six radio singles, three albums, and 200+ media stories later… you could say they have. In addition to making contemporary music, Sutherland – who is fluent in Mushkegowuk Cree, his native language – is a traditional knowledge keeper of his people, sings pow wow, participates in spring and fall harvests, and is a genuine example of someone who lives authentically. He is a father, grandfather, hard-working husband, and cultural leader, proud of who he is, and his home in the North. He is an inspiration to people all over the James Bay, and a true role model who brings hope to people in places where they sometimes have a hard time finding hope.

learn more about their music on their website Here!.


Kutupitush! (Thank You!) for listening!