Self-Determination Pt. 1 with Liz Hoover

Episode 9 March 21, 2022 00:37:32
Self-Determination Pt. 1 with Liz Hoover
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Self-Determination Pt. 1 with Liz Hoover
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The activism and momentum of the late 1960s led to a shift in U.S. policy toward Native tribes, reaffirming Indigenous peoples’ right to self-governance. Later, this era became known as the Self-Determination Era. Starting in the early 1970s, many pieces of legislation were passed which, among other things, reaffirmed Indigenous peoples’ rights to establish and manage their own schools, practice their traditional spirituality and ceremonies without persecution, and safeguard the welfare of their Native children. Although issues of tribal sovereignty remain at the forefront of our minds, and many fights to maintain our rights continue today, the hard-won victories of this generation have led to some lands being returned, and have restored many water, fishing, and subsistence rights. Dr. Elizabeth Hoover joins us in conversation about the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act-- one of the many pieces of legislation passed during this era-- and how it has provided a path to seed rematriation. Dr. Hoover also shares some of her own experiences in this movement.

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