30+ Day Racial Equity Indigenous Peoples Challenge
October 4th – day 4
Today is Day 4. Here are the reading, watching and listening material for the challenge. Remember you can choose 1 learning experience, or all. It is entirely up to you.
READ: Freedom Act by Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, San Juan Pueblo, Santee Dakota) WATCH: The Hidden History of Indian Slavery in America – Exposes the history of the enslavement of 2.5-5 million native peoples in the Americas, beginning the moment Christopher Columbus arrived. (40 minutes) LISTEN: Uprooted: 1950s plan to erase Indian Country Podcast about the genocidal Indian relocation and termination policies of the US government in the 1950s and 60s. At the time, “blackness” was defined by the “one-drop rule,” but “Indianness” could be washed away in just a few generations through intermarriage with whites. More black Americans meant more workers to exploit. Fewer Native Americans meant more land to take. (50 minutes)
Here is the link for a daily chart and your private reflections. Just download it to your computer and access it at your leisure. If you want to share reflections in community, you may post them on padlet. Please follow our guidelines for all public reflection posts. Thank you for joining us in our racial equity journey. Sincerely, Indigenous Peoples Education Committee.