PREVIEW: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Tom Goldtooth
On Indigenous People’s Day Laura Flanders speaks with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of the new book An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, and asks, how does the history of genocide affect us all, even today? Denial of self determination, dispossession and criminalization: no group is affected by these issues more than indigenous people, but these crises affect many oppressed communities. In fact, a better understanding of our indigenous history would reveal a lot about how we all live. Dunbar-Ortiz is an historian who has been part of radical movements from the 60s to today. She brings a first-hand perspective to organizations from the Weather Underground to the American Indian Movement. and her just-released newest book reframes U.S. history from the eyes of the colonized. Also featured in this episode is an interview with indigenous leader Tom Goldtooth.