Native Opinion an American Indian Perspective

Native Opinion an American Indian Perspective

Native Opinion is a unique Indigenous culture education Radio show & podcast from an American Indian perspective on current affairs. The Hosts of this show are Michael Kickingbear, an enrolled member of the Mashantucket Pequot tribal nation of Connecticut and David GreyOwl, of the Echoda Eastern Band of Cherokee nation of Alabama. Together they present Indigenous views on American history, politics, the environment, and culture. This show is open to all people, and its main focus is to provide education and insight about all things Native American. Sensitive subjects are explored such as American immigration policy, The United States political system. racism in America, plus a whole lot more. Subscribe to the show and receive it each week on your favorite mobile device!

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June 16, 2021 29 min
"As Native elders, it is our job to pave the way for the youth. It is the youth who will carry our traditions, our cultures into the future. How well elders do in paving the way for the youth will determine whether we thrive and flourish, or whether we, at some point, become footnotes in history."
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The progress to have Natives in key positions in the nation's government is a significant step forward as well as the movements to stop the blacksnake (KXK pipeline) May the Momentum Continue
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Every acre of land taken from Natives should be reclaimed as quickly and thoroughly as possible with no remorse. Every attempt to restrict sacred lands should be expanded again with determined actions to prevent further attempts to steal or restrict land use for the sake of greed."
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Words are all well and good, but they are meaningless without the actions and behaviors to back them up. As Native people, we have heard for far too long everyone wanting to talk the talk but hardly anyone wants to walk the walk.
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"The goal of the previous administration was to grant as many oil and gas leases as possible, and to fast-track, the completion of pipelines already underway."
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Sharing information is one of the ways people stay connected, especially in Indian country. We do our best to share the news and events with the world.
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"If we as Native people don’t talk about oppression being offensive, the oppressors will continue to believe it is okay to oppress us. "
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"Many people of color have always had to live in some of the worst, unusable, polluted areas in this country. The powers that be have always pushed peoples of color and poor whites into areas that are unhealthy and unsafe."
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If time has taught us anything as Native people it would be this; We are always stronger together
and easy pickings as separated entities whether that be as a sole individual or as a tribe.
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"Greed knows no limits."
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For far too long, Native families have had to
suffer and endure the pain of not knowing what has happened to missing and or murdered loved ones. Secretary Haaland will finally make finding peace and closure a reality.
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"Just because the perception of “land ownership” has pervaded the American psyche since the first unwelcome arrival to these shores does not mean the lands of our Native ancestors belong to them."
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May 1, 2021 133 min
With the renewed interest in Native cultures that have always been here, some “Americans” are still as willfully blind to our existence as they can be. The narrative of “America” being built by “Europeans” alone in a land that had no inhabitants is an insane narrative. Willful blindness is dangerous.
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April 28, 2021 30 min
"The time has come to “speak truth to power” for the good of POC and everyone else. Without truth, we continue to live in a country founded on lies, murder, theft, and genocide."
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The Goal is to Cherry Pick Which Plants are the Most Profitable.” Some of the nefarious plans to
keep people dependent on the “healthcare” industry are based on a fear and demonization model.
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April 21, 2021 34 min
"When the struggle for justice has been a centuries-long battle, it is impossible to stop fighting because those before you have sacrificed everything in the quest for justice, equality, freedom, and the basic right to live. Don’t you dare stop fighting.
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It is time to pay the piper and there is still resistance to do so. Keep up the pressure, direct and steady.
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"The only reason “Jim Crow” seems to be immortal is because people will not let it die. Those who embrace Jim Crow are the very individuals who practice the ideology of white supremacy. Each one, Jim Crow and white supremacy go hand in hand, and one will not survive without the other."
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Resources allow positive things to happen when speaking about economic development in Indian Country.
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"With the stroke of a pen, Secretary Haaland did something that could have been accomplished decades ago. Why wasn’t it done sooner? There was no desire to do so."
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