The American Holocaust.
Despite the occasional reference to poverty statistics or coverage of events like Standing Rock, the plight of Native Americans continues to be a blind spot in our politics. This episode frames the issue of economic justice by examining the historical relationship between sovereign Indian nations and the conquering governments of the U.S. and Canada. While the corporate media obsess over “cancel culture,” we explain how our governments tried to cancel the entire indigenous culture. The show ends with a modest proposal to borrow a Canadian strategy to begin an economic reconciliation in the U.S. that could be the proving ground for universal basic income.
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- 00:02:56 | Donald Trump: They do not look like Indians to me
- 00:03:53 | White woman slapped for telling a Native American woman she's 'going back to Mexico'
- 00:06:36 | Blazing Saddles: Chief Scene
- 00:07:24 | Do the Right Thing: Racist Stereotypes
- 00:08:34 | Ferris Bueller: You’re An Asshole
- 00:13:28 | Tomahawk Trail 1957
- 00:14:16 | Dances with Wolves: I Am Your Friend
- 00:15:24 | Frankie Laine and Jimmy Boyd: Tell Me a Story
- 00:24:32 | CNBC: Donald Trump's 1995 DJT IPO And Eventual Bankruptcy
- 00:24:35 | Forbes: Why Donald Trump's Old Atlantic City Casino Was Blown Up
- 00:29:42 | Tool Time: Limbaugh, Native Americans Owe Me!
- 00:30:36 | John Stossel: How the Government Turns American Indians into Freeloaders
- Poverty USA: The Population of Poverty USA
- Al Jazeera: How Native Americans adopted slavery from white settlers
- Partnership With Native Americans: 5 Native American Funding Facts
- BOIA: FY 2021 Interior Budget in Brief
- Concern Worldwide U.S.: Foreign Aid by Country: Who Is Getting the Most — and How Much?
- Department of the Interior Office of Policy Analysis: U.S. Department of the Interior Economic Report FY 2017
- Supreme Court: McGIRT v. OKLAHOMA
- Supreme Court: Indigenous Law in the U.S. Supreme Court, 1969-2010