Culture Cancel.

The American Holocaust.

Water Protectors protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2017. A man is holding a sign that says, “Honor The Treatys,” another says, “Water Is Life.”

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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Water Protectors protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2017. A man is holding a sign that says, “Honor The Treatys,” another says, “Water Is Life.”