This month on Freedom Road Podcast join host, Lisa Sharon Harper, and special guest State Representative Ruth Anna Buffalo, the first Native American woman Democrat elected to North Dakota’s State Assembly. In honor of Native American History Month, the two share lessons from their recent pilgrimage through the stories of Buffalo’s people–the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation. They consider the stories the land tells about historic and current violence and resilience in Native America. From an epic flood to fracking flares to the epidemic disappearance of indigenous women listen with your whole heart to the stories the land tells today.
Here are a few links to help you go deeper:
BOOK about the Elobowoods Flood: Coyote Warrior: One Man, Three Tribes, and the Trial that Forged a Nation: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/915387.Coyote_Warrior
Indian Health Service: https://www.ihs.gov/newsroom/factsheets/disparities/
Urban Indian Health Institute Report: http://www.uihi.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Missing-and-Murdered-Indigenous-Women-and-Girls-Report.pdf
Unnatural Causes: Place Matters [VIDEO and Small Group Curriculum]: http://unnaturalcauses.org/episode_descriptions.php?page=5
Nibi (Water) Walks, organized by elder Sharon Day: http://www.nibiwalk.org/ and https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/water-walk-mmiwg-1.5242654
Tribal Sovereignty: http://www.ncai.org/policy-issues/tribal-governance