Archives for Indigenous Voices

Indigenous Voices 9/18/07

Producers/hosts: Rhonda Frey and Meredith DeFrancesco

Topic: 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (Knopf, 2005) by Charles Mann.  An interview with the author and Penobscot Elder Arnie Neptune

How did the regions throughout the indigenous world differ demographically, ecologically, and in origin?  How do the scientific world and spiritual beliefs compliment each other in indigenous history?  Comparison of what has been taught in schools and perpetuated in media, versus the true history of indigenous civilizations- development, agriculture, relationship with the environment,

Indigenous Voices 7/17/07

Producers/hosts: Rhonda Frey and Meredith DeFrancesco

Topic: The Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor and Sieur De Monts, Maine: The evolving relationship of the Abbe with the Wabanaki Tribes, the Abbe’s collections, exhibits and programs

Guests: Dr. Francine Cararo, Executive Director, Abbe Museum; Raney Bench, Education and Programs Coordinator, Abbe Museum; Dr. Darren Ranco, Assistant Professor of Native American Studies and Environmental Studies at Dartmouth College and member of the Penobscot Tribe

Indigenous Voices 2/20/07

Producers/hosts: Rhonda Frey and Meredith DeFrancesco

Topic: History of Federal Indian Law and Policy: What were some of the treaties tribes had with the United States and how did Indian Law and policy evolve? Discussion of the issues of tribal self-determination, tribal sovereignty, trust responsibility, and the historic and current role of the Bureau of Indian Affairs

Guest: Thomas Bird Bear, Adjunct Professor of Indian Law at the University of New Mexico

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