“Hijacking & Corrupting Indigenous Democracies: A Historical & Contemporary Oratory with Oren Lyons: Part 2 of 2
and The Rights of Mother Earth with Robert Yazzie”
American Indian Airwaves presents part two of a two-part special on how American settlers hijacked Indigenous democracies and the democratic principles within, co-opted and mangled Indigenous diplomatic ideals and norms, and then reconstituted these very principles into an American, settler democracy; meanwhile fanning and continuing the processes of Indigenous democide and other forms of “cide”. In the second segment of today's show, we hear from Judge Robert Yazzie on the Rights of Mother Earth: Dine' Elders' Perspectives and Dine' Natural Law.
· Oren Lyons (Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga and Seneca Nation of the Haudenosaunee) discusses traditional Indigenous forms of democracy, bio-sovereignty, treaty violations, the rights of Mother Earth, Indigenous peoples struggles globally, and the persistent manifestations of the settler society’s Wetiko Psychosis. Part 2 and 2 of today’s special feature is from April 17th, 2012 when Elder Oren Lyons spoke at Claremont Mekenna College in Claremont, California.
· Robert Yazzie (Dine' Nation), joins us for the final segment of today show to discuss the Rights of Mother Earth: Dine’ Elders’ Perspectives and Dine’ Natural Law. Judge Robert Yazzie recently spoke at the Rights of Mother Conference at Haksell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas from April 4th, 5th, & 6th, 2012.
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