April 6th, 2005 on American Indian Airwaves
Part 1: Blood Struggle: The Rise of Indian Nationsâ
Interview with Charles Wilkinson**** on his newest book â€œBlood Struggle: The Rise of Indian Nations.â€ Charles Wilkinson is a lawyer, writer, and Moses Lasky Professor of Law at the University of Colorado (http://www.colorado.edu/Law/Wilkinson/Home.html). Charles Wilkinson**** will be speaking this Thursday at UCLAâ€™s, School of Law, Room 1447 at 4pm.
Part 2: First Nations struggles against Global Warming, Climate Change and Placating Treaty Rights within Climate Justice
Interview with Tom B.K. Goldtooth (Dineâ€™ Nation) on his recent article titled â€œWe only have one Mother Earthâ€. Tom B.K. Goldtooth, is the executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network (http://www.ienearth.org/), a nonprofit Native environmental justice organization providing advocacy, informational services and organizing support to tribal governments, tribal grassroots and indigenous people worldwide. Goldtooth is an active participant in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as well as North American climate change initiatives.
Interview with Elaine Alexie (Tetlit Gwichâ€™in First Nation) on the impact global warming is having on First Nations within the politically defined borders of the Northwest Territory, Canada and Alaska, US. Elaine (http://www.globalexchange.org/getInvolved/speakers/123.html) is a longtime community and human rights activist and filmmaker.
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****The Native Nations Law and Policy is pleased to announce that on April 7, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Charles Wilkinson, Moses Lasky Professor of Law at the University of Colorado and author of American Indians, Time, and the Law, will be at UCLA to discuss his latest book, Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations. A panel consisting of Professor Duane Champagne (Sociology), Professor Peter Nabokov (World Arts and Cultures), and Tracy Edwards, CEO and former Chair of Redding Rancheria, will comment on the book. Blood Struggle chronicles the past fifty years of tribal efforts to overcome federal termination policy and to achieve self-determination. This panel discussion will take place in Room 1447 of the School of Law.