“Coopting the Summit of the Americas & the Rights of Mother Earth”
American Indian Airwaves presents two special segments on today’s show. Part 1 is with Dr. Miguel Tinker Salas and Dr. Daniel Wildcat.
Professor Miguel Tinker Salas, (http://www.migueltinkersalas.com/about/), professor of Latin American History at Pomona College in Claremont, California, discusses the Sixth Summit of Americas Conference held in Cartagena, Columbia held from April 14th-15th, 2012 on how colonial, settler countries are coopting Indigenous voices in the internal, geopolitical arena.
Dr. Daniel Wildcat, (http://www.haskell.edu/climate/dwildcat.html), professor at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, and an accomplished scholar who writes on indigenous knowledge, technology, environment, and education. He is also co-director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center, which he founded with colleagues from the Center for Hazardous Substance Research at Kansas State University. A Yuchi member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, Dr. Wildcat is the coauthor, with Vine Deloria, Jr., of Power and Place: Indian Education in America (Fulcrum, 2001), and coeditor, with Steve Pavlik, of Destroying Dogma: Vine Deloria, Jr., and His Influence on American Society (Fulcrum, 2006). Known for his commitment to environmental defense and cultural diversity, Dr. Wildcat has been honored by the Kansas City organization The Future Is Now with the Heart Peace Award. His newest book is Red Alert! Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge.
Dr. Daniel Wildcat recently spoke at the Rights of Mother Conference at Haksell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas from April 4th, 5th, & 6th, 2012 on the Rights of Mother Earth.
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