Tuesday, 01/29/13, on American Indian Airwaves
"Tran Pacific Partnership (TPP) FTA and Indigenous Urban in Los Angeles County Series"
Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch (https://www.citizen.org) or (https://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=3147), joins us for our first featured segment on the Tran Pacific Partnership (TPP) FTA and whether or not ill this "free trade" agreement will amount to undermining (Indigenous) democracies as well as judicially create another judicial wedge within the scheme of judicial imperialism as it applies towards Indigenous Nations and the process of decolonization. The TPP FTA negotiations with Asian and Latin American nations were originally initiated by the Bush Administration in 2008, with a focus on financial deregulation and new foreign investor rights. The Obama Administration decided to continue with this process in 2010, promising it would create a new “high-standard 21st Century” agreement. Wallach discusses the impacts of other foreign trade agreements on Indigenous peoples as well as what the implementation of the TPP FTA could mean for us all.
Cindi Alvitre, (Tongva Nation), co founder of the Ti'at Society and the Traditional Council of Pimu, joins us for the second featured segment of today's show, and as part of our on going series titled "Indigenous Urban in Los Angeles County" to discuss Indigenous urban peoples in Los Angeles County from a Tongva perspective. Generations of Indigenous peoples now consider Los Angeles County their home, yet what is the understanding of the development of colonial urbanism as it pertains to the First Peoples of the land, the Tongva, and other Indigenous peoples who now consider Los Angeles County "Home"? Join us for this insightful series as we transition over the weeks from Indigenous peoples from all over on what is now referred to as the Los Angeles County area and Indigenous urbanism.
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