"Colonial Parallels: China/Tibet and US/Indigenous Nations and the Bolivian Referendum"
Steve Necomb, (Shawnee/Lenape Nations), indigenous research coordinator for the education department of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, co-founder and co-director of the Indigenous Law Institute (http://ili.nativeweb.org/), a columnist for Indian Country Today (www.indiancountry.com), and author of the book ''Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery." Steve joins us for this featured news segment to discuss and compare China and the religious rights of the Tibetan peoples to the United States and the religious rights of indigenous peoples and their respective First Nations..
Kathryn Ledebur, Andean Information Network (http://www.ain-bolivia.org/), joins us for the second featured news story on the Bolivian state and national referendum, held on August 10th, 2008. Kathryn provides listeners with updates and critical analysis on Bolivian indigenous president, Evo Morales win, the losses of both prefects (governors) of Chochabamba and La Paz, and what this means for Morales' constitution referendum, redistribution of wealth, indigenous autonomy, and the trajectory of a plurinational state.
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