Monday, February 22, 2010

Indigenous Radio: Vermont's proposed apology for sterilization of Native women

INDIGENOUS POLITICS: FROM NATIVE NEW ENGLAND AND BEYOND

Radio Program on WESU, Middletown, CT
Tuesdays 4-5 PM EST
Listen Online While the Show Airs: www.wesufm.org


On Tuesday, February 23, 2010, join your host, J. Kehaulani Kauanui, for an episode of "Indigenous Politics" that will focus on a proposal being considered by the Vermont legislature to apologize for its 1931 Sterilization Act, which was part of a eugenics campaign that targeted persons of French Canadian and Abenaki ancestry, as well as other non-Anglos and individuals deemed mentally disabled.

Our guests on the program include Nancy Gallagher, author of Breeding Better Vermonters: The Eugenics Project in the Green Mountain State, and Judy Dow (Abenaki) who sits on the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs.
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This show is syndicated on select Pacifica-affiliate stations: WPKN in Bridgeport, CT and Montauk, NY; WNJR, in Washington, PA, WETX-LP, "The independent Voice of Appalachia," which broadcasts throughout the Tri-Cities region of East Tennessee, southwest Virginia, and northwest North Carolina; WBCR-lp in Great Barrington, MA nd WORT in Madison, WI.
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All past programs of "Indigenous Politics" are archived online:
www.indigenouspolitics.com
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The show's producer and host, Dr. J. Kehaulani Kauanui is an associate professor of American Studies and Anthropology at Wesleyan University. She is the author of Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity
(Duke University Press, 2008). http://jkauanui.faculty.wesleyan.edu

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