Indigenous Politics: From Native New England and Beyond Radio Program ~
African-Native American Lives in Massachusetts
Tuesday, January 3, 2011 at 4-4:55pm EST on WESU, Middletown, CT (88.1), USA
Listen online while the show airs: www.wesufm.org
Join your host, J Kēhaulani Kauanui, for an episode that features Ramona Peters (Nosapocket) and Rae Gould speaking about their historical and contemporary community relationships with African American communities, and contemporary Native identity in New England. Peters and Gould each gave at an event held at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center in conjunction with a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Insitution called “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas.” Rae Gould, Ph.D. is a member of the Nipmuc Nation. She has worked for her tribe as tribal historic preservation officer, NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) representative and in the service of their federal acknowledgement efforts. She currently holds the position of repatriation coordinator at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and teaches Anthropology courses in their Native Studies program. Ramona Peters (Nosapocket) is from the family of the Bear Clan—she’s a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and lives in Mashpee on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Peters is currently the NAGPRA Director for her tribe. She is a Board member of the NGO Cultural Survival, an international organization devoted to the promotion and protection of indigenous people’s human rights.
This show airs on WESU on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday of each month, and is syndicated on these select stations: WRFN, Nashville, TN; WAZU, Peoria, IL; KUCR, Riverside, CA; 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 and WORT in Madison, WI.
All past episodes are archived online: www.indigenouspolitics.com.
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The producer and host, 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). Kauanui served on the founding steering committee for the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association and is currently serving on its inaugural council.