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Beyond Recognition: The Ohlone (Encore)
Nov24

Beyond Recognition: The Ohlone (Encore)

Making Contact · Beyond Recognition: The Ohlone (Encore)   Beyond Recognition: The Ohlone Our radio adaptation and update of the film Beyond Recognition by Underexposed films: “After decades struggling to protect her ancestors’ burial places, a Native woman from a non-federally recognized Ohlone tribe and her allies occupy a sacred site to prevent its desecration. They then vow to follow a new path- to establish the first...

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70 Million: A Special Court Keeping Native Americans out of Jail
Aug11

70 Million: A Special Court Keeping Native Americans out of Jail

Making Contact · 70 Million: A Special Court Keeping Native Americans out of Jail   Kirsten made her way out of jail and addiction with the help of a special court on the Penobscot Nation reservation in Maine. There, culture and justice work together to bypass traditional punitive measures for more restorative ones. Reporter Lisa Bartfai visits the Healing to Wellness Court to see how it all works. Image Caption: Courtroom chairs...

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The Many Faces of Justice: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls of North America (Encore)
Jul21

The Many Faces of Justice: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls of North America (Encore)

Making Contact · The Many Faces of Justice: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls of North America (Encore)   As reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act awaits a vote in the U.S. Senate, missing and murdered indigenous women and girls continue to face an unequal system of justice. In this show we’ll hear from indigenous women scholars and activists on what justice means for MMIWG2. Image Credit: Photo by...

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The Many Faces of Justice: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls of North America
Mar31

The Many Faces of Justice: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls of North America

Making Contact · The Many Faces of Justice: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls of North America   As reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act awaits a vote in the U.S. Senate, missing and murdered indigenous women and girls continue to face an unequal system of justice. In this show we’ll hear from indigenous women scholars and activists on what justice means for MMIWG2. Image Credit: Photo by Dulcey...

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Language Is Life, Land Is Sacred  (Encore)
Nov25

Language Is Life, Land Is Sacred  (Encore)

Making Contact · Language Is Life, Land Is Sacred – Encore Making Contact’s Community Storytelling Fellow Vincent Medina is a Chochenyo Ohlone Native-American who is a part of a young generation working to revitalize the Chochenyo language for future generations. Making Contact’s Community Storytelling Fellow Isabella Zizi is a young Native-American environmentalist shaped by the 2012 Chevron Refinery Explosion and...

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Voter suppression in some communities is ‘by design’
Oct30

Voter suppression in some communities is ‘by design’

By Emily Rose Thorne, Mercer University Center for Collaborative Journalism Voter suppression in the Native American community is compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Native American populations, who could tip the scales in several key states, testified before Congress about the voter suppression they experience. Prohibitive distances from voting locations have posed significant challenges for voters living on reservations, who have...

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