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Dr. LaNada War Jack On Native Resistance

On this edition of Your Call, Dr. LaNada War Jack joins us to discuss her new book, Native Resistance: An Intergenerational Fight for Survival and Life. Dr. War Jack, a member of the Shoshone Bannock Tribes, was the first Native student at UC Berkeley in 1968 and one of the leaders of the Occupation of Alcatraz in 1969.

We’ll discuss her childhood in Idaho, her work with the Indian Relocation Act in the Bay Area, where she became a powerful activist, and her ongoing fight for justice.

Guest: 

Dr. LaNada War Jack, member of the Shoshone Bannock Tribes, president of Indigenous Visions Network, Professor at Boise State University, and author of Native Resistance: An Intergenerational Fight for Survival and Life
 
Web Resources:
 
New York Times: Why Alcatraz Matters to Native Americans
 
Teen Vogue: Activist LaNada WarJack of the Bannock Nation Details Her Time Occupying Alcatraz
 
KALW: Indigenous People Canoe to Alcatraz For The Earth, Tradition, And Resistance
 

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.