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Dr. LaNada War Jack on the power of Native resistance

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On this edition of Your Call, Dr. LaNada War Jack discusses her 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. This facilitated certain subsequent government funded policies for Indian tribes nationwide while recovering millions of acres of land back.

We 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, founder of Indians of All Tribes, 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.