Native NevadaNevada Public Radio presents an 8-part podcast series on the culture, issues, and perseverance of Nevada's Indigenous Peoples. This series is made possible, in part, by the financial support of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
Nevada Public Radio presents an 8-part podcast series on the culture, issues, and perseverance of Nevada's Indigenous Peoples. This series is made possible, in part, by the financial support of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
Native women suffer personal violence at rates exponentially higher than other groups. Why? In this episode, we explore MMIP, or Missing and Murdered Indigenous People — a movement to call attention to the causes of this problem, and demand change and accountability. WARNING: Explicit descriptions of violence against Indigenous People are included throughout this episode.
LGBTQ-plus individuals were once integral parts of Indigenous communities. Colonization — and the introduction of Christianity — changed that. In this episode, hear about some who are reclaiming their identities.
Indigenous peoples' connection to their ancestral homelands and Americans' concept of "public lands" intersect — or collide — when those lands are under threat of development and proposed for government protection. Current examples of that intersection can be found in the proposed lithium mine at Thacker Pass, the sacred Shoshone Cedars of Eastern Nevada, and Avi Kwa Ame, also known as Spirit Mountain.
In this third installment of the Native Nevada podcast, we hear about the struggles of indigenous people to educate their children, one of the many legacies of oppressive policies toward Native Americans.
Though they were the first people here, the cultural and political issues impacting indigenous people in Nevada have been overlooked for decades. Nevada is home to 27 different tribes. Their numbers are growing. So, in many cases, is their economic power with that comes political influence.