12:00am

Thu May 24, 2012
Life on native reservations

Today on Your Call: What is life like on Native American reservations today?

On today's Your Call, we’ll speak with David Treuer, author of Rez Life, an examination of Native American reservation life, past and present.  A United Nations special rapporteur recently recommended the restoration of some tribal lands in the US, including the Black Hills in South Dakota.  Does the United States owe reparations to native people? If you've lived on a reservation, what's your experience?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and You.

Guests:

David Treuer, author of Rez Life

Caleen Sisk, chief of the Winnemem Wintu tribe

Krysta King, American Indian undergraduate student at Bemidji State University 

Resources: 

David Treuer website

Winnemem Wintu Tribe

LA Times: The Writing Life: David Treuer mines his family's 'Rez Life'

Huffington Post: UN fact finder on indigenous rights wraps up visit

Sacramento Bee: Native American Groups Applaud California Court Decision Supporting Tribal Sovereign Immunity

Democracy Now: UN Probe: U.S. Should Return Stolen Sacred Land, Including Mt. Rushmore, to Native Americans

Redding Searchlight: Tribe plans to blockade part of Lake Shasta during war dance

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