Laura Flanders Show

Season 2, Episode 28 of 52

On Indigenous Peoples' Day, Laura reports from "He Sapa'', the sacred Black Hills of South Dakota where NDN Collective is reclaiming ancestral lands to address homelessness, addiction and violence against Native Americans. Catalyzed in 2020, by an action in which Land Defenders blocked former President Donald Trump's road to Mount Rushmore, this Landback campaign is about reclaiming, along with stolen land, native ceremonies, spirituality and traditions of community care. In this special feature, Laura reports on Camp Mniluzahan, a tipi village built on tribal trust land, that welcomed hundreds of unhoused Indigenous people and others in the Rapid City area in the dead of winter last year. Among Laura's guests, Oglala Lakota activists Nick Tilsen, Krystal Two Bulls and Sunny Red Bear of NDN Collective. [Camp Mniluzahan] is... a teaching moment [about] what could happen. We're envisioning what could be if we actually had control of our lands and what it would mean to have land back. Sunny Red Bear, Director of Racial Equity, NDN Collective; Lakota from the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. Guests: Hermus Bettelyoun, Racial Equity Organizer, NDN Collective; Oglala Lakota; Sunny Red Bear, Director of Racial Equity, NDN Collective; Lakota; Amy Sazue, Education Equity Organizer, NDN Collective; Sicangu & Oglala Lakota; Nick Tilsen, President & CEO, NDN Collective; Oglala Lakota; Krystal Two Bulls, Director of LANDBACK Campaign, NDN Collective; Northern Cheyenne/Oglala Lakota.

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