Our very first program with the dynamic Russell Means is a moving and eloquent presentation on Native America. He recounts how consciousness has changed among indigenous people but among the white European settler descendants, the old enmity and prejudices remain. For example, he says, “The Pope is going to canonize Father Serra an Indian murderer and Indian slave owner.” In North and South America, the lands and traditions of indigenous peoples are under assault. But there is resistance. Native peoples are organizing and fighting for their dignity and rights.
Recorded at the University of Colorado in Denver.
Russell Means was a renowned activist for Indian Rights. An Oglala Lakota, he was born on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He was a founding member of the American Indian Movement and its first national director. His autobiography is Where White Men Fear to Tread. He passed away in 2012.