Video Post: America’s Native Prisoners of War

I am in the middle of a very busy time with work, as I travel from state to state speaking at Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership seminars.  As such, I just don’t think I am going to find the time this week to write a new post (which is super disappointing since I know I have a bunch of new readers).  However, I wanted to make sure I still posted for the week, so I thought I’d post one of my favorite TED Talks.

In “America’s Native Prisoners of War,” Aaron Huey does a fantastic job of talking about the history and present realities of the oppression of Indigenous Americans at the hands of the White American system and government.  There’s definitely a tension (one I face in my work) of a White man speaking about (and on behalf of) Indigenous Americans and Indigenous issues, but I think Huey does a decent job of owning his place in this complex dilemma.  Please set aside 16 minutes to watch this video:


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