Since the summer of 2018, I have been working with University of Nebraska-Lincoln History PhD student Baligh Ben Taleb and Kevin Abourezk, a journalist in Lincoln, Nebraska and member of the Rosebud Sioux nation, on a multimedia project called Reconciliation Rising. Our mission is to showcase the lives and work of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who are engaged in honestly confronting painful and traumatic histories, promoting meaningful and respectful dialogue between Natives and non-Natives, and creating pathways to reconciliation.
Here is a link to the latest Reconciliation Rising podcast, Part 2 of a two-part interview with Jerilyn DeCoteau and Paula Palmer, "Toward Right Relationships":
Here's a brief summary of the podcast:
Paula Palmer and Jerilyn DeCoteau have worked together for several years to present workshops across the nation on the injustice and legacy of colonialism. Their partnership led them to an effort to decolonize the very ground they live on in Boulder, Colorado: to welcome the Arapaho people back to their homelands.
Please check out our website, too, for more on our project:
And for other podcasts: