On our fourth-ever 'MINI INDIGENA,' the quick + quippy edition of the podcast, special guest Q. Anthony Omene (cultural and political commentator with the Rezistans Nwa media network) joins roundtable regulars Kim TallBear (University of Alberta Native Studies professor) and host/producer Rick Harp to discuss:
i) the politics, optics and ethics of citing those who have "fallen from grace";
ii) the increasingly odd directions taken with land or territorial acknowledgments in the U.S.;
iii) the political/historical notes struck by the new Disney series "The Book of Boba Fett";
iv) Q's follow-up reaction to our latest deep dive, "U.S.A. R.I.P.?"
>> CREDITS: 'Microship' by CavalloPazzo (CC BY-SA 4.0)
How would you write a eulogy for the United States? Oh, you didn’t realize it was on death’s door? Guess you didn’t read the Globe and Mail over the holidays, when it published no less than six opinion pieces postulating no less than an imminent U.S. civil war. A civil war most agreed Canada needs to plan for. But is this really the twilight’s last gleaming for U.S. Empire? Would American apocalypse trigger Canadian cataclysm?
Joining host/producer Rick Harp to flesh out these fretful settler scenarios and what they might (or might not) imply for Indigenous interests on both sides of the border are Ken Williams, assistant professor with the University of Alberta’s department of drama and Kim TallBear, U of A professor in the Faculty of Native Studies and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment.
// CREDITS: "A quiet action sequence," by Sami Hiltunen; our opening/closing theme is 'nesting' by birocratic.