87: Decolonizing the Vote with Christine Nobiss
Native and Indigenous communities in the US have long borne the pain of gun violence, from mass shootings to high rates of suicide, firearms used in gender-based violence, and police violence. Yet, many in these communities find themselves cut off from the democratic processes that would allow them to bring about changes necessary for basic public safety.
To unpack a long history of mistreatment, firearms, and disenfranchisement--and the fight to get out the vote--Kelly and JJ are joined by Sikowis aka Christine Nobiss (Plains Cree/Saulteaux, George Gordon First Nation), a Decolonizer, co-chair, and founder with Great Plains Action Society.
Mentioned in this podcast:
- Left, Right and Center Presents: Diaries of a Divided Nation 2020 (Kcrew)
Native Voter Project (Great Plains Action Society)
- Every Native Voice Counts (Native Vote)
- Here’s How Indigenous Women Are Fighting For Legislation That Protects Women From Violence (Bustle
- The Second Amendment : A Sacred Covenant of Ethnic Cleansing and Slavery Between the Nation State and Settler Militias (Zine)