Episode 47: Erasure, Tribal Recognition, and the Long Path of Decolonization, with Vera Longtoe Sheehan

Vera Longtoe Sheehan is a culture bearer, artist, educator and activist who is a member of the Elnu Abenaki Tribe in southern Vermont. In this episode she talks with Eric about the political importance of state or federal recognition for the Abenaki tribes of the American Northeast, how education has become a foundational component of decolonization work in this region, and the impacts of cultural appropriation on Abenaki and other Native American people, among other things.

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