Episode 7

Native Knowledge

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Native American identity came into the spotlight this year when Senator Elizabeth Warren claimed Cherokee status through a DNA test. President Trump, who called her Pocohontas, wasn’t satisfied. Justifiably so, Native Americans had their own opinions. Our hosts Devan Schwartz, Alex Warren, and Megan Donis speak with: Joe Whittle, an enrolled member of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma, and Janeen Comenote, executive director of the National Urban Indian Family Coalition. And we hear about Inter-mountain West schools’ expanded Native American curricula with reporter Ali Budner.