Radiozine on 12/16/11
The Militarization of Indian Country, written by Winona LaDuke & Sean Cruz. They tell the stories of the impact the U.S Military has had on Native Americans' lives and homelands.
With the announcement of Osama Bin Laden’s death, as “Geronimo, EKIA!” many Native people, including Geronimo’s descendants were insulted at the use of a Native patriot’s name for a “world class terrorist.” This revelation coincides with the release of Winona LaDuke’s newest book (with co-author Sean Cruz), The Militarization of Indian Country which addresses the impact of the US Military on Native peoples, lands and cultures. From military use of Native names to outright poisoning of Native peoples for military testing, the US military’s impact on Indian Country is unparalleled and as is evidenced by recent events, ongoing.