Discrimination in America: Experiences and views of Native Americans and Indigenous peoples

Nov 16, 2017

Today we will be turning our attention to the experiences and views of Native Americans and Indigenous peoples. In a new poll, Native Americans report substantial and significant personal experiences of discrimination, across many areas of life.  The report shows that 75% of Native Americans believe there is discrimination against Native people in America today. Kris Kington Barker speaks with Northern Chumash Tribal co-chair and 35th District representative for the Democratic Party Violet Cavanaugh and Roberto Monge, co-founder of City Repair SLO about the experience and views of Native Americans and Indigenous peoples and examine both the state of discrimination in America and discuss issues and attitudes closer to home.

Broadcast date: 11/16/2017

This week we will continue our coverage of a large national poll by NPR which asks people about their personal experiences with discrimination. We will be joining with other NPR member stations for the series called "You, Me and Them: Experiencing Discrimination in America."

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