Kim TallBear on Native Identity and Relations

In Episode 83, we talk to Dr. Kim TallBear – a citizen of the Sissteon-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota – about Native identity and the importance of relationships in determining belonging. She also shares with us her insights about some of the more infamous cases of settlers making false or exaggerated claims to Native identity.

Here’s the link to her website where you can learn more about her expertise and her many publications:

Her amazing book: Native America DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science

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Please note: Nothing in this podcast/video advocates for violence on Indigenous territories.

Please also note: The information contained in this podcast/video should not be misconstrued as legal, financial or medical advice, nor should it be relied on as such. This podcast/video represents fair political comment.

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(Image of Dr. Kim TallBear was used with her permission)