Jul3

Welcome to Indigenous Politics Radio!

The “Indigenous Politics: From Native New England and Beyond” is a public affairs radio show (produced in the studios of WESU in Middletown, CT) devoted to indigenous political issues with a focus on land struggles, nationhood, self-determination and decolonization. The program aired from February 2007 to July 2013 and is on indefinite hiatus. However, all past episodes can be accessed through the audio archives here.

J Kēhaulani Kauanui
indigenouspolitics@wesufm.org

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Jun17

2013 Audio Archive

Episode #1: First Nations, Metis, and the Canadian Government Join your host J Kēhaulani Kauanui for an episode that features two interview segments and music. The first part of the show includes an interview with Erica Lee (Cree) and Alex Wilson (Opaskwayak Cree Nation) about Idle No More, an ongoing Native-led protest movement taking on [...]

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Dec23

2012 Audio Archive

Episode #1: African-Native American Lives in Massachusetts Join your host J Kēhaulani Kauanui for an episode that features Ramona Peters (also known as Nosapocket) and Rae Gould speaking about their historical and contemporary community relationships with African American communities, and contemporary Native identity in New England. Peters and Gould each gave at an event held [...]

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Dec23

2011 Audio Archive

Episode #1: Indian and State Violence, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Real “Native New Yorkers” Join your host, J Kēhaulani Kauanui for a two-part episode. First, we will hear from Somnath Mukherji, a volunteer with Association for India’s Development, who will be briefing us on an urgent political crisis [...]

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Dec13

2010 Audio Archive

Episode #1: IRS seizes and auctions Crow Creek Sioux Land Join your host, J. Kehaulani Kauanui, for an episode that features Brandon J. Sazue, Sr., Chairman of Crow Creek Sioux Tribe. He will discuss the politics of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) auctioning off 7,100 acres of tribal land on December 3, 2009 to [...]

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Dec23

2009 Audio Archive

Episode #1: Tribal Recognition, Acknowledgment, and Termination: U.S. State and Federal Policy Join your host, J. Kehaulani Kauanui for a selection of presentations from the first Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference held May 21 – 23, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which drew more than 600 scholars from 16 countries and dozens of [...]

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Dec23

2008 Audio Archive

Episode #1 The Politics of the NAGRPA in New England J. Kehaulani Kauanui interviews Dr. Marge Bruchac (Abenaki), a scholar whose research focuses on the historical erasure and cultural recovery of indigenous peoples in the Connecticut River Valley, who discusses the “unintended consequences” of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and the ways [...]

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Dec23

2007 Audio Archive

Episode #1: Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne & Hodulgee Muscogee), President and Executive Director of The Morning Star Institute, discusses the state of Indian Country on Capitol Hill. Original air date: 2-05-07 Episode #2: Richard Velky (Schaghticoke), Chief of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation on the politics of their struggle for federal recognition and the role of [...]

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May14

Indigenous Politics radio program launches on WESU 88.1 FM

A new WESU 88.1 FM radio program is gaining a nation-wide audience with its emphasis on indigenous politics. The show, titled ”Indigenous Politics: From Native New England and Beyond,” was launched Feb. 5 from the Wesleyan-based radio station. J. Kehaulani Kauanui, assistant professor of anthropology and American Studies, is the producer and host of the [...]

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About

J. Kēhaulani Kauanui is an Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology. She earned her PhD in History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 2000. Kauanui was part of a six-person steering committee that founded the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) in 2008.

Kauanui’s first book is Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity (Duke University Press, 2008). Her second book project (in-progress), Thy Kingdom Come? The Paradox of Hawaiian Sovereignty, is a critical study on gender and sexual politics and the question of Hawaiian indigeneity in relation to state-centered Hawaiian nationalism.

She is the sole producer and host of the public affairs radio program, “Indigenous Politics: From Native New England and Beyond,” which airs on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 1-2pm EST on WESU, Middletown, CT starting in February 2013. The show previously aired from February 2007 through June 2012 and was syndicated on nine Pacifica-affiliate stations – airing across ten US-states.

Additionally, Kauanui is a member of The Dream Committee, a radio collective that produces a program called Horizontal Power Hour (also on WESU), which features anarchist politics. That show airs on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 4-5pm EST (listen online while the show airs: www.wesufm.org).

She can be reached at: indigenouspolitics@wesufm.org.