Tribal Marijuana Industry, Chief Wahoo, & British New World Tapestry on this week's NativeTalk.net radio podcast with Cliff & Chippewa Ron. Download the full audio file directly using this link, and we welcome your comments by email firstname.lastname@example.org facebook comment, or leave us a voicemail message at 970-278-5791.
In recent years, many Native tribes have found a measure of prosperity in casinos and hotels. However, some tribes missed out and were unable to capitalize on that industry for a variety of reasons. Often, their location was a factor and being far from population centers made casino profits difficult to realize. Now there is a new industry popping up, the Marijuana production, distribution, and sale. Many tribes are jumping headfirst into Marijuana, determined not to again miss out on what could be the next big thing for tribal prosperity.
Then, we discuss the Cleveland Indians and Chief Wahoo. They have had many protestors over the caricaturized mascot over the years, but when one of the protest leaders is arrested for defrauding the very people he claims to represent, it can hurt your cause considerably.
Finally, we discuss the New World tapestry which was hand woven by the British royals, and while it professes to show the history of the ‘New World’ (America), it also shows dozens upon dozens of incredibly stereotypes and incorrect depictions of Tribal Natives. Of course, the royal family is standing by their creation. We discuss all this and more on this week’s show, listen by downloading the audio file and let us know what you think by emailing or calling us 970-278-5791. Have a great day and we’ll be back with more stimulating NativeTalk radio next week.