2020-07-06 10:57:16

Indigenous Historian Nick Estes on Toppling Statues, Racist Team Names & COVID-19 in Indian Country

President Trump’s visit to Mount Rushmore comes after months of escalating coronavirus infections in Native communities.

But Indigenous scholar and activist Nick Estes says South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, like many of her Republican counterparts across the U.S., has taken a “hallucination-based approach to the COVID-19 pandemic,” and notes she refused to enforce social distancing at this weekend’s event that attracted thousands of people.

He also reacts to growing pressure on the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians to change their racist names.

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. 

Our reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. 

On DN!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.

Missed an episode?  Check out DN on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change. 

#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling, and online at freespeech.org.

Amy Goodman Cleveland Indians Confederacy Covid COVID-19 Democracy Now! Donald Trump Free Speech TV Mount Rushmore Native Americans Nick Estes Racism United States Washington Redskins

Human Rights and Equality

Democracy Now!

White House Scrapped Nationwide COVID Testing Plan to Hurt Blue States

White House Scrapped Nationwide COVID Testing Plan to Hurt Blue States

Democracy Now!

Calls Grow to Stop Jailing Immigrants as Transfers & Deportations Spread COVID

Calls Grow to Stop Jailing Immigrants as Transfers & Deportations Spread COVID

Democracy Now!

Militarized BORTAC Border Patrol Raids & Ransacks Medical Camp on U.S. Border, Arrests 30 Migrants

Militarized BORTAC Border Patrol Raids & Ransacks Medical Camp on U.S. Border, Arrests 30 Migrants

Rising Up With Sonali

Black Death At The Golden Gate: The Race To Save America From The Bubonic Plague

Black Death At The Golden Gate: The Race To Save America From The Bubonic Plague

Related

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! 08/04/20

Democracy Now! 08/04/20

Democracy Now!

White House Scrapped Nationwide COVID Testing Plan to Hurt Blue States

White House Scrapped Nationwide COVID Testing Plan to Hurt Blue States

Democracy Now!

Calls Grow to Stop Jailing Immigrants as Transfers & Deportations Spread COVID

Calls Grow to Stop Jailing Immigrants as Transfers & Deportations Spread COVID

Democracy Now!

Hunger Strikers Demand Release as Virus Surges in ICE Jails

Hunger Strikers Demand Release as Virus Surges in ICE Jails