2020-07-06 11:29:46

How Trump’s Racist Mt. Rushmore Celebration Violated Indigenous Sovereignty

Amid ongoing protests against systemic racism and state violence, Trump attacked protesters, vowed to defend statues of colonizers and white supremacists, and ignored Indigenous sovereignty over the area, when he held an Independence Day rally at Mount Rushmore, sparking even more protests that led to 15 arrests.

“The Black Hills, or what we know as He Sápa, is the cultural center of our universe as Lakota people,” says Indigenous scholar and activist Nick Estes, a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe and assistant professor of American studies at the University of New Mexico.

“More than 50 different Indigenous nations actually have origin stories or ties or spiritual connections to the Black Hills.”

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 Black Hills Democracy Now! Donald Trump Free Speech TV Mt. Rushmore Nick Estes Racism Rushmore South Dakota United States White Supremacy

Human Rights and Equality

The Aware Show With Lisa Garr

The Truth About Unconscious Bias

The Truth About Unconscious Bias

The Aware Show With Lisa Garr

Racism: Where are we now?

Racism: Where are we now?

Gay USA

Trump Appointee Known for Homophobic Remarks Fired for Accusing Her Agency of Being Too Pro-LGBTQ

Trump Appointee Known for Homophobic Remarks Fired for Accusing Her Agency of Being Too Pro-LGBTQ

The Aware Show With Lisa Garr

Voices of the Unheard: Point of No Return

Voices of the Unheard: Point of No Return

The Aware Show With Lisa Garr

The Truth About Unconscious Bias

The Truth About Unconscious Bias

The Aware Show With Lisa Garr

Racism: Where are we now?

Racism: Where are we now?

Democracy Now!

Mary Trump on Her Uncle, President Trump, & Why He Must Be Ousted

Mary Trump on Her Uncle, President Trump, & Why He Must Be Ousted

The David Pakman Show

Ro Khanna: Be Very Careful About Biden's Lead on Trump

Ro Khanna: Be Very Careful About Biden's Lead on Trump

Related

The Aware Show With Lisa Garr

The Truth About Unconscious Bias

The Truth About Unconscious Bias

The Aware Show With Lisa Garr

Racism: Where are we now?

Racism: Where are we now?

The Aware Show With Lisa Garr

Voices of the Unheard: Point of No Return

Voices of the Unheard: Point of No Return

The Rick Smith Show

The Rick Smith Show - 08/07/20

The Rick Smith Show - 08/07/20