Meet Waziyatawin~~A Very Determined Dakota Woman

I recently was informed about a remarkable Dakota woman writer, teacher and activist named Waziyatawin (aka Dr. Angela Wilson).  She is an outspoken advocate for the rights of Indigenous people–including their right to restoration of the land stolen from them. Land is needed for survival if you’re going to create a sustainable life based on traditional concepts.  Makes sense to me. Whenever something is stolen it can be found and returned to its rightful owner. Why should land be any different from a stolen purse, car or money?  If you click on the image below you can read Waziyatawin’s  thoughts and find her books yourself.  I’ve only read what’s on her website so I’m unable to comment on her books. But I did hear her speak her mind on Native America Calling.  She’s an impressive woman fully aware of her intellectual and creative power and using it to make a difference.  

You can listen to the Native America Calling  program online at

 http://www.nativeamericacalling.com/nac_past.shtml#jan

Thursday, January 20, 2011–Free Speech and Censorship.

Much thanks to Monika for providing links to Native America Calling and Waziyatawin’s recent go round with racism, and the FBI.  Since when does advocating for Indigenous land rights and relating historical truths, however uncomfortable they might be, qualify as “terrorism”? Dr. Wilson’s experience reveals some negative characteristics about the critical thinking skills of some young people in America–and their ethics.

Learn more about the FBI “fun” resulting from Waziyatawin’s talk in Minnesota at http://www.fightbacknews.org/2011/1/8/fbi-harasses-dakota-activist-waziyatawin-speech-minnesota

3 Comments

  1. Monika Zephier said,

    February 7, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Thanks much for spreading the word on your blog, Eva.

  2. Meg said,

    February 6, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Second. Fierce woman warrior.

  3. slpmartin said,

    February 6, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Thanks for the introduction to Waziyatawin (aka Dr. Angela Wilson).


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