Tuesday, November 2, 2010

LISTEN: Indigenous Politics: Deer Island Memorial Service

Radio Program on WESU, Middletown, CT (88.1), USA
Airing on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday each month from 4-5 PM EST
**Listen online while the show airs: www.wesufm.org***
On Tuesday, November 2, join your host, J. Kehaulani Kauanui for a show
that will focus on the 19th annual Deer Island Memorial observances. On
October 29 and 30th, 2010, tribes of New England, including the Nipmuc,
Penobscott, Abenaki and Wampanoag came together to honor those Natick
Nipmuc and other Indians who were forcibly removed by English colonists to
Deer Island in Boston Harbor in October 1675 during King Philip's War. They
were taken from their homes, shackled, loaded in horse-drawn carts and
taken to Watertown, and from there, they were put in canoes and taken to
three ships in Boston Harbor that ferried them to their internment on Deer
Island. Once these forced removals were complete, there were approximately
500 people held on the island without food, shelter, clothing or medicine.
More than half of them perished and today's program focuses on the
survivors and their descendants. Our guest on the show is Kristen Wyman is
an active, enrolled tribal member of the Natick Nipmuc Indian Council
(NNIC). She is a community organizer in the areas of environmental and
social justice, with a particular interest in land rights and the politics of identity for
Native Peoples of New England. She serves on the Board of Nipmuk Nashauonk,
a nonprofit organization dedicated to the social, economic and cultural well-being
of Nipmuc people, and is also Project Director of the Tribal Youth Science Initiative
(TYSI) in Southern New England.
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This show is syndicated on select Pacifica-affiliate stations in the USA:
WPKN in Bridgeport, CT and Montauk, NY; WNJR, in Washington, PA, WETX-LP,
"The independent Voice of Appalachia," which broadcasts throughout the Tri-Cities
region of East Tennessee, southwest Virginia, and northwest North Carolina; WBCR-
lp in Great Barrington, MA and WORT in Madison, WI.
All past programs of "Indigenous Politics" are archived online:

The show's producer and host, J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Ph.D. is an associate
professor of American Studies and Anthropology at Wesleyan University. She
is the author of Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of
Sovereignty and Indigeneity (Duke University Press, 2008).

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