Star Warsologies 29: Indigenous Peoples
This episode we look at the representation of Indigenous people in Star Wars. From the Tuskens to the Ewoks, there’s examples in the original trilogy and that lore is still being expanded 45 years later in shows like The Book of Boba Fett. Cultural educator Jared Ten Brink of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi and Doctoral Candidate, Science Education at University of Michigan—Ann Arbor joins us to share his connection to Star Wars and the positive and negative ways culture and colonization are depicted.
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Reading list from Jared Ten Brink:
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Research articles by Megan Bang
Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto by Vine Delori, Jr.
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