This is the 7th in a 13-part series. This program examines the historical, legal, and philosophical contexts of land rights battles. This program also uses illustrative cases and interviews with Native Americans, government officials, land rights attorneys, and actuality of Indian music and prayer. Sponsored by the Pacifica Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, with funding from the Deer Creek Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri; and the California Council for the Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Bicentennial Edition researched, edited, and produced by Adi Gevins with the generous assistance of Anita Parlow, Peggy Berryhill and the Seventh Generation Foundation, 1987; engineered by David Rapkin; announcer Brenda Wilson; original program produced by Anita Parlow, 1982.
KPFA Folio notes: Native Americans have found their lands taken without the compensation described as law in the Fifth Amendment. And since Indians consider their homelands to be sacred, these cases often involve First Amendment considerations. Who determines the best use for these lands—the Native Americans, the energy developers or recreational users? This program brings to light the historical, legal and philosophical contexts of the land rights battles through illustrations of cases, interviews with American Indians, government officials and land rights attorneys, an audio tour of disputed land, and Native American music and prayer. Participants & consultants include: Susan Harjo, National Congress of American Indians; Arlinda Locklear, Native American Rights Fund; George Frederickson, author; Tim Coulter, Indian Law Resource Center; Oren Lyons, author.