Friday, February 27, 2015 – Are You Afraid to Call the Police?

The relationship between people of color and the police is strained in many communities across the US. Are you afraid to call the police? Do the police in your area handle Native American cases with care and cultural sensitivity? Join our conversation about the current relationship between the police and Native people in your community. Would you like to see an improved relationship between the police and the Native American in your city, town or village?


Eileen Luna-Firebaugh  (Choctaw and Cherokee ) - associate professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona

LeMoine LaPointe   (Sicangu Lakota) - coordinator for the Indigenizing Crisis Intervention Teams in Indian Country initiative

Ed Reina (Akimel O’odham) - retired police chief


Break Music: Horseback Riding Song (song) The Tewa Indian Women’s Choir (artist) Fun and Social Songs from San Juan Pueblo (album)

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