Friday, August 28, 2015 – Indigenous Latinos and Native America

Why do cultural identities and notions of indigeneity clash? On this show, we discuss the conflicts and issues that can arise as people express both their Latino identity and Native American identity. Are there lines to draw? Are there labels to make? Are lines and labels harmful? We also discuss what it means to be Latino and how the Latino community has changed over time.

Guests:

Ray Suarez — host of Al Jazeera America’s “Inside Story

Ana Gonzalez-Barrera (Mesitza) — research associate at the Pew Research Center

Santy Quinde (Guancavilca) — community activist from Ecuador

Roberto Mukaro Borrero (Taino) — president of the United Confederation of Taino People

Break Music: Mundo Enganador (song) Quetzal Guerrero (artist) Coiza Boa (album)

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