Returning the Land

Host: Dr. David Lowry

This podcast is named “Returning the Land” for two related reasons. First of all, the “United States” is a nation founded within and funded through theft from American Indian and other Indigenous peoples. While many people know this as fact, to many people this is brand new information. Second, this podcast is a statement about the need to shift how we talk and label. It is a linguistic shift. In a world where human bodies are constantly re-labelled (e.g. in terms of gender, disability, etc.) all non-Indigenous Americans enjoy a world in which colonial labels placed on stolen Indigenous lands, waters and spaces have become permanent and enduring. In this series of conversations, you are invited into conversations about how these colonial, genocidal processes are playing out across the United States – – and how they tie into world orders. You are invited to return the land.