Today’s guest is nationally-recognized indigenous and First Nations activist, Oklahoma journalist and Cherokee Nation citizen, Rebecca Nagle – host of Crooked Media’s sensational new podcast, “This Land.”

This Land is about “an 1839 assassination of a Cherokee leader and a 1999 murder case – two crimes nearly two centuries apart [that] provide the backbone to an upcoming Supreme Court decision that will determine the fate of five tribes and nearly half the land in Oklahoma.”

We have a brilliant conversation about a range of policy issues implicated by the pending SCOTUS decision in the Carpenter v. Murphy dispute. This is a fascinating case for anyone interested in law, public policy, indigenous rights, tribal sovereignty, land rights, and the challenges of fighting against the powerful oil and gas industry.

As we walk through what’s at stake, we explore themes related to the original sin of our nation’s genocide and whether those unresolved issues gave way to the birth of our current political chaos.

And we challenge you to think about your resolve as an activist to stand for the right thing, even if it is not popular.

This and much more on this episode of #SoulForcePolitics.

 

More about Nagle’s show, “This Land”

“Patrick Murphy was convicted of murder by the state of Oklahoma in 2000.  But defense attorneys soon discovered that his conviction may have been based on a lie. Hosted by Rebecca Nagle, an Oklahoma journalist and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, [This Land] podcast will provide an in depth look at how a cut and dry murder case opened an investigation into half the land in Oklahoma and the treaty rights of five tribes. Follow along to find out what’s at stake, the Trump administration’s involvement, the larger right wing attack on tribal sovereignty and how one unique case could result in the largest restoration of tribal land in US history.”

 

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Our host, Heather Mizeur, with Rebecca Nagle at her home in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.  They are seated under family lithographs of John Ridge and Major Ridge.

Here are links to Rebecca Nagle’s opinion editorials for Think Progress and The Washington Post that we referenced in our interview.