Time needed: 20 minutes
What it's about: The U.S. government only allows Native Americans to register with one tribe. But what happens when two tribes share one reservation for over a century? Reporter Taylar Stagnar talks with two women who grapple with how that affected their identity growing up.
- What did you know about Native languages and culture before listening to this episode? What did you learn?
- We learn in the episode that the US Government never made good on a promise to the Arapho people. Can you think of other examples where the government has broken promises to Native people?
- The women interviewed say they feel pulled by two different cultures since they are part of two tribes but can only claim one. How do you feel about this? Do you think they should be allowed to claim more than one tribe? Why or why not?
- Sarah claims that through the Arapaho language, she is able to communicate with birds. If you watch the video, what do you make of this? What can this tell us about Native peoples' relationship with the natural world?