Rose City Native Radio
Host Jackie Malstrom interviews Jackie Keeler about the continuing controversy over the use of Native American caricatures as sports mascots and Native stereotyping in general. Keeler is a Navajo/Yankton Dakota Sioux writer living in Portland, finishing her first novel, “Leaving the Glittering World.” She helped start an organization called Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry. A recent article on the issue by Keeler can be found at: http://www.salon.com/2014/04/13/my_life_as_a_cleveland_indian_the_enduring_disgrace_of_racist_sports_mascots/
The program will also feature traditional and contemporary Native music, news from Indian Country and a calendar of local and regional events.
An event at Reed College on Thursday, April 24, will look at the sports mascot and stereotypes issue in depth: