You Can Make a Difference in Your Community with Kara Bobroff

Can one person truly make a difference in the lives of the following generations? If you’re familiar with the story of Miguel Trujillo, you know the answer is a resounding “Yes!”  For those new here, welcome to episode five of Encounter Culture's collaboration with the New Mexico History Museum exploring Native voting issues before and…Read more

A Generational Shift: Exploring Citizenship and Identity with Dr. Porter Swentzell

The relatively new political philosophy by which the United States governs its people differs quite radically from how Native people have governed themselves for millennia. That said, Indigenous folks who are members of federally recognized tribes can participate in elections for both. How do they maintain tribal sovereignty while engaging in Western-style democracy––a system with…Read more

The Land is Everything: Voting Rights vs Tribal Sovereignty with Dr. Maurice Crandall

How does the tribal ideal of cooperative agreement square with the “founding fathers” vision for majority rule? And what obligation do tribal communities have in honoring the settler system of governance? Encounter Culture host Charlotte Jusinski and series co-host Stephanie Padilla (Isleta, Laguna Cochiti), dig into the complexities of tribal sovereignty, systems of government, and…Read more