Challenging Colonialism

by Martin Rizzo-Martinez & Daniel Stonebloom

Challenging Colonialism amplifies Indigenous perspectives on issues of concern to native Californian communities. It is our intention to create an educational resource where everyone can hear the perspectives of Indigenous peoples in their own words. It is not our intention to further colonize the narrative, or to misrepresent stories that are not our own. The podcast is produced by Martin Rizzo-Martinez, Historian, & Daniel St... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E05 - s01e05 Nichelle Garcia on Run4Salmon

    S01 E05 - s01e05 Nichelle Garcia on Run4Salmon

    Nichelle Garcia (Winnemem Wintu) talks about the Run 4 Salmon, the 2022 run, its goals and its history. She also discussed inter-tribal solidarity in water and salmon protection, as well as the curriculum and mini-lessons she's co...

    37:43
  • S01 E04 - s01e04 Indian Boarding Schools: Colonialism Through Education

    S01 E04 - s01e04 Indian Boarding Schools: Colonialism Through Education

    Beginning in the 1880s, Indian Boarding Schools across the country operated with the stated goal to “kill the Indian and save the man.” These institutions were key to U.S. policies that aimed to assimilate native children by remov...

    01:01:30
  • S01 E03 - s01e03 Weapons of Mass Destruction p.IV: The Salmon Return

    S01 E03 - s01e03 Weapons of Mass Destruction p.IV: The Salmon Return

    In the final part of a four-part episode, we continue to examine the negative environmental and cultural impact of dams, and the Indigenous-led movement to remove them. These dams, deemed as Weapons of Mass Destruction by Chief Ca...

    29:28
  • S01 E03 - s01e03 Weapons of Mass Destruction p.III: Indigenous Self-Determination

    S01 E03 - s01e03 Weapons of Mass Destruction p.III: Indigenous Self-Determination

    Part III gives context to the larger California water system--and its boosters, defenders, and profiteers.Interviewees for Part III:Brittani Orona (Hoopa Valley Tribe)Ron Reed (Karuk)Dr. Beth Rose Middleton ManningSheridan Enomoto...

    26:26
  • S01 E03 - s01e03 Weapons of Mass Destruction p.II: A History of Resistance

    S01 E03 - s01e03 Weapons of Mass Destruction p.II: A History of Resistance

    Part two of a four-part episode outlines dams as a colonial project, and centers Indigenous science in the historical and ongoing indigenous resistance to eco-genocide.Interviewees for s01e03 p. II:Chief Caleen Sisk (Winnemem Wint...

    28:26