This Land

By Crooked Media

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Laura P
 Oct 25, 2021
This is such a well produced podcast about such an underreported and fascinating topic. Having the personal experience of the narrator and a production team of many Indigenous people is so important to reporting on these issues.

erica
 Aug 24, 2021
This work is so important. The current attack on Sovereingty and the subsequent silence is horrific. Thank you so much for creating and disseminating this.


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 Jul 15, 2020

Description

The award-winning documentary podcast This Land is back for season 2. Host Rebecca Nagle reports on how the far right is using Native children to attack American Indian tribes and advance a conservative agenda.

Episode Date
Introducing: Mother Country Radicals
00:53:19

Zayd Dohrn was born underground - his parents were radicals and counter-culture outlaws, on the run from the FBI. Now Zayd takes us back to the 1970s, when his parents and their young friends in the Weather Underground Organization declared war on the United States government. They brawled with riot cops on the streets of Chicago, bombed the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol, broke comrades out of prison, and teamed up with Black militant groups to rob banks, fight racism - and help build a revolution.

 

Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mother-country-radicals/id1625882016?uo=2

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1k8LpYwJ71vMu0mLxG2Am8

Crooked: https://crooked.com/podcast-series/mother-country-radicals/

Audacy: https://www.audacy.com/topic/mother-country-radicals 

Jun 09, 2022
8. The Heart Of It
00:32:29

While we wait to see whether the Supreme Court takes the case, we attend a ceremony run by a program that helps Native adoptees reconnect with their tribes. 

Show Notes

  • This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/
  • Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/
  • Resources For Journalists & Investigators https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/
  • Have a tip? Share it with our reporting team via SecureDrop https://criticalfrequency.org/securedrop/



For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland.

Oct 04, 2021
7. Before The Court
00:36:03

As the case heads to the Fifth Circuit - the last stop before the Supreme Court - we go inside the courtroom to hear the arguments and the decision.

Show Notes

  • This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/
  • Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/
  • Resources For Journalists & Investigators https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/
  • Have a tip? Share it with our reporting team via SecureDrop https://criticalfrequency.org/securedrop/
  • Jennifer Brackeen’s Personal Blog https://web.archive.org/web/20201221201802/https://thebrackeens.blogspot.com/



For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland.

Sep 27, 2021
6. Trojan Horse
00:34:18

We know which law firms and think tanks are bringing these lawsuits, but no one has been able to figure out who’s funding them—or why—until now. 

Show Notes

  • This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/
  • Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/
  • Resources For Journalists & Investigators https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/
  • Have a tip? Share it with our reporting team via SecureDrop https://criticalfrequency.org/securedrop/




For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland.

Sep 20, 2021
5. Pro Bono
00:31:14

The fight against the Indian Child Welfare Act is much bigger than a few custody cases, or even the entire adoption industry. We follow the money, and our investigation leads us to a powerful group of corporate lawyers and one of the biggest law firms in the country. 

Show Notes

  • This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/
  • Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/
  • Resources For Journalists & Investigators https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/
  • Have a tip? Share it with our reporting team via SecureDrop https://criticalfrequency.org/securedrop/
  • Mashpee Wampanoag face double crisis: COVID-19 and feds https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/mashpee-wampanoag-face-double-crisis-covid-19-and-feds
  • Interior takes reservation away from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/interior-takes-reservation-away-from-mashpee-wampanoag-tribe
  • Mashpee Wampanoag ruling a 'win for all of Indian Country' https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/mashpee-wampanoag-ruling-a-win-for-all-of-indian-country
  • The Fight for Baby Veronica, Part 1 https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/the-fight-for-baby-veronica-part-1
  • The Fight for Baby Veronica, Part 2 https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/the-fight-for-baby-veronica-part-2
  • The Fight for Baby Veronica, Part 3 https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/the-fight-for-baby-veronica-part-3
  • The Fight for Baby Veronica, Part 4 https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/the-fight-for-baby-veronica-part-4
  • The Fight for Baby Veronica, Part 5 https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/the-fight-for-baby-veronica-part-5
  • Supreme Court Takes on Indian Child Welfare Act in Baby Veronica Case https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/supreme-court-takes-on-indian-child-welfare-act-in-baby-veronica-case



For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland.

Sep 13, 2021
4. Supply And Demand
00:35:20

The private adoption industry has been fighting against the Indian Child Welfare Act the longest. We learn why by following one couple’s journey to adopt and their mixed feelings about the process.

Show Notes

  • This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/
  • Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/
  • Resources For Journalists & Investigators https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/
  • Have a tip? Share it with our reporting team via SecureDrop https://criticalfrequency.org/securedrop/
  • Blood Memory documentary https://www.bloodmemorydoc.com/



For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland.

Sep 06, 2021
3. Grandma Versus The Foster Parents
00:40:09

The Brackeens aren’t the only ones suing to strike down the Indian Child Welfare Act. So are Danielle and Jason Clifford, a foster couple from Minnesota.

Show Notes

  • This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/
  • Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/
  • Resources For Journalists & Investigators https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/
  • Have a tip? Share it with our reporting team via SecureDrop https://criticalfrequency.org/securedrop/



For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland.

Aug 30, 2021
2. Behind The Curtain
00:46:29

The Brackeens' case would have been a normal adoption dispute, but then one of the most powerful corporate law firms in the United States took it on and helped the couple launch a federal lawsuit.

Show Notes

  • This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/
  • Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/
  • Resources For Journalists & Investigators https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/
  • Have a tip? Share it with our reporting team via SecureDrop https://criticalfrequency.org/securedrop/
  • Blood Memory documentary https://www.bloodmemorydoc.com/
  • “Indian Adoption Project Increases Momentum” April 18, 1967 press release from the U.S. Department of the Interior https://www.indianaffairs.gov/as-ia/opa/online-press-release/indian-adoption-project-increases-momentum



For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland.

Aug 23, 2021
1. Solomon’s Sword
00:47:14

ALM – as referred to in court documents – is a Navajo and Cherokee toddler. When he was a baby, a white couple from the suburbs of Dallas wanted to adopt him, but a federal law said they couldn’t. So they sued.


Show Notes:

  • This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/
  • Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/
  • Resources For Journalists & Investigators https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/
  • Have a tip? Share it with our reporting team via SecureDrop https://criticalfrequency.org/securedrop/
  • Jennifer Brackeen’s Personal Blog https://web.archive.org/web/20201221201802/https://thebrackeens.blogspot.com/
  • "An Untold Number Of Indigenous Children Disappeared At U.S. Boarding Schools. Tribal Nations Are Raising The Stakes In Search Of Answers." https://theintercept.com/2018/09/25/carlisle-indian-industrial-school-indigenous-children-disappeared/
  • "My Relatives Went To A Catholic School For Native Children. It Was A Place Of Horrors" https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/30/my-relatives-went-to-a-catholic-school-for-native-children-it-was-a-place-of-horrors
  • "Indigenous Children Finally Headed Home" https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/indigenous-children-officially-headed-home
  • "Indian Boarding School Investigation Faces Hurdles In Missing Records, Legal Questions" https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/indian-boarding-school-investigation-faces-hurdles-missing-records-legal-questions-n1273996
  • "U.S. Boarding Schools To Be Investigated" https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/us-boarding-schools-to-be-investigated



For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland.

Aug 23, 2021
This Land, season 2 (coming August 23rd)
00:02:36

ALM – as referred to in court documents – is a Navajo and Cherokee toddler. When he was a baby, a white couple from the suburbs of Dallas wanted to adopt him, but a federal law said they couldn’t. So they sued. Today, the lawsuit doesn’t just impact the future of one child, or even the future of one law. It threatens the entire legal structure defending Native American rights. 

In season 2 of This Land, host Rebecca Nagle investigates how the far right is using Native children to quietly dismantle American Indian tribes. 

Tune in beginning August 23rd.

Aug 16, 2021
Introducing “The Census Powwow” from Snap Judgment
01:05:10

Check out a brand new episode from our friends at Snap Judgment!

Last year, tribal government worker Cheyenne Brady was given a new job: to count everyone on her reservation. Writer Julian Brave Noisecat follows her through the ups-and-downs of the 2020 census, culminating in the first-ever Census Powwow.

To hear more incredible stories like this one, listen and subscribe to Snap Judgment wherever you get your podcasts. 

Website: https://snapjudgment.org/ 

Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/snap-judgment/id283657561 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SnapJudgment 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/snapjudgment 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/snapjudgmentradio/ 

Jun 28, 2021
10. The Ruling
00:34:41

The Supreme Court has ruled, delivering a historic decision on the reservation status of Eastern Oklahoma. Rebecca Nagle talks to the lawyer who argued the case at the High Court, Native law professors, scholars, and journalists to break down the significance of this decision and share what it means to the future of Muscogee (Creek) Nation and all Five Tribes.


For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland.

Jul 16, 2020
9. Supreme Court Update
00:01:58

Today, the Supreme Court made a historic ruling on the reservation status of Eastern Oklahoma. Rebecca Nagle is here to break down the decision, talk through the implications, and hey, celebrate a little. Because this win -- it’s huge.


For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland.

Jul 09, 2020
8. The Next Battleground
00:34:42

A murder case sparked an investigation into the treaty rights of five tribes. But another case -- a simple case about an adoption -- could actually dismantle America's tribes as we know them. 


For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland.

Jul 22, 2019
7. Still Bleeding
00:30:47

Tribes are asking that the Supreme Court keep the promises that it made to them, because what's lost when those promises are broken is much more than just land.


For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland.

Jul 15, 2019
6. The Postponement
00:25:26

The Supreme Court punted a decision on Carpenter v. Murphy to the next term. What does this mean for the tribes?


For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland.

Jul 08, 2019
5. The Land Grab
00:31:23

The geography of this country was reshaped in the late 1800s and depending on who tells it, it's either a story of good intentions...or one of outright theft.

Jul 01, 2019
Update: Surprise announcement from SCOTUS
00:02:11

In a surprise twist, the Supreme Court announced that Carpenter v. Murphy will not be decided this term. 

Jun 28, 2019
4. The Treaty
00:32:41

A Cherokee leader is murdered in 1839 for signing a treaty with the United States, but the promise he died for was broken. Learn more: thislandpodcast.com

Jun 24, 2019
3. The Opposition
00:26:16

There are some very powerful groups set against Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Who are they? What's their motivation? And what arguments are they using to win their case in Court?

Learn more: thislandpodcast.com


For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland.

Jun 17, 2019
2. The Tribe
00:30:29

Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation spans 11 counties across Eastern Oklahoma. This land is now at stake, and the tribe’s legal team headed to D.C. to make its case in front of the Supreme Court.

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For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/this land.

Jun 10, 2019
1. The Case
00:24:23

The Supreme Court is about to make a decision that will determine the future of five tribes and nearly half the land in Oklahoma, and it all starts with a murder on the side of the road in 1999. 

Learn more: thislandpodcast.com 


For a transcript of this episode, please go to: thislandpodcast.com

Jun 03, 2019
This Land (coming June 3rd)
00:02:26

An 1839 assassination of a Cherokee leader. A 1999 small town murder. Two crimes collide in a Supreme Court case that will decide the fate of one man and nearly half of the land in Oklahoma. Hosted by Rebecca Nagle, Oklahoma journalist and citizen of Cherokee Nation, This Land traces how a cut and dry homicide opened up an investigation into the treaty rights of five Native American tribes. Tune in, beginning June 3rd to Crooked Media's 8-episode series to find out how this unique case could result in the largest restoration of tribal land in U.S. history.

May 21, 2019