In the broadcast I mention Cory Morningstar and relate her as being an indigenous woman, or First Nations. Her specific ancestry (I’ve since discovered) may not be but her essays and interviews reflect an indigenous perspective.
It is my firm belief that we must passively disappear off the landscape of forced colonized media and allow the voices and research from our indigenous communities guide us and teach us. We must learn from them, for they can sense colonization in ways that we can’t even see because of our limited perspective. If we stifle their voices or try to capitalize or co-opt them, we lose everything.
Not only has Morningstar been able to illustrate a disastrous and devastating future that the Green New Deal holds for us, but she speaks true environmental language. “What if instead of going to a protest we all planted a garden? Can you imagine what a world would look like if 50,000 of us planted a garden?”