Global Democracy, devolution and governance, Welfare and equalities

Podcast: Indigenous communities and local government


Ingrid Koehler interviews Winnipeg councillor Sherri Rollins on being an Indigenous woman in local government, why representation matters and how we all have a role in choosing the leaders of the future. From Gerald Reid we also find out about Chief Thunderwater who led the call for local government reform among indigenous peoples of Canada in the early 20th century and the dirty tricks used to stop him.


Find out more about the Haudenosaunee

This video:


And an educator’s guide from the Smithsonian Institute – link to a PDF
Chief Thunderwater: An Unexpected Indian in Unexpected Places is available from the University of Oklahoma Press  – or through other online purveyors of books.

Via OU Press



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