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Indigenous Peoples' History | LV Discourse

Doug George-Kanentiio (left)

Karen El-Chaar highlights Indigenous peoples' history with three guests:

  • Doug George-Kanentiio, a member of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation discusses his culture and personal experience with an Indian Boarding School.
  • Pat Rivera, Executive Director of the Museum of Indian Culture discusses how they are preserving Delaware Nation culture and re-educating Lehigh Valley residents of the importance of local Indigenous heritage.
  • Bart Standing Elk, sanctioned by the Grand Council of the Delaware Nation as the Keeper of the East Gate, recites a prayer in the Lenape language.

Tune in to Lehigh Valley Discourse Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00 PM following All Things Considered.

(Original air-date: 9/23/21)

Karen El-Chaar is a longtime volunteer at WDIY. She is the host of the public affairs program, The El-Chaar Chronicles, where she discusses legal, environmental, and political issues. She is also a rotating host of WDIY music programs WDIY Classics, Jazz Factory, and Swing Sunday. Karen currently serves as the president of the WDIY board of directors.
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