A flood. A wave. A surge. What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border is none of those things, but you wouldn’t know it from watching or reading some of the coverage in U.S. media. In recent weeks, the phrases “surge of migrants,” “migrant surge,” “the surge,” “surge at border” and other variations have all appeared in…
Courts of the Conquerors
Julio and Maria are joined by ITT All-Star Jenni Monet, independent investigative journalist and founder of the newsletter Indigenously. They dive deep into the harrowing revelations about former residential schools for Indigenous children in the U.S. and Canada. They also talk about reclaiming Indigenous narratives in the media, and what restorative justice might look like for Indigenous communities.
ITT Staff Picks:
- “We did not forget all the children who never returned. We kept their memory alive, never giving up on them,” writes journalist Ruth Hopkins in this piece for Teen Vogue.
- In this piece for The Tyee, Katłįà (Catherine) Lafferty analyzes the news media’s role in the dehumanization and oppression of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
- This piece for National Geographic offers insight into the Lummi Nation’s “Red Road to D.C.” totem pole tour, intended to build awareness around endangered Indigenous sites.
Photo credit: AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan
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