This is an interview. Today Elena is in conversation with Crystal Echo Hawk. Crystal is an enrolled member of Pawnee Nation in Oklahoma and the founder of IllumiNative, a nonprofit working to increase the visibility of—and “challenge the negative narrative about”—Native Nations. Listen in to learn more about what Crystal believes to be the greatest threat to Native peoples, hear a specific call-in to educators, learn about a tv show you might be missing out on that you don’t want to miss, and much more.
Mentioned in this episode:
- Rutherford Falls
- About IllumiNative and the many projects/issues they are taking on
- Follow IllumiNative on Instagram
- Article in Elle Magazine on Crystal’s response to Deb Haaland’s appointment as Secretary of the Interior
- People Magazine article on Crystal and the work of IllumiNatives taking on racist mascots
- Bright Morning Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram