Pass the Mic: Lose the Native American stereotypes
Today we’re sharing our platform, in our series called ‘Pass the Mic.' We invite a host to choose the guests and direct the conversation. This month, host Kerry Hawk Lessard, head of Native American LifeLines, talks with Judy Tallwing McCarthey about art as healing and the stereotypes some non-natives hold of Native Americans:
“Stop mythologizing us. I’m not a myth, dammit. I’m a real human being. I have grandkids and kids and bills to pay. But I have a culture and ancestors that go back generations and I know them.”
Then Lessard welcomes Tara Maudrie, who explains why her methods of public-health research derive from the storytelling she learned from her ancestors.