October 13, 2020

EP. 183 — How Are Contemporary Native Americans Thriving? with Dr. Elizabeth Rule

On this week’s Getting Curious, Dr. Elizabeth Rule joins Jonathan to discuss contemporary Native American rights and representation. She and Jonathan cover reproductive justice, tribal sovereignty, and the incredible work that Dr. Rule is doing to illuminate the relationship between Native history and contemporary Native Americans’ experiences and realities.

Dr. Rule is the Director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics & Policy, an Assistant Professor of Professional Studies and Faculty in Residence at George Washington University, and an enrolled citizen of the Chickasaw Nation.

Follow Dr. Rule on Twitter @ERuleDC, download the Guide to Indigenous DC, and check out more of her work at www.elizabethrule.com.

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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness & Dr. Elizabeth Rule JVN [00:00:00] Welcome to Getting Curious. I’m Jonathan Van Ness and every week I sit down for a 40 minute conversation with a brilliant expert to learn all about something that makes me curious. On today’s episode, I’m joined by the Director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics & Policy, Dr. Elizabeth Rule, where I ask her: How are contemporary Native Americans thriving? On today’s episode, we have a conversation about reproductive justice in Native American communities and so much more. As a sensitivity warning, this episode does address matters of sexual and gender violence. That being said, what Dr. Rule has to share is so thoughtful and important, and we’re so honored to have her on this week’s show. Not only that, we get to discuss lots of joy and thriving topics that get to discuss a fuller scope of what Dr. Elizabeth Rule is accomplishing today. So without further ado, this week on Getting

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