Resistance Radio with John and Regan-logo

Resistance Radio with John and Regan

News & Politics Podcasts

"Resistance Radio” is where Native voices are offered to the public discourse on Native issues and issues that affect us all. “Resistance Radio" airs live every Thursday at 3:00 PM EST on WBAI 99.5 FM in NYC. "Resistance Radio" is the only Native hosted, live, call-in radio talk show in a major market.


United States


"Resistance Radio” is where Native voices are offered to the public discourse on Native issues and issues that affect us all. “Resistance Radio" airs live every Thursday at 3:00 PM EST on WBAI 99.5 FM in NYC. "Resistance Radio" is the only Native hosted, live, call-in radio talk show in a major market.




Resistance Radio 2/22/24; Challenging legal doctrines that have no basis in law or the Constitution.

The US prides itself in asserting the rule of law.... but not always! The tyranny of authoritarian rule is known by Native people too well.


Resistance Radio 2/15/24; Activist Judges are nothing new. They have been creating authoritarian rule for over 200 years

Many of the most egregious legal doctrines used to oppress Native peoples were created and affirmed by the US Supreme Court. They have been doing this for over 200 years. It is nothing new.


We are coming up on the 100th anniversary of the Indian Citizenship Act! The Genocide continues!

This act was and is a war crime! Honoring us, my ass!


Challenging Narratives of Subjugation and Trusteeship and Asserting Our True Identities

In this consequential episode of "Resistance Radio" with advocate John Kane, an in-depth discussion takes place about the historical misconceptions and inaccuracies surrounding Native Americans and the fight for their rights. The talk challenges listeners to rethink a narrative that labels Native Americans as "wards of the state," highlighting the implications such assumptions hold for their rights and sovereignty. Kane fervently challenges the legitimacy of laws like the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) which infringe on the autonomy of Native communities and treats Native people as too incompetent or trustworthy to0 run their own businesses. The episode serves as an enlightenment platform where Kane intricately explores the historical events and legal decisions shaping the current narratives about Native Americans. His impassioned call emphasizes the need for changing these misrepresentations, advocating for the autonomy, dignity, and respect of Native communities. This conversation further delves into the controversial subjects of misrepresented native identities, ongoing acts of genocide, and the public's obsession with presidential politics. The episode doesn't shy away from highlighting the systemic abuse and exploitation of Native American resources, discussing the overlooked, yet impactful grievances like the "Cobel Suit" where malfeasance against Native American communities went under-compensated. We also touch on the shortcomings of international powers like the US, Canada, UK, and Australia in respecting the rights of indigenous populations, and shed light on the commonly held misconceptions about indigenous sovereignty. As such, the episode stands as a call-to-action for everyone to critically assess their position in governance structures, encouraging a shift from federal intervention to local governance systems. Listeners are urged to understand the impact of local events on their lives and participate actively in their communities rather than depending solely on casting ballots every four years. In conclusion, this eye-opening narrative implores listeners to move beyond mainstream discourse and understand the world from a native perspective, thus fostering a society of justice, equality, and inclusivity.


There is no "trust" relationship between Native people and the United States. We are NOT wards of the state.

In this revealing episode, John Kane navigates listeners through the intricate history and legal complexities endured by Native American communities concerning land rights in the United States. Providing a thorough exploration of the historical contradictions and affronts that have influenced Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations, Kane clarifies perspectives on American Indigenous rights. He guides us through intricate legal cases that underscore the continuance of disagreement over land ownership and occupancy, clarifying that the struggle isn't simply about possession- but also about the dignity, autonomy, and the right for Indigenous identity assertion. The discussion involves the United States' obscure "trust responsibility" towards Native communities, debunking outmoded 'ward-trustee' implications. This episode ends with a pressing call to arms urging Native communities and allies to challenge harmful assumptions as Kane explores a blend of historical and contemporary issues. By highlighting the misguided legal narratives surrounding relationships between the U.S government and Native peoples, Kane urges the audience to learn, challenge, resist and incite change.


Resistance Radio 1/18/23; Let's Talk MLK!

Many of King's quotes and speeches have been white washed and misinterpreted. Let's talk about some of his thoughts and words as they relate to Native people and the true "original sins" of the USA.


Resistance Radio 1/11/24; Schools are dropping Native mascots in advance of a June deadline and people areall over social media

The news media outlets refuse to say why Native mascots are banned and simply say schools are being forced to change them because of a State ban. All this does is feed the "culture war" frenzy.


Resistance Radio 1/4/24; Sure! I’ll talk about Gaza.

But it's not just killing people that makes it genocide. Let's talk about land claims, indigeneity, ancestry, history and who is from where.


Resistance Radio 12/28/23; Our Year End Show. Well kiss 2023 goodbye and buckle in for 2024.

A bit of a recap of the year and some scary foreboding for the year we are coming into.


Resistance Radio 12/14/23; Lance Gumbs joins me from Shinnecock to discuss recognituon, NCAI, Montaukett and more

Lance is the former Chairman of the Shinnecock Nation and current Regional VP of the National Congress of the American Indian. We talk "recognition", NCAI, Montaukett, mascots and pretendians.


Resistance Radio 12/7/23; News from NYS; A mascot ruling, Seneca gaming news and a governor’s veto

My old school that I took on over their mascot lost their appeal to the State Supreme Court. This fight led to the statewide ban. The Senecas and NYS agree to extend the current gaming compact as the Governor continues her squeeze on Seneca gaming revenue. And Governor Hochul vetoed a bill that would have restored State recognition to the Montaukett Nation.


Resistance Radio Previously Known as Let’s Talk from 12/6/18; Guest Peter d’Errico

This was Peter d'Errico's first appearance on my show in New York. Shawnee Rice was co-hosting. We covered a wide range of issues and hit them hard.


Resistance Radio 11/30/23; One word distinguishes Native people in their fight for justice: Decolonization!

We are not fighting for civil rights, constitutional rights or even treaty rights. We are fighting for our sovereignty and autonomy.


Resistance Radio 11/19/23; Law Professor Peter d’Errico joins me for the hour.

Author of "Federal Anti-Indian Law", Peter d'Errico joins me to talk about his work as it relates to the Osage Murders, Native gaming and US domination.


Resistance Radio with John Kane 11/16/23; Native people are still treated as incompetent wards of the state.

If you were appalled by the racism displayed in Killers of the Flower Moon, you must understand that it still continues today. The federal government considered Native people as incompetent and too ignorant to manage our own funds and our own businesses. That designation continues today with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.


Resistance Radio with John Kane 11/9/23; We fail to adequately address youth suicide in Native communities. Listener calls.

I promoted a PBS series that featured a 15 year old boy who committed suicide shortly after filming the segment. We need to address Native youth suicide! We take listener calls to address the outing of Buffy Sainte Marie.


Resistance Radio with John Kane 11/2/23; SBU Professor Justin Schapp joins me to talk about Pretendianism and the Osage murders of the 1920s

Justin Schapp, Seneca and Professor of Native American Studies at St Bonaventure joins me for the hour. We talk about Buffy Sainte Marie and Pretendianism and the Osage murders depicted in the Scorsese film Killers of the Flower Moon.


Resistance Radio with John Kane 10/27/23; Question what your read, watch and hear, and who you hear it from. Donate to WPFW!

I saw the film and I was disappointed. We need to question what info is fed to us. Buffy Sainte Marie on the hot seat. Last show of the Fall Fund Drive!


Resistance Radio with John Kane 10/19/23; Killers of theFlower Moon opens this weekend but don’t think the racism and theft ended in the 1920s

The murder of the Osage is an unprecedented massive conspiracy of murder, marriage and theft. No where in the history of US criminal activity has this level of premeditation occurred. But the theft continues as other means have been employed by the powerful and greedy.


Resistance Radio with John Kane 10/12/23; If you kill people in the name of your religion, you suck!

It's impossible for me not to see the similarities in the Israeli treatment of Palestine and its people to what Native people have experienced with the United States and its predecessors.