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The award-winning documentary podcast This Land is back for season 2. Host Rebecca Nagle reports on how the far right is using Native children to attack American Indian tribes and advance a conservative agenda.

The award-winning documentary podcast This Land is back for season 2. Host Rebecca Nagle reports on how the far right is using Native children to attack American Indian tribes and advance a conservative agenda.

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United States

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The award-winning documentary podcast This Land is back for season 2. Host Rebecca Nagle reports on how the far right is using Native children to attack American Indian tribes and advance a conservative agenda.

Language:

English


Episodes

8. The Heart Of It

10/4/2021
While we wait to see whether the Supreme Court takes the case, we attend a ceremony run by a program that helps Native adoptees reconnect with their tribes. Show Notes This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/ Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/ Resources For Journalists & Investigators https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/ Have a tip? Share it with our reporting team via SecureDrop...

Duration:00:33:48

7. Before The Court

9/27/2021
As the case heads to the Fifth Circuit - the last stop before the Supreme Court - we go inside the courtroom to hear the arguments and the decision. Show Notes This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/ Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/ Resources For Journalists & Investigators https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/ Have a tip? Share it with our reporting team via SecureDrop...

Duration:00:37:44

6. Trojan Horse

9/20/2021
We know which law firms and think tanks are bringing these lawsuits, but no one has been able to figure out who’s funding them—or why—until now. Show Notes This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/ Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/ Resources For Journalists & Investigators https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/ Have a tip? Share it with our reporting team via SecureDrop https://criticalfrequency.org/securedrop/...

Duration:00:35:03

5. Pro Bono

9/13/2021
The fight against the Indian Child Welfare Act is much bigger than a few custody cases, or even the entire adoption industry. We follow the money, and our investigation leads us to a powerful group of corporate lawyers and one of the biggest law firms in the country. Show Notes This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/ Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/ Resources For Journalists & Investigators...

Duration:00:32:07

4. Supply And Demand

9/6/2021
The private adoption industry has been fighting against the Indian Child Welfare Act the longest. We learn why by following one couple’s journey to adopt and their mixed feelings about the process. Show Notes This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/ Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/ Resources For Journalists & Investigators https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/ Have a tip? Share it with our reporting team via...

Duration:00:36:39

3. Grandma Versus The Foster Parents

8/30/2021
The Brackeens aren’t the only ones suing to strike down the Indian Child Welfare Act. So are Danielle and Jason Clifford, a foster couple from Minnesota. Show Notes This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/ Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/ Resources For Journalists & Investigators https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/ Have a tip? Share it with our reporting team via SecureDrop...

Duration:00:41:28

2. Behind The Curtain

8/23/2021
The Brackeens' case would have been a normal adoption dispute, but then one of the most powerful corporate law firms in the United States took it on and helped the couple launch a federal lawsuit. Show Notes This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/ Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/ Resources For Journalists & Investigators https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/ Have a tip? Share it with our reporting team via...

Duration:00:47:06

1. Solomon’s Sword

8/23/2021
ALM – as referred to in court documents – is a Navajo and Cherokee toddler. When he was a baby, a white couple from the suburbs of Dallas wanted to adopt him, but a federal law said they couldn’t. So they sued. Show Notes: This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/ Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/ Resources For Journalists & Investigators https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/ Have a tip? Share it with our...

Duration:00:47:21

This Land, season 2 (coming August 23rd)

8/16/2021
ALM – as referred to in court documents – is a Navajo and Cherokee toddler. When he was a baby, a white couple from the suburbs of Dallas wanted to adopt him, but a federal law said they couldn’t. So they sued. Today, the lawsuit doesn’t just impact the future of one child, or even the future of one law. It threatens the entire legal structure defending Native American rights. In season 2 of This Land, host Rebecca Nagle investigates how the far right is using Native children to quietly...

Duration:00:02:35

Introducing “The Census Powwow” from Snap Judgment

6/28/2021
Check out a brand new episode from our friends at Snap Judgment! Last year, tribal government worker Cheyenne Brady was given a new job: to count everyone on her reservation. Writer Julian Brave Noisecat follows her through the ups-and-downs of the 2020 census, culminating in the first-ever Census Powwow. To hear more incredible stories like this one, listen and subscribe to Snap Judgment wherever you get your podcasts. Website: https://snapjudgment.org/ Apple:...

Duration:01:05:10

10. The Ruling

7/16/2020
The Supreme Court has ruled, delivering a historic decision on the reservation status of Eastern Oklahoma. Rebecca Nagle talks to the lawyer who argued the case at the High Court, Native law professors, scholars, and journalists to break down the significance of this decision and share what it means to the future of Muscogee (Creek) Nation and all Five Tribes. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:26:10

9. Supreme Court Update

7/9/2020
Today, the Supreme Court made a historic ruling on the reservation status of Eastern Oklahoma. Rebecca Nagle is here to break down the decision, talk through the implications, and hey, celebrate a little. Because this win -- it’s huge. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:01:58

8. The Next Battleground

7/22/2019
A murder case sparked an investigation into the treaty rights of five tribes. But another case -- a simple case about an adoption -- could actually dismantle America's tribes as we know them. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:38:18

7. Still Bleeding

7/15/2019
Tribes are asking that the Supreme Court keep the promises that it made to them, because what's lost when those promises are broken is much more than just land. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:36:04

6. The Postponement

7/8/2019
The Supreme Court punted a decision on Carpenter v. Murphy to the next term. What does this mean for the tribes? For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:29:17

5. The Land Grab

7/1/2019
The geography of this country was reshaped in the late 1800s and depending on who tells it, it's either a story of good intentions...or one of outright theft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:36:12

Update: Surprise announcement from SCOTUS

6/27/2019
In a surprise twist, the Supreme Court announced that Carpenter v. Murphy will not be decided this term. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:02:11

4. The Treaty

6/24/2019
A Cherokee leader is murdered in 1839 for signing a treaty with the United States, but the promise he died for was broken. Learn more: thislandpodcast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:35:10

3. The Opposition

6/17/2019
There are some very powerful groups set against Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Who are they? What's their motivation? And what arguments are they using to win their case in Court? Learn more: thislandpodcast.com For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:31:31

2. The Tribe

6/10/2019
Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation spans 11 counties across Eastern Oklahoma. This land is now at stake, and the tribe’s legal team headed to D.C. to make its case in front of the Supreme Court. Learn more: thislandpodcast.com For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/this land. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:32:11