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A podcast on the truth about the creation of U.S. National Parks, retold by Indigenous voices.

Parks is about the Indigenous people who lived, hunted, and created communities on U.S. public lands, living reciprocally with nature for centuries before settler-colonists arrived. It’s about the racism, violence, and lies perpetrated by colonizers and the federal government as they dispossessed land from Native people not long ago.

On this podcast, you'll hear Indigenous perspectives on what’s happening to the land now, and what they hope for tomorrow.

Parks asks you to take a new look at our beloved natural spaces — including their conflicted pasts and their uncertain futures.

Parks Mary Mathis, Cody Nelson

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 90 Ratings

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A podcast on the truth about the creation of U.S. National Parks, retold by Indigenous voices.

Parks is about the Indigenous people who lived, hunted, and created communities on U.S. public lands, living reciprocally with nature for centuries before settler-colonists arrived. It’s about the racism, violence, and lies perpetrated by colonizers and the federal government as they dispossessed land from Native people not long ago.

On this podcast, you'll hear Indigenous perspectives on what’s happening to the land now, and what they hope for tomorrow.

Parks asks you to take a new look at our beloved natural spaces — including their conflicted pasts and their uncertain futures.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires macOS 11.4 or higher

    Episode 2: Grand Canyon

    Episode 2: Grand Canyon

    Havasupai, Hopi, Hualapai, and many other native tribes have been living in and around the Grand Canyon for time immemorial. For most of their lives, the threat of uranium mining or Disneyland-like tourist attractions were absent…until now.On this episode, we hear from three Native women who have spent their life in and around The Grand Canyon, about their knowledge of this area, their work to protect the land today, and what they hope for the Grand Canyon's future.

    • 32 min
    Episode 1: Yellowstone

    Episode 1: Yellowstone

    Yellowstone was the first U.S. National Park, established in 1872. But before Yellowstone was established, Indigenous tribes like Shoshone, Blackfoot, and Crow were living on the land for thousands of years. These are stories of their lives before, the lies and dispossession it took to create the park, and the attempted genocide that followed.This episode also takes a look at those communities now, the issues that have followed them for decades following their dispossession, and how their culture lives on.

    • 27 min
    Introducing: Parks

    Introducing: Parks

    U.S. National Parks were built on the idea of wilderness preservation, “for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” Today, millions of people still visit places like Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon every year with the idea of escaping an overwhelming digital world to commune with “pristine” nature. What visitors don’t know is who’s land they’re standing on.This podcast is about the Indigenous people who lived, hunted, and created communities on these lands, living reciprocally with nature for centuries before white people arrived. It’s about the racism, violence, and lies that led colonizers and the government to dispossess land from Natives.These actions have unacknowledged consequence for the people and the environment. We’re going to explore how Indigenous communities were able to live through genocide, continue their traditions, and lead America’s most important environmental victories of the past and present.Episodes coming summer 2021. Visit parkspodcast.com for more.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

AGFoley65 ,

Validation around what I already knew…

Great podcast! I’ve cried through all of them as I heard the stories of my relatives in different parts of the country where the beauty of the land before colonization was about respecting the land and all it provides… from food to medicine to a way of life governed by wild life and the seasons. I can’t wait for additional episodes. Simply beautiful to listen to tribal ancestral stories about the land we call home.

navodog920 ,

Great and informative podcast!

Any idea when the next episode might come out?

miggleg ,

Fantastic Podcast for Curious Minded People

Already hooked! Can’t wait for more

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