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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.

This Land Crooked Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 6.6K Ratings

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.

    8. The Heart Of It

    8. The Heart Of It

    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/

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    • 35 min
    7. Before The Court

    7. Before The Court

    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/

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    Jennifer Brackeen’s Personal Blog https://web.archive.org/web/20201221201802/https://thebrackeens.blogspot.com/



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    • 38 min
    6. Trojan Horse

    6. Trojan Horse

    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/

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    • 36 min
    5. Pro Bono

    5. Pro Bono

    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 https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/

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    Mashpee Wampanoag face double crisis: COVID-19 and feds https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/mashpee-wampanoag-face-double-crisis-covid-19-and-feds

    Interior takes reservation away from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/interior-takes-reservation-away-from-mashpee-wampanoag-tribe

    Mashpee Wampanoag ruling a 'win for all of Indian Country' https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/mashpee-wampanoag-ruling-a-win-for-all-of-indian-country

    The Fight for Baby Veronica, Part 1 https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/the-fight-for-baby-veronica-part-1

    The Fight for Baby Veronica, Part 2 https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/the-fight-for-baby-veronica-part-2

    The Fight for Baby Veronica, Part 3 https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/the-fight-for-baby-veronica-part-3

    The Fight for Baby Veronica, Part 4 https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/the-fight-for-baby-veronica-part-4

    The Fight for Baby Veronica, Part 5 https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/the-fight-for-baby-veronica-part-5

    Supreme Court Takes on Indian Child Welfare Act in Baby Veronica Case https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/supreme-court-takes-on-indian-child-welfare-act-in-baby-veronica-case



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    • 33 min
    4. Supply And Demand

    4. Supply And Demand

    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/

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    Blood Memory documentary https://www.bloodmemorydoc.com/



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    • 37 min
    3. Grandma Versus The Foster Parents

    3. Grandma Versus The Foster Parents

    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/

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
6.6K Ratings

6.6K Ratings

Amanda INTJ ,

This land is a must listen

This Land is well researched. It provides interesting and relevant information historically and connects it to today’s Supreme Court cases. I’ve learned so much about Native Sovereignty. I’ve recommended it to all of my friends.

eceturnator ,

A must listen!

What an excellent topic to learn about! One of the most important topics in our lifetime. Indigenous sovereignty is enshrined in US Constitution but it is under active threat. Every democracy respecting person should learn and understand what’s going on in conservative courts spearheaded by Texas to erode Indigenous sovereignty. From that aggressive attempt to harm a cornerstone political right of Indigenous nations to eroding reproductive rights, voting rights of all Americans is a short distance. Listen to this extremely well researched podcast series and understand what is at stake for democratic values and why Texas is leading the efforts against those values.

BNT1554 ,

This Land is so unique

Its stories shed light on issues of Tribal law & adoption I haven’t heard anywhere else.

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