POPULIST ALLIANCE OF ‘COWBOYS AND INDIANS’ are protecting rural lands
May 17, 2019 in WAGING NONVIOLENCE
By appealing to the hearts and minds of their white neighbors, Native Americans are carving out common ground and building unity through diversity.
The sea of red on recent election maps make it look like rural areas are uniformly populated by Republicans. And conventional wisdom suggests that those Americans are largely conservative populists who question many government regulations and do not welcome cultural diversity.
But the growing influence of Native American nations in some rural areas is starting to change that picture. Empowered by their treaty rights, they are beginning to shift the values of their white neighbors toward a populism that cuts across racial and cultural lines to challenge large corporations. Click to Continue