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Series
Midday
Episode
The Longest Walk
Contributing Organization
Minnesota Public Radio (St. Paul, Minnesota)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/43-84zgn7fb
MPR Archive Catalog
26125
pbcore XML database UUID
d6273eec-f335-4518-91a9-9957dabbd6a5
Description
A 1978 segment from Minnesota Public Radio discusses the Longest Walk, a march undertaken by Native people and supporters to protest 11 bills before Congress that threatened indigenous land, water, minerals, and sovereignty. During 1978, nearly 2,000 Native protesters walked 3,000 miles from Alcatraz Island to Washington D.C. to protest and lobby against the legislation. In this piece, MPR speaks with Mike Russell of the Yavapai tribe from the protest in Washington D.C., with Barbara Strumstad of the Ojibwe tribe from the studios in Moorhead, MN, and with Scott Raymond (tribe unknown), Bill Simmons of the Choctaw tribe, and Perry Celee of the Wiyot tribe. Protesters speak on the legislation, the experience of the walk, Native traditions, and discrimination against Native people. The Longest Walk protest proved successful and none of the legislation passed.
Broadcast
1978-07-17
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Social Issues
Politics and Government
Race and Ethnicity
Creator
Minnesota Public Radio, Production Unit
Contributor
Russell, Mike, , Guest
Raymond, Scott , , Interviewer
Strumstad, Barbara, , Guest
Simmons, Bill , , Interviewee
Celee, Perry, , Interviewee
Olson,Dan, MPR , Host
Publisher
Minnesota Public Radio, Publisher
Rights
MPR owned
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:34:16
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Citation
Chicago: “Midday; The Longest Walk,” 1978-07-17, Minnesota Public Radio, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed April 19, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_43-84zgn7fb.
MLA: “Midday; The Longest Walk.” 1978-07-17. Minnesota Public Radio, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. April 19, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_43-84zgn7fb>.
APA: Midday; The Longest Walk. Boston, MA: Minnesota Public Radio, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_43-84zgn7fb