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Now. On behalf of all pride. And. Tonight. Here's a little background problem. And also. We've been having quite a half. Hour riot. Last night. All. Right. Saturday with bad weather. Sunday. Night we have a. We have Johnny. Montana. I was going to offer.
Some. Help. On Alcatraz. Right. Right right. Right. Johnny. Johnny. Around. That I'd like to find out. Johnny How old are you. How old are you. You're out of life. Yeah. Yeah. You were offered a scholarship to Brigham Young University.
Are you going to. Take. Dollars. Yes oh well but then. On the west coast and get in oh the Native American Studies. At Berkeley San Francisco and I believe UCLA. And I'm not sure about us. The. West. Side of the. Bell opera. Well I still get it. Yes thank you Beth. When did you come out. Johnny did you ever attend hear of Indian Affairs.
No I. Have read anything run by the federal government. Yeah. That's going to. Dominate. Play. But. I'd like to. Find out. I have a real right against their just about everything and they. Already. Know they don't know a lot of help. And how are things on your resume. Would you explain what reservation what By the way that. 5. A.M. going. Somewhere. Part of my biggest reservation. I mean population wise. What are the I mean what's it like.
At home. We got a better life. Well you know that's kind of senseless to give us a prefabricated houses on the reservation. Take away out the. Middle of the reservation and then. But they don't give us any right any education so that we can get in the house. Something that. Would give you a new house. No way to know that. How are the people accepting these houses. Well what's the general reaction. What is the general reaction. I know it happened at. One of the Sioux Reservation. South Dakota. And a lot of the people with. They don't like what.
You know. General idea. We're not. We're not like white people you put a lot together you know. That I read that with them. And for many of the people on the reservation that's why they stay there they don't want. Well. That's a very minor reason why people don't like that. You're going back. You're leaving out. You're going back to Montana. You're going to. This you're telling me the sample you know about. What is this you were telling me this afternoon about. What you going to do this summer. What's that. I mean.
A lot of people don't know what better. Time of it right. But when. You ask rises. About. How much money can. Is available about how much money can you make during the summer. It made. It better. For me to know. Just money for going to see. You. What do you use this money for to go to school later on or what. And how long have you done this. Last three years. But I do it again a. Lot of money. Is that. They're all racing. That you do in Montana do a lot of the reservation get paid and that's. A lot of chutzpah to make money this way.
And last. But I. Know. What it is these. Well what else is available to you for employment in the summer for school. Just they want to make money to go back. To work and my friends were not aware that. That. Happened. What kind of gun. And. Just out of curiosity how does. A. Dolly just for men women and children for every one. Dollar.
That's an affair. That's not exactly a lot of money baby. What are the hours. An eight hour day. Dollars. And heads of families everyone works the same way. Like camp life. Oh only one member of the family free society. Made America competitive. That's 60 fact realizes that money wasn't. Where the back re-add in Montana. It is on the. Indians get permission to build a factory on the reservation. Well of course. This is some of the. Many Indians speak today about a new. Industry. On the reservation. But a dollar sixty an hour and only one member of a
family that. Kind of limit. Your reservation. Richard. Thank you what a crack in the I mean like many natural resources like water or grazing land. What is. With the reservation. A lot of. Farming. John. Landau. Right there. These Indians a new lease of life. They lease out the Indian land. And then who gets the money. If the people on the reservation get the money.
Yes but oh yeah I've heard the story. Oh it happened with. The galley and the Palm Springs. At one time there were three hundred. Twenty nine thousand dollars the first. Step and they had them in there. So they put this money and. After about six years they found out that the people. That were holding the money. Got. Fantastically wealthy using Indian money to do it. Now. There's a lot to be said against. Against the cross. I'm. Kind of in a dilemma here. My watch stopped at. Eight minutes after the hour right. So. Just kind of hanging out there because I have to. Turn this over at 7:30. But I
have. So well less than the dry George that I don't want to run over someone else. I want to thank Johnny. Royale may file it away I want to get that done that. Yeah I wasn't aware of the fact that our thanks to our that's how. John now the radio presenter. Wishing you all a pleasure. Will be back at 7:00. Maybe don't pay so much. But have a quiet. Night.
Radio Free Alcatraz 1969-12-28 and 1969-12-29
Radio Free Alcatraz
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KPFA (Radio station : Berkeley, Calif.)
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The tape box notes that episode BB5457.01, which would have aired on 1969-12-28, is missing from this reel. Episode BB5457.02 of Radio Free Alcatraz, airing 1969-12-29, starts with John Trudell explaining problems with electricity generation on Alcatraz Island followed by an interview with Jonny Bearcub (now Jonny Bearcub Stiffarm), a member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine Sioux Nation. They talk about people's reactions to government-provided housing on her Montana reservation, barrel racing, summer employment for students, and the conditions of working at a gun factory located on a reservation that manufactures M16s for use in the Vietnam War.
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Indians of North America--Civil rights; Alcatraz Island (Calif.)--History--Indian occupation, 1969-1971; Trudell, John; Indians of North America -- Political activity; Protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc. -- Alcatraz (Calif._; Native American
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