Indigenizing Archaeology- Politics, Resistance and Representations

11/30/18 Indigenizing Archaeology- Politics, resistance and representations
Topic: Indigenous intellectuals, Archaeology, de-colonial, Cultural Resource Management
Segment: D Report
Participants: William Madrigal Jr, Graduate student in Ethnic Studies Department, UC Riverside
Broadcast Air Date: 11/30/18
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
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Discussion Topics:
– What are native epistemologies and centers of knowledge?
– How did Rupert Costo help found UC Riverside?
-What is Cultural Resource Management?
-How do you start working in archaeology?
-Can archaeology be used to preserve and protect special places?
– What is the role of the Native American monitor in safe-guarding the dignity and respect of native remains and artifacts.?
-How do we record places that are special to our people?
-Can archaeology serve as a tool to support indigenous communities?
-Is anthropology a western discipline?
-What is the history of legal misrepresentation among US native communities?
-Is there a place for native resistance in Archaeology as cultural resource management?
-How do we express that the people’s history is written in the ground?
-What is the difference between private construction archaeology and community centered work?
– Cultural resource management work is economically driven and not necessarily science-based.
-Is cultural resource management archaeology work solely salvage-based?
-What is the role of the original native communities of Southern California in the future of the area?
-How is the building of warehouses, housing and retail centers over native sites, halted?
– What is the history of native resistance to profit construction development over grave yard site?
-The construction boom is a steam roller of colonial destruction.
-How is colonialism archaeologically destructive?
– Are the present active construction waves, colonial extensions of cultural oppression towards native communities?
-Why is archaeology not engaged in the conversation of the politics of present colonial template?
-How can native communities share their indigenous perspectives at the Southern California Archaeology Association conferences?
-Did indigenous communities have their own historians, scientists, anthropologists and archaeologists?
-Is present archaeology in continual defense of the colonial program that set the field into creation?
-How do we activate the defense of the ancestors that are in the ground?
-The rapid rate of urban construction leads to an equal rate of destruction of native special places.
-Special places are places of knowledge and instruction that are lost by capitalist construction.

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