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Restitution And Reconciliation On America’s Stolen Lands

Princeton University Press

What would it look like, and what would it mean, if the United States acted to reconcile its brutal treatment and violent dispossession of Indigenous people?

In a new book, Margaret Jacobs, a self-described “settler historian,” traces the long history of racial injustice towards Indigenous people in this country. She also explores the stories of communities and individuals trying to heal those wounds. She says that in the absence of an official truth and reconciliation commission, ordinary people are working to foreground Indigenous land rights, sovereignty and values. Jacobs joins us this Friday at noon to talk about restitution and reconciliation on America’s stolen lands.

Airs: Friday, Dec. 17 at noon and Saturday, Dec. 18 at 11 a.m.

Margaret Jacobs’s book is After One Hundred Winters: In Search of Reconciliation on America’s Stolen Lands [Amazon|Bookshop]. 

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.