151. Shirley Hager – The Gatherings: Reimagining Indigenous-Settler Relations

Shirley Hager is an advocate and activist for social and racial equality. From a young age she has had an eye for spotting discrepancies in the way we treat each other. Recently, she joined a group of thirteen indigenous and non-indigenous people who banded together to gain a deeper understanding of each other’s lives and culture. This group recently co-authored a book, The Gatherings: Reimagining Indigenous-Settler Relations.

Shirley joins me today to discuss her first encounter with racial inequality as an elementary school student, her lifelong pursuit of equality, and how she gained a particular interest in Native American culture. We talk about the early years of this great nation and settle some little-understood facts about how it got it’s start. Finally, we discuss what it was like writing a book as a group and the unique creative process that they used.

“We all have the truth, we are just looking for someone to confirm it.”

This week on the School For Good Living Podcast:

  • Shirley’s first encounter with racism
  • The real first acts of racism in America
  • Why Indian children were being removed from their homes
  • The only solution to racial inequality
  • Writing a book as a group

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