Two Native American chiefs on the struggle to get state and federal recognition for Louisiana tribes
The New Orleans City Council is getting closer to passing new laws governing short-term rentals like Airbnbs. WWNO’s Carly Berlin has been tracking the potential changes. She sat down with Louisiana Considered producer Alana Schreiber to debrief us on recent news and to tell us what’s coming next.
Earlier this month, The Task Force on State Recognition of Indian Tribes met for the last time without being able to agree on any set criteria for recognizing tribes in Louisiana. Fifteen tribes are now recognized, but there are still not clear criteria for determining if others should be.
To learn more about the importance of tribal recognition and why the taskforce is at a stalemate, we’re joined by Chief Troy Kerry of the Apalachee Tribe and Elder Chief Shirell Parfait-Dardar of the Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw.
The USS KIDD Veterans Museum in downtown Baton Rouge has a new permanent exhibit, “Pirates! The Story Behind the Pirate of the Pacific.” The exhibit is housed within a full-scale replica of an 18th Century pirate ship’s gun deck and tells the story of Captain William Kidd, who’s described by historians as “America’s most ruthless buccaneer.” Parks Stephenson, Museum Executive Director, tells us more about this exciting new exhibition.
Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Karen Henderson. Our managing producer is Alana Schreiber and our digital editor is Katelyn Umholtz. Our engineers are Garrett Pittman and Aubry Procell.
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