native history

Bulbancha Zine To Release Second Issue

Jan 11, 2019
David Benedetto

Self-published magazines, also called zines, continue to provide a way for writers and artists to share stories of activism and resistance. In collaboration with the POC Zine Project, Jeffery Darensbourg has started a zine series about indigenous culture from the city we now call New Orleans. Jeffery is a Tribal Councilperson and member of the Atakapa-Ishak Nation of Southwest Louisiana. He joins NolaVie’s David Benedetto in the studio to discuss his work and the zine, which is titled Bulbancha Is Still A Place.

Bart Everson

This is the final episode of Tripod. For these past three years, we’ve been telling stories about New Orleans. But, before it was ever called New Orleans, this place already had a name: Bulbancha. The people that host Laine Kaplan-Levenson spoke with for this episode use this name when they tell people where they live. They live in Bulbancha, and they are telling today’s story -- what it’s like living in present day Bulbancha, and what it’s been like, as a native person, seeing the city celebrate the Tricentennial… the city’s colonial beginning.