The Way with Anoa

#Clemency4Cyntoia Granted and Rewire.News Writers Talk Sterilized Without Consent

Episode Summary

This episode deals with women who have experienced injustice at the hands of the state. In the first segment, organizers Marteze Gaines and Clarissa Brooks chat about Cyntoia Brown being granted clemency. Rewire.News writers Mary Annette Pember and Anna Kusmer join the second segment to discuss forced sterilization of Indigenous women in Canada and the U.S.

Episode Notes

This episode deals with women who have experienced injustice at the hands of the state. In the first segment, organizers Marteze Gaines and Clarissa Brooks chat about Cyntoia Brown being granted clemency. Marteze, an organizer with BLM Nashville, was a part of the group who challenged Governor Haslam at a public event last month. Marteze and Clarissa stress the work of so many on the ground prior to the recent groundswell of support recognizing that importance of long term organizing.

Rewire.News writers Mary Annette Pember and Anna Kusmer join the second segment to discuss forced sterilization of Indigenous women in Canada and the U.S.

Anna Kusmer is a freelance writer and public radio journalist specializing in science, environment and health.

Mary Annette Pember is an independent writer and photographer based in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a longtime contributor to Indian Country Today Media Network, where her work focuses on Native peoples with an emphasis on issues affecting Native women.

The two articles covered by the second segment are below.

https://rewire.news/article/2018/12/03/forced-sterilization-indigenous-lawsuit/

https://rewire.news/article/2018/03/15/ama-legacy-sterilization-indian-country/

Link to film Ama's website - https://amamovie.com/
Petition to demand U.S. government apologize to Native American Women - https://www.change.org/p/united-states-government-to-offer-public-apology-to-native-american-women-who-were-victims-of-forced-sterilization