Today we have a powerful episode. We are excited to have the first California Native American elected to the Legislature, Assemblymember James Ramos. He discussed how he got to elected office, how more native people can be elected, how California needs to understand its past to fully embrace the diversity of its future, how tribal governance prepared him for the California legislature and more!

Books recommended in this podcast: Benjamin Madley, An American Genocide, The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe Elias Castillo, A Cross of Thorns, The Enslavement of California’s Indians by the Spanish Missions

March 12, 2021

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