VOICES: River City, Episode 72: Britta Guerrero of SNAHC

Sacramento sits on stolen Nisenan land, and the region was also home to the Southern Maidu, Valley Miwok and Me-Wuk people. In total, California is home to 109 federally recognized tribes. It has the largest Native American population in the country, including terminated or non-federally recognized tribes, as well as urban Indian communities.

As CEO of the Sacramento Native American Health Center, Britta Guerrero interacts daily with indigenous guests from all over. And while they may make up two percent of California’s population, Guerrero notes that the Native American community is, in many respects, invisible.

From public health data to media representation, the indigenous experience is just not being told. We talk with Guerrero about why that is, what decolonization means to her as a San Carlos Apache woman, and what forms it may take as we power through the Reckoning of 2020.

Oh, and did we mention her Cleveland Caucasians t-shirt?

Thanks for listening and, as always:

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And thank you to Be Brave Bold Robot for the tunes.


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