A letter to the Trump official who instructed a Native woman to “be nice”


On Monday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited Bears Ears National Monument, where he showed surprising disrespect towards an indigenous woman, an organizer from the non-profit PANDOS, who was trying to ask him about his failure to meet with Native American leaders. (Video below.) It came across as patronizing and sexist, yet one more example of a federal official marginalizing American Indian voices. I have sent the following letter to Secretary Zinke in protest.

 

Source: A letter to the Trump official who instructed a Native woman to “be nice”

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