Mark your calendars: This week on Creole Radio: "Native American Roots and the Creole Culture," with guests Andrew Jolivette author of Louisiana Creoles: Cultural Recovery and Mixed Race Native American Identity; and and yours truly, Rain Gomez. July 13th 10 pm central time!
I Am Creole: Radio
This episode of Creole Radio, presented by the I am Creole Network will focus on the Native American/Indigenous roots of Louisiana Creole culture. Topics to be discussed include Indigenous Louisiana, including the Federally Recognized tribes, State Recognized tribes, and Indigenous descended communities/peoples in this racially and culturally unique state. Dr. Jolivette, and myself, with host Shannon Boutte, will also introduce listeners to historic tribes and Indigenous place names in Louisiana. A good portion of the show will focus on introducing and illustrating Indigenous traditions, heritages and culture ways that have influenced Louisiana Creole culture, to make Creoles part of both the Indigenous Diaspora and African Diaspora in Louisiana. Dr. Jolivette’s work on the importance and presence of Native American identity in Creole culture has catapulted him to the forefront of both Creole and Indigenous studies. Lastly we will touch on the often sensitive topic of the difference between being a Creole who claims Indian/Native descent and someone who claims being Indian, from a legal and political standpoint.
Andrew Jolivette (Opelousa/Atakapa-Ishak/Creole) is associate professor and chair of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University. He is the author of two books, Cultural Representation in Native America (AltaMira) and Louisiana Creoles: Cultural Recovery and Mixed Race Native American Identity (Rowman & Littlefield).
Dr. Andrew Jolivette bio
Rain Gomez bio