Transcript

In 1830, President Andrew Jackson and the U.S. Congress passed the Removal Act, a bill that forced Native Americans to leave the United States and settle in the Indian Territory west of the Mississippi River, effectively turning them into asylum seekers in their own land. This history of being forced-refugees is still on the minds of many tribal members in the U.S., including artists and writers.

Join our livestream as visiting writer Terese Marie Mailhot reads from Heart Berries and answer questions.

Presenter Name: Cameron McGill, Zi-Li Chang, Terese Marie Mailhot
Date Recorded: October 4, 2019
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