California AG Rob Bonta discusses elevating the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Peoples crisis. The fentanyl epidemic in hospitals and how state lawmakers are responding. We’ll learn about Garifuna culture, an Afro-Indigenous ethnic group.
Response to MMIP Crisis
California District Attorney Rob Bonta discusses the state’s role in addressing the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Persons (MMIP) crisis, following the inaugural Missing in California Indian County regional event hosted by his office on trial land in Humboldt County. The events will take place on tribal land across the state to elevate the crisis and include law enforcement from multiple jurisdictions to allow for loved ones to report an individual missing, receive an update on an active missing person’s case, and/or provide a DNA sample for inclusion in the DOJ’s Unidentified Persons Database.
Response to fentanyl epidemic
Dr. Daniel Ciccarone, the Justine Miner Professor of Addiction Medicine at UC San Francisco, discusses how the Fentanyl epidemic has evolved and continues to impact hospitals, and what he believes are the best strategies to resolving the escalating crisis in San Francisco and beyond. CapRadio Politics Reporter Nicole Nixon shares her reporting on the Fentanyl related bills making their way through the state legislature.
Understanding Garifuna culture
Garifuna culture refers to the unique blending of indigenous Arawak and Carib natives, and Central and West Africans, originating in St. Vincent island. In the 18th century, the Garifuna people were exiled by the British, which saw the spread of the Garifuna community to Central American countries. The Garifuna culture is revered for its music, dance and cuisine, which includes dishes such as Bundiga (a fish stew), cassava bread, and plantains. In the 20th century, Garifuna people moved and set up large communities in Los Angeles and in New York City. Joining us to talk about the Caribbean Indigeneity project and the Garifuna culture is Beth Rose Middleton Manning, Professor of Native American Studies at UC Davis and Zoila Ellis Browne, Technical Director of The Garifuna Heritage Foundation. They will be sharing their experiences and knowledge of the Garifuna in three seminars on May 2nd, May 5th and May 8th in Hart Hall at UC Davis.