What Does The Migrant Crisis Look Like From A Native American Perspective?

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 12:34pm
Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 12:48pm

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Migrant Trail San Luis Rio Colorado
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In August 2019, a group of asylum seekers waits near a U.S. port of entry.

As a migrant crisis continues to play out on the southern border, from child separations to months-long lines on the Mexican side of the line, there’s one perspective we haven’t heard as much from.

Reverend Steven Charleston is a retired Episcopal Bishop, Native American elder and author and, as he wrote in a regular series of Facebook musings over the summer, “the irony of the recent national debate over who should stay in this country as a real American is not lost on those of us who were always here.”

The Show spoke with him more about his view, and what it means to many Native Americans in this country.

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