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This Land

Crooked Media

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The award-winning documentary podcast This Land is back for season 2. Host Rebecca Nagle reports on how the far right is using Native children to attack American Indian tribes and advance a conservative agenda.
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08/23/21 • 46 min

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The Brackeens' case would have been a normal adoption dispute, but then one of the most powerful corporate law firms in the United States took it on and helped the couple launch a federal lawsuit.

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  • This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/
  • Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/
  • Resources For Journalists & Investigators https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/
  • Have a tip? Share it with our reporting team via SecureDrop https://criticalfrequency.org/securedrop/
  • Blood Memory documentary https://www.bloodmemorydoc.com/
  • “Indian Adoption Project Increases Momentum” April 18, 1967 press release from the U.S. Department of the Interior https://www.indianaffairs.gov/as-ia/opa/online-press-release/indian-adoption-project-increases-momentum

For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland.

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08/23/21 • 46 min

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08/23/21 • 47 min

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ALM – as referred to in court documents – is a Navajo and Cherokee toddler. When he was a baby, a white couple from the suburbs of Dallas wanted to adopt him, but a federal law said they couldn’t. So they sued.

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  • This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/
  • Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/
  • Resources For Journalists & Investigators https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/
  • Have a tip? Share it with our reporting team via SecureDrop https://criticalfrequency.org/securedrop/
  • Jennifer Brackeen’s Personal Blog https://web.archive.org/web/20201221201802/https://thebrackeens.blogspot.com/
  • "An Untold Number Of Indigenous Children Disappeared At U.S. Boarding Schools. Tribal Nations Are Raising The Stakes In Search Of Answers." https://theintercept.com/2018/09/25/carlisle-indian-industrial-school-indigenous-children-disappeared/
  • "My Relatives Went To A Catholic School For Native Children. It Was A Place Of Horrors" https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/30/my-relatives-went-to-a-catholic-school-for-native-children-it-was-a-place-of-horrors
  • "Indigenous Children Finally Headed Home" https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/indigenous-children-officially-headed-home
  • "Indian Boarding School Investigation Faces Hurdles In Missing Records, Legal Questions" https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/indian-boarding-school-investigation-faces-hurdles-missing-records-legal-questions-n1273996
  • "U.S. Boarding Schools To Be Investigated" https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/us-boarding-schools-to-be-investigated

For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland.

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08/23/21 • 47 min

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10/04/21 • 32 min

While we wait to see whether the Supreme Court takes the case, we attend a ceremony run by a program that helps Native adoptees reconnect with their tribes.

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  • This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/
  • Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/
  • Resources For Journalists & Investigators https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/
  • Have a tip? Share it with our reporting team via SecureDrop https://criticalfrequency.org/securedrop/

For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland.

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10/04/21 • 32 min

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09/27/21 • 36 min

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As the case heads to the Fifth Circuit - the last stop before the Supreme Court - we go inside the courtroom to hear the arguments and the decision.

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  • This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/
  • Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/
  • Resources For Journalists & Investigators https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/
  • Have a tip? Share it with our reporting team via SecureDrop https://criticalfrequency.org/securedrop/
  • Jennifer Brackeen’s Personal Blog https://web.archive.org/web/20201221201802/https://thebrackeens.blogspot.com/

For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland.

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09/27/21 • 36 min

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08/30/21 • 40 min

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The Brackeens aren’t the only ones suing to strike down the Indian Child Welfare Act. So are Danielle and Jason Clifford, a foster couple from Minnesota.

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  • This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/
  • Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/
  • Resources For Journalists & Investigators https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/
  • Have a tip? Share it with our reporting team via SecureDrop https://criticalfrequency.org/securedrop/

For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland.

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08/30/21 • 40 min

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09/06/21 • 35 min

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The private adoption industry has been fighting against the Indian Child Welfare Act the longest. We learn why by following one couple’s journey to adopt and their mixed feelings about the process.

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  • This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/
  • Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/
  • Resources For Journalists & Investigators https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/
  • Have a tip? Share it with our reporting team via SecureDrop https://criticalfrequency.org/securedrop/
  • Blood Memory documentary https://www.bloodmemorydoc.com/

For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland.

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09/06/21 • 35 min

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09/20/21 • 34 min

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We know which law firms and think tanks are bringing these lawsuits, but no one has been able to figure out who’s funding them—or why—until now.

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  • This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/
  • Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/
  • Resources For Journalists & Investigators https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/
  • Have a tip? Share it with our reporting team via SecureDrop https://criticalfrequency.org/securedrop/

For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland.

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09/20/21 • 34 min

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5. Pro Bono

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09/13/21 • 31 min

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The fight against the Indian Child Welfare Act is much bigger than a few custody cases, or even the entire adoption industry. We follow the money, and our investigation leads us to a powerful group of corporate lawyers and one of the biggest law firms in the country.

Show Notes

  • This Land website https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/
  • Resources For Survivors https://crooked.com/resources-for-survivors/
  • Resources For Journalists & Investigators https://crooked.com/resources-for-journalists-investigators/
  • Have a tip? Share it with our reporting team via SecureDrop https://criticalfrequency.org/securedrop/
  • Mashpee Wampanoag face double crisis: COVID-19 and feds https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/mashpee-wampanoag-face-double-crisis-covid-19-and-feds
  • Interior takes reservation away from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/interior-takes-reservation-away-from-mashpee-wampanoag-tribe
  • Mashpee Wampanoag ruling a 'win for all of Indian Country' https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/mashpee-wampanoag-ruling-a-win-for-all-of-indian-country
  • The Fight for Baby Veronica, Part 1 https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/the-fight-for-baby-veronica-part-1
  • The Fight for Baby Veronica, Part 2 https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/the-fight-for-baby-veronica-part-2
  • The Fight for Baby Veronica, Part 3 https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/the-fight-for-baby-veronica-part-3
  • The Fight for Baby Veronica, Part 4 https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/the-fight-for-baby-veronica-part-4
  • The Fight for Baby Veronica, Part 5 https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/the-fight-for-baby-veronica-part-5
  • Supreme Court Takes on Indian Child Welfare Act in Baby Veronica Case https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/supreme-court-takes-on-indian-child-welfare-act-in-baby-veronica-case

For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland.

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09/13/21 • 31 min

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1. The Case

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06/03/19 • 24 min

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The Supreme Court is about to make a decision that will determine the future of five tribes and nearly half the land in Oklahoma, and it all starts with a murder on the side of the road in 1999.

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06/03/19 • 24 min

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06/17/19 • 26 min

There are some very powerful groups set against Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Who are they? What's their motivation? And what arguments are they using to win their case in Court?

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For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thisland.

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06/17/19 • 26 min

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FAQ

How many episodes does This Land have?

This Land currently has 29 episodes available.

What topics does This Land cover?

The podcast is about Society & Culture, Documentary and Podcasts.

What is the most popular episode on This Land?

The episode title '2. Behind The Curtain' is the most popular.

What is the average episode length on This Land?

The average episode length on This Land is 31 minutes.

How often are episodes of This Land released?

Episodes of This Land are typically released every 7 days.

When was the first episode of This Land?

The first episode of This Land was released on May 21, 2019.

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