When it comes to being allies of native people, some environmentalists have a blind spot
Protecting the Great Lakes and Michigan's natural resources is a crucial task that's best accomplished by Michiganders working together.
That means all Michiganders, including the First Peoples. How can non-Indigenous people be good allies to Indigenous people?
Kyle Powys Whyte is a Potawatomi environmental justice advocate, and an associate professor of philosophy and community sustainability at Michigan State University.
Powys Whyte joined Stateside to discuss "settler privilege," how to avoid the "romantic approach," and what a true alliance looks like.