The Lindisfarne Tapes

Janet McCloud: The Struggle for Indigenous Sovereignty

Episode Summary

Indigenous rights activist Janet McCloud describes the struggle of her people to re-establish their traditional ways of harmony and balance and recounts anecdotes of non-Indigenous activists being both exploitative and supportive in their efforts to promote justice. (Episode photo courtesy of University of Washington Libraries)

Episode Notes

The Lindisfarne Tapes are selected recordings of presentations and conversations at the Lindisfarne Fellows’ meetings. In March of 2013 William Thompson granted permission to the Schumacher Center for a New Economics to transfer the talks from the old reel-to-reel tapes to digital format so that they could be posted online and shared freely. In 2021, the Schumacher Center used the digital audio to create the Lindisfarne Tapes Podcast. Reposting should include acknowledgment of Learn more about the Lindisfarne Tapes here.

McCloud delivered this lecture in 1976 at the Lindisfarne Summer Conference, "A Light Governance for America: The Cultures and Strategies of Decentralization."