Native Bidaské with Jared Nally
On last weekend’s edition of Native Bidaské, Editor-in-Chief, Valerie Vande Panne, and Publisher, Levi Rickert, hosted Jared Nally, former Editor-in-Chief of The Indian Leader, to discuss the impact of a recent Supreme Court ruling on free speech and student rights remedies at Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU).
Nally was the recipient of the 2021 Elias Boudinot Free Press Award for a lawsuit with Haskell Indian Nations University. The lawsuit was against Ronald Graham, then president of Haskell Indian Nations University.
“When we talk about First Amendment rights, it’s the right to dissent. No one is really going to challenge a speech that they find enjoyable or like to hear,” says Nally. “So the First Amendment is the right to have unpleasant speech. I think it’s really important in Indian Country when some of our voices aren’t what Congress wants to hear or don’t benefit colonial capitalism to get our voices heard.
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