This is the second part of the two-part series about how disability has been and continues to be used as a way to control and profit from Native populations.
Today, Callow discusses how Native communities are still forced to exist in societal systems that use disability to justify taking Native children away from their families, and to ultimately control, and make money from, their lives.
Last week, we spoke to UC Berkeley’s Ella Callow about how, nearly 100 years ago, the U.S. government built a psychiatric institution in South Dakota to forcibly commit and imprison Native Americans, often for reasons that had nothing to do with having a mental illness.
If you haven’t listened to it yet, I recommend going back and listening to it just to get a little bit more context.
Today, in the second part of the two-part series, Callow, the director of the Office of Disability Access and Compliance at Berkeley and…