Dr. Berlinda Begay's Journey To Responsiveness - Episode 3
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This episode features the compelling journey of Dr. Berlinda Begay, first and foremost, a citizen of Navajo Nation and also an educator and advocate. Hear her "tell it like it is" as it applies to US education and the struggle for Navajo students, including her personal story of being able to reach the highest levels of academia. For those wanting to hear from an authentic Navajo educator, Dr. Begay's narrative will shift your mindset. The depth of her truth is in the nuance. Listen carefully. And given the now urgent call for an end to police brutality and the elimination of systemic racism, Dr. Hollie opens with an initial, reactionary commentary to the murder of George Floyd (note that the recording of this episode occurred during the week of the initial worldwide protests/uprisings) and the espisode ends with an honoring of some of the African American men and women murdered by law enforcement on camera over the past 30 years. The reference for these names and the circumstances comes from NPR's A Decade Of Watching Black People Die.     

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