The use of police assaults introduced early in Frank’s Landing demonstrate the gross misuse of authority and power in the face of racial discrimination. This method of control was, and arguably still continues to be in our present day, routine and normalized to the point of desensitization for many people. The picture of Michael Hunt’s arrest among 62 others in a routine police assault, demonstrating resistance, is very relatable to present scenes of protests, activism, and tension (5). However, through these incidents, federal policies and programs to protect treaty rights come together and present opportunities of resilience for these communities.
May 16, 2018