Totem Poles

Joy Porter answers a listener’s question about First Nations totem poles in the Pacific Northwest. Aired on BBC Radio Bristol on 10 April 2023.

Legacy of Yunupingu (Gumatj)

Joy Porter contributes to a BBC Newshour report about the life and legacy of Yunupingu, one of the most prominent and influential Indigenous leaders of the past half century in Australia. The Gumatj leader campaigned for the restoration of First Nations land. Aired on the BBC World Service, 3 April 2023.

Contemporary Treaty Portrayal in Film

Read Joy Porter’s essay on ‘The dangerous myth-making in the Banshees of Inisherin’ on the Spectator Life (21 February 2023) …  the film’s miniature donkey is the true star of the show. And this is not only because she is cute. Her unlikely presence alerts us to the dangerously ahistorical myth-making at the film’s heart … Read more

Indigenous Birth Certificates

Joy Porter spoke to BBC Radio Bristol’s John Darvall on the segment ‘Your Questions’ on ‘Did Native Americans have birth certificates before going on reservations and Did Sitting Bull have one?’