The Native America Calling radio program is featuring a Twilight discussion on this Friday’s show. According to the group’s press release and website:
Friday, June 5, 2009 – Vampires, Werewolves, and Quileutes:
The top four best selling books of 2008 were Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” saga. The popular young adult vampire novels have thrust the Quileute Nation of Washington into the lexicon of the American tween-ager. The author sets her stories on the Olympic Peninsula, ancestral lands of the Quileute, and bases her tribal characters on a Quileute legend of how the tribe descended from wolves. How do the Quileutes feel about being portrayed as werewolves? Have the books and subsequent film created more interest and tourism for the tribe? How can tribes benefit or suffer from portrayals in popular novels written by outsiders? Guests TBA.
You can listen on the Internet here. The Quileute is a Sovereign Nation and have their own government inside of the United States that consists of a Tribal council with staggered terms. The current council is lead by Chair, Carol Hatch(pictured left).