T. Mayheart Dardar

By Nicholas Ng-A-Fook

In Episode 19 Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews T. Mayheart Dardar an Elder, grandfather, father, husband, son of a trawler, marine mechanic, student of martial arts, teacher, and citizen of the United Houma Nation. During their conversation, T. Mayheart Dardar shares his perspectives as a public intellectual, historian, poet, former politician, and writer in relation to the educational, historical, and political settler contexts of Louisiana. They discuss some of the following concepts: COVID-19, love of reading, oil and gas industry, land erosion and coastal restoration, the hurricane season, Houma women leaders, Federal recognition, troubling Eurocentric academic anthropological and historical perspectives, questioning the value system of an extraction settler economy, and so much more.