Thursday, November 12, 2009

Race and Racism: John Trudell speaks in Santa Barbara


INDIGENOUS SYMPOSIUM ON RACE AND RACISM at University California Santa Barbara
November 13th-15th, 2009

Key Note Address by

John Trudell, Lakota Activist, Writer and Musician

Following recent events surrounding the Carpinteria High School mascot vote, the UCSB Nexus Newspaper, the lack of an Indigenous/Native American Indian Studies department at UCSB and low enrollment, students are organizing this Symposium to address race and racism affecting local Indigenous communities, especially in the areas of education.

Sessions will be on racism regarding mascots, sacred sites, and education, including religious and identity persecution effecting urban and rural communities. The Symposiums goal is to bridge conversation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous, academic and traditional knowledge, and tribal nations and organizations, in addressing historic and contemporary issues and solutions facing our nations today.

Event is Free, donations of $5.00 per meal is requested.

For more information and registration, please contact: Monique Sonoquie at or (805) 403-6744

Tentative Schedule-
November 13th and 14th, 2009

FRIDAY Student Resource Center Building
4:00-4:50 Sessions 1 American Indian Movement Santa Barbara Community Activism-Mascot/Holidaze CR1
5:00-5:50 Sessions 2 Manolo Callahan (Chicano/UCSB ) Decolonial Methodologies and Epistemologies CR1
6:00-6:50 Dinner
7:00-7:50 Sessions 4 Deana Dartt-Newton (Chumash, U of W) Museum and Mission Representation MPR
8:00-9:00 Session 5 Film Gold Greed and Genocide, Monique Sonoquie (Chumash) Environmental Racism MPR

SATURDAY Student Resource Center Building
9:00 -9:30 Registration Continental Breakfast SRC
9:30-10:25 Session 6 Keshan Lara (Yurok, ASU ), The Human Way MPR
10:30-11:25 Session 7 Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie (Seminole/Muskogee/Dine' Nations), Images and Mascots MPR
11:30-12:25 Keynote John Trudell (Lakota) Indigenous Race and Racism MPR
12:30-1:25 Lunch Salads, Beans and Sandwiches SRC
1:30-2:25 Session 8 Stan Rodriguez (Kumiai Community College) Borders Crossing Us, Cut in Half MPR
2:30-3:25 Session 9 Liz Garcia (Chumash/Native Youth Resource Center) AlterNative Education MPR
3:30-4:25 Session 10 Laura Wass (Mt. Maidu/Many Lightings/AIM) Indigenous Academia MPR
4:30-5:25 Session 11 FuiFuiLupe Niumeitoulu (UCB, Tongan) Building Indigenous Sisterhood SRC
5:30-6:25 Dinner
6:30-8:30 Session 12 Film In the Light of Reverence/ Caleen Sisk Franco (Winnemem Wintu) Spiritual Racism MPR

Schedule subject to change.
Monique Sonoquie at or (805) 403-6744

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