We have the pleasure to launch our brand new Indigenous Studies Website:
It details our research, projects, teaching, partners, and upcoming events.
Our team hopes it can be helpful for diverse collaborations within academia and beyond.
This is the lineup for the 2019 FNIS 400 Research Practicum Students Presentations. Students will present their findings at this annual event that will happen next week, March 26 at 9:30AM, in the Social Lounge at UBC St. John’s College. Check fnis.arts.ubc.ca for more information! #ubc#firstnations#indigenousstudies
Today, Algoma University is hosting students from White Pines High School who are part of the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program [AYEP]. The program is designed to introduce indigenous students to a wide range of business opportunities available within the Canadian economy. The curriculum teaches students how entrepreneurs and other business people recognize opportunities, generate ideas, and organize resources to plan successful ventures. Thanks for coming to spend the day with us! #allwelcome#indigenousstudies#ayep#whitepines#algomau
Bush tucker morning snack 🍊 there was actually several on the tree I’d watched ripen to orange deliciousness over the past few days - came out to eat them together this morning and the wildlife had left us just one to share! 🤦🏼♀️ oh well, at least they were kind enough to leave us 1 at least 😅 we’ll have to wait for the next lot to ripen now and not be so slow next time - and we’ll have to remember to also leave some for the wildlife to share as they kindly did for us 🥰 @trishytaka@notthisblackduck#datgoodtucker 🤗 #kangarooapple
INDIGENOUS INTERSECTIONS Symposium -
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - CCF, 1 Devonshire Pl
Register: https://uoft.me/CSUSMarch21 link in bio
Indigeneity Across the US-Mexico Border
María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo
INDIGENOUS INTERSECTIONS explores indigeneity as a category of identity with specific attention to the U.S. context. Through invited keynote lectures, panel presentations, and critical discussion inviting audience participation, this symposium interrogates the following questions: How does indigeneity intersect with race, gender, and sexuality? As significant numbers of indigenous peoples from Latin America migrate to the United States, how does indigeneity shift across the borders of settler states? How can Native Americans, Indigenous migrants, and communities of color (not mutually exclusive categories) support each other’s projects of sovereignty and decolonization?
Regarding the film Daughters of the Dust, directed by Julie Dash, 1991
"The regime of colonial visuality also hides aspects of conquest like genocide. Specifically, the colonial regime of visuality obscures and invisibilizes the genocide of the Cherokee people of the Sea Islands through the rubric of labor. More to the point, once Native bodies are eliminated they are removed from, and no longer visible on the landscape of the plantation where the slave labors. Dash, on the other hand, makes it possible to bring into the frame the genocide of the Cherokee people and the transformation of land/plant life to property vis-à-vis the fungible body (not only the laboring body) of Nana Peazant. [...] Her pores, as an analytic unit of space, narrate a story of conquest where the multiple violences of enslavement and genocide merge."
- Tiffany Lethabo King, "The Labor of (Re)reading Plantation Landscapes Fungible(ly)" ⭐
I watched Daughters of the Dust last November.
Tiffany Lethabo King's essay has expanded my understanding of the film. This essay is also deepening my thoughts on lynching spaces. Powerful stuff!
💙Native American Indians were a deeply spiritual people and they communicated their history, thoughts, ideas and dreams from generation to generation through Symbols and Signs such as the Horse symbol.🐎
(Joshua Tree National Park - 📸 Joshua Tree is the homeland of the Serrano (Yuharetum), Chemehuevi (Nuwu), Cahuilla (ʔívil̃uqaletem), and Mojave ('Aha Makhav) nations, but this week, thanks to the and a toxic tourist culture, it and many other “protected” areas are suffering, being treated as “Wild Wests” and open garbage dumps. The government shut down is just another example of how vulnerable "protected" lands really are. If we care about environmental protections, we need to seriously consider repatriation and indigenous management. As long as National Parks and monuments and other public lands are only seen as tourist spaces - which under a Western economic system and worldview that treats land as only a commodity, they always will be - they are always going to be non-essential, the first things to go when government priorities change (See ANWR and Bears Ears as other examples this year alone) Indigenous management and repatriation is about environmental justice, yes, but it is also about a radical realignment of our relationship to outdoor spaces, centering them, making them truly essential. No level of protection is sustainable without it.
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(Shareable content) L. Frank Baum, author of the Oz books and the source material for the beloved "Wizard of Oz" movie (1939) was in fact a toxic racist who advocated for the genocide of Native people. His racist views were documented through his editorials (he used to work at a newspaper company) where he espoused his warped opinions right around the time of the massacre of 300 Lakota people at Wounded Knee 1890.
These quotes of yearning for total annihilation of Indigenous people were taken from his editorials and have been thoroughly documented. So why has his story and so called legacy endured all this time? Simple. Institutionalized racism. Racism of yesteryear and today toward Native people is acceptable and overlooked, especially in Hollywood where Natives are less than 1 percent of on screen representation.
As far as Baums perceptions, his statements are the embodiment of white superiority and general view that Native people aren't even human beings. If he has any legacy, it's the legacy of bigotry and violence that continues on today in the form of Indian mascots, police brutality, Standing Rock and all other policies that seek to diminish and marginalize our communities. So if Baum had a problem with Natives in their own territories, he like all the other racist whites of his time should've clicked his bigoted little heels and sent himself back to Europe.https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2010/10/27/130862391/l-frank-baum-advocated-extermination-of-native-americans #indigenouspeople#native#indigenous#indigenizeeducation#indigena#tribalcollege#osagetribe#osagenation#nativehistory#nativepeople#nativeprofessor#tribalhistory#faculty#academics#wizardofoz#oz#nativepride#indigenousstudies#tribaluniversity#academics#scholar#racism#lfk#lakota#nativepeople#indigenoussolidarity#facts#indianwars#nativenations#nativeculture#woundedknee