Landless in the Bay Area
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

Landless in the Bay Area

With Corrina Gould (Confederated Villages of Lisjan), Ruth Orta (Ohlone/Bay Miwok/Plains Miwok) and Jonathan Cordero (Ramaytush Ohlone)

Three leaders of traditional Bay Area territories will speak from the heart about historical and contemporary events that have left them landless and without federal recognition, the impact of this situation on their people, the work they are doing to reclaim culture and re-assert their claim to these lands, and why Indigenous presence matters as San Francisco emerges as one of the wealthiest cities on the planet and a hub for tech corporations and real estate speculation.

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The Indigenous Environmental Movement
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

The Indigenous Environmental Movement

  • Exploratorium - Bay Observatory (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

With Mark Tilsen (Oglala Lakota), Isabella Zizi (Northern Cheyenne, Arikara, Muscogee) and Melinda Micco (Seminole Nation of Oklahoma)

Three Indigenous activists will speak to the role of indigenous peoples in protecting water, land and biodiversity in the face of environmental and moral hazards including fossil fuel extraction and climate change.

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The Indigenous Canoe Movement
Nov
12
6:00 PM18:00

The Indigenous Canoe Movement

With Lehua Kamalu (Native Hawaiian), Frank Brown (Heiltsuk) and L. Frank Manriquez (Tongva-Ajachmem)

A conversation with three Indigenous leaders from across North America rebuilding canoe and maritime traditions in their own communities. Lehua Kamalu, Kanaka Maoli, captained the Hikianalia, a traditional polynesian outrigger canoe on its recent voyage from Hawaii to California. Kamalu is the first woman to captain a traditional polynesian vessel. Frank Brown, Heiltsuk from Bella Bella, British Columbia, organized North America’s first Tribal Canoe Journey to coincide with Expo ‘86 in Vancouver, BC. Brown will talk about his original vision, what it took to launch the first Tribal Canoe Journey, and how the event has taken hold and grown in the 30+ years since. L. Frank Manriquez of the Tongva-Ajachmem is an artist, language activist and leader in the California Indian community. She was the first member of her nation to build and navigate a traditional tii’at in over 100 years and participates in the annual Tribal Canoe Journeys. All will also speak to the challenges and positive impacts of canoe culture on Indigenous communities and the environmental movement.

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The Occupation of Alcatraz
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

The Occupation of Alcatraz

With Eloy Martinez and Lanada Warjack (Shoshone-Bannock)

A conversation with two original Alcatraz Occupiers about the context in which the Occupation occurred; energy and intent behind the Occupation; immediate impacts of the Occupation on policy, politics and culture in Indian Country; and reasons the Occupation is equally relevant 50 years later.

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