Indigenous Environmental Movements

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Event Details

Indigenous peoples around the world are demanding their rights in the face of resource extraction and land theft using creative strategies to assure a future for themselves. This five-part series examines four of those movements in depth through indigenous guest speakers, films, and readings. A detailed schedule is below.

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Instructor Christina Callicott holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Florida, as well as graduate certificates in Tropical Conservation and Development and Latin American Studies. Her primary research concerns the connection between plants and music in the shamanic practices of the Lamista Kichwa, an Indigenous group of the Peruvian Amazon. She has also published on neo-shamanism and the religious fervor around ayahuasca in North America. Christina moved to southwest Colorado in 1991. She currently lives in Ridgway, teaches skiing at the Telluride Ski and Snowboard School, and teaches anthropology and environmental studies at Fort Lewis College.

 

Prepare

In-class

February 17

 

Theme: History, colonialism, role of AIM in U.S. and international Indigenous movements

 

Watch 15 min. pre-recorded introduction

 

Watch Warrior Women

 

Read Estes and Dhillon chapter 21, by Marcy Gilbert

 

Madonna Thunder-Hawk and Marcy Gilbert

March 3

 

Theme: Standing Rock: The #NoDAPL Movement

 

Watch Black Snake Killaz

 

Read Estes and Dhillon: Prologue*, Introduction (pp.1-5)*, chapters 1*, 2*, 3, 5, 6*, 10, 14*, 15, 18, 21, 22, 24.

*If you have limited time, please focus on these chapters.

 

Discuss

March 17

 

Theme: Creative approaches to language loss, culture loss, and environmental restoration

 

Short blurb re. project: Ekvn-Yefolecv

Read short online essay “A Radical Re-Settlement: Walking the Talk on Indigeneity”

 

Presentation by Marcus Briggs-Cloud

March 31

 

Theme: Chevron vs. Indigenous Ecuadorians

 

Watch Crude

Read Cepek, Life in Oil

 

Highly recommended: “Drilled” podcast

 

Q&A with author Michael Cepek

April 21

 

Theme: Self-determination and the Papuan Independence Movement

 

Watch Arrows Against the Wind,

Forgotten Bird of Paradise

Discuss, wrap up.

 





Event Type(s): WPL Programs
Age Group(s): Adult

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