Legacies of Colonialism and Resistance
This program has been postponed until the fall.
We Are Ready: Protect our Waters, our Lands, and the Air. Defend Indigenous Rights. Save Mother the Earth.
Rooted in the truth of the legacy of colonialism and conquest in the Mayflower’s arrival, this program is the powerful culmination of General Assembly – featuring Indigenous leaders from across Turtle Island (North America) who are engaged in the ongoing resistance to colonialist violence. Be inspired by conversations and leaders and find concrete ways to support this critical and faithful work. Get ready to join in solidarity to co-create a world that honors all people, nations and the earth.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker, author of As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock will be joined by Indigenous leaders on the forefront of the struggle to organize for the recognition of original nations and sacred land; combat the criminalization of Water Protectors and other resistors, organize for the celebration of Indigenous People’s Day, and to to protect and restore the Earth.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is a lecturer of American Indian Studies at California State University San Marcos, and an independent consultant and educator in environmental justice policy planning. Dina’s research focuses on Indigenous nationalism, self-determination, environmental justice, and education. She also works within the field of critical sports studies, examining the intersections of indigeneity and the sport of surfing. Dina is co-author with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz of Beacon Press’s “All the Real Indians Died Off” and 20 Other Myths About Native Americans (2016), and her most recent book, As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock, was released in 2019.