These amazing women gave presentations last week at Dartmouth College an event organized by Native American students with Native American Studies Program. A description follows and links to the individual presentations. Thank-you to all the organizers for a very fine conference!
“Indigenous communities across the world have struggled to adjust and deal with the negative effects of colonialism. We are faced with the destruction of our identities and traditional ways of being, while at the same time we weigh the costs and gains of our continuously changing world. Who has what it takes to lead our communities in their pursuit of survival? We invite the Dartmouth community and the public to join in conversation with the four presenters on four major issues in Indian Country (and beyond)– DAPL, the Keystone XL Pipeline, Indigenous gender issues, treaty rights, history, and UNDRIP for international indigenous peoples, and Indigenous Women in politics. Please join the Native American community at Dartmouth in welcoming these extraordinary women, while engaging in opportunities to bring awareness of prominent indigenous issues.”
Sponsored by: Native American Studies Program, Office of the Provost, Environmental Studies Department, the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, the Office of Sustainability, Porter Family Fund for Sustainability in the Curriculum, Office of Residential Life and the Living Learning Communities, Native American Program, and the First Year Student Enrichment Program.
With permission Moccasin Tracks recorded this presentation for community radio rebroadcast. Thank-you! This program was designed and organized by the students at Dartmouth College Native American Studies Program.
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/moccasintracks/episodes/2017-05-08T10_54_19-07_00 (listen here to Dr. Jennifer Denetdale)
Indigenous Leadership and Gender in the 21st Century Jennifer Nez Denetdale (Diné) is a historian and scholar of Indigenous Studies, she specializes in theories of colonization and decolonization, Native women & feminisms, and critical Indigenous Studies. She is an associate professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico. This is the first speaker of the conference Phanem-anon: Celebrating Indigenous Women and Leadership organized by the Native American students at the Dartmouth College Native American Studies Program. Professor Denetdale is the author of Reclaiming Diné History: The Legacies of Chief Manuelito and Juanita (Univ. of Ariz. Press, 2007), two Navajo histories for young adults, and numerous articles and essays. She has been recognized for her scholarship and service to her nation and community with several awards. Micah Daniels (Dine) introduces Professor Denetdale and shares a little of the background of this project and the inspiration to organize this conference with her fellow students. Thank-you to the students and presenters for allowing Moccasin Tracks to record!!
“Listen here to Millilani Trask”In this podcast Moccasin Tracks recorded Mililani Trask (Kanaka Maoli) who speaks to Women’s Involvement in Hawaiian Politics. She is introduced by Kalaeola’a Trask-Sharpe, a student and organizer of this event with other students of the Dartmouth College Native American Studies Program. Mililani Trask (Kanaka Oiwi) is a Native Hawaiian political speaker, attorney, and champion of indigenous and human rights. During the Hawaiian sovereignty movement in the 1980s, Trask founded Ka Lahui Hawaii, a Native Hawaiian initiative for self governance. She worked as a diplomat and has testified multiple times at the United Nations, advocating for the passage of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. She remains prominent in Native Hawaiian politics, and currently serves as an advisor to Innovations Development Group, a firm focused on bringing clean, renewable, energy to Hawaiian
The next speaker is Ellen Gabriel. Listen Here:
On the second day of the conference Phanem-anon Celebrating Indigenous Women and Leadership, Ellen Gabriel from Kanehsatà:ke (Mohawk Nation) gifts us with this presentation. From the Environmental Studies at Dartmouth, “Ellen Gabriel (Mohawk) is revered for her work as an activist in defending the individual and collective rights of aboriginal people in Canada. Gabriel is most known for her involvement in the dispute between the People of the Longhouse, her community (Kanehsatà:ke) and the Canadian government; when she was chosen to be the official spokesperson during the 1990 Oka Crisis. Gabriel has travelled internationally to Japan, France, Holland, and Strasbourg to educate people about indigenous human rights. She has also participated at various international forums and negotiations.” This event was organized by the Dartmouth College students from Native American Studies Program. Thank-you for allowing Moccasin Tracks to record for community radio!
Winona LaDuke speaking on Indigenous Women and the Environment: DAPL and Keystone XL ..this is part 1 of Winona’s talk. Winona LaDuke (Ojibwe) is a well known environmentalist, economist, writer, and leader. She founded the White Earth Land Recovery Project in 1989, focused on buying back traditional lands from non-Natives for indigenous sustainable development. In 1993, she founded Honor The Earth, an organization which seeks to create awareness and support for indigenous environmental issues, Native development, art, and policy. Honor The Earth and LaDuke were centrally involved at Standing Rock, using media to garner large support against the Dakota Access Pipeline.Listen Here:https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/moccasintracks/episodes/2017-05-08T11_54_18-07_00