[PAST EVENT] Evening Discussion with Dina Gilio-Whitaker: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice  

September 28, 2021
6pm - 7:15pm
Boundary 221, Zoom
221 N Boundary Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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  • Open to the public

Join us for a conversation with renowned Indigenous author, scholar, journalist, surfer, and California State University San Marcos Professor Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes descendant) about issues of Indigenous self-determination, nationalism, and Indigenized environmental justice. Gilio-Whitaker serves as the Policy Director and Senior Research Associate at the Center for World Indigenous Studies, where she works with Indigenous governments to formulate environmental policy strategies in cooperation with federal and state governments and organizations. She co-authored the popular book “All the Real Indians Died Off” and 20 Other Myths About Native Americans (Beacon Press, 2016) and just released her latest book, As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock. Moderated by Assistant Professor Dr. Fernando Galeana-Rodriguez, this evening’s conversation will explore the centuries-long struggle Indigenous communities have faced regarding land rights, treaty violations, and food and water security, and their fight against the government and corporate incursions on their lands. Through the lens of Indigenized environmental justice, Gilio-Whitaker will engage us in a discussion about a new approach to environmental justice policy and activism. 

This event is brought to you by the Institute for Integrative Conservation, the Center for Racial & Social Justice, the American Indian Resource Center, Native Studies Minor, the History Department and the Anthropology Department.  

Register here: https://wmsas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9oGAtmRHDrCHsfs