Zoom Viewing Party & Discussion on Confronting Anti-Indigenous Racism & Colonialism in California

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Date(s) - 06/25/2022
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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During our Zoom Viewing Party, we will screen a recorded presentation from the Director of the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center, and Cal State University San Marcos Chair of American Indian Studies, Dr. Joely Proudfit, Ph.D. She, along with several Native American activists, will be teaching the actual history of California Indian Peoples (often hidden and omitted from the national narratives), and making visible what anti-Indigenous racism & colonialism look and sound like. We will also be offered solutions: ways to combat anti-Indigenous racism by recognizing ways to shift away from settler colonial mindset and behavior.

It’s a critical part of breaking with colonial conditioning to listen to Indigenous voices speaking from American Indian perspectives…

No one else has the lived experience or cultural knowledge to credibly speak from a position of knowing about Tribal realities, heritage, and culture. When any person who is not from a Tribal community presumes to have the authority, credibility or entitlement to teach others about a Tribal identity which they do not hold, it perpetuates colonialism’s subjugation and erasure of Natives. The transformative shift is for settler colonial folks to understand the importance of learning about American Indians from American Indians and not from an outside source.

Our hostess for this event is Sam Beltram, who is both an Indigenous Person and a member of the Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. We welcome you to this experience of listening to the insights and knowledge shared by the First Peoples of the Land. Come join this conversational journey!

Register here: HERE (after registering, you will receive an email with additional information).

Posted by Sarah Miller