Red Tawks

 


2020 - 2021


Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Decolonizing Methodologies

Thursday, February 11 -- 4:00-5:30 pm PST

Available on the AIS Red Tawks Youtube Channel.

Linda Tuhiwai Smith (Ngāti Awa and Ngāti Porou iwi), Māori and Indigenous Studies, University of Waikato, New Zealand. Author of Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples (1999).


Food Sovereignty:

A Discussion in Honor of Jessica Mae Orozco

Cassandra Freeman and Melissa K. Nelson

Tuesday, March 2 -- 4:00-5:30 pm PST

Available on the AIS Red Tawks Youtube Channel.

Cassandra Freeman (Spirit Lake Sioux), Co-Founder/Owner of Anatolian Farms in Southwest Colorado, Cultivating Organic Hemp and Vegetables (B.A. in AIS at SFSU, 2012).

Melissa K. Nelson (Anishinaabe/Mé​tis [Turtle Mountain Chippewa]), Professor of Indigenous Sustainability, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures, Arizona State University (AIS faculty 2002-2020). Contributor and editor, Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Learning from Indigenous Practices for Environmental Sustainability (2018).


Abolition and Settler Colonialism: On Corporate-State-Police Entanglement

Shiri Pasternak

Thursday, April 22 -- 11:00-12:15 pm PST

Available on the AIS Red Tawks YouTube Channel.

Shiri Pasternak, Research Director at Yellowhead Institute and Assistant Professor in Criminology at Ryerson University. Her book, Grounded Authority, is an in-depth critique of the federal land claims policy in Canada from the perspective of Algonquin law, and was published in 2017. She writes about resource extraction, Crown-First Nations fiscal relations, and legal problems of colonialism.

 

 


This World is a Wound

Billy-Ray Belcourt

Thursday, April 29 -- 4:00-5:30 pm PST

Available on the AIS Red Tawks YouTube Channel.

Billy-Ray Belcourt is a writer and academic from the Driftpile Cree Nation. He is an Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia. A 2018 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar, he earned his PhD in English at the University of Alberta. He was also a 2016 Rhodes Scholar and holds an M.St. in Women's Studies from the University of Oxford and Wadham College. In the First Nations Youth category, Belcourt was awarded a 2019 Indspire Award, which is the highest honor the Indigenous community bestows on its own leaders.

 

Reflections in the Time of COVID

Special to Red Tawks:  Mask-Making by Gabriela Segovia-McGahan

 

 


2019 - 2020


The 50th from the Perspective of Alaska Native Studies: A Roundtable Discussion (pdf)

Available at the AIS Red Tawks YouTube channel.

Wednesday, September 25, 2:30-4:00 pm · Ethnic Studies Building 116

  • Betty Parent (Deg Xit'an), Professor Emeritus of American Indian Studies, SFSU
  • Shari Huhndorf (Yup’ik), Professor, Native American Studies, UC Berkeley
  • Jessica Bissett Perea (Dena’ina), Assistant Professor, Native American Studies, UC Davis

 


The 50th from the Perspective of this Place: A Workshop on Land Acknowledgment (pdf)

Available at the AIS Red Tawks YouTube channel.

Wednesday, October 9, 2:00-3:30 pm · Seven Hills Conference Center

  • Corrina Gould (Chochenyo Ohlone)
  • Kanyon Sayers-Roods (Coastanoan Ohlone/Chumash)
  • Gregg Castro (t'rowt'raahl Salinan/rumsien Ohlone)
  • Discussant: LaNada War Jack (Bannock Nation)

 

Joanne Barker (Lenape), Professor and Chair of American Indian Studies, Opening Comments

 


Keynote: The 50th from the Perspective of Alcatraz (pdf)

Native Resistance: An Intergenerational Fight for Survival and Life

Available at the AIS Red Tawks YouTube channel.

Wednesday, October 9, 4:00-6:00 pm · Seven Hills Conference Center

  • LaNada War Jack (Bannock Nation) Co-Organizer of the ’69 Occupation of Alcatraz

 


Resounding Witchi Tai To: 1969 – 2019 (link)

Wednesday, October 16, 1:00-2:00 pm · Knuth Hall Creative Arts Building

  • Musical performance commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Jim Pepper’s Witchi Tai To

 


Missing and Murdered: Violence Against Indigenous Women and Children in California (pdf)

Available at the AIS Red Tawks YouTube channel.

Tuesday, October 22, 2:00-4:00 pm · Ethnic Studies Building EP 116

  • April McGill (Yuki, Wappo, Little Lake Pomo, Wailaki)
  • Michelle Maas (Bad River Ojibwe)
  • Jackie Fawn (Yurok, Washoe, Filipina)

 


Sovereign Shields and State Violence in Indian Country (pdf)

Tuesday, November 12, 1:00-3:00 pm · Ethnic Studies Building 116

  • Theresa Rocha Beardall (SFSU AIS/LNTS 2005 Alum), Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech
  • Frank Edwards, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University

 


Alcatraz Reflections

Wednesday, November 13, 1:00-2:00 pm · Knuth Hall Creative Arts Building

  • Musical performance commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz Island

 


From Alcatraz to Mauna Kea: The 50th from the Future of Us (pdf)

Available at the AIS Red Tawks YouTube channel.

Wednesday, November 13, 2:00-5:00 pm · Ethnic Studies Building 116

  • Ella Henry (Maori), Aukland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Ponipate Rokolekutu, Assistant Professor, Race and Resistance Studies
  • Joanne Barker (Lenape), Professor and Chair, American Indian Studies