Intro to Allyship with Indigenous Peoples (ONLINE)
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 3:30-5:00pm
Being a Good Relative: Introduction to Allyship with Indigenous Peoples
More than ever, Americans are coming to understand the challenges that Native Americans face due to stereotypes, genocide and land dispossession. Non-Native allies are stepping up in greater numbers than ever to support this new wave of social justice and environmental movements led by Native peoples. In this introductory workshop, Co-directors of the Bioneers Indigeneity Program, Alexis Bunten and Cara Romero, will discuss such questions as: “What is an ally?” and “How do we create spaces where genuine collaboration for social change is possible?” They will also provide step-by-step practical guidelines for building authentically respectful and meaningful partnerships with Indigenous Peoples. Free and open to all. Register in advance, below.
About the Presenters:
Co-Director, Alexis Bunten (Unangan/Yup’ik), is a researcher, writer, media-maker, and curriculum developer. After receiving a BA in Art History, Alexis returned to Alaska, where she worked at the Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Subsequently, Alexis earned a PhD in Cultural Anthropology at UCLA. She has published widely about Indigenous and environmental issues in academic and mainstream media outlets. Alexis has won several awards for her work from the National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, and others. Her 2015 book “So, How Long Have You Been Native? Life as an Alaska Native Tour Guide” won the Alaska Library Association Award for its originality and depth. Her follow-up anthology, “Indigenous Tourism Movements,” was published by the University of Toronto Press in 2018.
Co-Director, Cara Romero (Chemehuevi), is a non-profit leader, communicator, change-maker and award-winning artist. She brings special expertise in working directly with tribes, and in producing cultural events and gatherings. Prior to joining Bioneers in 2011, Cara served as the first Executive Director of the Chemehuevi Cultural Center and was an elected member of the Chemehuevi Tribal Council from 2007-2010. She served as the Chair of the Chemehuevi Education Board and the Chemehuevi Early Education Policy Council. With degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Fine Art Photography, Cara has won numerous awards for her photography, including the Southwest Associations of Indian Art’s Best of Classification award (twice) and has been published in National Geographic and is widely collected by public and private institutions worldwide.
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Open to all.