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Tuesday, April 24 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Native American Women In Activism

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Native American Women in Activism will explore contemporary indigenous activism, with a focus on women’s roles within their community and how they utilize these roles in times of resistance. The intent being to show the female methodology of activism and how this methodology is shaping political movements throughout the indigenous world. There will be an emphasis on the cultural significance of traditional gender roles and the respected place that women hold in traditional indigenous communities, juxtaposed with the current high rates of violence against indigenous women. Showing that through their activism they are not only standing up for indigenous rights but reclaiming their traditional empowered female roles in their communities. Highlighting young female water protectors within the Standing Rock protest and showing how they used tradition, coupled with modern technology, to engage in nonviolent direct action. Using the film End of the Line: Women of Standing Rock, Directed by Shannon Kring, as the basis of this “new” method of resistance. This will be an extension of the research that was done for the Solei International conference, on the panel Indigenous Resistance Through Film.

Tuesday April 24, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Sherrill Center Concourse

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