2012 Spring Continuing Invasion: Resistance, Resilience, and Re-invention among North American Indigenous Peoples

April 17, 2012

Chief Oren Lyons

Chief Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper for the Onondaga Nation, Iroquois Confederacy, is an international, political and spiritual ambassador for Indigenous Peoples. He is a prominent member of the Traditional Circle of Elders and Youth, the UN Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders, and retired Professor Emeritus of American Indian Studies, SUNY Buffalo. Oren is the […]

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April 11, 2012

Guadalupe Gutierrez, Ph.D., J.D.

Guadalupe Gutierrez has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Clinical Psychology as well as a J.D. from the University of Arizona, Rogers College of Law. Dr. Gutierrez began her career in academe teaching topics in clinical psychology, cross cultural issues of diagnosis, research methodologies with Latino communities and Chicano/a Studies. She then took […]

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April 3, 2012

Mishuana Goeman

Mishuana Goeman (Tonawanda Band of Seneca) is an assistant professor of the UCLA women’s studies department. She received her doctorate from Stanford University’s Modern Thought and Literature program and was a UC presidential Post-doctoral fellow at Berkeley. Her forthcoming book, Mark My Words: Native Women (Re)mapping Our Nations, will be released by the University of […]

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March 27, 2012

Joseph Trimble

Joseph E. Trimble (PhD, University of Oklahoma, Institute of Group Relations, 1969) is a Distinguished University Professor and member of the Department of Psychology, the Woodring College of Education, and a Research Associate in the Center for Cross-Cultural Research at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Also, he is a Senior Scholar at the Tri-Ethnic […]

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March 20, 2012

Cindi Moar Alvitre

Cindi Moar Alvitre is a mother and grandmother and has been a cultural/environmental educator for over three decades. She is descendant from the Tongva, the original inhabitants of Los Angeles & Orange Counties, and the four Southern Channel Islands, and served as the first woman chair of the Gabrieleno/Tongva Tribal Council. In 1985, she and […]

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March 6, 2012

David Shorter

After receiving his PhD in the History of Consciousness, David held a Mellon post-doctoral fellowship at Wesleyan University in Connecticut and then was a professor at Indiana University in Bloomington. Currently he is a professor of World Arts and Cultures at the University of California Los Angeles where he teaches courses on research methodologies, indigenous […]

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February 28, 2012

Film: “A Circle of Women”

Gayle Anne Kelley is a Cultural and Community Development Specialist, peace educator, diversity consultant and documentary filmmaker. She is the founder and adviser for A Circle of Women, a global organization that educates and inspires women as future leaders and peacemakers. Gayle has traveled the world studying the history, traditions, and protocols and prophesies of […]

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February 21, 2012

Deron Marquez

Deron Marquez served as chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians from 1999 through April 2006. In addition to leading the seven-member Business Committee, he was instrumental in designing and directing a progressive agenda of social, economic and governance development for the tribal government and community. Under his leadership, the Tribe has entered […]

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February 8, 2012

Sadie Buck

Sadie Buck comes from a long line of traditional singers, dancers, ritualists, performers, and office holders amongst the longhouse people of eastern North America. She has been raised in a traditional longhouse fashion and has maintained this in her own adult life and with her own family life. The knowledge she has acquired through living […]

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January 31, 2012

Ned Blackhawk

Originally from Detroit, Michigan and an enrolled member of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada, Ned Blackhawk is an American Indian historian who works at the intersection of Native American and U.S. history. A graduate of McGill University, he holds graduate degrees in history from UCLA and the University of Washington, where […]

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