SSI Launch Event October 24 2014

– Social Justice Initiative Mellon Project Launch Event –
Please join us!

October 17, 2014
Global Indigenous Identities and Alliances

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Art Annex
UC Davis

Keynote Speaker: Walter Echo-Hawk

Walter Echo-Hawk (Pawnee) is a Native American speaker, author, and attorney. Throughout his distinguished legal career, he has worked to protect the legal, political, property, cultural, and human rights of Indian tribes and Native peoples. An articulate and versed indigenous rights activist, Echo-Hawk delivers keynote speeches and lectures on a wide variety of indigenous topics, involving Native arts and cultures, indigenous history, federal Indian law, religious freedom, environmental protection, Native American cosmology, and human rights. He is the author of In the Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided and In The Light of Justice: the Rise of Human Rights in Native America and the UN Declaration and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


9:00 – Welcome

9:30 – Keynote Speaker: Walter Echohawk
10:30 – Response by Darcie Houck, J.D. & Others
11:15 – Q & A
Lunch Provided 

1:30 – Roundtable Discussion: The Politics of Being Recognized as Indigenous
   Bettina Ng’weno African American and African Studies
Susy Zepeda, Chicana/o Studies
Wendy Ho, Asian American Studies
Jessica Bissett Perea, Native American Studies
Magid Shihade, ME/SA

2:30 – Group Discussion