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Global Oppression of Indigenous Peoples: Strangers in Their Own Lands
Commonalities and Calls to Action
Sunday, April 10 from 3:00-4:30 pm EST
In September 2007, the United Nations adopted a Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It contains 46 Articles laying out the rights ALL indigenous Peoples have throughout the world. Yet, many conflicts, oppression, and violations suggest these rights are more often ignored than respected and upheld. These oppressions must end; we must have honest discussions that will lead us to take the initiative to work together to end injustice and find ways that all indigenous people get their freedom and dignity. Join us for an open discussion about the historical and present-day treatment of Indigenous Peoples in the United States and around the globe. Our diverse panelists across the USA will give an insight that will help us understand the commonalities and differences among disputes, occupations, violations of basic human rights and guide our ways to defend and preserve the human rights of indigenous people and be their allies.
So, grab a cup of coffee and join us for this critical conservation, and become part of the solution. This event will be live via Zoom. All are welcome to attend. Only those who register will receive the ZOOM event link.There is limited space.
Jaike Spotted Wolf (nunpa nagi) is from the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Sahnish, Hidatsa) of North Dakota. Her family mostly resides on the Fort Peck Reservation in northeast Montana. Nunpa nagi is an organizer, speaker and Indigenous rights activist, Land Defender, and Water Protector. Jaike’s focus is on aspects of generational trauma plaguing Indigenous communities and colonial genocide that still exist on Turtle Island (so-called America) in present day. She has spent the last 20 years on occupied Duwamish territory (so-called Seattle, WA) organizing, marching, and collaborating with other activists but pivoted to full time movement work last summer when living at and running a resistance camp in northern Minnesota along the Line 3 pipeline to fight the Enbridge Corporation and the destruction it brought to treaty rights and Indigenous sovereignty. Nunpa nagi recently moved to Detroit and will focus on continuing to build Indigenous sovereignty; protesting the Mountain Valley Pipeline and the destruction of forest in Atlanta while continuing to bring awareness to resource extraction projects in Nevada, British Columbia, and the Gulf of Mexico along the Texas border.
Palestinian American, DC
Mohamad is the Director of Development for American Muslims for Palestine. He is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in social work & political science. He has experience working with a variety of marginalized communities including incarcerated persons. He currently works to establish & coordinate Palestine grassroots advocacy efforts nationwide - holding workshops and Friday sermons. He has been featured on global platforms like TRT World for his expertise.
Kashmiri American, DC
Nouf Bazaz is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Loyola University Maryland and founding director of the Initiative for Counseling Survivors of War & Persecution. Her clinical counseling, research, teaching and training focuses on serving survivors of war, violence, and persecution. She has developed integrative mental health programs in schools and communities and served refugees, LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, BIPOC youth, incarcerated males, survivors of sexual trafficking, indigenous women and more. She holds a PhD in Counseling, an M.A. in Trauma and Violence Transdisciplinary Studies and is shaped by her work as an artist, arts-activist and organizer around Kashmiri issues. Nouf is from Kashmir, was raised in New York and has lived in the Washington DC / Maryland Area for almost 15 years.
National Organizer, MI
Reuben Telushkin is a multimedia artist and activist based in Detroit, MI. He was previously a National Organizer with Jewish Voice for Peace, focusing on Palestine solidarity work with other Black Jews.
High School Student, NJ
Eva Edwards is a Sophomore at the West Windsors Plainsboro High School South. She is the Secretary of the Black Student Union and Treasurer atWest Windsor Plainsboro NAACP Youth Council. Ava aspires to be a Nurse. Ava’s hobbies are knitting, reading, drawing and many more.