Ethnic Studies At 50: Alumni Speaker Series: Native American Child Removal, Indigenous Activism, and the Creation of an Archive
Lecture | November 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall
Amy Lonetree, Associate Professor of History, UC Santa Cruz
The history of Indigenous child removal is a history of violence, and one that has taken different forms over time. This presentation focuses on those most affected by removal and separation through an analysis of oral histories of Native American adoptees collected in collaboration with the First Nations Repatriation Institute, a community based advocacy organization. These testimonies are searing and powerful, and convey the range of responses and experiences of a diverse group of Native Americans and their ongoing efforts to seek restitution and justice in the present.