Routes of Resistance: American Indian Activism from the 1960s to Present

Panel Discussion | September 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Ron Goode, North Fork Mono, Tribal Chairman of the North Fork Mono Tribe; Eloy Martinez, Southern Ute, Activist—Alcatraz, Wounded Knee, Standing Rock); Terry Supahan, Karuk, Executive Director, True North Organizing Network

 Carolyn Smith, Karuk, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley

 College of Letters & Science

Fueled by the Red Power movement of the 1960s and 70s, the occupation of Alcatraz was a touchstone in American Indian activism—activism rooted in sovereign rights and environmental and social justice. Since this era, modern American Indian activism has been driven by grassroot organization from tribal communities to protect the environment and sacred spaces; to defend religious freedom; and to safeguard tribal rights and self-determination. This panel discussion will highlight important movements in Native American activism, from Alcatraz to Standing Rock. This panel will also delve into critical moments of our time, including the climate change crisis and the stewardship of the ecosystem with traditional ecological knowledge.

 Students - Undergraduate

 All Audiences

 Event is free and open to all on a first-come, first-seated basis.

 light refreshments afterward

 CA, alix@berkeley.edu, 15106428378