30+ Day Racial Equity Indigenous Peoples Challenge
October 13th – day 13
Today is Day 13. Here are the reading, watching and listening material for the challenge. Remember you can choose 1 learning experience, or all. It is entirely up to you.
READ: 5 Ways The Government Keeps Native Americans In Poverty, Shawn Regan
WATCH: The Iroquois Influence on the Constitution, Host and producer of First Voices Indigenous Radio Tiokasin Ghosthorse explains the sequestering of two Iroquois chiefs to advise in the writing of the U.S. Constitution. (4 minutes)
LISTEN: Revitalizing the Wolastoquey Language – Members of the Wolastoquey Nation share their experiences around speaking and reclaiming their language in an effort to maintain and pass along culture. They ask the question: Can you be a nation without language? (14 minutes)
ACT: Prepare yourself to interrupt racial jokes about Indigenous people. Click HERE for some advice about how.
ACT: Register to attend Dismantling White Supremacy Film Series: “The Condor & The Eagle” (2019) Four Indigenous leaders embark on an extraordinary trans-continental adventure from the Canadian plains to deep into the heart of the Amazonian jungle. You will receive a link to view the film at your convenience between October 9th and October 16th and then attend a Zoom panel discussion from 7pm until 8pm on Friday, October 16 comprised of local indigenous activists, audience Q&A, and small group discussion.
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Thank you for joining us in our racial equity journey.
Indigenous Peoples Education Committee.