The United States is built upon structures of white supremacy and settler colonialism. A key challenge facing contemporary society is a substantive reckoning with this historical reality and its continued fall-out, decolonization asks something distinct of each of us. What is your role in this? In our day-to-day routines, how do we question or affirm the genocidal logics and practices of replacement that structure the continued oppression of Native peoples? How are Indigenous peoples racialized differently than other minoritized groups within the U.S.? What lessons can be gleaned by developing a fluency in each other’s struggles? How can other subordinated groups in the U.S. contribute to the work of decolonization? And what possible futures might be forged through such commitments? These are some of the questions we explore in this year’s discussion series “On Native Lands: Decolonization, Solidarity, and Resurgence.” As we acknowledge the enduring sovereignty of the Cayuga and Haudenosaunee—on whose lands Ithaca College sits—our goal is to render settler colonialism visible and to provoke a critical self-reflection and dialogue among communities differently positioned within American empire by listening to Indigenous voices on their own terms. Presenters will challenge the ways in which we understand settler accountability, Indigenous resurgence, decolonial education, and popular culture. In this way, the series seeks to stage new conversations for analyzing our contemporary condition and to think what decolonization in our everyday practices can do.

SPRING 2019 CSCRE DISCUSSION SERIES TOPICS

Title:  Defending Ohi:yo': Indigenous Media For Environmental Protection

Presenter:  Dr. Jason Corwin, Executive Director of Seneca Media and Communications Center

Date:  Thurs., 2/21/19

Time: 6:00 PM

Location:  Handwerker Gallery

Title:  Our History Is The Future: Indigenous Resistance Beyond Standing Rock

Presenter:  Nicholas W. Estes, Assistant Professor, Dept. of American Studies, University of New Mexico

Date: Mon., 3/4/19

Time: 6:00 PM

Location:  Clarke Lounge

Title:  Violence In Indian Country

Presenter:  Jenni Monet, Award-Winning Journalist

Date:  Thurs., 3/28/19

Time: 6:00 PM

Location:  Handwerker Gallery