Eat Your Heritage: Chamorro Foodways from the Island of Guam

Indigenous Forum

Sponsored by the Cultural Conservancy’s Mino-Niibi Fund for Indigenous Cultures. Part of Guam Humanities Council’s (GHC) Eat Your Heritage Tour. Hosted by: Kimberlee Kihleng, Ph.D. and Melissa Nelson (Turtle Mountain Anishinaabe), President of the Cultural Conservancy/professor at SFSU GHC Executive Director. With: Monaeka Flores, GHC Project Coordinator; Peter Duenas, chef and restaurateur, the most respected Chamorro chef in Guam, a leader in promoting native foods; Bill McDonald, founder of the Farmers Cooperative, leader in Guam’s local food movement.

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Guardians of the Water: Native Youth Speak Out on Arts, Media, and Cultural Health

Indigenous Forum

Hosted by Melissa Nelson (Turtle Mountain Anishinaabe), President of the Cultural Conservancy/professor at SFSU. With: Nicola Wagenberg (Colombian), Vice-President and Director for the Guardians of the Waters Youth program of The Cultural Conservancy (TCC); Valarie Perez Ordoñez (Salvadoran-Mexican), artist, activist, TCC Youth Coordinator for the Guardians of the Waters Youth program; Mateo Hinojosa (Bolivian-American), documentary filmmaker, educator, media director and teacher at TCC.  

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The Native Artist’s Voice: A Commentary on Social and Environmental Issues

Indigenous Forum

Hosted by: Reuben Roqueni, Program Director at the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. Director, Bioneers Indigeneity Program. With: Rulan Tangen (Metis), dancer/choreographer; William Wilson (Navajo), photographer; Kade Twist (Cherokee), multi-disciplinary artist; Tracey Rector (Seminole), filmmaker and producer.

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Mother Earth – Father Sky: Voices from the Spirit!

Indigenous Forum

Hosted by: Tom B.K. Goldtooth (Dine’/Dakota), Executive Director, Indigenous Environmental Network. With: Eddie Benton-Benai, (Anishinabe Fish Clan), Grand Chief of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge; Mona Polacca (Hopi, Havasupai and Tewa), indigenous elder stateswoman, International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers.

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From Conflict to Collaboration in Indigenous Territories: Tribal Strategies for Resistance and Restoration

Indigenous Forum

With: Darcie Houck (Mohawk and Ottawa), partner in Native American law firm of Fredericks, Peebles and Morgan LLP; Jihan Gearon (Diné/Navajo and African American), Executive Director, Black Mesa Water Coalition; Tony Skrelunas (Diné/Navajo), founder of Grand Canyon Trust Native America Program.; Octaviana Trujillo (Pascua Yaqui), founding Chair of the Department of Applied Indigenous Studies at Northern Arizona University.

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