From Alcatraz to Standing Rock, and Beyond: On the Past 50 and the Next 50 Years of Indigenous Activism

2019 commemorates the 50-year anniversary of the 19-month Native American student occupation of Alcatraz, which captured the world’s attention and led to real policy changes to improve the lives of Native American peoples through increased self-determination. Since then, generations of activists have followed in those footsteps and vigorously fought racist, sexist, and classist U.S. government policies. In this historic panel we’ll hear from Indigenous activists from three generations who were on the frontlines, respectively, at Alcatraz, Standing Rock, and other struggles, as they compare notes and discuss their visions of the next 50 years of Indigenous activism.  With: Corrina Gould (Ohlone); Julian NoiseCat (Secwepmc); LaNada War Jack (Bannock); Clayton Thomas-Muller (Mathias Colomb Cree/aka Pukatawagan).

Indigenous Forum

October 19th | 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm



Corrina Gould
Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone
Julian Brave Noisecat
Director of Green Strategy
Data for Progress
LaNada War Jack
Native Resistance: An Intergenerational Fight for Survival and Life
Clayton Thomas-Muller
Stop it at the Source Campaigner
Bioneers 2019 Conference - Seeding the Field: Growing Transformative Movements