Indigenous Forum – Unpacking Tribal Identity: Real Talk

What does it mean to be Native? Is it enrollment in a federally recognized tribe? Is it descendancy proven by genealogical records? A family story? DNA? What does the saying, “everybody is Indigenous” mean? And how do you talk about Native identity depending on which category fits you? Join the Indigeneity Program team and special guests as we unpack tribal identity in a frank conversation. Moderated by: Cara Romero, Alexis Bunten and Nazshonnii Brown-Almaweri. With: Andrew MacDonald; Gregg Castro; Manny Lieras; Paloma Flores; Bette Billiot; Christie Lacoban; Te Maia Wiki; Manaia Lieras.

Goldman Theater, David Brower Center

April 7th | 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm


Andrew MacDonald
Youth Chairman
Esselen Tribe
Bette Billiot
Community Organizer
Manaia Taula-Lieras
Youth Ambassador
Sacramento Native American Health Center
Christie Lacoban

United Houma Nation
Manny Lieras
Title VI Indian Education Coordinator
Oakland Unified School District
Nazshonnii Brown-Almaweri
Intercultural Conversations Program Manager
Cara Romero
Program Director of the Indigeneity Program
Alexis Bunten
Co-Director, Indigeneity Program
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