Coming up this Wednesday, 1-25-06, on American Indian Airwaves
Part 1: Protecting Sacred Sites in the Pit River Nation.
Mark LeBeau (Pit River Nation) is the vice-chair of the Native Coalition for Medicine Lake Highlands Defense (PO Box 1143 â€¢ Mount Shasta, CA 96067. Phone and Fax: 530/926-3397) and an IITC Conference coordinator (http://www.treatycouncil.org). He recently spoke on the need and strategies to protect the sacred Highlands at the World Parks Congress in Durbin, South Africa. Mark will be discussing the cultural gathering scheduled this Friday, January 27th, 2006 at the Calpine Headquarters, 50 W. San Fernando St in San Jose, CA. Members of the Pit River First Nations will also be joined by community and environmental justice groups at this gathering. Calpine Energy Co. plans to build on power plant at Sacred Medicine Lake near Mt. Shasta.
Part 2: The Literary Colonization of indigenous peoples in the film: "The New World"
Karenne Wood (Monacan Nation), indigneous activist, scholar, repatriation coordinator for the Association on American Indian Affairs and is the author of "Markings on Earth," published by the University of Arizona Press in 2001.
Camilla Townsend, Associate Professor of History at Colgate University. (http://www.colgate.edu/DesktopDefault1.aspx?tabid=684&pgID=3400) She is an established publisher with such titles: Malintzin's Choices: An Indian Woman in the Conquest of Mexico (forthcoming, University of New Mexico Press); Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma (Hill & Wang, 2004); Tales of Two Cities: Race and Economic Culture in Early Republican North and South America (University of Texas Press, 2000); "Burying the White Gods: New Perspectives on the Conquest of Mexico," American Historical Review (2003); "Half My Body Free, the Other Half Enslaved: the Politics of the Slaves of Guayas at the End of the Colonial Era" (Colonial Latin American Review, 1998); "Story Without Words: Women and the Creation of a Mestizo People in Guayaquil, 1820-1834" (Latin American Perspectives, 1997); and "En busca de la libertad: los esfuerzos de los esclavos guayaquilenos por garantizar su independencia" (Procesos, 1993)
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