September 17–19, 2013 | various times & locations, see below

‘Aina Forum: A Discussion of Native Land Rights and Kuleana

AinaForumNative Voices presents the ʻĀina Forum, a three-day series of events on Native Land Rights and Kuleana. All events are free and open to the public and the community.
TUESDAY Colloquium by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Professor Emerita of History and of Ethnic Studies at California State University – East Bay and a leading scholar and activist of Native American History and Rights, will present her work on the Sioux Nation’s struggle to regain land rights to the He Sapa (Black Hills), South Dakota, and on her decades of work on the International Indian Treaty Council, which formed in 1974 to seek international recognition for the Sioux Nation and other indigenous nations through treaties and agreements ensuring sovereignty. The talk dovetails with the publication of the new edition of The Great Sioux Nation: Siting in Judgment on America – An Oral History of the Sioux Nation and Its Struggle for Sovereignty (Bison Books, 2013). Dunbar-Ortiz also authored Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico and worked on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.
4:30-6p, Hālau o Haumea, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, 2645 Dole Street, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu HI, 96822.
WEDNESDAY A land rights and activism workshop by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz open to students, staff, faculty, activists and the community.
4:30-6p,  Hālau o Haumea, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, 2645 Dole Street, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
THURSDAY ʻĀina Activism Panels of Native America, Hawaiʻi and other parts of the Pacific & Dinner Reception featuring Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (Oklahoma); Tara Tarcisius Kabutaulaka (Solomon Islands/CPIS); Craig Santos Perez (Guahan/English); Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner (Marshall Islands/CPIS); Nālani Minton (People’s International Tribunal Hawaiʻi/School of Nursing); Umi Perkins (Hawaiʻi Kuleana Lands/Kamehameha Schools/ Political Science); Hanale Bishop and Meghan Leialoha Au of Homestead Poi; and others.
3–8p, Spalding Auditorium and Courtyard, 2540 Maile Way, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
Attached please also find selections from The Great Sioux Nation recommended by Dunbar-Ortiz for class readings and community discussions. Revolution Books will have copies of this edited collection available for purchase at the ʻĀina Forum.
Download the poster.
More information at the Forum Facebook page.