Lively Discussion With Indigenous Americans On ‘Un-settling the Occupation’
Occupy Wall Street will host an open dialogue with indigenous Americans on the 121st Anniversary of the Massacre at Wounded Knee, to raise local and national awareness of ongoing Native struggles. Current conditions of capitalist exploitation are predicated upon the acquisition of territory and the dispossession and dehumanization of indigenous peoples.
WHEN: Thursday, December 29, 5:30pm
WHERE: IRONDALE 85 S. Oxford St. in Brooklyn, NY
FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Janice Richards, Oglala Lakota, Activist and Educator; Jake Little, Oglala Lakota, Activist and Educator; Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Cheyenne River Lakota, Activist, Artist, Host of First Voices Indigenous Radio; Firewolf Nelson-Wong, Diné, AIM Member and Activist; Demelza Champagne, Turtle Mountain Chippewa, Activist and Scholar; Members of AMERINDA: American Indian Artists, Inc. *Gloria Miguel, Kuna, will perform excerpts from her one-woman play, “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue."
This event is hosted with AMERINDA: American Indian Artists Inc., a NYC non-profit organization working to empower Native Americans and foster intercultural understanding and appreciation of Native arts, as well as with members of the Native population of New York.
Conditions of exploitation will be discussed as we connect the historical colonial occupation of Manhattan all the way to today's Occupy Wall Street— an occupation of already occupied land. 'Un-settling Occupation' calls us to remain cognizant that our movement unfolds on land seized by force, and compels us to take action in support of indigenous peoples—peoples for whom occupation has not been a choice, but a lived experience of oppression. We will pass the mic, turn up the volume, listen to Native voices, and break down the grammar of domination.
Occupy Wall Street is part of an international people powered movement fighting for economic justice in the face of neoliberal economic practices, the crimes of Wall Street, and a government controlled by monied interests. #OWS is the 99% organizing to end the tyranny of the 1%. For more info www.occupywallst.org