American Indian Movement West Coast Conference - 11/25 & 11/26
2013 American Indian Movement (AIM) West Coast Conference at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)
November 25th and 26th, 2013
10am-6pm Both Days
Free and Open to the General Public
The Anthropology & Social Change department has been asked to co-sponsor an important conference: the 2013 American Indian Movement (AIM) West Coast Conference at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) on November 25th and 26th 2013.
We are honored by this request. This effort would have been impossible without the assistance of our PhD student David Escobar. Please read David’s message below, and don’t hesitate to write to him directly if you would like to get involved. David will be more than happy to be the point person for this event, as he is both a CIIS student and an affiliate member of the American Indian Movement-West. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
As you may already know, the American Indian Movement has had a long standing position among progressive and indigenous movements throughout the Americas and championed and advocated for Indigenous rights to self-determination, along with assisting in creating and applying international standards such as the International Rights of Indigenous Peoples on a national and global scale. AIM-West, an affiliate of the National AIM organization, and continued to work collaboratively with local schools, universities, and Indigenous communities and general public to educate on issues of stereotyping, sacred sites and local policy that impact Indigenous Peoples. AIM-West also serves as resource to local Indigenous families and organizations for Indigenous historiography and cultural support.
The following are some of the potential workshops at the conference:
• Veronica Brown Case and the strengthening of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 and child trafficking
• Upcoming U.N. World Conference for Indigenous Peoples Sept 2014 and a call for a parallel conference
• Extractive mining industries and effects on Indigenous Peoples
• Firestone Pipeline
• Border issues/ immigration of Indigenous peoples to the United States
• Native Prisoners, treaties and other constructive arrangements between nation states and Peoples