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2012 UNITING THE EAGLE AND THE CONDOR KEYNOTE PANEL
BUILDING INDIGENOUS TRANSNATIONAL SOLIDARITIES
UT’s First Annual Native American and Indigenous Student Symposium
FRIDAY, APRIL 27 T H
5:00 PM- 7:15 PM ALKIVA AUDITORIUM SZB 104
1912 SPEEDWAY AUSTIN, TEXAS 78712
Dr. Margo Tamez (Nde’ Lipan and Jumano Apache)
Dr. Tamez was born in Konitsaii gokiyaa (‘Lipan Country’). She grew up in
South Texas and in traditional Rancherias along the Lower Grande River.
She is a distinguished Native American scholar, poet and human rights
defender. Known primarily for her work with the US-Mexican border wall
project and its impacts on the Nde’ (Lipan) communities. In her work she has
bridged gender issues, environmental racism and international law. She
currently teaches Indigenous and Women’s and Gender Studies at University
of British Columbia.
Debra White Plume (Oglala Lakota)
Debra is the founder of the Owe Aku (Bring Back the Way) International
Justice Project at Pine Ridge Reservation. Debra is a delegate of the United
Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and a former activist in the
American Indian Movement (AIM). Known as an author, artist and activist
leading a movement for water rights and raise political awareness about the
threats posed by the Keystone XL oil pipeline to the Oglala Lakota Nation.
Santos de la Cruz Carrillo (Wixarika/Huichol)
Mr. Cruz Carrillo is an attorney and activist from the Wixarika
community in Durango, Mexico. He has being the plaintiff over the
violation of the Wixarika’s spiritual and cultural rights with the 2010
twenty-two approved Canadian mine concessions in the sacred territory
of Wirikuta. He is currently the appointed official and president of the
San Hipólito Banks in the state of Durango.
Mr. Lozaiga is the co-founder and co-director of the Nierika project, an
organization based out in Mexico that seeks to develop a multidimensional spiritual field for healing, harmony, purpose and direction.
He is also a board member of the Frente en Defensa de Wirikuta
(Wirikuta Defense Front) the main organization fighting against mining
in sacred Huichol territories.
The event is free and open to all.
If you wish to secure a seat please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Native American & Indigenous Studies