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Our Talk, Our Land: Indigenous Languages, Identities and Social Justice

This is a past event.

Monday, October 12, 2020 at 6:00pm

Virtual Event

A collaboration between FIU’s Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment and the Global Indigenous Forum - with the support of the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the College of Arts, Sciences & Education - entitled “Our Talk, Our Land: Indigenous Languages, Identities, and Social Justice.” The event will be held on Monday 12 October at 6PM EST (Scroll below for poster.)

Hosted by the Rev. Houston Cypress (Otter Clan, Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida), “Our Talk, Our Land” brings together indigenous scholars, artists, and activists to think through the ways in which the struggles for Native land rights relate to the struggles to maintain indigenous, Native, First Nations, and aboriginal languages.

This program is rich in cultural and linguistic diversity, with guests speaking about Aymara, Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe), the Ryukyuan languages including Okinawan, Runa Simi / Quechua, and the Seminole languages, including Mikasuki, and the land rights issues where these languages are spoken.

We are honored to host our guests from around the world, and are especially honored to host members of the local Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. We acknowledge that the territory now known as “South Florida” has been the traditional homeland of Native nations, including the Calusa, the Tequesta, and today the Miccosukee and the Seminole. We invite viewers of “Our Talk, Our Land” to join CHUE + GIF in paying our respects to the traditional custodians of this land and their Elders, both past and present. 

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