2019 Indigenous Peoples Week

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2019 Indigenous Peoples Week
Humboldt State University
Arcata, California


2019 HSU Indigenous Peoples Week Activities

Sunday, October 13, 2019 – Saturday, October 19, 2019




Sunday, October 13th

5:00–7:00 p.m. D St. Community Center Home Away from Home Potluck — The Council of American Indian Faculty and Staff in conjunction with Equity Arcata will host a welcoming event highlighting Native American contemporary and historical initiatives, policies, and legislation impacting tribes


Monday, October 14th

12:00–2:00 p.m. HSU Quad  IPW Kick-Off: In Resistance to Columbus

Hosted by American Indian Tribal Community


5:30 p.m. BSS Lobby & Goudi’ni Art Gallery  “Process and Pattern” and Native Forum Lobby Reception: Native American Forum Dedication/Celebration event hosted by NAS, Joint Art Opening reception with Goudi’ni Native American Arts Gallery, Artist Talks begin 6pm


Tuesday, October 15th

12:00–2:00 p.m. Native Forum Workshop: Native Women, human trafficking and healing from sexual violence: building community capacity and interventions.” 

Lorelei Williams—Butterflies in Spirit ; Annita Lucchesi—Sovereign Bodies Institute; Cutcha Risling Baldy—Native American Studies Humboldt State/Native Women's Collective


2:00–3:00 p.m. HSU Library Lobby — Native Voices Open Reception


4:00–5:00 p.m. Native forum Lecture: “Butterflies In Spirit: Building capacity, skills and knowledge sharing through dance as a method of healing” with Lorelei Williams  (Skatin Nation, Sts’Ailes First Nation) 


5:30–7:30 p.m. Native Forum Dance Workshop: “Butterflies in Spirit: Healing practices for Native American survivors and families” 


Wednesday, October 16th

1:00 p.m. Goodwin Forum — California Indian Presentation for Native Voices Exhibit at Library.


4:00–6:00 p.m. BSS 162 - Film and Discussion — “Dodging Bullets- Surviving Intergenerational Trauma” hosted by Rain Marshall


Thursday, October 17th

5:00–6:00 p.m. BSS 162 — Wildlife EcoSeries with Guest Speaker Keith Parker, Yurok Fisheries Biologist.


5:30–7:30 p.m. Founders Hall 118 — Sustainable Futures Speaker Series w/ Jen Marlow & Michael Gerace.

Re-Locate: the sustainability of addressing climate displacement through ally-based strategies


Kivalina, Alaska, is pursuing planned community relocation as a comprehensive strategy to adapt to the realities of climate changed–world in the Arctic. Kivalina people have been pursuing relocation ever since the U.S. government forcibly consolidated the Kivalliñiġmiut onto a shifting barrier island at the coastal edge of their traditional 2,200-square-mile territory in 1905. Kivalina’s relocation plans encompass a comprehensive strategy to protect the village from present and future climate harms, and to improve current living conditions by providing more room to build new homes and alleviate overcrowding, provide access to water and sanitation services (homes in Kivalina still do not have running water or toilets), and expand economic opportunities by connecting village residents to the mainland.


Since 2012, Jen Marlow and Michael Gerace have directed Re-Locate, a series of projects designed to address a wide range of issues determined by Kivalina leaders to be among the most urgent or useful to the village’s relocation planning efforts. Re-Locate has co-organized local coalitions around projects with individuals and institutions from Kivalina, raised required project funds, recruited multidisciplinary partners who bring the expertise projects need to be successful, and managed the development and deployment of project outputs. We’re working toward creating the support these outputs need for their long term sustainment. Our talk will explore this history and the sustainability, desirability, and success of such a process as a response to climate displacement.


Jen Marlow is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Science and Management Department. She teaches Environmental Law & Regulation and Environmental Conflict Resolution. Jen came to Humboldt State via Anchorage, Alaska, but is originally from upstate New York. Jen received a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies with a focus in literature from Middlebury College in Vermont, and a law degree from the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle. She is licensed to practice law in Washington and Alaska, and her special research interests are in climate law, climate justice, and climate–induced displacement. Michael Gerace’s work spans ethnographic art and design; residential architecture; sanitation technology design; participatory curatorial practices; and installation art. Michael is the founder and co-director of Re-Locate, a group of multidisciplinary partners who work with the people and institutions of Kivalina, Alaska in support of a community-led and culturally specific relocation and he is co-owner of Re-Locate LLC, a business researching and developing non-sewered and mobile sanitation technologies.


6:00–8:00 p.m. Native Forum BSS 162  Indigenous Mental Health Clinician Panel hosted by Social Work Department Sponsored by the Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion 


Friday, October 18th

12:00–1:00 p.m. Brero House #93 — ITEPP Open House — come Play Cards for Decolonization


Saturday, October 19th

10:00–2:00 p.m.  Humboldt Area Foundation 363 Indianola Road Pomo Artist Meyo Marrufos Art & Finger Doodle Lesson

For the past few months we have been fortunate to have Meyo Marrufo’s beautiful art decorating the walls of Humboldt Area Foundation’s Community Center. It is time to bring her show to a close. We will be hosting an Afternoon with Meyo to share some time and appreciation with her as we prepare to say farewell to her fantastic pieces. As a special treat, Meyo has offered to share a lesson in “finger doodles” to those interested during this afternoon. She will also have new art and cards for sale during the event.


Please join us on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10 am–2 pm at the Community Center, located at 363 Indianola Rd, Bayside.


7:00 p.m. — Eureka Theater (doors open at 6pm) Film Screening  From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock, a film about the life of Willard Carlson and his work as a Warrior Activist 

Tickets Available at the door  $8 students/Seniors $12 General admission.


For more information or accommodations call:
ITEPP 707-826-3672. INRSEP 707-826-4998, or NAS 707-826-4329