The World History Center is pleased to announce a series of events for the 2020-2021 academic year titled, “Global Indigeneities: Parallels and Intersections in the Global Fight for Reparations and Treaty Rights.”
This series of working group sessions, events, and speakers aims to define and explore connections between past and present movements of resistance to settler colonialism and anti-Blackness. Black and Indigenous liberation movements have often taken different trajectories, even when they are in coalition with one another. The histories of enslavement and expropriation are too often understood separately from one another. However, during the Summer of 2020, one multicultural movement for social justice advocated for toppling problematic monuments, forcing a change in racist symbols, challenging lapsed treaty rights, and bringing unprecedented attention to racialized economic inequality and police violence against both Black and Indigenous peoples. The Global Indigeneities working group seeks to explore the connected and global histories of these two movements.