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Planting Indigenous Seeds and Pulling Colonized Weeds in Indian Country: The Politics of Racial Cleansing and Erasing History

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
This event qualifies for 1.5 credit hours toward the Gillings School’s annual inclusive excellence training requirements for faculty and staff.
In order to plant seeds, one must first pull weeds. But what exactly does that mean in terms of decolonization?
Virtually join the University of Oklahoma on September 22, as Dr. Cornel Pewewardy (Kiowa-Camanche), Vice Chairman of the Comanche Nation, tackles “The Politics of Racial Cleansing and Erasing History.”
Dr. Pewewardy is Professor Emeritus, Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University. Dr. Pewewardy’s research explores the theoretical and philosophical foundations of postcolonial Indigenous research paradigms that focused on historical and political insight into the lingering impact of colonization, considering the issues faced by Indigenous peoples today and identities to survive in the twenty-first century.
As a dedicated singer of 40 years on the Southern Plains powwow drum, composer of traditional Comanche warrior songs and flute player, Dr. Pewewardy’s career is shaped by learning from Elder tribal singers. Inspired by American Indian Movement leaders like Clyde Warrior, John Trudell and Floyd Westerman, Cornel focuses his singing on traditional warrior songs.
Register by September 21, 2021, to attend this impactful Presentation and Conversation.
For questions, email: aii@ou.edu.


September 22
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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