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

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Venue:Zoom https://GO.FIU.EDU/94803881046

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

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), Okinawan, Runa Simi / Quechua, Seminole, Mikasuki and the land/water rights issues where these languages are spoken.

Please note that the flyer was made before we could add Shinako Oyakawa's affiliation which is: The Association of Comprehensive Studies for Independence of the Lew Chewans.

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.

On FIU Indigenous People’s Day, 6:00 PM EST. Monday, October 12, 2020. Recording attached:


Co-organized by the FIU Global Indigenous Forum (GIF) and the Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment (CHUE). Sponsored by Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, FIU Arts and Sciences, and with the student club the Global Indigenous Group.