Indigenous Identity & Culture with Cecelia Rose LaPointe

Open to College of Education faculty/staff/students only.

TLC Credit: IS (T)

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Presenter: Cecelia Rose LaPointe

 Indigenous identity is expansive and not limited to stereotypes on physical appearances, identity, and culture.  Indigenous inclusivity is essential to healing, social, and racial justice. As the smallest percent of the world's population, it is critical that Indigenous people are included in the critical work on racial justice.  We need to honor Native nations, reclaiming culture, healing from past and current traumas, challenging colonial structures, while amplifying community strengths as well as resilience.

Cecelia is Ojibway/Métis and is Mashkiziibi (Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibway or LaPointe Band of Ojibway) and Kchiwiikwedong (Keweenaw Bay Indian Community). They are enrolled in Mashkiziibi and maintain a strong community affiliation to Kchiwiikwedong. Cecelia is the Founder and Executive Director of the Native Justice Coalition. They are also the Founder and Owner of Red Circle Consulting and Waub Ajijaak Press. They identify as Two-Spirit based in their Ojibway culture from an old school and decolonial framework.

Friday, January 28, 2022 11:00am to 12:30pm
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