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Amerind Museum – Free Online Lecture: Native American Women in the 21st Century with Mary Jo Tippeconnic Fox, PhD
June 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Native American women in the 21st century are reclaiming their traditional roles and influence after centuries of settler colonization. The latter adversely impacted Native women, framing their traditional roles through a patriarchal lens, and creating persistent negative stereotypes. Colonizers had little interest in understanding the roles and value of women in Native societies, rendering them invisible. Yet, Native women traditionally had important roles to preform for the survival of their societies regardless of whether their tribes were matrilineal or patrilineal. Today, Native American women are increasing their visibility and changing the dialogue with scholarship, leadership, and activism at all levels of Native and non-native society. They are addressing social justice issues and becoming more active in tribal communities, urban areas, and state and national levels. Native American women are advocating on behalf of Native peoples as they nurture, protect, and empower future generations. This presentation provides a historical overview of the traditional roles of Native women, impact of colonialism, and a discussion of contemporary Indigenous feminism, activism, and leadership.
Dr. Fox is Comanche/Cherokee, an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, Research Professor of American Indian Studies (AIS), and affiliate faculty in Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona (UA). She holds a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Arizona. At the UA, Dr. Fox is the former head of American Indian Studies, Associate Head of AIS, Assistant Vice-President for Minority Affairs, and Associate to the President for American Indian Affairs. Her teaching and scholarly activities are focused on historical and contemporary American Indian women’s issues, American Indian Studies, and American Indian education with an emphasis on higher education.
This online program is free, but space is limited. To register visit: http://bit.ly/AmerindOnline061221