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Modern Day Boarding Schools: Universities as Sites of Colonization

Alvord Theatre 1411 Ellis Ave, Ashland, WI

Historically, Native communities have experienced one of the most significant and long-standing inequalities in the US education system. Native scholars have attributed this disparity in educational opportunity and achievement to a lack of general understanding and invisibility of the Native populations in higher education. Dr. Jennings will discuss the ways in which higher education institutions…  Read More

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Decolonizing Tobacco: The Environmental History of Asemaa

Alvord Theatre 1411 Ellis Ave, Ashland, WI

Anishinaabeg in the northern great lakes revere asemaa (tobacco) as a spiritual relative of the utmost importance. Conversely, commercial tobacco, often perpetuated by facets of colonization, has created nationwide health crises. These health effects impact indigenous communities disproportionately. This talk will highlight the unique cultural and environmental history of tobacco and some current efforts linked…  Read More

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