Saturday, November 14, 2020 – 2 pm-4 pm PST
Thanks to all who joined us on Saturday. A recording of this webinar is available on our YouTube channel.
Auntie Charlene Francis – (she/her) Penobscot & Ojibway – Presenter
My name is wahbahzhiishii Marten of the Fisher/Bear Clans, a member of the Penobscot Nation, a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, maybe even the greatest. Grin. Ii am also a member of the three fires mide lodge in Wisconsin.
I was employed by Flint Community Schools during the 70’s as a Resource Person for Title IV, Part A, better known as Indian Education. I was also the director of the environmental and survival skills for inner city Native students, grades 7-12. One of the responsibilities as a Resource Person was to provide culturally sensitive training to educators and future educators and even social workers now and again.
Mariposa (they/them) – Mohawk & Southern Tagalog (Pilipino) – Co-MC & Presenter
Mariposa is Indigenous feminist, parent, poet/writer/organizer, 2spirit, speaker and anti-colonial. Creator of #twospiritstorytime, an organizer in #paintitdown of LOWMurals.
Booklist of Children Picture Books by Indigenous Authors
Booklist of 2SLGBTQ+ & BIPOC Children Picture Books
Dawn Neptune Adams (she/they) – Penobscot – Presenter
Dawn Neptune Adams is a member of the Penobscot Nation, a Journalist with Sunlight Media Collective, and, among other things, a Racial Justice Consultant to the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine. When not battling polluters, plutocrats, and patriarchy, Dawn spends her time raising a pre-teen and building fine furniture. She dreams of a day when we can all eat Salmon from the Penobscot River and live together in peace.
Firefly (he/him) – Penobscot
Firefly is a Native American and Swedish Hybrid, born and raised in ancient Wabanaki Territory. Deeply influenced by the traditions of his people, Firefly performs both traditional hand drum, shaker and vocal songs as well as cutting edge musical compositions rooted in his ancestral traditions.
Dr. Farima Pour-Khorshid (she/her) – MC
Farima Pour-Khorshid is a former elementary school teacher and now serves as a professor at the University of San Francisco. She is also a grassroots organizer with the Teachers 4 Social Justice and a board member for the Education for Liberation Network, the Abolitionist Teaching Network, Abundant Beginnings and Quetzal Education Consulting.
Registrants will receive the opportunity to view the Emmy Award Winning documentary film Dawnland for free. A Teachers’ Guide and Viewer’s Guide are also available for download.