Panel and Group Activity
SESSION THREE | 3:00 – 4:00 PM
HISTORICAL ERASURE AND MISAPPROPRIATIONS OF OUR VOICES AND VALUES
Led by Melissa Iakowi:he’ne’, Sheldon Raymore (American Indian Community House)
COOPER FOUNDATION BUILDING, 3RD FLOOR, 315 F
Note: No advance registration required. Sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Throughout history Indigenous voices have at times been misunderstood, misinterpreted, or altogether silenced. In this session we will discuss examples of historical misappropriations, including the Great Law of Peace, the post-colonial misinterpretations and of its indigenous core values, and Chief Red Cloud’s speech at The Great Hall, Cooper Union on November 16, 1870.
Session attendees will gain historical knowledge from the perspective of the Native American and First Nations presenters, whose traditional knowledge and awareness is in direct alignment with their respective tribal Nations.
Melissa Iakowi:he’ne’ Oakes is a Mohawk woman, Snipe Clan, from the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory and the Executive Director of American Indian Community House, where she furthers her commitments through targeted actions, open dialogues, teaching, and solution-driven programming.
Sheldon Raymore is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and Deputy Director of American Indian Community House.