Decolonizing and Indigenizing Environmental Justice, with Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Event Date: 

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Bren 1414

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Through the lens of "Indigenized environmental justice," Dina Gilio-Whitaker explores the fraught history of treaty violations, struggles for food and water security, and protection of sacred sites, while highlighting the important leadership of Indigenous weapon in this centuries-long struggle, touching on highlights from her book As Long as Grass Grows.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is an indigenous activist, a lecturer of American Indian Studies at CSU San Marcos, a freelance journalist, and author. Her research focuses on Indigenous nationalism, self-determination, environmental justice, and education. Her most recent book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock (2019).

This talk is the 40th Manley Lecture and is presented by the Environmental Studies Program, in partnership with the Walter H. Capps Center, American Indian & Indigenous Collective, UCSB Global Engagement, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, Steven Manley Memorial Lecture Endowment, and the Dean of Math, Life, and Physical Sciences.