Recorded Session: #IndigenousLivesMatter: Centering Voices of Indigenous People

Recorded On: 09/29/2020

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Session Description

#IndigenousLivesMatter: Centering Voices of Indigenous People is a recorded general session of the 2020 AASLH Online Annual Meeting.

Moderator: Patrick Naranjo, Director of the University of California Berkeley American Indian Graduate Program, Berkeley, CA
Panelists: Fawn Douglas, Indigenous American Artist and Member of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, Las Vegas, NV; Ashley Minner, Visual Artist and Member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, Baltimore, MD


RECORDED DATE: September 29, 2020


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Patrick Naranjo

Patrick Naranjo (Moderator) is the director of the American Indian Graduate Program at the University of California, Berkley. He previously served as the Resource Coordinator for the Intersection, Academic Multicultural Resource Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). In that role, he was instrumental in developing and implementing campus wide strategies to enhance the academic outcomes of students and establish strong Native American engagement. In his role as Native Liaison at the university, Patrick established a long-term foundation for UNLV’s leadership to collaborate with national, regional, and tribal Indian educational initiatives. Patrick is a member of the Santa Clara Pueblo and holds a B.A. from Haskell Indian National University and an M.A. from UCLA in American Indian Studies with an emphasis on contemporary tribal cultural property protections. Patrick has published several articles and continues to transform higher education experiences for Native and Indigenous people through the intersection of Native heritage, academia, and cultural concepts.

Fawn Douglas

Fawn Douglas is a member of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, where she previously served as a Tribal Councilwoman. She also has roots in the Moapa Paiute, Cheyenne, Pawnee, and Creek Nations. Fawn earned a degree in Global Studies from the College of Southern Nevada and a BA in Art with a Painting and Drawing emphasis from UNLV. At UNLV, she has been involved with the Native American Student Association, American Indian Alliance, and serves as the President of the Native American Alumni Club. Fawn is a community organizer for many issues related to the environment and conservation of Standing Rock, Gold Butte National Monument, and the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. As an artist, Fawn draws from her heritage, and her works include murals and performance. Her work aims to shine a light on race, class, and gender to ask what it means to be Native in the contemporary.

Ashley Minner

Ashley Minner is a community based visual artist from Baltimore, Maryland, and an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. She received her MFA (’11) and MA (’07) in Community Arts, and her BFA (’05) in General Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art. She recently earned her PhD (‘20) in American Studies at University of Maryland College Park. She works as a professor of the practice and folklorist in the Department of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she also serves as director of the minor in Public Humanities. Her current research focuses on the changing relationship between Baltimore’s Lumbee Indian community and the area where they first settled.

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