Dina Gilio-Whitaker, "Environmental Justice in Indian Country"

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Join us as we raise voices to inform us about experiences and perspectives of people of color in environmental organizations.

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"Environmental Justice in Indian Country"

Dina Gilio-Whitaker, member of the Colville Confederated Tribes, educator and author

Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is a lecturer of American Indian Studies at California State University, San Marcos, and an independent educator in American Indian environmental policy and other issues.  At CSUSM she teaches courses on environmentalism and American Indians, traditional ecological knowledge, religion and philosophy, Native women’s activism, American Indians and sports, and decolonization. She also works within the field of critical sports studies, examining the intersections of indigeneity and the sport of surfing. As a public intellectual, Dina brings her scholarship into focus as an award-winning journalist as well, contributing to numerous online outlets including Indian Country Today, the Los Angeles Times, High Country News and many more. Dina is the author of two books, including the most recent award-winning As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock. She is currently under contract with Beacon Press for a new book under the working title Illegitimate Nation: Privilege, Race, and Accountability in the U.S. Settler State.

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The presentation will last approximately 30-40 minutes and be followed by discussion.

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Closed captioning will be available for accessibility.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Speaker Series

Once a month from April through July 2021, Newport Bay Conservancy's committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will present a speaker to inform us about experiences and perspectives of people of color in environmental organizations. Check back for updates on speaker lineup, topics, dates, and times!

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The Newport Bay Conservancy (NBC) is a nonprofit organization focused exclusively on the protection and preservation of Upper Newport Bay – one of the most precious natural resources in Southern California.

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