Rad◦i◦cle Activist Training: National Forests on Stolen Lands (Part 3)

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This series of workshops within Bark’s Rad◦i◦cle Activist Training Program will focus on the history and impact of how the U.S. federal government turned Indigenous land into national forests, through the forced removal of native people, legal inventions that terminated native title, nullified treaty agreements, and "terminated" tribes.

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With so much to cover, we have altered the content of this workshop a bit! The time period covered in Part 1 of this event is roughly 1776 through 1860, digging into the ideologies, laws, and policies that were used to legitimize and authorize white supremacist settlement and domination of the land and the exploitation and oppression of Native nations and people.

Part 2 covered the influence of literature and art on settler spiritualism and American identity on the "preservation" and "conservation" movements, which led to the creation of what we now know as "public lands" and the emergence of mainstream American environmentalism.

In Part 3 we will discuss tribal termination and restoration, how the actions of the conservation movement and governments continue to impact native communities, and the many powerful movements for Native sovereignty and self-determination that we can learn from and support today.

Map of National Forest areas across the United States with two banners that read "National Forests on Stolen Lands" above and below.m