Rad◦i◦cle: National Forests on Stolen Lands (Part 2)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

This new 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, including forced removal of people, termination of native title, nullifying treaty agreements and terminating tribes.

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.

The discussion continues in Part 2 covering the developments of the late 1800s into the turn of the century in "preservation" and "conservation" which lead to the creation of what we now know as "public lands" and the emergence of American environmentalism. We'll take a closer look at the impacts of U.S. and Oregon state settler-colonial law and policy on Native nations, lands and people with a discussion of federal land law during the post treaty-making period, from the Dawes Act to the Wilderness Act. 

Part 3 (date TBD) will cover 20th century Environmental Conservation efforts and U.S. Federal Indian Policy, both in controversy and in solidarity with Native Sovereignty and Self-Determination movements today.

This workshop is part of Rad◦i◦cle, Bark's activist training program.