Indigenous Peoples Day: 'For the Right to Communication'

The situation of Indigenous communication at the international, national and local level is of utmost concern, at a time when Indigenous territories are the frontlines of the battle for the protection of Mother Earth. The Latin American Coordinator of Cinema and Communication of Indigenous Peoples (CLACPI, founded in 1985) is the largest collective of Indigenous filmmakers in Latin America. In 2019, CLACPI commissioned a report entitled “The Situation of the Right to Communication with Emphasis on Indigenous and African-descendant Communicators of Latin America,” to raise awareness on existing national and international legal instruments for this struggle, and presenting findings derived from the communities, collectives, confederations and members of the CLACPI network. This presentation will offer key findings from this report and discuss recent cases of persecution of Indigenous communicators.

Presenter: Amalia Córdova, the Latinx digital curator and acting Chair of Research and Education at the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. She is a former Latin American specialist for the Film + Video Center of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and has taught courses on Indigenous film at New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Her essays have appeared in From Filmmaker Warriors to Flash Drive Shamans: Indigenous Media Production and Engagement in Latin America (2018), The Routledge Companion to Latin American Cinema (2018), In the Balance: Indigeneity, Performance, Globalization (2017), New Documentaries in Latin America (2014), Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism (2012), and Global Indigenous Media (2008). She holds an M.A. in performance studies and a PhD in cinema studies from NYU. She is from Santiago, Chile/Wallmapu.

Beverages and refreshments will be served as part of Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion’s DDD.


Indigenous People’s Day: Confronting Colonialism, Climate Change and Columbus

An all-day exploration of the global indigenous movement and its centuries-long struggle for the defense of territory, culture, and the environment. From Standing Rock to the Amazonian Rainforest, indigenous communities are at the forefront of today’s most important campaigns to confront extractive industries to protect sacred spaces and human rights. The day’s events include interactive panels, video screenings, and in-depth presentations from some of the leading voices in these movements, including Amalia Córdova, the Latinx digital curator and acting chair of research and education at the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and Tiokasin Ghosthorse, a member of the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation of South Dakota and an international speaker on Peace, Indigenous and Mother Earth perspective. 

Presented by the Center for Civic Engagement in collaboration with the Center for “Race,” Culture and Social Justice, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, and the Hofstra Cultural Center. 


Date: Monday, October 14, 2019

Time: 2:55-4:20 p.m.

Location: Room 211 Breslin Hall, South Campus


This event is free, but registration is required. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.

Monday, October 14, 2019



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