Indigenous Peoples Day: Indigenous: Beyond the Meaning - A North-South Perspective

A conversation between Tiokasin Ghosthorse, a member of the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation of South Dakota and an international speaker on Peace, Indigenous and Mother Earth perspective, and Kichwa filmmaker and activist Eriberto Gualinga. Tiokasin is a survivor of the “Reign of Terror” from 1972 to 1976 on the Pine Ridge, Cheyenne River and Rosebud Lakota Reservations in South Dakota and the US Bureau of Indian Affairs Boarding and Church Missionary School systems designed to “kill the Indian and save the man.” He has a long history of Indigenous activism and advocacy, focusing on the cosmology, diversity and perspectives on the relational/egalitarian vs. rational/hierarchal thinking processes of Western society. He is the long-time host of the weekly radio program First Voices, heard on over 80 public and community radio stations around the country. Moderated by Professor Mario A. Murillo, Vice Dean, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication



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: 4:30-5:55 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.


Tiokasin Ghosthorse


Eriberto Gualinga


Monday, October 14, 2019



Breslin Hall
Breslin Hall
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Hofstra Cultural Center

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