October 10, 2016—“The experiences of many white college students, even in places as heavily Caucasian as the Northwest, resemble more and more the lives led by many whose immediate roots are in foreign soil, writes UO journalism professor Héctor Tobar in the New York Times.” …
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Winona LaDuke is a celebrated Native American activist and leader, environmentalist, speaker, and author. Residing on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, Ms. LaDuke is the Executive Director of Honor the Earth, where she works on the national level to advance Native environmental issues and sustainable Native communities.
The former Green Party nominee for Vice President of the United States and Ms. Magazine Woman of the Year is also a founding director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project. LaDuke will debunk the widely-held notion reducing Nature to property and discuss the international movement dedicated to legally recognizing Nature’s right to exist, persist and naturally evolve.
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Dance of the Storytellers | Cascade: University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences
Traveling to Mexico, preserving a cultural heritage
“It would have been the experience of a lifetime. Especially for a nine-year-old.
“It was East Los Angeles, 2005, and Romario Bautista was asked to participate in his community’s annual cultural festival.
“The Danza de la Pluma ceremony—“Dance of the Feather”—is a cherished tradition of one of Mexico’s indigenous groups, the Zapotec of the state of Oaxaca. The danza reenacts the tribe’s fierce battles against invading Spanish conquistadors in the 1500s.
“As Mexicans have moved to the United States over the years, the danza ceremony has moved with them, binding migrant communities in the US to their homeland and preserving culture and history….”
September 19, 2016—“UO political scientist Dan Tichenor recently kicked off a new radio program focusing on university research, speaking for almost a half hour on the history of immigration debates in the United States.
“Tichenor, the Philip H. Knight Chair of Political Science at the UO, appeared on the Jefferson Public Radio show CURIOUS/Research Meets Radio. He discussed the history of immigration law. › Continue reading
Daniel Tichenor, a UO political science professor and CLLAS faculty affiliate, is engaged in a “States of Immigration” study with professors Robin Dale Jacobson from the University of Puget Sound and Elizabeth Durden of Bucknell University. The researchers were recently awarded a $200,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to help them pursue this research over the next two years.
“Their project is unusual in its in-depth analysis of how attitudes, laws and experiences differ across states, especially in states that are not the typical receiving grounds for immigrants, like Texas, California and New York. Instead, their research will examine two pairs of neighboring states — Arizona and New Mexico, and Virginia and Maryland — that have markedly different immigration laws and policies.
“‘The states with the highest immigrant populations tend to inform many people’s views on this hot-button issue,’ Tichenor said. ‘Examining pairs of states that are less studied and have strikingly different attitudes on immigration should give us a deeper understanding of the historical and contemporary challenges surrounding immigrant integration.’”
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