Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 6:00-7:30PM EDT / 3:00-4:30PM PDT / Thursday, 10 August 2023, 6:00-7:30AM AWST / 7:30-9:00AM ACST / 10:00-11:30AM NZST This International Center for MultiGenerational Legacies of Trauma’s webinar is held in partnership with the Hopi Foundation on August 9 – the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous participants from the four last United Nations (UN) Member States to sign the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)—Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States -- will reflect on the meaning of their countries’ delay, the meaning of the Declaration for them and their communities, on whether and how their countries’ adoption of UNDRIP affected their own and their families’ lives, the governance of their communities, their relationships to their government/s, fellow citizens, and others around the world, and their hopes for future generations.
Prof. Hannah McGlade From the Kurin Minang people of Western Australia, Prof. McGlade has specialized in international human rights law, worked for many Indigenous organizations and bodies, and established services for Indigenous women and children impacted by violence. A former Senior Indigenous Fellow at the OHCHR, she has participated in many UN fora to promote Indigenous human rights in Australia, and is currently an Associate Professor at Curtin Law School. In 2020, she was appointed to the UN Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues, nominated by Indigenous peoples.
Jeff Ganohalidoh Corntassel, PhD A writer, teacher and father from the Cherokee Nation, first to represent the Cherokee Nation as a delegate to the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations, Jeff is a Professor of Indigenous Studies at the University of Victoria, located on unceded Lekwungen territory. His research and teaching focus on “Everyday Acts of Resurgence” and the intersections between Indigenous internationalism, community resurgence, climate change, gender, and community well-being. His forthcoming book on Sustainable Self-Determination, examines Indigenous climate justice, food security, and resurgence.
Tāwera Tahuri, BA. Dip Teaching. MMVA Ngā Ariki Kaipūtahi, Whakatōhea, Uenuku, Tūwharetoa Tāwera Tahuri is a mixed media artist covering a wide range of mediums and techniques. A mother of six children and grandmother of six, she is actively involved in her community as an artist, activist, teacher and performer, a Senior Advisor Indigenous Exchange CNZ, and a PhD Student of Indigenous studies. As a board member for The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Tāwera is committed to indigenous issues across the world and proudly represents her peoples alongside her wider indigenous family.
Brian Monongye From the village of Mungapi on the Hopi Reservation, Brian serves as Vice Chair for Seventh Generation Fund. An artist, farmer and active community member engaged in issues affecting his homeland, from water to mining resources, he has advocated for Indigenous Peoples’ issues both nationally and internationally and is Currently Hopi Liaison for the Bears Ears Prayer Run Alliance which seeks to unite the tribes who hold this area sacred by coming together as one through the power of running. Kwa Kwaii.
Stanley Ralph Rodriguez, PhD From the Santa Ysabel Band of the Iipay Nation, a U.S. Navy Desert Storm Veteran and California Indian Heritage Commissioner, Dr. Rodriguez is the Director of Kumeyaay Community College. He also serves as an instructor at Kumeyaay Community College, faculty member at Cuyamaca Community College, and adjunct faculty member at California State University San Marcos. Dedicated to educating indigenous communities about Kumeyaay history, culture, and language, his passion to revitalize the Kumeyaay language and culture inspires his students to carry on their Kumeyaay traditions.
Yael Danieli, PhD A Clinical psychologist, traumatologist, victimologist and psychohistorian, Dr. Danieli is Founder and Executive Director of the International Center for the study, prevention and treatment of MultiGenerational Legacies of Trauma; Director, Group Project for Holocaust Survivors and their Children and Past-President, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.