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We Tell You Now: Storytelling on Indigenous Terms

May 30, 2018, 3:30 pm5:30 pm

Many Nations Longhouse

Free and open to the public


Prof Sven Haakanson stands on the petroglyphs his ancestors carved on rocks at the south end of Kodiak Island. Haakanson works with other Sugpiat people to repatriate knowledge built on over 7,500 years of living in the place. Photo by Torsten Kjellstrand.
We Tell You Now:
Storytelling on Indigenous Terms

Wednesday, May 30
3:30-4:00 P.M. Reception
4:00-5:30 P.M. Program
Many Nations Longhouse, University of Oregon

This event provides a venue for Indigenous peoples to speak about borders, migration and belonging on Indigenous terms. In addition to a panel discussion, the event will include video and photographic storytelling by UO students about Native people in the UO community and families at Chifin Native Youth Center.


  • Romario Garcia ​Bautista (Zapotec), a junior at the UO involved with many organizations, including Ambassador Program, MEChA, Native American Student Union, and Impact
  • Se-ah-dom Edmo (Shoshone-Bannock, Nez Perce, Yakama), Sovereignty Program Director, Western States Center
  • Sven Haakanson, PhD (Sugpiaq), curator for North American anthropology and associate professor in anthropology at University of Washington
  • Angie Morrill PhD (Klamath Tribes), Director of Indian Education, Portland Public Schools

This event is organized by Leilani Sabzalian, Alutiiq (Education Studies) and Torsten Kjellstrand (SOJC) with support from the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, Many Nations Longhouse, and Agora Journalism Center and in cooperation with Chifin Native Youth Center and the UO Native American Student Union. It is part of the Wayne Morse Center’s 2017-2019 inquiry into Borders, Migration and Belonging.

Free and open to the public.

The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics encourages civic engagement and inspires enlightened dialogue by bringing students, scholars, activists, policymakers, and communities together to discuss issues affecting Oregon, our nation, and the world. 

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