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U.S., Global Indigenous Movements Lecture

Lecture to Address U.S., Global Indigenous Movements

James Fenelon will connect community and cultural revitalization efforts of Native Americans with those of indigenous peoples worldwide.

(April 28, 2011)

James Fenelon

James Fenelon

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – James V. Fenelon, a Lakota/Dakota Sioux Indian and professor of sociology at California State University, San Bernardino, will speak at UC Riverside on Wednesday, May 4, at 3 p.m. in the Rupert Costo Library on the fourth floor of the Tomás Rivera Library.

The colloquium, “Sun Dance to Ghost Dance: Local to Global Indigenous Movements,” will address connections between Native Americans and global indigenous movements, whose focus is community and cultural revitalization.

Fenelon’s presentation, part of the Rupert Costo Lecture Series, is free and open to the public. Parking costs $6.

Fenelon is director of the Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies at CSUSB, the author of “Culturicide, Resistance, and Survival of the Lakota (Sioux Nation),” and co-author of “Indigenous Peoples and Globalization.”

The lecture series is named for Rupert Costo, a member of the Cahuilla tribe who endowed the first academic chair in the world in the field of American Indian history at UC Riverside.

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