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We Tell You Now: Storytelling on Indigenous Terms

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.

Wednesday, May 30 

3:30-4:00 P.M. Reception

4:00-5:30 P.M. Program

Many Nations Longhouse


  • 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.

This event is free and open to the public.

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