T-Ride Library: Indigenous Environmental Movements, Starts 2/17!

T-Ride Library: Indigenous Environmental Movements, Starts 2/17!

Indigenous peoples around the world are demanding their rights in the face of resource extraction and land theft using creative strategies to assure a future for themselves. This five-part series being offered through Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library examines four of those movements in depth through indigenous guest speakers, films, and readings. A detailed schedule is below. Classes are on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 on Zoom. Sign up at telluridelibrary.org. 

Instructor Christina Callicott holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Florida, as well as graduate certificates in Tropical Conservation and Development and Latin American Studies. Her primary research concerns the connection between plants and music in the shamanic practices of the Lamista Kichwa, an indigenous group from the Peruvian Amazon.

Christina Callicott to teach on Zoom for Telluride Library

Callicott has also published on neo-shamanism and the religious fervor around ayahuasca in North America. She moved to southwest Colorado in 1991 and currently lives in Ridgway, teaches skiing at the Telluride Ski and Snowboard School, and anthropology and environmental studies at Fort Lewis College.

February 17

Theme: History, colonialism, role of AIM in U.S. and international Indigenous movements

Watch 15 min. pre-recorded introduction

Watch Warrior Women

Read Estes and Dhillon chapter 21, by Marcy Gilbert

In person: Madonna Thunder-Hawk and Marcy Gilbert

March 3

Theme: Standing Rock: The #NoDAPL Movement

Watch Black Snake Killaz

Read Estes and Dhillon: Prologue*, Introduction (pp.1-5)*, chapters 1*, 2*, 3, 5, 6*, 10, 14*, 15, 18, 21, 22, 24.

*If you have limited time, please focus on these chapters.


March 17

Theme: Creative approaches to language loss, culture loss, and environmental restoration

Short blurb re. project: Ekvn-Yefolecv

Read short online essay “A Radical Re-Settlement: Walking the Talk on Indigeneity”

Presentation by Marcus Briggs-Cloud

March 31

Theme: Chevron vs. Indigenous Ecuadorians

Watch Crude
Read Cepek, Life in Oil

Highly recommended: “Drilled” podcast

Q&A with author Michael Cepek

April 21

Theme: Self-determination and the Papuan Independence Movement

Watch Arrows Against the Wind, Forgotten Bird of Paradise

Discuss, wrap up.

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