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HOLOCAUST DENIAL AS ACADEMIC ORTHODOXY
A talk by Keetowah Cherokee Scholar and Activist WARD CHURCHILL
Wednesday October 17th
Room 3154 of the Medical Science Building at U of T
1 King’s College Circle near the Queen’s Park Subway stop
$5-20 Sliding Scale (No one will be turned away)
WHO IS WARD CHURCHILL?
Ward Churchill (Keetoowah Band Cherokee) is one of the most outspoken of Native American activists and scholars in North America and a leading analyst of indigenous issues. He was, until recently, a Professor of Ethnic Studies and Coordinator of American Indian Studies at the University of Colorado. Churchill served as Associate Director of the Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America at the institution. He is also co-director of the Colorado chapter of the American Indian Movement and vice chair of the American Indian Anti-Defamation Council.
Churchill’s many books include Pacifism as Pathology, Marxism and Native Americans, Fantasies of the Master Race, Struggle for the Land, On the Justice of Roosting Chickens, From A Native Son, Critical Issues in Native North America, The COINTELPRO Papers, Indians R Us?, Agents of Repression, Since Predator Came, and A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas.
In his lectures and numerous published works, Churchill explores the themes of genocide in the Americas, racism, historical and legal (re)interpretation of conquest and colonization, environmental destruction of Indian lands, government repression of political movements, literary and cinematic criticism, and indigenist alternatives to the status quo.
Churchill is also a past national spokesperson for the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, has served as a delegate to the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations (as a Justice/Rapporteur for the for the 1993 International People’s Tribunal on the Rights of Indigenous Hawaiians), and as an advocate/prosecutor of the First Nations International Tribunal for the Chiefs of Ontario.
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