The Indigenous Canoe Movement

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:00PM

<p>The Indigenous Canoe Movement</p>
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Where: California Historical Society Headquarters, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Cost: $5 General Admission, Free for CHS Members, plus one guest per membership.

A conversation with four Indigenous leaders from across North America who work to rebuild canoe and maritime traditions in their own communities. All will speak to the challenges and positive impacts of canoe culture on Indigenous communities as well as the environmental movement.

Speakers Include:

  • Frank Brown, Heiltsuk from Bella Bella, British Columbia, organized North America’s first Tribal Canoe Journey to coincide with Expo ‘86 in Vancouver, BC. Brown will talk about his original vision, what it took to launch the first Tribal Canoe Journey, and how the event has taken hold and grown in the 30+ years since.
  • L. Frank Manriquez of the Tongva-Ajachmem is an artist, language activist, and leader in the California Indian community. She was the first member of her nation to build and navigate a traditional tii’at in over 100 years and participates in the annual Tribal Canoe Journeys.
  • Julian Brave Noisecat (Secwepemc and St’at’imc) is a freelance writer and policy analyst whose work has appeared in many publications including The Guardian, The Nation, The Paris Review, Huffpost, and Pacific Standard. He is the Vice President of Policy & Strategy at Data for Progress and is Narrative Change Director at The Natural History Museum.
  • About this event:

    This event is part of the series: “Alcatraz: An Unfinished Occupation,” organized by the Alcatraz Canoe Journey in partnership with the California Historical Society, Exploratorium, Presidio Trust, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and San Francisco Public Library, and co-sponsored by the Natural History Museum. The four-part series runs from October 23rd to November 17th and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz and also explores the significance of present-day Indigenous movements and cultures in the context of a world at risk.