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Indigeneity Rising

Apr 6, 2022 1:00 PM โ€“ 2:00 PM

Talk/Public Affairs

With Roya Taylor

Jessie Seim/Jill Doerfler

Continuing our focus on Indigenous/Native Womxn during International/National Womxnโ€™s Month, these two Womxn will provide information and their perspectives on two events happening in the Twin Cities. This will be a split episode on two distinctive topic.

In the first part of the hour will be Jessie Seim, who is General Counsel for the Prairie Island (Dakota Sioux) Indian community. Seim is a former Division 1 Womxnโ€™s basketball player. Jessie will present her work creating visibility, representation and opportunity for Native Americans during the NCAA Womxnโ€™s โ€œFinal Fourโ€ National Basketball Championship, being held in Minneapolis this weekend.

In the second half of the hour, will be a conversation with Jill Doerfler, who is a Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Doerfler will be a panelist at an event later today highlighting, โ€œBlood Quantum and Sovereignty,โ€ sponsored by the Native Governance Center in St. Paul and Honoring Native Nations program at Harvard University. Jill has researched, published, taught and been active in this field for several decades.

Indigeneity Rising
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