Indigenous Rights in the 21st Century

When:
November 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2020-11-18T18:00:00-05:00
2020-11-18T19:00:00-05:00
Where:
Zoom
Cost:
Free for members; $20 guests
Contact:
Paul Nugent
Indigenous Rights in the 21st Century @ Zoom

When: Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

Where: Virtually! Registration required. The link to join us will be emailed with your registration confirmation. We will be using Zoom meetings.

Presenter: Marissa Turnbull, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Join us Wednesday, November 18, 2020, for a virtual presentation by Marissa Turnbull, titled, “Indigenous Rights in the 21st Century.” The indigenous rights perspective is founded on the political movement to reassert tribal sovereignty and self-determination and demand respect for indigenous rights to cultural survival. This presentation shall discuss how the Mashantucket (Western) Pequot Tribe seeks to protect their ancestors, and how the tribe is attempting to secure recognition of basic human rights. Focus will be placed on federal historic and cultural preservation statutes, such as the Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).

The presentation will take place live on Zoom at 6:00 p.m. EST on 11/18/20, followed by a Q&A with the speaker. The presentation recording will also be shared with members via email following the presentation.

Cost: Free for members (renew or join today!). $20 per presentation for guests. Please register in advance to receive Zoom login information.

About Marissa Turnbull:

Marissa A. Turnbull is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) and the appointed NAGPRA specialist for the Mashantucket (Western) Pequot Tribe. Ms. Turnbull is charged with preserving, promoting and protecting culturally significant sites within the aboriginal territory of the Mashantucket Western Pequot Tribe, repatriating Mashantucket Pequot human remains and sacred objects, maintaining and protecting Mashantucket Pequot cemeteries, and assisting the Tribal Nation in better understanding Tribal, Federal, and State cultural resource management and historic preservation policy.

Ms. Turnbull received a B.S. in Applied Indigenous Studies, Cultural Resource Management, and Anthropology from Northern Arizona University and a M.A. in Jurisprudence in Indian Law. Her work and experience focuses on federal-Indian law and policy, tribal jurisdiction, environmental and social justice, and indigenous human rights law.

 

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