Free

LaNada War Jack presents Native Resistance

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

UC Berkeley's Multicultural Center

220 MLK Jr. Student Union, Berkeley, CA 94720

Berkeley

View Map

Event description
LaNada War Jack presents her new book with daughter Jessica James

About this Event

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Native American Occupation of Alcatraz Island in 1969

In 1969, Dr. LaNada War Jack and students throughout California united together to take over Alcatraz Island in peaceful protest against the federal government’s ill treatment of the Native Indigenous people and the federal government's repeatedly breaking of treaties with tribes. This ended the Indian Termination Policies, beginning the self determination era and facilitated certain subsequent government funded policies for Indian Tribes' Nation wide while recovering millions of acres of land back. 

Dr. War Jack’s latest book, Native Resistance, chronicles the events tied to the genocide of Native people in the United States — from forced removal to federal reservations  and her life during the late sixties at UC Berkeley, the Occupation of Alcatraz Island, Pyramid Lake Water War in Nevada, to the Standing Rock Resistance in North Dakota. 

Dr. LaNada War Jack is a member of the Shoshone Bannock Tribes where she lives on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho. She will be in conversation with her daughter, Jessica James, the Youth Manager of Shoshone Bannock Tribes.

Presented by Eastwind Books of Berkeley, The Multicultural Community Center, Native American Student Development & Native American Studies at UC Berkeley.

Free and open to the public; wheelchair accessible.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

UC Berkeley's Multicultural Center

220 MLK Jr. Student Union, Berkeley, CA 94720

Berkeley

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved