CRES is excited to welcome Dr. Robert Warrior, one of the nation’s leading scholars of Native American and Indigenous Studies, who will speak to us about a pivotal moment in the history of Native American activism. Open to all with free Zoom registration.
Alcatraz in the Indigenous Struggle for Justice
Robert Warrior (University of Kansas)
Thursday, February 11
11:00am to 12:30pm CST
This is a virtual event. For the Zoom link, please register here:
For more background, please see this Indian Country Today video, “The Brilliance of Alcatraz,” which features Dr. Warrior connecting the history of the Alcatraz movement of 1969 with the recent January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol.
Robert Warrior is Hall Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Kansas and a member/citizen of the Osage Nation. He is the author of Tribal Secrets: Recovering American Indian Intellectual Traditions (University of Minnesota Press, 1995) and The People and the Word: Reading Native Nonfiction (University of Minnesota Press, 2006), and coauthor of Like a Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee (New Press, 1996), American Indian Literary Nationalism (University of New Mexico Press, 2008), and Reasoning Together: the Native Critics Collective (University of Oklahoma Press, 2009). He is past president of the American Studies Association and was the founding president of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (2009-10). He currently co-edits Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAISA’s journal) and the Indigenous Americas series at the University of Minnesota Press). Before moving to the University of Kansas, he taught at Stanford, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Illinois.