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A Talk by Angelo Baca (Hopi/Diné) on Native American and Mormon Relationships to Land and People

As part of our 2019-2020 NAIS Speakers Series, Angelo Baca (Hopi/Diné) will deliver a talk titled "Unsettling Pasts, Hopeful Futures: Native American and Mormon Relationships to Land and People." This talk will be on Thursday, November 14, 4:00 – 5:30 PM, in RLP 1.302E, on UT campus; and it is open to the public.

Thu, November 14, 2019 | RLP 1.302E

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Angelo Baca (Hopi/Diné) is a filmmaker and scholar who works on educational films, fiction and non-fiction, and collaborative works with other filmmakers. He is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at New York University and is a graduate of the Native Voices Program at the University of Washington. He also has taught Native American Literature and Native American Media/Film courses at Brown University.

Baca’s research interests vary from indigenous food sovereignty and Native American health and wellness to indigenous film and cinema to native youth development projects, including indigenous international repatriation. Baca was recently chosen by the National Parks Conservation Association’s (NPCA) “Ten under Forty list” of dynamic cultural activists who make up the Next Generation Advisory Council. Shash Jaa’: Bears Ears is Baca’s latest award-winning film about the five tribes of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition that worked together to protect 1.9 million acres of Utah wilderness through a national monument designation. Currently, he is the Cultural Resources Coordinator for Utah Diné Bikéyah, an indigenous non-profit dedicated to "preserve and protect the cultural and natural resources of ancestral Native American lands to benefit and bring healing to the people and the Earth."

For further reference on Angelo Baca's work, see:

This event of our NAIS Speakers Series is organized in collaboration with Professor Erika Bsumek.

Sponsored by the Program in Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS); and co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Humanities Institute at UT Austin. 

Austin, September 2019.

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