Indigenous Women's Voices Summit

Cultural Protection and Revitalization Panel (Recorded)

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The work of protecting, preserving, and revitalizing culture encompasses a rich and diverse set of strategies and platforms for crucial and creative assertions of sovereignty, self-determination, and cultural expression. Further, it is widely recognized that cultural revitalization is requisite for community wellness and the cultural integrity of modern Indigenous communities. Efforts glean from the past, but are not locked into a narrowly focused mandate to return to some idealized former time. Art, song, storytelling, ceremony, language reclamation, food sovereignty, land protection are all drawn on to celebrate, elevate, and reclaim cultural knowledge systems, re-establish relationship and reciprocity, advance healing and reconciliation, and provide the foundation for understanding the world.

Amethyst First Rider: Buffalo Treaty & Iinnii Initiative 

Tiffany Hope Cook: Three Sister’s Sovereignty Project

Trisha Moquino: Keres Children’s Learning Center

Kawenniiosta: Three Sister’s Sovereignty Project

Paulette Fox: Iinnii Initiative


A screening of the short film Buffalo Lights & presentation: Community Performance Art: A Vehicle for Reclaiming Our Stories, Connecting to the Land & Activating Communities—Amethyst First Rider, Buffalo Treaty & Iinnii Initiative Leadership

Re-Birthing Sustainable Communities through the Assertion of Food, Energy & Cultural Sovereignty: Kawnniiosta Jock of Three Sisters Sovereignty Project 

The Ties that Bind Us: Language Reclamation as a Foundation of Cultural Revitalization & Preservation 

Moderator: Cristina Mormorunni (Métis/Sardo) Wildlife Conservation Society, Rocky Mountain Program.