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Campus Event Remembers Russell Means

Campus Event Remembers Russell Means

On November 8th, over seventy social activists, academics, students, and members of Native American tribes throughout the United States gathered at the Tivoli to remember and honor the legendary Native Rights activist, Russell Means.  The event hosted three panels: The Life and Times – The Good, The Bad, and the Real; Gender Issues, Matrilinearity, and Indigenous Liberation; and The Legacy of the Vision & Work of Russell Means.  The panelists included George (Tink) Tinker – Professor of American Indian Cultures and Religious Traditions at Iliff School of Theology and member of the Osage Nation, Ward Churchill former ethnic studies professor at CU Boulder, Glenn Morris – Professor of Political Science at CU Denver, and John Thomas – member of the American Indian Movement. Other event speakers included Russell Means’ wife, Pearl Daniel-Means, Dr. Richard Zephier, and Tessa McLean.  The event was sponsored by the CU Denver Political Science department and the Fourth World Center of Indigenous Study.

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