The Three Rs: Realize, Recognize and Reconciliation
Crushing Colonialism: Colonizer theft of Indigenous children #3Rs
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Source: Crushing Colonialism

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From the first contact with European invaders, Indigenous reproductive systems, matrilineal, and multi-gendered ways have been systematically attacked with attempts to dismantle our traditions through over 500 years of on-going genocide.

Presented by Crushing Colonialism, The Three Rs: Realize, Recognize, & Reconciliation is a unique opportunity to learn directly from a diverse group of Indigenous people who are living under and fighting against the violent realities of settler colonialism. Topics covered will include the crisis of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirits, environmental justice, healthcare disparities, theft of Indigenous children by the state, and what decolonization and tribal sovereignty truly look like.

The Three Rs was originally scheduled to be held on occupied Piscataway land known as Washington, D.C., but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its particularly devastating impacts on Indigenous communities this event will now be held virtually from November 16th-20th. Each day will feature a different reproductive justice related topic.

colonizer theft of indigenous children #3Rs
Colonizer theft of Indigenous children
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (Eastern)

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Indigenous children have been stolen from our communities for generations. This theft has happened through the boarding and residential schools, ICE detention, criminal injustice system, human trafficking, child protective services, and the foster and adoption systems.

Presented by Madonna Thunder Hawk (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe) and Shailla Winter Manitowabie (Wikwemikong First Nation), and moderated by Jen Deerinwater (Cherokee Nation), this conversation about colonizer theft of Indigenous children will address these many issues and the solutions to this epidemic.

“Our weeklong #3RS institute is a unique opportunity to learn directly from a diverse group of Indigenous people who are living under and fighting against the violent realities of settler colonialism,” said Deerinwater, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation who founded Crushing Colonialism, an organization whose mission is to uplift and tell the stories of Indigenous people through multi-media work while supporting those doing the work.

“Topics covered at the #3RS will include the crisis of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirits, environmental justice, healthcare disparities, theft of Indigenous children by the state, cultural appropriation, and what decolonization and tribal sovereignty truly look like,” said Deerinwater, a journalist based in Washington, D.C.

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Suggested fees are $75 per event for non-profits, $40 per event for individual registration, and $20-$0 per event for students and those experiencing limited resources.

No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Tickets are available for purchase at eventbrite.com. Pick and choose your events, or join all five nights!

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