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Activist author Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on campus

22. January 2006 • MarkDilley
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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz speaks on The Contra War in Nicaragua and the International Indigenous Movement 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2006 3512 Haven Hall Dunbar-Ortiz provides a historical/literary memoir covering the period 1975-1990 that documents her activity in the American Indian Movement and the International Indian Treaty Council in the 1970s, and her 1980s human rights monitoring in Nicaragua and Honduras, with an Epilogue on Gulf War to Gulf War, 1991-2005.

Professor Dunbar-Ortiz comes to us from the Department of Ethnic Studies at California State University East Bay. She been active in the international indigenous movement, lobbying at the UN since 1976. She helped found and edit the Treaty Council News in the 1970s, worked on the Wounded Knee cases and in 1977 published
The Great Sioux Nation: An Oral History of the Sioux-United States Treaty of 1868, based on the federal court hearing on the Wounded Knee cases held in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1974. Her new book Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War, and other
publications are available at Shaman Drum Bookshop


  1. She’s also doing a reading, book signing and a meet-and-greet at The Planet (1112 1/2 S. University) at 5 pm.

    And her book is available there too, for a lower price.
       —Adam    Jan. 22 '06 - 11:32PM    #