This new series of workshops within Bark’s Rad◦i◦cle Activist Training Program will focus on the history and impact of how the U.S. federal government turned Indigenous land into national forests, including forced removal of people, termination of native title, nullifying treaty agreements and terminating tribes.
With so much to cover, we have altered the content of this workshop a bit! The time period we will discuss for this event is roughly 1776 through 1860, digging into the ideologies, laws, and policies that were used to legitimize and authorize white supremacist settlement and domination of the land and the exploitation and oppression of Native nations and people, including an examination of the Treaty making period in Oregon, specifically.
We intend to continue this discussion in additional workshops in the future covering the developments of the late 1800s into the turn of the century in "preservation" and "conservation" which lead to the creation of what we now know as "public lands", as well as an investigation of the last 100 years of interactions between white conservationists, the federal gov. and Native Nations including some of the most recent court rulings and other developments.
This workshop is part of Rad◦i◦cle, Bark's activist training program.