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Jen Deerinwater

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Jen Deerinwater is a Tsalagi-citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma- bisexual, two spirit, multiply-disabled journalist, speaker, and organizer who covers the myriad of issues their communities face with an intersectional lens. They’re also the Founder and Executive Director of Crushing Colonialism and a contributor for Truthout.

Jen received a B.A. from the University of Southern California in Gender Studies and Political Science with an emphasis on American Federal Government, a Graduate Certificate in Women in Politics and Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts-Boston, and a M.S. in Communications Management from Simmons College.

While raised in rural areas of Oklahoma and Texas, and a nomad at heart, Jen lives and politically agitates in the belly of the beast-Washington D.C.

The Three Rs: Recognize, Realize, and Reconciliation

August 15 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Presenters: Jen Deerinwater, Cedar Woman/Lorraine Clements (Anishanaabe Ojibwe Ogichida (Bear Clan)), Joye Braun (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe), Valerie Proctor (Cedarville band of Piscataway Indians), Vanessa Bolin (Saponi, Tsalagi, Chahta)

From the first contact with the 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.  As a result, Indigenous people continue to face erasure, misclassification, and violence often unbeknownst to the non-Native people living on our lands. It’s crucial for Indigenous people to be recognized and honored if we are ever able to have reproductive justice and sexual freedom. Our day-long institute covers…

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