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President's Commission on Human Respect and Equity's Forum for Inclusion, Respect and Equity: Changing the Way We See Native America. Guest Presenter: Matika Wilbur, Visual Storyteller (http://matikawilbur.com/about/ or A listen to her project 562: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=7JrRBQEQr3o)

Join us at Fresno State's Table Mountain Rancheria Reading Room on April 11-12th!

Matika Wilbur, a visual storyteller from the Swinomish and Tulalip peoples of coastal Washington, for the past five years has been traveling and photographing Indian Country in pursuit of one goal: To Change the Way We See Native America.

A double major graduate from Brooks Institute of Photography, project 562 serves as Matika's forth major creative project, which features Native American identity and culture. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Matika's latest project has brought her to over 400 tribal nations dispersed throughout 45 U.S. states where she has taken thousands of portraits, and collected hundreds of contemporary narratives from the breadth of Indian Country.
Pre-Forum Film Screening
AWAKE: A Dream from Standing Rock

Tuesday, April 10
6 p.m.
Forum Schedule:
Wednesday, April 11
5:30 p.m. Registration and Refreshments
5:45 p.m. Opening Ceremony
6:15 p.m. Local/Campus Speaker
6:35 p.m. Keynote Presentation followed by brief Q&A
7:40 p.m. Closing

Thursday, April 12
8:30 a.m. Registration and Morning Refreshments
8:45 a.m. Opening Ceremony
9:15 a.m. Courageous Campus Voices
10: 45 a.m. Reflections- Matika Wilbur
11:45 a.m. Opening Ceremony
12:00- p.m. Welcome and Keynote Presentation
1:00 p.m. Open Dialogue w/ Matika Wilbur and President Castro
1:30 p.m. Q& A
2:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
3:00 p.m. Talking Circles w/ Students

* We encourage participation by people of all abilities. If accommodations are needed. Contact vtaylor@mail.fresnostate.edu or (559)278-0145.*
Forum Sponsored by:
President's Commission on Human Relations and Equity &
American Indian Studies