Alternative Sovereignties Conference

I am presenting at the Alternative Sovereignties Conference at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

Friday, May 9 – Erb Memorial Union
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Contesting Absence, Creating Presence – Maple Room

  • Linda Fuller, “Indigenous Resistances: Modes, Visions, and Accomplishments”
  • James Daria, “Land, Territory, and Autonomy: The Creation and Suppression of the Autonomous Municipality of San Juan Copala, Oaxaca, Mexico.”
  • Vince Rinehart, “Self-Constructing Tlingit Sovereignty”
  • Celeste Pedri-Spade, “Nametoo (Anishinabemowin for “there is evidence that he/she was/is present”)”

I will be discussing ideas around what a true tribal nation looks like and how we can rebuild them today, using the construction of a de facto Tlingit Nation as an example. What were our tribes? They were networks of decentralized, autonomous clans, bands and villages that practiced a form of polycentric tribal law and common resource ownership. In the Tlingit world clans are everything. At the root of our societal breakdown and colonization is the destruction of our clans and the imposition of settler institutions. Rebuild our clans and sovereignty follows.

Courtesy of Tlingit Readers Inc.; produced by the late Andrew Hope III

Courtesy of Tlingit Readers Inc.; produced by the late Andrew Hope III

About Vince

I am a Tlingit, born and raised in Tlingit Country, and a proud member of the Tlingit Nation.
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3 Responses to Alternative Sovereignties Conference

  1. treothe says:

    Hey Vince – glad to hear you will be presenting on this – We will be down as well – Will look forward to it.

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  3. Ana says:

    Ahh.. Canupa Gluha Mani (Tetuwan Oglala Lakota) would have been a great addition to this with all the work he’s done to carve out an Free and Independent Lakota Nation with international IDs (that have been recognized in US courts) and the work he did with the Winnemucca Indian Colony to kick the BIA out after a US supported coup. I can share his phone # if you like. Ana

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