The Brookings Public Library will showcase a variety of speakers throughout the month of November in honor of Native American Heritage Month. Presentations will take place on Tuesdays at 6:30pm both in-person in the Library’s Cooper Room and on Zoom. Log in information for each lecture will be posted on the Library’s website and Facebook page.
At 6:30pm on Tuesday, November 16th, Taté Walker will present their talk, “Violence Against Indigenous Relatives: Settler Colonialism’s Impacts Then & Now”. Walker will provide an overview of settler colonialism’s impacts to Indigenous health and wellness. This presentation provides critical context to the violent realities faced by Indigenous communities from cultural, historical, systemic and gender-based viewpoints. Participants will come away with an understanding of the health inequities experienced by Indigenous people due to colonization, as well as strategies to demand and achieve justice for Indigenous communities.
These lectures are made possible through a grant from the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Founded in 1972, the SDHC is the only cultural organization in the state whose sole mission is to deliver humanities programming to the people of South Dakota. As a statewide advocate for the humanities, their mission celebrates literature, promotes civil conversation, and tells the stories that define our state.
These lectures are free to the public. For additional information about the programs and services of the Brookings Public Library, visit our website at www.brookingslibrary.org and be sure to follow us on Facebook @bkglib. The mission of Brookings Public Library is to provide materials and information contributing to the education, recreation, and quality of life for the Brookings community.