GRIID Winter 2017 Class: An Indigenous People’s History of the United States
This winter we are offering an 8 week class that looks at the history of US treatment of Indigenous people from the perspective of Indigenous people.
The class will discuss colonialism, settler colonialism and Indigenous resistance. The primary sources we will use for this class are: An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz; and a zine entitled Colonization and Decolonization: A Manual for Indigenous Liberation in the 21st Century. You can download the zine by going to this link
We chose these two readings because they present US history through an Indigenous lens. We will also have some discussion about settler colonialism in Michigan, particularly West Michigan. The class is also primarily designed to inform and challenge Euro-Americans who are the beneficiaries of settler colonialism.
The class will be held on Wednesday nights from 6:30 – 8:30pm and will be held at Plymouth United Church of Christ, located at 4010 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508. The class will start on Wednesday, February 1 and go through March 22.
We are asking a suggested donation of $25 for the 8 week class, but we will not turn anyone away because of funds. To sign up, just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.