Womxn Who Rock Blog Post 2 Group 17/18

Following the panel, we were welcomed to watch the film Promised Land, a film about what it means to be Native American in modern times. It also goes in depth on the history of the Native American tribes in Washington and their histories. With a special focus on the Chinook and Duwamish nations. The movie does an excellent job delving into what the lands of the Native Americans mean to the nations, and places a focus on the treaties that “gave” the tribes their own lands. In the 1800s, white americans thought they were doing Native peoples a service by granting them lands, when in reality, the land was the tribes to begin with. The movie also notes that white people attempted to silence native culture through these treaties and places emphasis on the Native Americans that are trying to reclaim that culture.

Gavin Skaar

Group 17/18

Womxn Who Rock Blog Post 1 Group 17/18

After a wonderful blessing from Duwamish tribe chair Cecile Hansen, the event has officially begun. After the blessing, we were greeted by a panel of several multi-talented, successful, and strong women, including Kibibi Monie, Julie C, Ixtlixochitl Salinas-Whitehawk, and Black Mama who were asked a myriad of questions, including how women can take their place within the rapidly-changing city of Seattle. All of the panelists agreed that women need to make a place for themselves and that it will be a hard fought battle, but the results will be well worth it. All four of the panelists gave their perspectives on how women can thrive in the city through the lens of art, music, and working together in order to achieve a common goal.

 

Gavin Skaar

Group 17/18