THURSDAY, February 1, 2018, 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Thornton Theater, San Diego History Center
Tickets: Free; Seating is limited, advance registration required
Michael Connolly Miskwish, M.A., resource economist, Kumeyaay historian, educator and Theresa Gregor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies at CSU Long Beach will discuss how Spanish revivalism, a book called Ramona, and real estate speculators created a mythology that overwhelmed the State and consigned Kumeyaay to a footnote for 100 years.
Theresa Gregor is a Kumeyaay who has done extensive work on decolonizing ethnographic research by reviewing original source material and offering modern interpretations based on fluent language speakers re-interpreting interviews. She has worked on the effects of the Kumeyaay language and culture on perspectives of the relationship of humans to nature and the world around them. She is an Assistant Professor at California State University, Long Beach.
Michael Connolly Miskwish has authored many papers on tribal economics, Kumeyaay history, and resource management. He has three published books on Kumeyaay history and cosmology. He works as a consultant in economics, traditional environmental knowledge, and Kumeyaay history. He is an Adjunct Lecturer at San Diego State University.