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I hope Dr. Risling offers this lecture again, and I strongly urge Walking Dead fans, and folks interested in Native American history to attend it. Cultural Appropriation TI think that it’s an important part to keeping the balance in our community, in our spirituality, basically in all the areas of our lives. That kind of dance especially, because, I mean even if, even if mom is not in the picture or if dad's not in the picture you know that side of the family needs to come together for this girl and the family comes together for her. July 2011 This is the title of the lecture given by Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy, who is a new professor in the Department of American Indian Studies at San Diego State University. Genocide Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Although she did go into the history of Native Americans, it didn’t feel like a lecture, as much as it did like necessary contextualizing, putting tragic historical events into this new and modern perspective, (because, really, who thought zombies could have anything in common with colonialists?). March 2013 December 2015 Naturally, I thought Dr. Risling’s lecture would turn into a compact lecture of Native American history. See, Mad/Sad Indian Guy is like "we will record this in our history." Is it wrong to ask what it’s like to be a woman in music? Native writer Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy (Hoopa, Yurok and Karuk) connects the genocide of California tribes to the zombie apocalypse. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. And Peyote White Guy says "do you think that zombies are as stupid as buffalo?". 1491s Prior to invasion by western settlers, the Hoopa Valley Tribe, like many other tribes in Native California, were complex societies where gender roles were egalitarian and spirituality was central to all aspects of life. Indigenous scholar Cutcha Risling Baldy discusses how she uses the zombie television show The Walking Dead in her teaching to discuss what it was like for Indigenous peoples in the United States to contend with the end of worlds—the apocalypse—at the … U of Minnesota P, 2014. Supreme Court Scalia Magic In North America I appreciate that she puts him in to his place. Some of the older women who participated in the ceremony were singing for the first time. The dance, and it’s public celebration of young women, contributes to a community healing, not just an individualized experience on the part of the. Dr. Risling Baldy watches The Walking Dead on TV, and writes about how the trauma of that imagined zombie apocalypse parallels the very real trauma echoing through Indigenous nations after generations of colonization. Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction. May 2013 Zambo Dende. Deborah Miranda Ep. Hobbits Native American studies scholar Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy sees many connections. December 2013 Tiffany Midge March 2018 Medicine Woman gives old White Dude some more Peyote probably hoping he'd forget that she forgave him for all the settler colonialism and genocide. Medicine Woman is thinking about how she just forgave random white guy for settler colonialism. In which we establish that there was a genocide against Native Americans, yes there was, it was genocide, yes or this is why I teach Native Studies, 5 Reasons I Wear "Indian" Jewelry or Hupas...we been bling-blingin' since, Pope Francis decides to make Father Junipero Serra a saint or In Which I Tell Pope Francis he needs to take a Native Studies class, 1. You won’t regret it and, I can assure you, you will leave appreciating the new insight gained. This aspect of the dance was reflected by Hupa medicine woman Melodie George-Moore as well. Wednesday, Oct. 11 Noon – 2 p.m. Brero House – ITEPP /NACAE Lounge 104 ITEPP Open House Indigenous persons everywhere often describe our current situation in science ﬁction narratives. California's post-invasion history was a genocide aimed at the total annihilation of Native peoples and included systematic attacks on Native women and their coming of age ceremonies. December 2011 You're the best. There is the Chief (whose name is Danny) and the Mad Indian Guy (whose name is Gordon) and the Indian Princess Daughter (I didn’t catch her name) and the Medicine Woman plus several unspoken Indian parts. Indigenous (Mis-)Representation in the Arts (ep 218). As I set out to do research on the revitalization of the women’s coming of age ceremony for my tribe, I was keenly aware that I wanted my research and study to focus on the impacts of this ceremony and demonstrate how it. February 2017 “Why I Teach ‘The Walking Dead’ in American Indian Studies Classes”: Settler Colonialism, Zombies and the End of the World. June 2017 Almost). Native Appropriations Part of (re)building this community came from the resurgence of songs and singing among women. September 2018 Presentation: “Why I Teach ‘The Walking Dead’ in My Native American Studies Class” by Native American Studies Professor Cutcha Risling Baldy. Simon Moya-Smith Strong Native Woman takes them to the infirmary which is also a storage unit for all things Native American that they have found at the Native American souvenir stores from just around the way. And all heck breaks lose. I foregrounded interviewing the women who were tied to this revitalization, although there were men who are important to the praxis and (re)vitalization of this ceremony as well. (IT DID). What solutions/conclusions does the author make? California Missions Native American studies scholar Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy knows society-ending events have happened before. Television Dr. Risling Blady watches the popular TV show the Walking Dead. And the best lines. Native American characters remind us that history is… complicated, But ultimately what I was arguing was that. Pope Francis The women who helped revitalize this dance believed it was the loss of the Flower Dance that contributed to the struggles facing the women of the tribe and that the performance of this ceremony would create a community of women who could provide support to each other and to the young girls. “Why I Teach ‘The Walking Dead’ in American Indian Studies Classes”: Settler Colonialism, Zombies and the End of the World. That's why he's so mad. August 2012 May 2014 Showing off all your money! March 2012 January 2016 See that look on her face it says "wait, did I just forgive that guy for all the genocide?". How can you compare the experience of Native Americans to the experience of a zombie apocalypse? These are some of the aspects that characterize the world of The Walking Dead and the history of Native Americans. Natalie Diaz November 2015 And Old Episodes Of Ally Mcbeal Jim Ruel When we are represented in places like Network television it can and should speak to our continued investment in our shared existence, in our shared experiences on Indigenous lands. U of Arizona P, 2012. Indian Humor It almost sounds absurd, but the real question is, how can you not compare them? Dr. Risling’s lecture didn’t assume the audience to be associated with the history of Native Americans, and it wasn’t necessary to be very familiar with it. October 2016 Hoopa Creation Story told by Kayla Carpenter (Begay). It's -who cares about that -this kid, this child, this girl needs us right now… (Nulph). Are we the living or the dead? Native Americans are spiritual peoples full of knowledge that is specifically aimed at addressing answers to questions and conundrums of main characters, 2. Native American Worldview She received her PhD in Native American Studies from the University of California, Davis. There is actual literary discussion of the symbology of Natives and The Walking Dead. Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recogni- tion. Native American Studies They come upon some Indians. HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Zombies! He says "we need a plan" for the zombie-storm. “Why I Teach the Walking Dead in My Native Studies Classes.” The Nerds Of Color, 24 April 2014, https://thenerdsofcolor.org/2014/04/24/why-i-teach-the-walking-dead-in-…. Tonto Syndrome (IT HAPPENED), Strong Indian Woman is still making googly side eye at the skinny white dude that she was googly-eyeing at earlier who she rescued from the death sentence that Mad Indian guy sentenced him to. November 2017 As Melodie George-Moore reflects: The revitalization of the dance, therefore, has provided a very poignant methodology for addressing these issues of gender and societal imbalance and the introduction and adoption of a misogyny into Hupa cultural practices and epistemologies. And after they are told that there is a horde of zombies coming their way… they refuse to leave. Columbus w/ Cutcha Risling Baldy. He thinks everybody is a settler. June 2014 She is also a writer, mother, volunteer Executive Director for the Native Women's Collective and is currently re-watching My Name is Earl... June 2020 562 Project It's true, we Native professors are mad because we know too much. Beyonce Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt As Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy wrote in her blog: “When I started watching the Walking Dead I immediately thought about Indians. Armie Hammer He's also really, really, really good looking. I think the dance brings a lot of people together. The Indians aren't having it. upports an Indigenous decolonizing praxis by enacting Indigenous methodologies that center on ceremony to counteract the impact of settler colonial ideologies of gender, history, and spirituality. See how mad he is? Did I really forgive old white dude for settler colonialism? Theatre Dance And Performance California Native ancestors crushed red grapes into wine to dull the senses and dim the memory of a particular American Genocide. What does TV's The Walking Dead reveal about the colonization of Indigenous peoples? Lone Ranger She received her PhD in Native American Studies from the University of California, Davis. Video: Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy Opening Plenary: Give It Back: Publishing and Native Sovereignty (June 15, 2020) The video may take a moment to load but don't give up! November 2016 Noon – 2 p.m. Brero House - ITEPP/NACAE Lounge 104: ITEPP Open House. Goodbye gambling that was still working because there's always a generator at the casino. Risling-Baldy, Cutcha. The casino has a big bus, and a parking garage and lots of cool ass Indians. When they get there they meet up with a bunch of Indians living on the land, some in the sacred mountains of the tribe, others in the casino. She opened her lecture with the question, “What the heck do you say to someone who tells Native Americans to just get over it?” Dr. Risling attempted to define what the ‘it’ in the question stood for. Mad Indian guy is going to be nice now cause he's Sad Indian Guy. (Also check out Medicine Woman, she's still thinking "wait. Bundy Militia As a result, many Native nations no longer practiced their women’s ceremony. That's Right CHRIS ROCK 175: The Serious Business of Self-Indigenizatio… To this point, it's important to make female characters "a focus in the story," said Cutcha Risling Baldy, who teaches a class on The Walking Dead in American Indian Studies. January 2017 How does the article connect to the history we've learned so far? That didn't happen. (Milwaukee, WI) “Please help me find my daughter." She is the author of: We Are Dancing For You: Native… November 2012 She also rescues the white guys from the Mad Indian dude and tells him to chill. Native American studies scholar Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy knows society-ending events have happened before. Reflective Posting September 2012 Representation For her, the dance is about empowering women, because of how colonization targeted Native women. At first it sounds like a bit of a stretch. On telling Native people to just "get over it" or why I teach about the Walking Dead in my Native Studies classes... Hokay -- In which I lead a presentation on what happens when you Google "Native American Women" and critically analyze the images or "Hupas be like dang where'd you get that dentalium cape girl? Dr. Risling showed images of The Walking Dead, and maps to locate the regions where genocides and other atrocities caused by colonialists took place. Her hour-long lecture took place at the Center for Intercultural Studies, located inside SDSU’s Aztec Student Union building, last Thursday night. Dr. Cutcha Rising Baldy, Department Chair of Native American Studies at Humboldt State University; Dr. Maghan Keita, Professor of History and Global Interdisciplinary Studies at Villanova University. Sacramento State February 2015 At the start of the new millennium, Native women in many communities throughout California have come together to bring back the ceremony as a way to strengthen their community and promote healing from the issues of exploitation and violence introduced during colonization. Settler Colonialism American Indians In Children's Literature The room was already overcrowded by students, most of them attending for extra credit. Strong Indian Woman and Mad Indian Guy are fighting about how you shouldn't be mean to white people. This 3-4 page assignment asks you to focus on a specific aspect of a text as a starting point and, in the process of unpacking it, explore the text further. There was still a lot of really problematic storylines that actually resulted in me and my friends GUFFAWING (yes, guffawing). Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. This is Chief Indian after he prayed with some sage and then decided to go out gambling. He's so mad and angry. Dillon, Grace. No, thank you Eddie Spears, for being in this show and having the best hair. Retrieved from YouTube. It's because... white people. Ishi Last Of The Yahi Mad Indian guy decides he's going to entrap the white guys and sacrifice them to the zombies because he's mad and he used to be a Native American Studies professor. The Responsibilities of Being a Famous Artist, “Surviving a Mother’s Worst Nightmare”: Jessica Smock and Stephanie Sprenger’s Mothering Through the Darkness. Flower Dance The alcohol abuse? Cutcha Risling Baldy is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Native American Studies at Humboldt State University. It's why most of our classes are just us giving this look to students and going "SHUT UP WHITE STUDENTS. ... Cutcha Risling Baldy is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Native American Studies at Humboldt State University. After the "medicine woman" fixes the old white guy up she gives him Peyote and they go out trippin' together. ( Log Out / For her people, the Hupa, Yurok, and Karok tribes of Northern California, the apocalypse began centuries ago. ( Log Out / You have to watch it if you don't understand. The Indians introduce themselves by saying “This is tribal land, no visitors allowed." That is when she made the connection between traumatic experiences of the characters experiencing the apocalyptic scenario they are situated in. The living among the dead, the dead among the living? Jack Forbes Did it stand for the genocide (as opposed to death of Native Americans)? There's a lot of side eye going on in this episode, all by Native people. This story sounds awfully, Mad/Sad Indian guy says thank you. Understanding, discussing, and complicating the Native Cameo is important. And by the end of the episode the show had checked off every last one of my cameo requirements… (except mascots. Which I took to mean "see you're never going to win any money at an Indian casino until the world ends." Matika Wilbur ...who cares about if they are fighting or who cares about what somebody said about somebody two years ago or who borrowed 20 bucks and never brought it back or you steal fish out of my net, or whatever. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Dr. Risling arrived around 5:30 p.m. “Governing Terror: The State of Emergency of Biopolitical Emer- gence.” Native scholar Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy (Hupa, Yurok and Karuk) talks about the elements of the invasion and settlement of California in terms she likens to the AMC TV series The Walking Dead, arguing that the Mission System and the California Gold Rush were nothing short … Jack Norton Gold Rush Younger women were coming together with older women to teach each other songs and talk about their role in the ceremony. In the end zombies are as "stupid as buffalo" and they get herded off a cliff into the grand canyon. Kevin Bacon Which I also kind of appreciate, because the idea that the western based book history is gone (end of the world and all) and these Native histories, always thought as "primitive" and "non-existent" are still here, and those are the ones being recorded... nice. By Cutcha Risling Baldy Tags: Views, Indian Island, Tuluwat, Rob Arkley, Wiyot, Native American; More Recent Articles » find events. July 2014 ii ABSTRACT RETELLING NARRATIVES OF ECO-MEMORY: SETTLER COLONIALISM AND CARCERAL OCCUPATION OF THE JORDAN RIVER on informed community based research that does not treat decolonization as “metaphor” but articulates a tangible means by which to decolonize Native communities so that they can be healthier, vibrant peoples (Tuck & Yang). 2) According to the author, Olivia Chilcote, in her article … Cutcha Risling Baldy, Ph.D. (Hupa, Yurok, Karuk), Associate Professor and Department Chair of Native American Studies at Humboldt State and co-founder of the Native Women’s Collective, a nonprofit supporting the revitalization of Native American arts and culture, researches Indigenous feminisms, California Indians and decolonization. January 2014 September 2015 He decides that the Casino is sacred land and he's going down with the ship. 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