Teton County Centennial series

Teton County at 100 years: 1921-2021
Where did we come from? Who are we? Where are we going?


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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: Indigenous Knowledge and the Land
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Pre-colonial Indigenous Americans were able to support complex societies with extensive agriculture as well as building large cities and towns without degrading the environment. Indeed, the greed-driven invasion and destruction of these civilizations, replacing them with use of land to produce non-food crops while industrializing food productions triggered the onset of man-made climate change, which is now threatens the destruction of all life on the planet. Indigenous knowledge is necessary for the survival of the planet as well as humanity.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is a historian, writer, and professor emeritus in Ethnic Studies at California State University East Bay, and longtime social justice activist. She is author and editor of fifteen books, including Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico and the literary memoir trilogy:  Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie; Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years, 1960-1975; and Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War, and the American Book Award winning 2014 book, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, and Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment. Not “A Nation of Immigrants”: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and A History of Exclusion and Erasure will be published in August 2021.


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Wildness From The Heart of the American Serengeti: How Are We Gonna Save This Place?
Todd Wilkinson
6:00 PM on Zoom (details below)

Greater Yellowstone is just not any region. The last of its kind in the West, it holds the greatest concentration and diversity of large migratory wildlife in the Lower 48 as is worthy of being called "America's Serengeti."  There is no outside plan to draw upon that will spare Greater Yellowstone and its rare wild bounty from following the same destructive path as every other. We need to have a plan, talk about  difficult topics and make hard choices or we're going to lose this place. Let it begin.

Todd Wilkinson has been writing about Greater Yellowstone and the West for more than three decades, with other assignments that have taken him around the world. Author of several critically-acclaimed books, including one about grizzly 399 with Tom Mangelsen, he is presently a correspondent for National Geographic and The Guardian. He also is founder of the non-profit, public-interest journalism site Mountain Journal (mountainjournal.org). Holding a special fondness for Jackson Hole, where he wrote a popular newspaper column for a quarter century, he believes people who live here and come to visit are up to the challenge of achieving a new way of approaching conservation that has never been done before.

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