Lansdowne Speaker Dr. Christina Leza - presentation available as a recording

If you've missed our Lansdowne Speaker - Dr. Christina Leza - and her presentation on "Indigenous rights and identities on the U.S. - Mexico border" the recording is now available.
In the United States, U.S. citizenship and a high degree of “Indian blood” are significant aspects of the mainstream schema for conceptualizing Native American or Indigenous identity. This talk addresses how the popular and widely circulating discourses on Native peoples and Latin American immigrants shape perceptions about and lived realities of Indigenous peoples whose homelands are divided by the U.S.-Mexico border. It is argued that conflations of race, nationality and (in)authentic indigeneity in such discourses undermine the ancestral connections and territorial rights of Indigenous peoples at the border.