SOVEREIGNTY
EXPANDED

Indigenous 
Geographies 
of the Contemporary
American West




February 28-29, 2020
Benson Auditorium
Pitzer College / Claremont, CA




This event takes place on the ancestral homelands of the Tongva people. Funding generously provided by the Antipode Foundation, the Robert Redford Conservancy and the Office of the Dean of Faculty at Pitzer College.


FEBRUARY 28 FRIDAY   

2:00 PM / Opening Remarks 


2:30 PM

The Future of Tovaangar: 
Challenges to Expanded Sovereignty in Los Angeles

Moderator: Angela Mooney D’Arcy
Panelists: Julia Bogany, Desiree Martinez, AnMarie & Isaiah Mendoza

3:45 PM / FILM SCREENING
The Aqueduct Between Us (2019)

Filmmakers: AnMarie and Isaiah Mendoza 



FEBRUARY 29 SATURDAY   

9:30-10:00 AM / Breakfast


10:00 AM
Keynote Address

Speaker: Dr. Charles Sepulveda, University of Utah

11:15 AM
Decolonizing the Geography of the American West

Moderator: Kathleen Stewart Howe
Panelists: Gerald Clarke, Jr., Kade Twist and Lauren Bon

12:15 / Lunch


1:15 PM
Narratives of Sovereignty

Moderator: Bill Anthes
Panelists: Terria Smith, Pamela Peters and Elizabeth Kahn

2:30 PM
Keynote Address

Speaker: Manuelito Wheeler, Navajo Nation Museum

3:45 PM / FILM SCREENING
Legacy of Exiled NDNZ (2014)

Filmmaker: Pamela Peters

JANUARY 25 – MARCH 26

Lenzner Family Art Gallery, Pitzer College

Hans Baumann: 5 Distillations (Salton Sea)