Thursday, Oct 07, 2021 7:00p -
Cyrus Dallin Art Museum
611 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, Massachusetts 02474
Art, Classes, History, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, University
Forrest Cuch, Ute Tribal Elder and former Director of the Utah Division of Indian Affairs, will discuss the history of oppression of the Utah Tribes within the context of the Doctrine of Discovery, a principle of international law that was used to justify centuries of colonial violence against Indigenous peoples. Cuch will explore the still-present effects of this Doctrine and provide insight into a broad range of issues impacting Indigenous communities in the U.S. today. He will also share his thoughts on how to learn from the past and build a more just and equitable world for all.
This program builds on Cyrus Dallin’s lifelong commitment to listening to and learning from the Ute people, with whom established close relationships during his formative years in Utah Territory.
Forrest S. Cuch is an enrolled member of the Ute Indian Tribe. He was born and raised on the Uintah and Ouray Ute Indian Reservation. While at the Utah Division of Indian Affairs, Forrest edited the 2003 publication A History of Utah’s American Indians, featuring the writing and research of Indigenous authors and historians. He served as the education director for the Ute Tribe and as a planner and administrator for the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah. Forrest is now a dedicated conservationist and serves on the board of Pax Natura, an organization devoted to fighting climate change. He is also a member of the Friends of the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum advisory committee.
Registration is free, but donations are welcome.
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