May 28, 1999 – Luana Ross & Stormy Ogden: “The Prisonification of Indigenous Women”

Friday, May 28 | 4:00 pm | Oakes Mural Room

Luana Ross, a member of the Salish and Kootenai tribes, will speak on Native women in the prison industrial complex. Her publications include Inventing the Savage: The Social Construction of Native Criminality (University of Texas Press, 1996), “Resistance and Survivance: Cultural Genocide and Imprisoned Native American Women,” (Race, Gender & Class 3(2) Winter, 1995), and “Personalizing Methodology: Narratives of Imprisoned Women.” in On Our Own Terms, Ines Hernandez-Avila (ed.), (forthcoming). She is Professor of Native American Studies at UC Davis.

Stormy Ogden is Kashaya Pomo and Yokuts from Tule River Indian Reservation. She is an activist and advocate for Native women in prison. Ogden is a former prisoner of California Rehabilitation Center in Norco, where she was instrumental in the approval of the first sweat lodge for Indian women in a California prison. She is co-author of the book, The American Indian in a White Man’s Prison: A Story of Genocide.

Sponsored by the Native American Studies Research Cluster.