The Chicanx Resurgence: Indigenous Religious Refusal
Indigenous religious traditions continue to shape the identities and realities of Chicanx peoples in the U.S. This talk discusses the ways Indigenous religious resurgence now serves as a means to Chicanx cultural sovereignty under continued settler colonial relations north and south of the U.S./Mexico border. Natalie Avalos is a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Ethnic Studies department at University of Colorado Boulder and will be joining the department as an Assistant Professor in the 2020-21 academic year. She is currently working on her manuscript titled The Metaphysics of Decoloniality: Transnational Indigeneities and Religious Refusal, which explores the religious dimensions of transnational Native American and Tibetan decolonial movements. She is a Chicana of Apache descent, born and raised in the Bay Area.