Indigenous Studies for Decolonized Futures, or What the Frick Are We Supposed to Do Now? (Hint: Give the Land Back)

Portrait of Dr. Cutcha Risling-Baldy
Dr. Cutcha Risling-Baldy

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Facebook Live, Native American Studies UC Davis Facebook Page

Please join us for the next event in the Native American Studies' 50th Anniversary Departmental Colloquium series. On Thursday 4/9 from 12pm-1pm we will welcome Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy, “Indigenous Studies for Decolonized Futures, or What the Frick Are We Supposed to Do Now? (Hint: Give the Land Back)” via Facebook Live on the Native American Studies UC Davis facebook page

Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy  is an Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Native American Studies at Humboldt State University. Her research is focused on Indigenous feminisms, California Indians and decolonization. She received her Ph.D. in Native American Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research from the University of California, Davis and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from San Diego State University. She also has her B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University. Dr. Risling Baldy's first book We Are Dancing For You: Native feminisms and the revitalization of women's coming-of-age ceremonies was awarded Best First Book in Native American and Indigenous Studies at the 2019 Native American Indigenous Studies Association Conference.  She is also the author of a popular blog that explores decolonization, California Indians and contemporary politics ( Her book is available at all major booksellers. Dr. Risling Baldy is Hupa, Yurok and Karuk and an enrolled member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe in Northern California. In 2007, Dr. Risling Baldy co-founded the Native Women's Collective, a nonprofit organization that supports the continued revitalization of Native American arts and culture. She lives in Humboldt County with her husband, daughter, and a puppy named Buffy.


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