- Sovereign Representation: Beyond Mascots and Cultural Appropriation
- Native Film and Storytelling: Utilizing Film to Reclaim Our Narratives
- Decolonizing Work in Higher Education
- Building the Future Leaders of Indian Country: Native American College Readiness Programs
- You Can’t Confuse Indian Patriotism with “American Pie:” Lakota and Dakota Experiences During Vietnam
- Sustaining Tradition: Dakota Knowledge, Culture, and Language in the Archive
Dr. Little is also available for these powerful co-presentations:
More Than a Word
John is available for screenings of this award-winning film about Native American-based sports teams with his brother and co-director, Kenn Little. Bring one or both filmmakers for a lively post-screening discussion/Q & A. Learn more about that program here.
Mascots, Monuments, and Racist Objects: Using America’s Past to Unpack White Supremacy and Promote Racial Justice
John is available to co-present with David Pilgrim, Founder and Director of the Jim Crow Museum, the nation’s largest, publicly accessible collection of racist objects. The activism ignited by last year’s police killings shed light on the many expressions of racism throughout society, including racist monuments and statues, racist names and mascots for sports teams, racist images in food brands, collectibles, and popular culture. College and universities are also reconsidering the names of campus buildings, streets, and monuments that memorialize white supremacists while also examining how campus policies and structures can perpetuate racism and white supremacy. In this presentation, David and John examine the racial reckoning and renaming movement and its implications and challenges for racial and social justice. They also share the lessons they have learned as activists committed to combating the racist imagery that undergirds white supremacy.