DECOLONIZE MEETING Colonization Battlefield: Meet the Author Dr. LaNada War Jack

Dr. LaNada War Jack and Donning are proud to announce the publication of this limited-edition volume containing 256 pages of compelling text and photographs that depict the history of an Indigenous people’s struggle against injustice, poverty, and discrimination.

This book will be an opportunity to share vital cultural and spiritual understandings of Native Americans. This work will be marketed to universities and libraries throughout the U.S. and the world.

LaNada War Jack is a member of the Shoshone Bannock Tribes where she lives on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho.  She attended the University of California at Berkeley and graduated with honors in an Independent Major of Native American Law & Politics. While a student at UC Berkeley, LaNada participated as the Native American component of the first Ethnic Studies Program in the UC statewide effort to establish Native, Black, Chicano and Asian Studies.  In 1969, LaNada and other students throughout California took over Alcatraz Island in peaceful protest of the federal government’s ill treatment of Native people and broken treaties with tribes. This facilitated certain subsequent government funded policies for Indian tribes' nation wide while recovering millions of acres of land back.

Pursuing enforcement of treaties obligations and Indian rights, LaNada was on the founding board and executive board of the Native American Rights Fund for nearly a decade and maintains a current relationship where she has been involved in fund raising efforts.  LaNada has been an elected councilwoman for her tribes and served on many boards both locally and nationally. In 1985, she co organized Tribal Survival Ecosystems and received her Certificate in Permaculture Design from the International Permaculture Institute, Tazmania, Austrailia.  Dr. War Jack completed her graduate work at Idaho State University with a Masters in Public Administration and a Doctorate of Arts Degree in Political Science, Pocatello, Idaho in 1999.  Dr. War Jack served as the Executive Director for the Shoshone Bannock Tribes for three years and presently the President of Indigenous Visions Network. She taught classes in Native American History at Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska.  LaNada is presently editing her book “Colonization Battlefield” for publication 2017.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
2430 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704