The Harvard Clubs of Boston and Ireland in partnership with the Native American Alumni of Harvard University (NAAHU) and Harvard Clubs From Around the Globe Present:

Allyship Series: Indigenous Forum Revisited: Allyship Across Cultures, Countries and Continents

12:00PM - 1:30PM ET

The Harvard Clubs of Boston and Ireland, in partnership with the Native American Alumni of Harvard University (NAAHU) and Harvard clubs from around the globe, invite you to Indigenous Forum Revisited: Allyship Across Cultures, Countries, and Continents. This very special dialogue is not to be missed! Our first Indigenous Forum, in February 2021, celebrated allyship between Indigenous Peoples and the people of Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic. Two years later, Indigenous leaders, activists, and scholars will update us on:

• The History of Indigenous Slavery at Harvard and in the Americas

• Indigenous activism’s role in bolstering self-determination and economic security

• An overview of the November 2023, on-campus conference "Responsibility and Repair: Legacies of Indigenous Enslavement, Indenture, and Colonization at Harvard and Beyond”

Scroll down to reserve your spot. This event is free of charge, but you must register so that we can send you the Zoom login information.


Our featured speakers over this 60-minute experience include:

Ethel Billie Branch (AB '01, JD '08, MPP '08 and HAA Elected Director), Attorney General of the Navajo Nation and Founder, Navajo and Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund, recognized by Bill Gates as “one of the seven unsung heroes of the pandemic” and featured in our first Indigenous Forum, will share new details on the Fund’s positive impact. Having raised over $18 million to date, it has provided direct relief while building self-reliance and interrelatedness. Collective Navajo and Hopi power to exercise inherent rights to self-determination, as well as matriarchal leadership, has been enhanced. They are investing in long-term food security, entrepreneurship, youth leadership and housing to make their communities “pandemic proof and climate resistant”, while remaining grateful for pivotal Irish support. Learn more

Dr. Kevin Waite, Associate Professor of Modern American History at Durham University (United Kingdom) and author of The Atlantic’s “What Slavery Looked Like in the West”, will provide context to the report of The Presidential Committee on Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery by examining the Indigenous enslaved and indentured in the history of Harvard and the Americas. Dr. Waite’s writing on “the other slavery” in a “transcontinental regime”. Learn more

Dr. Emily Van Dyke (AB ’03, MPH ‘09), Immediate Past President of the Native American Alumni of Harvard University, and Vice President of Communications at the Harvard Club of Seattle, traces her roots to the Blackfoot Confederacy in Montana and Alberta, Canada, and has worked in public health research on improving cancer outcomes among American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Dr. Van Dyke will provide the HAA’s acknowledgement statement, which recognizes the alumni community’s debts to and connections with Indigenous people. She will later reflect on how alumni and allies can support Indigenous peoples.

Gena Kakkak, Chairwoman of the Menominee Tribal Legislature is the latest in a long legacy of matriarchal leaders of one of North America’s ancient tribes. She will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Menominee Restoration Act which returned sovereignty to her tribe and eventually to nearly all Native Nations of America. The Chairwoman will pay tribute to the passing of Ada Deer who led the sovereignty restoration movement as well as the reformation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the 1970s. The Chairwoman will speak about the work of The Missing & Murdered Woman’s Task Force to fight the abduction, homicide, violence, and trafficking of Indigenous women. She will conclude with a conversation about the importance of Indigenous unity as demonstrated in the Menominee membership in The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council.

Additional Harvard Alumni Participants include:

Robert Manson MPA '04 - Harvard Alumni Association Executive Committee & former President of the Harvard Club of Ireland
Matthew G Hegarty '82 - Former President of the Harvard Club of Boston
Marcus DeFlorimonte, gb'95, pmd - President of the Harvard Club of Boston
Nancy Coombs - Founder of the Indigenous Issues Series and Executive Board member of The Harvard Club of Toronto

Registration is required for this complimentary event to ensure that you are provided with the log-in credentials for the Zoom webinar. You will receive the login credentials approximately 3 hours prior to your event, they will not be included in the automatic confirmation email you receive upon registration. Credentials will be sent to the email address provided upon registration.

One complimentary pass per person. Valid on October 6, 2023 only. Registration will close approximately 24 hours prior to the event to allow for the login credentials to be shared. This invitation is non-transferable.


12:00PM - 1:30PM Fri 6 Oct 2023, Eastern timezone

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Matt Hegarty
Emily Van Dyke
  Pacific Northwest College Pathways
Maureen Finnigan
BarbarA Treacy
Kate Vellucci
Matthew Cavedon
  Emory University Center for the Study of Law and Religion
Jenny Korn
Bob Manson
  Pembroke Hall
Yari Perez Marin
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Jane Labanowski
Sarah Clark
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Leila Talani
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Mary Paradise Moore
Catherine Baulamon
  BlackRobin Group
Laura Biezup
Sara Amjad
  NYU Abu Dhabi
Pavlos Photiades
Nancy Coombs
  Harvard Club of Toronto
Patrik Johansson
Adriane de Savorgnani
Deborah Hannam
Iason Vovolis
Julieann Gardner
  Six Nations Polytechnic
Colin Kegler
Magdalena Haakenstad
Magdalena Haakenstad
Skye Regan
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Sally Williams-Allen
  Harvard Club of France
James Colombe
Magdalena Haakenstad
Maria Azhunova
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Alissa Priebe
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Gustavo Luna
Pallavi Mande
  BSC Group
Mary Kay Siren
  Bowers & Siren, LLC
William Walls
Yasmin Padamsee Forbes
  AAPI Commission
Nancy Coombs
  Harvard Club of Toronto
Vanessa Liu
Mia Lozada
Natosha Reid Rice
Mia Lozada
Dove John
  Friends Comm on Natl Legisl
Tia Ray
Patrice Kunesh
  Administration for Native Americans
Adolfo Arguello
Mary-Helen Black
  Harvard Alumni Association
Jennifer Divine
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Mary Keefe
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Mary Keefe
  MGA Partners Architects
Ty Moore
Thomas Judge
Thomas Judge
Mia Lozada
Lerato Motshwarakgole
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Pamela Fisher
  Harvard Club of Central Florida
Marcy Taylor
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Oleh Khalayim
  Harvard Club of Ukraine
Carola Cintron Arroyo
Ying W
Marion McDow
Daniel Krutzinna
  Media in Cooperation and Tranistion
Kami Hart
Jonathan Steele
  PG Calc
Ines Manzano Diaz
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Elie Lafortune
Linda Apple
  Harvard Alumni Association
Andrea Hall
Maria Azhunova
  Land of Snow Leopard Network
Susanna Marshland
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Andrea Hall
Carroll Blake Williams
Perry Muckerheide
Sylvestre Quevedo MD
Manar Abdou
  Ministry of Health and Population
Elie Lafortune
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