The Virginia G. Piper
Center for Creative Writing

Felicia Mitchell

NEA Big Read Partner 2021

About Felicia Mitchell

Felicia Mitchell (descent of the Chickasaw Nation and the Chickasaw Freedman of Oklahoma) is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at ASU. Her scholarship centers on health and environmental equity, with a focus on chronic health conditions such as diabetes and the impacts of environmental change on the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples globally. Mitchell's work also seeks to advance social work education through critical reflection and engagement to dismantle settler-colonial standards in academia.

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Where We Stand: Indigenous Land Acknowledgments
David Martinez, Felicia Mitchell, Alex Soto

Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 6:30pm
Location: Zoom
Type & Genre: Conversation, Panel, Q&A, Talk; American Indian, Community, Human Rights, Indigenous, Social Justice
Over the last several years, more and more universities, museums, and other institutions from all over the world have issued statements of land acknowledgment honoring an area's deep histories, original stewards, and current Indigenous residents and communities. While these acknowledgments are important, they're only a first step. Join Dr. Felicia Mitchell, Dr. David Martinez, and ASU Librarian Alexander Soto for a conversation on the ethics and impacts of Indigenous land acknowledgments.

About NEA Big Read

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. This event is presented as part the NEA Big Read: Phoenix, celebrating Indigenous literary arts and culture in the Valley with over 25 talks, workshops, performances, book clubs, art exhibits other virtual events inspired by The Round House by Louise Erdrich. NEA Big Read: Phoenix is presented by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University with additional support from Arizona Humanities, Phoenix Public Library, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Humanities Division at ASU. Find events, meet our partners, and start reading today at

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