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LARENDA MORGAN is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma and is also part of the Otoe Missouria Tribe. She attended Carter Seminary Indian boarding school and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Social Sciences and a Masters in Human Relations.
Since then Morgan has held a wide variety of offices within her tribe and Oklahoma state government, and is currently the Governmental Affairs Officer for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes. She has also been involved in electoral politics on the local and national level, was Tribal Liaison for the Oklahoma Democratic Party, and a 2016 Democratic Candidate for Oklahoma House District 93.
LaRenda was also Oklahoma Campaign Co- Chair for Bernie Sanders in 2020. She regularly speaks on the topics of Intergenerational Trauma, Historical Trauma, Cultural Competency, Foster Care Recruitment, Indian Child Welfare Act Compliance, Barriers to Native Voting, Native Political Engagement, Native Voters, Tribal State Relations, Women in Gaming Empowerment Tools, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Epidemic and Domestic Violence in Indian Country.
La Renda Morgan is a United Methodist who also participates in traditional Cheyenne ceremonies. She is a proud Cheyenne descendant of “Shell Woman,” a survivor of the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre.
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Stealing the Earth, Part 3:
Pervasive and Self Perpetuating: The continuous falsifying of narratives.
Wednesday, 8 December 2021
From Popes to Presidents, the “Doctrine of Discovery” has empowered global leaders to steal the land of indigenous peoples throughout history.
This five-part series explores the history and impact of the doctrine and the legacy of conquest that Christians have perpetuated to this day.
SPEAKERS IN PART 3
LEON (KAULAHAO) SIU is of Hawaiian and Chinese ancestry and hails from the island of Hawaii. While he is well known as a recording artist with the group “Leon & Malia,” he also plays a vital role in the movement to restore the Hawaiian Kingdom as a sovereign nation. To that end, Siu is currently serving as its Minister of Foreign Affairs with the goal of restoring diplomatic relations with other nations.
He also serves as a director of the Koani Foundation. In 2016 Mr. Siu was awarded the Knights Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Kamehameha. He was nominated for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. Also in 2017, he received the Decree of Consecration Diploma and Gold Medal “UN Peacemaker Sergio Vieira de Mello Award” from the International Parliament.
Siu is co-author of the book, Modus Vivendi Situation of West Papua and the editor of two seminal works: Perpetuated in Righteousness and Hawaii the Fake State – A Nation in Captivity.
Leon strives to promote understanding, cooperation, creativity and good will. As a follower of Jesus, he is committed to glorifying God in all he does. He is one of the founders of Aloha Ke Akua Ministries, which encourages native peoples to seek God through the gifts God has deposited in their own cultures. He also served on the steering committees of many indigenous religious organizations and is an elder in the indigenous church Ka Ohana O Ke Aloha.
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