Join The New School at Commonweal Host Michael Lerner in conversation with investigative historian Mark Dowie about the struggle shared by thousands of native peoples around the world for aboriginal title and self-determination. Mark’s recently published book is The Haida Gwaii Lesson: A Strategic Playbook for Indigenous Sovereignty.
Please note: this event is being held at Commonweal in Bolinas. For more information, please visit The New School at Commonweal's website.
About Mark Dowie
Mark Dowie is an investigative historian, a former publisher and editor of Mother Jones magazine and former editor-at-large of InterNation, a transnational feature syndicate based in Paris. His recent books include The Haida Gwaii Lesson: A Strategic Playbook for Indigenous Sovereignty, Conservation Refugees: The Hundred-Year Conflict Between Global Conservation and Native Peoples, and American Foundations: An Investigative History. During his forty year media career Mark has written, edited, or published more than 200 investigative magazine articles and has won 19 journalism awards including four National MagazineAwards. He is a founding director of the Center for Investigative Reporting and taught science, environmental reporting, and foreign correspondence at the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters by John F. Kennedy University.
He lives in the outskirts of Willow Point on Tomales Bay south of Inverness, California, with his wife, artist Wendy Schwartz, and their yellow lab, Gracie.