What defines citizenship? What does it mean to be included? In the 1950s, the state legislature established the Arizona
What defines citizenship? What does it mean to be included?
In the 1950s, the state legislature established the Arizona Commission on Indian Affairs (ACIA) in order to “help” tribal governments take part in the postwar economic boom. Managed by Anglo businessmen and officials, the ACIA was rooted in the belief that Indigenous peoples needed their help to become more self-sufficient and prosperous. However, Indigenous peoples and local leaders sought to use the ACIA as a way to facilitate tribal sovereignty and shape their own economic success for their people.
On April 7th, 7:00-8:00 p.m., join Journal of Arizona History author and historian Dr. Katherine Osburn as she explores her research and interest in the topic of the ACIA, tribal sovereignty, and postwar Arizona and its role in the larger economic boom.
This program is the first in our eight-part “Ask the Author” series, funded in part by an Arizona Humanities grant.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm