The Center for the Healing of Racism, the Holocaust Museum Houston and Texas Tribal Buffalo Project invite you to an IN-PERSON presentation about efforts around rematriation of Texas Indigenous land and communities, reconnecting and rekindling kinship. A facilitated dialogue will follow the presentation.
Photo by Pu Ying Huang
Our presenter: Lucille Contreras is the CEO and Founder of Texas Tribal Buffalo Project. This project is created to restore the traditional relationship between the Lipan Apache and our relatives the Bison. We would like to provide the indigenous communities of Texas a pathway to tribal and food sovereignty.
I am originally from San Antonio, Texas. My father was Joe R Contreras, Lipan Apache, my mother was Alice R Contreras, Mexica.
I currently work for the legendary Matriarch of the New Green Economy, Winona La Duke and all of her organizations as Information Technology Systems Analyst. I also work fulltime on our family ranch obtained by the USDA Farm Service Agency, Beginning Farmer, and Rancher loan program. Where we currently caretake for a small but growing herd of bison on 77 aces.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from University of Colorado, Boulder. I’m a member of Grupo Tlaloc Aztec Dancers, and a member of the Texas Bison Association. I am currently on the board of directors for the Lipan Apache Women Defense organization, Directed by Margo Tamez.
My mentors are: Winona LaDuke, Honor the Earth/Anishinaabe Ag Institute, and Mark Tilsen, President/Co-founder of Native American Natural Foods, maker of the Tanka Bar.
I am excited to now live once again in the Traditional homeland of my ancestors, the Lipan Apache. Traditional and home range of the Southern Plains Bison.
Free and open to the public with donations encouraged. To donate to the Center for the Healing of Racism, click here. To donate to Holocaust Museum Houston click here. To donate to Texas Tribal Buffalo Project click here.
Free on-site parking is generously provided by the Holocaust Museum Houston.
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