700 N Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217
In January 2016, Ammon Bundy and armed militia members seized and occupied Malheur National Wildilfe Refuge outside Burns, Oregon. A professed response to perceived government overreach, the event could also be viewed as the latest iteration of a fight that's been going on since Manifest Destiny and before. The militia's cries of "taking back the West" negate the painful indigenous history of the US and the policies, such rapid Westward expansion through land grants, that advantaged white farmers and ranchers for generations. This workshop explores the link between white supremacist ideology, public policy, and today's militia movement.