On May 4, Boston University will be hosting a one-day symposium featuring the works of emerging scholars in Native American and Indigenous Studies.
“Indigenous artists, writers, activists, and scholars working in a variety of fields, periods, and across media, have called for a reevaluation of traditional Western epistemologies that privilege textual evidence as the only reliable resource for creating historical narratives. This one-day symposium showcases scholars whose work engages Indigenous modes of knowledge production and might incorporate textual archives but also artifacts, oral traditions, and non-alphabetic material texts. Relatedly, it aims to further reflection and discussion among attendees upon the methods, resources, and aesthetic practices we use to tell stories about the past. This symposium will begin with a welcome from jessie little doe baird (Mashpee Wampanoag), Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project Co Founder and Lead Linguist.”
Jessica Locklear, a PhD student of Emory University and an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, is one of the featured emerging scholars during the symposium.
Registration is required; click here to more about and register for the event.
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Place: Metcaff Trustee Center Ballroom | One Silber Way, Room 922 and by Zoom
On April 6, the ECLC Spring 2023 Antiracism Reading Group will be discussing “An Indigenous Pedagogy for Decolonization” by Karen Wisselink and “Indigenous Languages Through a Reclamation Lens” by Wesley Leonard.
In interested in joining the discussion, please email: Christine Ristaino (cristai [at] emory [dot] edu) or Sandra Descourtis (sdescourtis [at] emory [dot] edu).
Time: 1:00 pm
Place: Link- https://emory.zoom.us/my/ristainosroom Password- LETTERS
On April 10, guest lecturer Dr. Wesley Leonard, the Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies UC Riverside and co-chair of Natives4Linguistics, will host a lecture on Indigenous language reclamation and language works. This event is sponsored by the Emory College Language Center (ECLC) and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative (NAISI). Click here to learn more about Natives4Linguistics. Click here read more about the event.
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: Oxford Road Building Presentation Room (1390 Oxford Road, Atlanta GA, 30022 Level 3)
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On Monday, March 27, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese will host Dr. Luis Cárcamo-Huechante’s lecture: (De)Colonizing Acts: From Impersonated “Indio” to Mapuche Voices in the Mediascape. Dr. Cárcamo-Huechante is the Associate Professor and Director of Program in Native American and Indigenous Studies at the University of Texas-Austin,
Time: 4:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Place: White Hall 110
On April 5, Dr. Lance Frye, the Former Surgeon General for the Muscogee Nation, will be guest lecturing during Rollins School of Public Health’s 3rd annual National Public Health Week.
Link to resister: https://sphadmissions.emory.edu/register/?id=d071550c-8e52-492b-a0d5-69ae7c3384cd
Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Place: Margaret H. Rollins Room, RP01 (R. Randall Rollins Building Plaza Level)