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 Native Linguistics. 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.
On January 19, Professor Megan O’Neil will host a zoom-only lecture titled The Ancient Maya: (Not a) Lost Civilization where she will discuss how the Maya Civilization is anything but lost. To learn more, click here.
To register for the zoom-only lecture, click here.
On November 19, 7 Stages, in collaboration with Turtle Island Trading, Zintkala Zi PowWow and the L5P Business Association, presents The First Voices Festival: A Celebration of Indigenous Cultures.
This festival will offer audiences in Atlanta, for the first time, an opportunity to engage in music, dance, theatrical performances, food, and Indigenous history, wisdom, and culture through storytelling, outreach, and engagement events. The goal is to provide Indigenous and Native American artists a platform to share their stories, art, and culture while promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity to help people better understand how choices today can impact generations to come. Click here to purchase/register tickets for each event.
On November 11, UGA’s Native American Student Association, with support from the Institute of Native American Studies, Multicultural Services and Programs, and Gable Distinguished Professor of History, James F. Brooks, is hosting a Celebration of Native American Heritage with an Exhibition Powwow at Reed Quad. Dance Styles exhibited will include Men’s Fancy, Women’s Fancy Shawl, Grass, Jingle and Hoop dances. This is the key event of UGA’s Native American Heritage Month. Join us at Reed Quad for Native American Music and Dance in celebration of Indigenous American Identity and Culture
On November 17, the Art Circles Organizing Team will be hosting an Indigenous Perspectives Art Circle.
The event’s theme: “Indigenous people have lived in the Americas for thousands of years, including the Muscogee Creek people who lived, worked, and produced knowledge on the land that Emory University now occupies. Indigeneity and Indigeouns identity are defined and redefined by many different individuals across time, place, and culture; we do not intend to limit this definition, but we are excited to explore how art can function as an expression of that identity, in all its multitudes. Art allows for the expression and acknowledgment of culture and perspective through the sharing of stories, history, language, and knowledge.”
If you are interested in joining this vibrant conversation, please contact Zimra Chickering (zimra [dot] chickering [at] emory [dot] edu).Your reservation will be noted and a reminder email will be sent with the discussion guidelines the day before the discussion. To participate, please bring along any art piece that engages with the theme, whether that be visual art, a poem, a song, a story, or anything else you want to share. This is not an academic discussion. Each person will have three minutes to talk about their chosen work, but do not feel worried about filling up that time, as it is simply a cap to provide equitable time for all participants. It is encouraged that you to share your thoughts and feelings openly and informally.
On November 7, the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry (FCHI) will host Europe and Beyond, discussion based seminars led by Distinguished University Professor Lynée Lewis Gaillet and Postdoctoral Fellow Alexander Cors to foster research-centered, cross-disciplinary intellectual community among faculty and graduate students at Emory University, Georgia State University, and Agnes Scott College working on Europe and Europe-related topics. Registration is needed to obtain the zoom information.
On Thursday November 17, Sharon Lenzy and Rhonda Grayson will host a presentation on Creek Freedmen Band of Oklahoma’s history and work. The Creek Freedmen Band is a group of former Muscogee Creek citizens who had their tribal citizenship taken away in 1979,and are advocating to have it restored. They are descendants of Creek and enslaved peoples and have a long history in the Creek Nation. This event is sponsored by the Weelaunee Coalition.
The James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference is hosting a Colloquium Series during the fall of 2022. Join Dr. Harjo, an Associate Professor of Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, in discussing Mvskoke theories of knowledge and Indigenous feminisms to examine the Mvskoke community’s understanding of the future. This event is open to attend, but registering in advised.