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Click a semester below to see what events were hosted by the Department of Native American Studies.
Fall 2015
"Indian Dances and the Settler Secular: Making Religion on the Reservation"
Tisa Wenger
Associate Professor of American Religious History Yale Divinity School
  • Monday, October 19 at 4:15 p.m.
  • Robert Ho Lecture Room, Lawrence Hall

Franco Rossi Lecture
"Bookmaking, Science and Statecraft: The Archaeology of a Maya Institution at Xultun, Guatemala"
Maya specialist Franco Rossi researched a mural at the Maya site of Xultun, Guatemala, especially the material evidence related to its unusual scientific inscriptions, which are strikingly similar to those found in the few known Maya codices. Using the archaeology of this mural and its surrounding architectural complex as a window into earlier book traditions, he investigates the agents who generated, managed and taught Maya sciences, incorporating such knowledge into the workings of society and state.

November 5, 2015; 1:20 p.m.
1:20 p.m., Ho Tung Visualization Lab
Fall 2014
Peter B. Jones
Public Lecture - Fifty Years in Clay
September 11, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
Persson Auditorium

Exhibition Reception - Peter B. Jones: Fifty Years in Clay
September 11, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Longyear Museum of Anthropology

Dr. David Carrasco
Public Lecture - Latino Springtime: Deep Heritage Disruptions, and Choices of Hope
September 25, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Love Auditorium, Olin Hall

Native American Arts & Culture Festival
October 18, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sanford Field House
Press Release

Nicole Fabricant
Public Lecture - Food and Native Politics in Bolivia
October 28, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Persson Auditorium

Exhibition Reception: Weaving Identities: Native American Baskets in the Longyear Museum Collections
November 13, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
Longyear Museum of Anthropology

Stones and Star Symposium
December 1, 2014, 8:30 a.m.
Ho Tung Visualization Lab, 401 Ho Science Center
Spring 2014
Dr. Mari Lyn Salvador
Public Lecture - "The Art of Being Kuna: Layers of Meaning Among the Kuna of Panama
April 7, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
Persson Auditorium

Opening Reception - Layered Meanings: Kuna Indian Mola Textiles from Panama
April 7, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Longyear Museum
Details (PDF)

Joanna Radin
Public Lecture - "Off the Rez: How Indigenous Bodies Became 'Big Data'"
March 13, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
101 Ho Science Center
Details (PDF)

Orlando White
Poetry Writing Workshop
March 12, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
ALANA Lounge

Poetry Reading - "To See Letters"
March 11, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
Persson Auditorium
Details (PDF)

Dennis Banks
Public Lecture - "State of the Affairs of Indian Country"
March 3, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
101 Ho Science Center
Details (PDF)

Scatter Their Own
"Oppression and the Struggle for Identity"
February 20, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
ALANA Lounge
Details (PDF)

Susan Burch

Public Lecture - "Discovered Pasts: Revisiting the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians, 1902 - 1934"
February 6, 2014, 4:15 p.m.
207 Lathrop Hall
Details (PDF)
Fall 2013
Native American Student Association Presents:
Brown Bag - "The True Story of Thanksgiving"
November 21, 2013, 11:30 a.m.
110 Alumni Hall

Ed Cavanagh
Public Lecture - "How Companies Got Their Land and Natives Lost It:
The Corporate Foundations of Settler Colonialism in the USA and South Africa"
November 13, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Persson Auditorium, Persson Hall

John Trudell
Public Lecture - "Intelligence as Alternative Energy"
November 7, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
Golden Auditorium, Little Hall

Film Screening, "Trudell" the Documentary
November 8, 2013, 5 p.m.
Golden Auditorium, Little Hall
Details (PDF)

Pottery of the Native American Southwest
ARTS/ANTH 250 Class Exhibition
Catered reception during Family Weekend
October 26, 2013, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
111 Alumni Hall
Details (PDF)

John MacDonald
Public Lecture - "Inuit Astronomy: More Than Meets The Eye"
October 23, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
Ho Tung Vis Lab
Details (PDF)

Native American Arts and Culture Festival
October 19, 2013 9:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Sanford Field House
Details (PDF)

Leah Shenandoah 
Exhibition:  O'whahsa' - Protection, Comfort, Healing
September 2 to November 1, 2013
Longyear Museum, Alumni Hall, 2nd floor

Reception: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Longyear Museum, Alumni Hall, 2nd floor
Details (PDF)

Jack Rossen
Public Lecture - "Longhouse, Cookhouse, Smoking Pipes, Eclipse:  
Archaeology of the Cauyga Heartland and the Origins of Confederacy"
September 18, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.
Ho Tung Vis Lab
Details (PDF)
Spring 2013
Sunny Dooley - Navajo Storyteller
April 18, 2013, 4:15 p.m.
ALANA Cultural Center Multipurpose Room

Brown Bag:  Working with the Oglala Lakota Nation
Presented by Project PEACE and Native American Studies Program
April 11, 2013, 12:20 p.m.
COVE Lounge, 109 Lathrop Hall
Fall 2012
"Local Legacies: A Look at the Material Culture of Indigenous Peoples in the Hamilton, NY Area"
November 29, 2012, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Hamilton Public Library, 13 Broad St.

Haudenosanuee (Iroquois) Art
Saturday, October 27, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Exhibition in Alumni 111 with a catered reception

The Return of Navajo Boy Film
Friday, October 26, 7:00 p.m. 
Golden Auditorium, Little Hall

Jeff Spitz, "The Return of Navajo Boy: Its Environmental Impact"
Friday, October 26, 12:15 p.m.
ALANA Cultural Center

Mary Begay, "Navajo Lives" Lecture
Thursday, October 25, 4:30 p.m.
Persson Hall Auditorium

Native American Arts & Culture Festival
Saturday, September 22, 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sanford Field House
Details and further information

Joanne Shenandoah, "Music as Healing"  Workshop and Presentation
Thursday, September 20, 4:30 p.m.
ALANA Cultural Center

Christopher Vecsey, "Native Footsteps Along the Path of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha" Humanities Colloquium Lecture
Tuesday, September 18, 4:30 p.m.
Lawrence 105

Skywoman: Haudenosaunee Art and the Creation of a New World
Exhibition Opening Reception
Thursday, September 13, 4:30–6:00 p.m.
Longyear Museum of Anthropology Gallery
Second Floor, Alumni Hall

Dr. Laurie Rush, "Protecting Archaeology in Crisis Areas"
Wednesday, September 12, 4:00 p.m. 
ALANA Cultural Center