Thursday, April 18
2:30 p.m. Anthropology 370 Contemporary Issues of North American Indians presents:
2013 Resident Tribal Historian, James Francis (Penobscot)
Location: Bartlett Room 61
Friday, April 19
6th Annual Native Studies Symposium: "Water and Social Economic Justice "
Location: Campus Center Room 1001
9:00 am: Blessing, James Francis (Penobscot, 2013 UMass Amherst Resident Tribal Historian)
Welcome Remarks: Provost James Staros and Graduate Dean John McCarthy
9:30 am: Graduate Student Presentations, facilitated by Professor Sonya Atalay, Anthropology and Commonwealth Honors College
Essie Ablavsky, Labor Studies: “Troubled Waters: The Winters Doctrine and Indian Water Rights in the Western United States”
L. Sema Bagci-Kaya , Anthropology PhD Candidate: “Intellectual Property Issues Related to Interpretive Trails on Indigenous Land”
Drew Best , MAT Anthropology: “Genetic Analysis of Native American Populations: Methods, Findings, and Implications”
Jennifer Rolenz, Anthropology: “Mashpee Fishing Rights”
Donna Roberts Moody, MA Anthropology: “Hands Across the Waters: Pre-Columbian Travel”
Antonina Griecci Woodsum, Labor Studies: “Decolonizing the Penobscot River”
Question and answer session after presentations
Lunch break: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2:00 pm: Keynote Speaker: Ramona Peters, Mashpee Wampanoag Spiritual Leader, "Water and Social Economic Justice"
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Presentations
Dr. Jean S. Forward (CPNAIS Director, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology), "CPNAIS Alumni Highlights"
Ashley Linville (Houma Nation Louisiana Alternative Spring Break Peer Coordinator), "Anthro 394 WI ASB Class Presentations"
Natural Resources 597CE Class, "Cree, Culture, Natural Resources and Sustainability: Cultural Immersion"
Film Screening by Erica Kowsz (Doctoral Candidate, Anthropology): "A Journey Upstream: The Past and the Present of an Extinct People"
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: HONOR! Dinner
Blessing: Professor Ron Welburn
Welcome Remarks: John Cunningham, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, International Relations, UMass Online
Jon Hill, "Cultural Center Highlights"
Student and Staff Recognitions
8:00 pm - Martha Redbone LIVE in Concert! Free and open to the public, come and experience the unique blend of musical styles and sounds of Martha Redbone. Held in the Campus Center Reading Room.
Saturday, April 20
31st Annual UMass Amherst Powwow
Curry Hicks Cage Gym
10:30 am - 6:00 pm, rain or shine!
Free admission, open to the public.
MC: Marvin Burnett
Drums: Eastern Suns, Rez Dogs, and Urban Thunder
Eastern Social Songs: Darryl Wixon
Head Dancers: Cherrie and Ron Welburn
Arena Director: Jon Hill
Storytelling: Larry Mann
Specialty dances and Intertribal dances
Traditional and Comtemporary Native American Arts and Crafts
For more information on the above events, please email email@example.com.
Thursday, April 19
2:30 p.m. Anthropology 370 Contemporary Issues of North American Indians presents:
2012 Resident Tribal Historian, Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel
Mohegan Tribal Historian and Medicine Woman
“Ancient Kin: Historic Connections between the Tribes of New England"
Location: Reading Room, Campus Center
Friday, April 20
5th Annual Native Studies Symposium: "Indigenous Health and Land Sustainability"
Location: Herter, 227
12:00-12:15 p.m. Traditional Blessing, Professor Ron Welburn &
Welcome Remarks, Dean Joel Martin
12:15-1:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker, N. Bruce Duthu (Houma), Samsom Occom Professor and Chair, Native American Studies, Dartmouth College: “Impacts of the Gulf Oil Spill on the Houma Nation, Louisiana”
1:00-1:15 p.m. Anthropology 396W Section 1, Indigenous ASB Presentation: ASB to Houma Nation, Dulac, Louisiana
1:15-1:30 p.m. Faye Adams (Inuit), BDIC Graduating Senior, Journalism and Native Studies: “Indians in the Oil Spill in the News”
1:30-2:00 p.m. Sandra Deer-Standup (Kahnawa:ke Mohawk), “Impacts of the Oil Spill in the St. Lawrence Seaway”
2:30-3:00 p.m. Break
3:00-5:00 p.m. Graduate Student Presentations:
Dwanna L. Robertson (Muscogee Creek): “Being Indian: The Complexity of Competing Identities”
Kasey Jernigan (Choctaw): “Lived Challenges and Getting Through Them: Alaska Native Youth Narratives as a Way to Understand Resilience”
Hang Dam, Katie Silvius, & Ife Bamikole: “Protective Factors for Young Alaska Natives in Northwest Alaska: Findings from a Regional Youth Survey”
Ashley Sherry: “Collaborative Indigenous Biography: Complexities, Negotiation, and Circulation”
Martha Nyongani: “Land Sustainability: Rethinking Ways of Nourishing the Soil for Sustained Agriculture Production at Malembe School in Malawi”
Saturday, April 21
12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Powwow: Curry Hicks Cage
Noon: Grand Entry
NIKKOMO (Pre-Winter Celebration)
December 9, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, JWECC.
Film Screening of "Older than America"
December 1, 7:00 pm, JWECC.
Traditional Arts Instruction with Joyce Vincent
November 19, 7:00 pm, JWECC.
Raising Awareness about JWECC and Kanonhsesne potential collaborations
November 17, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, JWECC.
Dreamcatcher Workshop: Traditional arts instruction class with Taquana Peters
November 15, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, JWECC.
AGENE! and Native Studies Open House with free screening of Wampanoag Laguage Restoration Program and JWECC staff presentation
November 9, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, Campus Center Rm 1009.
Advance Screening of "We Still Live Here--As Nutayunean: The Wampanoag Language Resurrected", presented by WGBY. Filmmaker Ann Makepeace will be present.
November 9, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, at Historic Deerfield, White Church Community Center (16 Memorial St., Deerfield, MA). Free and open to the public.
Larry Mann (Nipmuc): Writer's Corner
November 8 , 6:00 pm, JWECC.
Larry Mann (Nipmuc): "Tales of the Whispering Basket", Reading and Discussion
November 7 , 5:30 pm, Campus Center, Rm 162..
Annual Native Scaryween: Enjoy Treats, Ghoulish Stories, and Scary Movies!
October 27, 7:00 - 10:00 pm, at JWECC.
Poet, musician, and author Joy Harjo (Mvskoke) performance and dinner:
October 17, 7:00 pm at Bowker Auditorium and JWECC.
Actor, musician, activist, and filmmaker Gary Farmer (Cayuga) will present two short films:
October 13, 2:30 pm, Anthropology 270: North American Indians, Hasbrouck 134.
SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE 2011 - Includes "The Border Crossed Us"
Wed., April 20 Opening ceremony: “The Border Crossed Us”
3:30 p.m. Opening Reception, Studio Arts Building, Room 240
4:45 p.m. In Conversation: Catherine D’Ignazio, Ofelia Rivas (Tohono
O’odham), Susan Jahoda and Mario Ontiveros
The talk will investigate public art practices, social activism and the
visualization of borders.
Thursday, April 21
2:30 Anthropology 370 Contemporary Issues of North American Indians presents
2011 Resident tribal Historian, Trudie Lamb-Richmond (Schaghticoke)
Education Consultant in Residence at Mashantucket Pequot Museum &
“Indigenous Women of Southern New England”
Bartlett Room 61
Friday, April 22
Mass. Undergraduate Conference
10:40 a.m. Honors Capstone Student Presentations, Kathleen Brown-Perez (Brothertown)
Please see the undergraduate schedule here.
3 p.m. “The Border Crossed Us” Panel
Herter Room 227
Moderator: Ramona Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag)
Panel: Ofelia Rivas (Tohono O’odham), Solomon “Rocky” Bear (Maliseet),
Curtis Lazore (Mohawk), and Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Cheyenne River Sioux)
4:30 p.m. Reception, Herter Room 227
5:00 p.m. Graduate student presentations, Herter Room 227
5:05-5:20 Robin Gray, "Tsimshian Revolution: The Poetics and Politics of Reclaiming"
5:30-5:45 Virginia McLaurin, "Images of Contemporary Indians in Mainstream Media"
6:00-6:15 Dan Lynch, "To Disclose or Not to Disclose Sacred Sites: Intersection of Cultural Heritage and Indigenous Knowledge"
6:30-6:45 Jon Hill, "From Hank to Hendrix: Birdsongs and the Politics of Removal on the Recorded Frontier"
Saturday, April 22
10:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Powwow
Noon: Grand Entry
6:30 p.m. Post- Powwow: Cedar flute performance at border fence, musician, DJ and activist Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Cheyenne River Sioux)
"The Border Crossed Us: The Tohono O'odham Border Fence"
The Tohono O'odham Border Fence is a visual marker for complex issues such as race, poverty, trade policy, land tenure, war, security, insecurity and fear, agriculture, the sovereignty of native peoples, and the questions "Who are we? Who are they?"
Wednesday, April 20: Opening Ceremony, on site, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 20: Tohono O'odham In Conversation, on site, 4:45 p.m.
Friday, April 22: Tohono O'odham Panel Discussion, Herter 227, 3:30-4:30 p.m., with reception to follow
Monday, April 11, at Mount Holyoke College:
"Where Is the Spirit of Odeyak? Political Ecology, Native Sovereignty, and Environmental Justice in the Canadian Sub-Arctic"
A Presentation by Political Ecologist and Author Hans Carlson, PhD.
Since the summer of 1970, the lands of the James Bay Cree have been the focus of ever-increasing development, resulting in great environmental and cultural disruption for the Cree. The story of the last four decades in James Bay has been one of political negotiation to mitigate these impacts, and one of continuing and adapting traditional culture. This has meant the development of a Cree definition of sovereignty over their traditional lands, but also new ways of practicing traditions to keep them meaningful in the twenty-first century.
Dwight Building Room 101, Mount Holyoke College, 4:30 p.m.
Reception to follow at 6:00 p.m. Join us for a light dinner with traditional Cree and vegetarian options. Hans Carlson's book, Home Is the Hunter: The James Bay Cree and Their Land will be available for purchase and signing. Location of the reception is the Eliana Ortega and Zowie Banteah House.
Sponsored by the Mount Holyoke College Philosophy Department and the Miller Worley Center for the Environment.
ONGOING: Anthropology 370/670: Contemporary Issues of North American Indians: Focus on the Northeast, with Professors Jean Forward and Rae Gould, invites you to hear these incredible guest speakers in Spring 2011:
Pamela A. Ellis, Esq. (Nipmuc)
"The History and Politics of Nipmuc/k Invisibility and Nonrecognition"
February 10, 2011
Loren Spears (Narragansett), Executive Director of the Tomaquag Museum and Nuweetuuon Education Center
"Narragansett Contemporary Issues for Cultural Survival"
February 24, 2011
Robert Peters, Jr. (Mashpee Wampanoag)
"The Onion People"
March 10, 2011
Chris Abrams (Seneca), Repatriation Coordinator
March 31, 2011
Trudie Lamb-Richmond (Schaghticoke), Education Consultant in Residence at Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, UMass Tribal Historian in Residence 2011
"Indigenous Women of Southern New England"
April 21, 2011
The classroom is open to all visitors who wish to attend. Classes are Thursdays from 2:30 to 5:15 in Bartlett Hall Room 61.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011: Praise Song - 150 Years of Native American Art
Herter Hall 227, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
An original slideshow by Lee Swenson, "Praise Song" has been shown in numerous American Indian communities as well as in Florence and Venice, Italy, South India, and locations around the U.S. His work focuses primarily on the West: from the catalytic Kiowa Five and the 1930's "Studio" in Santa Fe to the great Naranjo family from Santa Clara Pueblo.
The Certificate Program for Native American Indian Studies is pleased to announce the following schedule of events for the 2010 Indigenous Symposium and PowWow:
Indigenous Peoples, Cultural Survival: Art, Health, Education Symposium and Powwow
APRIL 22 – 24, 2010