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Undergraduate Research Conference

17th Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference

Honors 499C/D: Historic and Contemporary Issues of American Indians and Tribes: History, Policy, and Law.  Professor Kathleen A. Brown-Perez

Location: Room 162, Campus Center 

Date: Family, April 22, 2011

Senior Honors Thesis Defense Schedule (10:40 to 3:00)

Session 1 – 10:40 to 11:25

Caitlin Daley – American Indian Reservation Schools: The Achievement Gap

Carol I. Huben – The American Indian Mascot

Sarah E. Stone – American Indian Education: How Assimilation Decreases Retention

Session 2 – 11:35 to 12:20

Rebecca L. Reddish – Government Defining a People: The Structural Violence Embedded in the Federal Acknowledgement Process

Jessica E. Arthur – Inequalities Embedded in the United States Legal System through the Lens of Tribal Governments

Francine M. Miranda – A Vanishing People: The Systematic Destruction of American Indian Identity for the Sake of American Manifest Destiny

Lunch – 12:20 to 1:20

Session 3 – 1:20 to 2:05

Ian A. Russell – Dunmore’s War and its Implications for White-Indian Relations

Liana Roach – American Indians and the Environment

Holly S. Sprague – Unjust Compensation: Grand Coulee Dam, Indian Claims, and the Colville Nation

Session 4 – 2:15 to 3:00

Talia L. Nelson – Historical and Contemporary American Indian Injustices: The Ensuing Psychological Effects

Kelli A. McCarty – Doomed to be Barren: Sexual Violence and Sterilization of American Indian Women in the United States

John E. Collins – The Prevalence of Diabetes and Alcoholism in Indian Communities

Denise M. Pollock – Protecting Alaska Native Women from Sexual Violence by Strengthening Tribal Courts and Government