7th Annual Indigenous Studies Symposium

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April 18, 2014
1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center - Marriott Center

Room: 11th floor

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Jean S Forward

2014 UMass Native American and Indigenous Studies Symposium:

“Indigenous Voices”

This year’s symposium is centered on intergenerational, intertribal, and institutional collaborations that highlight Indigenous history, location, and knowledge. The program details how older collaborations and knowledge are circulating in recent initiatives spanning multiple Indigenous communities and many generations. This program features presentations and commentary by Indigenous community members, UMass students, faculty, and staff, and the Native Tribal Scholars program.


1:00 Symposium reception

1:30 Enku Galaye (Umass Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Campus Life) Words of Welcome

2:00 Native Tribal Scholars Presentation. Warren Griffin (NTS Program Assistant) presentation facilitator

2:30 Massachusetts Trail Project Presentation featuring John Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Commission on Indian Affairs ), Dr. Jean Forward (Director of Certificate Program in Native American Indigenous Studies), and Jena McLaurin (Eastern Cherokee, Research Assistant).

Nipmuc Nation, Introduced by Chief/Sachem Nipmuc Nation, Cheryll Toney Holley
           presented by Caren Bendror
Aptucxet Trading Post Museum, Introduced by Carol Wynne, Director
          presented by Jennifer Rolenz
NAICOB Introduced by Joanne Dunn, Executive Director, NAICOB
   presented by Adam Daniell

3:15 Break

3:30 Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center Presentations featuring Jon Hill (Cherokee/Saponi) and Student Staff Taquana Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag), Elizabeth Stephens, and Elaine Bell

4:00 Native and Indigenous Student Support


The Marriott Center is located on the 11th floor of the UMass Amherst Campus Center. http://www.umasshotel.com/location-contact/

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