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Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Symposium

Event Details

March 28—March 29, 2019

Hampshire College and Amherst College
United States
Free admission

5th Annual Five College NAIS Symposium:  Survivance Stories: Indigenous Struggle, Resistance, and Innovation


March 28, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.  Franklin Patterson Hall, Hampshire College

5 College Undergraduate Student Presentations
Opening Reception
7:00 p.m.: Keynote Speaker: Geo Soctomah Neptune

March 29, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Cole Assembly Hall, Amherst College

Morning Panel: Indigenous Voices on Place, History, Culture, featuring:
Andrea Murkavetz (Ojibwe), Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State
Abraham Francis (Akwesasne Mohawk), community researcher
Elizabeth Perry (Aquinnah), artist and educator

Afternoon Panel: Who We Are: Indigenous Voices on Determination, Resistance, Survivance, featuring:  

Roger Paul (Maliseet) - language speaker and teacher, storyteller
Bonney Hartley (Stockbridge Munsee Mohican), tribal historic preservation officer, eastern homelands
Natani Notah (Diné), interdisciplinary artist, poet, graphic designer


- Graduate student presentations
- Catered lunch by Sly Fox Den (included), and
- Honoring of Emeritus Professors Ron Welburn and Peter D'errico

And a closing reception.