Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
National Museum of the American Indian
4th Street and Independence Avenue, SW
Reception to follow in the Museum’s Potomac Atrium, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
The American Historical Association’s Equity Awards recognize individuals and institutions for excellence in recruiting and retaining students and new faculty from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented within the historical profession. Deserving nominees will have records that include such achievements as mentoring, program building, fundraising initiatives, pursuing civic engagement, and enhancing department and campus culture to promote a supportive environment. Nominations are due by May 15.
The Oak lake Writers’ Society (OLWS) is looking for creative Dakota, Lakota and Nakota writers to submit original work for our upcoming anthology. Our central theme for the anthology is the Pipestone quarry in present-day southwestern Minnesota. We are looking especially for works that relate in some way to the place or the stone—-its histories and meanings. However, work that centers Dakota and other Oceti Sakowin histories, cultures, and places is also welcome, especially as we can use it to build towards our central theme.
I am assisting Dr. Henry Schwarz of Georgetown on a new project: -- the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies. I attach a general description of the project below.
I seek authors for
a) a 3000 word overview of Native American Culture and Society (from a postcolonial perspective);
b) a 5000 words essay on
Native American Literature, Criticism and Theory;
c) 1000 words each on Sherman Alexie, Leslie Silko, M. Scott Momaday, Vine Deloria or Louise
The compensation is a printed volume and access to the on-line resource. Due dates are July 2012.
REFLECTIONS ON THINGS PAST:
THE CONTINUING INFLUENCE OF THE CHARLOTTETOWN ACCORD NEGOTIATIONS ON CANADIAN LAW AND STATECRAFT 20 YEARS LATER
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, October 25th and 26th, 2012
Two-day symposium: London, 22–23 November 2012
Keynotes: Michelle Raheja (USA) and Gabriela Zamorano Villarreal (Mexico)
Call for papers for the 8th Annual Indigenous and American Studies Storyteller's of the America's Conference on March 23 and 24, 2012. This year's conference is entitled 'Challenging Settler Colonialism'. This broad theme encompasses both theoretical and practical work and is applicable to research and analyses in various academic disciples. We invite researchers, teachers and community members in the fiels of Indigneous and American Studies to contribute work on all aspects of Indigenous and America knowledge, language and culture.
On October 25-26, 2012 the School for Advanced Research, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and Leadership Institute at the Santa Fe Indian School will host a Pueblo Indian Studies Symposium in honor of Joe Sando at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM. Sando, a noted historian, was deeply committed to the study of Pueblo Nations and cultures and inspired many to pursue research and writing projects on the Pueblos. Through this symposium, Joe Sando’s legacy will be honored by highlighting current research in the field of Pueblo Indian studies.
Dear NAISA members and friends:
Solstice greetings for the New Year! We have much to celebrate and look forward to as NAISA continues to grow. Amid larger political, economic, and ecological crises, it’s quite remarkable how quickly this young organization has blossomed. The concerted efforts of dedicated scholars who conceived and built this association have already yielded a global network of vital conversations, conferences, research, activism, and pedagogy. Indigenous scholars and their communities are gradually directing and transforming academic commitments. NAISA’s membership excels in many disciplinary fields, shaping methodologies in keeping with longstanding Indigenous intellectual traditions. We have an important charge, and I’m grateful to be with you in this work. In the spirit of Kootenai people, “Itqawxanukilwi.in” (Bringing All Hearts Together) for the good of all, we look forward to the June 4-6, 2012, conference at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, co-hosted by the University of Massachusetts Boston, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Yale University. Heartfelt thanks to the New England host committee and to the council for their hard work as we move forward with NAISA's charge.