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Indigenous Spaces: Pushing the Boundaries of History, Bodies, Geographies, and Politics

February 15, 2012


Room 420 Hamilton Hall, Columbia University

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Presented By: The Collaborations on Indigenous Studies Project (CISP)

In Conjunction With: The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race's Indigenous Forum Series


9:30 - 9:45 — OPENING REMARKS

9:45 - 10:45 — OPENING ADDRESS: David Cornsilk (Cherokee activist/historian/tribal court lay advocate)

Freedmen and Citizenship: When do we get to rest?

10:45 - 11:00 — Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 — PANEL 1
Articulating Sovereignty in Theory and Practice

Chair: Trevor Reed (Ethnomusicology, Columbia University)
Commentator: Professor Audra Simpson (Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Columbia University)

ʻO Koholalele, He ʻAina, He Kanaka, He Iʻa Nui o ka Moana Lipolipo: Remembering Knowledge of Place in Koholalele, Hamakua, Hawaiʻi
Leon Noʻeau Peralto
(Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa)

Same-Sex Marriage in the Cherokee Nation: Toward a Decolonial Reconstruction of Native Queer Rights
Jessica A. F Harkins
(American Studies, University of New Mexico)

Indigenous Political Formation and the Phenomenon of Shifting de facto Sovereignty
Matthew Wildcat
(Political Science, University of British Columbia)

Turning the Earth of a Colonial Terra Nullius: Decolonizing Indigenous History
Paulette F. Steeves

(Anthropology/Archeology, Binghamton University (SUNY))
(Cherokee activist/historian/tribal court lay advocate)

12:30 - 1:30 — LUNCH

1:30 - 3:00 —  PANEL 2
(Re)claiming Indigenous Spaces

Chair: Adrien Zakar
(History, Columbia University)

Commentator: Professor Caterina Pizzigoni
(Assistant Professor, History, Columbia University)

Indigenous Local Economies and Embedded Geographies in Mid-Eighteenth Century New Spain and Guatemala
Ricardo A. Fagoaga Hernández
(History, University of California - San Diego)

'Indígenas and Vecinos:' Urban Life and the Indigenous Neighborhoods of La Paz, Bolivia, 1910 to 1953
Luis M. Sierra
(History, Binghamton University (SUNY))

A ‘Space’ for Native Hawaiians in Hawaiian Archaeology: A Native Movement
Sean Naleimaile
(Anthropology, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa)

Dream Tracking: Towards a Nomadic Po-ethics
Hannah Burdette
(Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh)

3:00 - 3:15 — CLOSING REMARKS
3:15 - 4:00 — REFRESHMENTS
4:00 - 6:00 —  KEYNOTE: Scott Richard Lyons
(Associate Professor, English, Language & Literature, University of Michigan)
Native Modernity and the Crisis of Culture

Co-Sponsors Include: Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race; Department of History; Graduate Student Advisory Council; Department of Anthropology; Institute for the Study of Human Rights; Program in African Studies


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