On November 29, 2018, three Indigenous Studies scholars took up questions of sovereignty, in a conversation that asked where Indigenous sovereignty and insecurity intersect. Defining Indigenous sovereignty capaciously, to include political status and governance along with scholarship and activism, the conversation considered how sovereignty matters for Indigenous people and nations and their futures.
The symposium is co-sponsored by the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, and the Colloquium on Indigeneity and Native American Studies. This event is part of the 2018-19 SECURITY Dialogues, a year-long conversation about struggles over security from humanistic perspectives, co-presented by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities in partnership with multiple Northwestern departments and programs.
Jenny L. Davis is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where she is the director of the Native American and Indigenous Languages (NAIL) Lab and an affiliate faculty of American Indian Studies and Gender & Women’s Studies.
J. Kēhaulani Kauanui is Professor of American Studies and an affiliate faculty member in Anthropology at Wesleyan University, where she serves as the current Chair of the American Studies Department, and the current Director of the Center for the Americas.
Doug Kiel is a citizen of the Oneida Nation and Assistant Professor at Northwestern University where he studies Native American history, with particular interests in the Great Lakes region and twentieth century Indigenous nation rebuilding.
Community Collaborations with the Oneida Nation
Over the weekend of October 6-8, 2017, Professor Patty Loew and her students particpated in Braiding the Sacred with the Oneida White Corn Cooperative.
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