Grand Valley State University’s History Department presents the 34th Annual Great Lakes History Conference 2009
All conference events will be held at the Robert C. Pew Campus of Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The evening events are free and open to the public. There is a registration fee for the Saturday conference, which includes the luncheon and Saturday keynote address. Parking is available at the GVSU Fulton and Front Street Lots. Seating for all events is limited.
Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
Loosemore Auditorium, Richard M. DeVos Center
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Special Guest: Dennis Banks
Movie: We Shall Remain: Episode V – Wounded Knee - followed by a firsthand discussion with Dennis Banks.
Thursday, November 12th, 2009
Auditorium, L.V. Eberhard Center
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Movie: The Business of Fancydancing (Written & directed by Sherman Alexie)
Special Guests: Paul Collins, Jennifer Gauthier, Shannon Martin
Friday, November 13th, 2009
L.V. Eberhard Center, 2nd Floor
5:15 p.m.: Traditional Native American Ceremony
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Journey to Forgiveness: Implications for Social Change
Special Guests: Hunter Genia, George Martin, Shannon Martin
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Keynote Address: Sherman Alexie
Title: Without Reservations: An Urban Indian’s Comic, Poetic & Highly Irreverent Look at the World
Book signing after the keynote address. Books will be available for purchase at the lecture.
Saturday, November 14th, 2009 – Great Lakes History Conference
L.V. Eberhard Center
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Theme: Indigenous Peoples of the Globe: Colonization & Adaptation
Scholars from a wide range of fields and disciplines will present ideas and research relating to the conference theme.
12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Keynote Address: Dr. Ned Blackhawk, Yale University
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
A reception follows the conference at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, including a special tour of the Anishinaabe exhibit.
Scott L. Stabler
Grand Valley State University
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