7th Annual Indigenous and American Studies Storyteller’s Conference
25th & 26th March, 2011
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York
As an Indigenous intellectual John Mohawk was deeply rooted in Haudenosaunee traditions and culture. Over the years he published extensively on Native wisdom, traditional philosophy and legal systems, economic and sovereign rights, human relations with the natural world, and Indigenous rights, all the while reminding us of the importance of the traditional foods and the Three Sisters (corn, beans, squash) to sustain the people.
Keeping the legacy of John Mohawk and his work in mind, the 7th Annual Indigenous and American Studies Storyteller’s Conference will focus on the theme of Indigenous knowledge and research in the wider American and international context. We invite researchers, teachers and community members from the fields of Indigenous and American Studies to contribute work on all aspects of Indigenous and American knowledge, language and culture.
Potential areas of interest include:
• Indigenous and traditional knowledge
• Contemporary Indigenous politics
• Colonization and decolonization
• Addressing the colonial legacy
• Racism and whiteness
• Oral traditions, stories and history
• Culture and cultural practices
• Community work and community development projects
• Media and technology
• Language recovery and revitalization
• Nationalism, citizenship and border crossings
• Issues of national identity, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and ability
• Land reclamation, use and environmental protection
We welcome interpretations of the conference theme and works which engage with Indigenous and American culture. We also encourage presentations from the traditional to the non-traditional, and invite submissions from all disciplines within the humanities and the arts.
Please submit a 250 word proposal by February 1st, 2011 via email to : firstname.lastname@example.org.
John M. Burdick
Department of American Studies
University at Buffalo, North Campus
1010 Clemens Hall
Buffalo, New York 14260-4630
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