Native American Studies Symposium

Friday, April 6, 2018
9am | Harrison/Small Auditorium

Native American Studies Symposium

Intersections: Place/Policy & Culture/Capitalism

April 5th & 6th 2018

University of Virginia 



Friday, April 6th, Harrison Small Auditorium

  • 9:00am: Coffee and Pastries
  • 9:15-10:45 Panel Two: Native Economies (Friday, April 6th @ 9:15am)
    • ​Brian HosmerUniversity of Tulsa, Native Americans and Marketplaces: What have we learned? Why does it matter?
    • William Bauer (Wailacki and Concow of the Round Valley Indian Tribes), University of Nevada Las Vegas, Emancipating and Freeing Indians: American Indians, Sovereignty, and American Capitalism from the Gold Rush to Trump
    • Jessica Cattelino, University of California Las Angeles, High-stakes Gaming at (Nearly) 40: State of the Field
    • Doug Miller, Oklahoma State University, “I Can Learn Any Kind of Work”: Native American Urbanization and Labor in the Twentieth Century
  • 10:45-11:00: Break
  • 11:00-12:00: Panel Three: Native Representations (Friday, April 6th @ 11:00am)
    • Jean O’Brien (White Earth Ojibwe), University of Minnesota, Indigenous Public Intellectuals versus PBS’s “Colonial House”: A Reckoning
    • Lisa Blee, Wake Forest University, Memory Constructions and Narrative Disruptions on Plymouth’s Waterfront
    • Coll Thrush, University of British Columbia, Indigenous Futures and Pasts at the Heart of Empire: Notes from Indigenous London
  • 12:00-1:30: Lunch
  • 1:30-3:00: Panel Four: Native Policies (Friday, April 6th @ 1:30pm)
    • Jody TallBear (Dakota/Arapaho), Attorney, Tribal Policy Advocacy Within a Federal Agency
    • Heidi Stark (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe), University of Victoria, Contested Consent and the Divesture of Indigenous Peoples of Their Land and Sovereignty
    • J. Kēhaulani Kauanui (Kanaka Maoli), Wesleyan University, Rules of Recognition and the Contested Politics of Hawaiian Sovereignty
    • Kasey Keeler (Tuolumne Me-Wuk/Citizen Potawatomi), University of Virginia, The Snyder Act and the Federal Housing Administration: Federal Responsibilities 
  • 3:00-3:30: Break
  • 3:30-4:45: Keynote by Robert Warrior (Osage), University of Kansas


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