Written by LLOYD LEE
Published: 29 November -0001
"Indigenous Activism & Healing"
February 2-3, 2017
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
As the 2016 presidential election unfolds, rhetorical and physical attacks against marginalized communities underscores how violence continues to be a tool utilized by the oppressor. Those seeking to maintain a racialized hierarchy while disenfranchising Americans and immigrants demarcated as the “other,” any meaningful dialogue addressing or dismantling systemic inequality and racism have been suppressed. American Indian peoples, tribal communities and nations have and continue to experience violent attacks against their language, culture, identity and sovereignty. In what ways are American Indian peoples and communities involved in not just engaging in a meaningful discussion, but providing solutions to end systemic oppression? Furthermore, in what ways are American Indian communities continuing to maintain their identity as a people and heal despite political turmoil?
This conference looks to explore and initiate discussions regarding Indigenous resistance and healing. This includes, but not exclusive to: grassroots organizing, language revitalization, culture, art, history, environment, governance, education, Native youth, issues regarding gender, and all other topics related to Indigenous resistance and healing.
The organizers of the AISA Conference welcome proposals for paper and panel presentations, posters, roundtables, film screenings, and workshops. Consideration will be given to other topics that relate to American Indian issues. Proposals from faculty, students in colleges, universities and tribal colleges; community-based scholars and elders and professionals working in the field are encouraged and welcomed.
Elise Boxer, Ph.D.
18th Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference-Call for Papers
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