Native American and Indigenous Studies Colloquia

The American Studies Spring 2019 schedule for the brand new Native American and Indigenous Studies Colloquia at Brandeis will begin on February 6, 2019. This is a great chance to build relationships and expand conversations about Indigenous issues both locally and globally.

Spring 2019:

Jennifer Weston:  TheWater is Life Movement:  Standing Rock in Social Justice and Spiritual Context
February 6

Other American Studies Program Events:

Jack Davis:  The Gulf:  The Making of an American Sea.
March 19

Upcoming Events

NAIS Colloquia Series:  Spring 2019

The Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) Colloquia Series features talks from scholars, activists, and tribal representatives from Boston and the surrounding area. The objective of the Colloquia is to facilitate conversations about and relationships within NAIS by drawing on the wealth of local and regional resources while exploring Brandeis' responsibilities to Indigenous peoples on occupied land. 

February 6, Wednesday at 5pm in Golding 101
Jennifer Weston:  The Water is Life Movement: Standing Rock in Social Justice and Spiritual Context

Jennifer Weston (Hunkpapa Lakota) grew up on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and is a researcher, writer, and producer who has worked for the past two decades with tribal community programs focused on cultural resiliency, environmental justice, addictions research, education, and language revitalization. She is the Director of the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project and the Language Department Director for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. She is an Associate Lecturer of Women's and Gender Studies at UMass Boston, where she has co-taught the Civic Engagement Scholarship Initiative (CESI) course, Native American Women in North America, Indigenous Mother Tongues, and Leadership and Self-Determination. She is also a novice Lakotiyapi and Wôpanâôt8âôk learner.

Other American Studies Program Events:

March 19 at 5pm (Location TBA)
Jack Davis:  The Gulf:  The Making of an American Sea.

Jack Davis, PhD '94, will speak at Brandeis on March 19th, at 5 pm, about his Pulitzer-Prize-winning history of America's gulf coast: The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea.   For more information about his book:   https://www.amazon.com/Gulf-Making-American-Sea/dp/087140866X and Q and A from the Pulitzer committee: https://www.pulitzer.org/article/qa-2018-history-winner-jack-e-davis