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Research Focus Group Symposium: Cross-Currents: Navigating Translation

Student Resource Building, UCSB Ocean Rd., Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Please join the American Indian & Indigenous Collective (AIIC) and keynote speakers Dr. Cutcha Risling-Baldy and Dr. Donald Fixico for three days of panels, presentations and discussions exploring the cross-current of translation writ large for Native and Indigenous peoples. Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy, Assistant Professor of Native American Studies at Humboldt State University. Her research is focused on Indigenous feminisms, California Indians and decolonization. She has published in the Ecological Processes journal, the Wicazo Sa ...

6th Annual AIIC RFG Symposium: Decolonizing Our Lives

CA, United States

The American Indian and Indigenous Collective IHC Research Focus Group's 2019 Symposium addresses and critically examines decolonization as a multi-layered project that is always-already in process. We, as Native and Indigenous peoples, and we as contemporary walkers upon these lands continue to participate (wittingly and unwittingly) in the colonial project. How can we best advance our decolonization as individuals and as communities? This is more than a rhetorical question. It is a call to action. ...

Living Democracy Talk: Land Grab U: Land-Grant Universities and Indigenous Peoples


Free to attend; registration required to receive Zoom webinar attendance link In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act, which distributed public domain lands to raise funds for fledgling colleges across the nation. The creation story told around this event is that land-grant universities were given the gift of free land. But the truth is much more complicated: The Morrill Act worked by turning land expropriated from tribal nations into seed money for higher ...

AIIC 2021 8th Annual Symposium: Native Feminisms


REGISTER NOW The Eighth Annual AIIC Symposium, “Native Feminisms: Centering American Indian and Indigenous Land and People,” seeks to focus Native feminisms by privileging the knowledge of Native women, girls, trans, non-binary, and two spirit people. As Mishuana Goeman shows, drawing attention to embodied experience, positionality, and spatiality foregrounds relationships between bodies, minds, spirits, and lands as methods of knowledge creation. Relevant topics to broader discussions of Native feminisms include: embodiment, futurity, spatiality, memory, trauma, ...

9th Annual American Indian and Indigenous Collective (AIIC) Symposium: “Imagining Indigenous Futurities”


The Ninth Annual American Indian and Indigenous Collective (AIIC) Symposium, "Imagining Indigenous Futurities," is an interdisciplinary conference, featuring presentations from across the academy – including from the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, and sciences – and from community members and practitioners beyond academic borders. This year, in selecting the theme -- "Imagining Indigenous Futurities" -- the AIIC asks participants: “What is most urgent for our communities now?” In asking this, the symposium aims to advance ...

10th Annual AIIC Symposium: Land Back/Language Back

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB; Zoom UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

In pondering the lush promise of living languages, worlds, waterways and lands, this symposium will share conversations on Indigenous praxis on the survival and continuance of living worlds linked to living words through relationships to the land. With this theme, participants can locate these conversations in language (re)vitalization work, but these discussions are also open to many approaches in focusing on the Land Back imperative. Keynote Speakers: April 21 | Sweeney "Hawk" Windchief Dr. Sweeney ...

Symposium: 11th Annual American Indian and Indigenous Collective Symposium: Indigenous Health and Well-being

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA, United States

The 11th Annual American Indian & Indigenous Collective (AIIC) Symposium, Indigenous Health and Well-being, brings together individual papers, performances, and panels from across disciplines (humanities, fine arts, social sciences, ITEK, and STEM) within and outside of the academy, including practitioners and community members. This annual gathering will address the prevalent issues facing Indian Country and beyond in terms of health disparities and how Native communities come together to heal and work toward Indigenous well-being, resilience, ...