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2020 Jan 23

Professor Deloria Lecture at Massachusetts Historical Society

5:15pm to 7:30pm


Masschusetts Historical Society

The Art of Family History: Visual Imagery, Family Narrative and Native American Modernism
Professor Philip Deloria (History)

Event link: https://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=3100

Decades ago, historian Philip Deloria (Harvard University) found some drawings in the basement. These distinctive prints turned out to be the iconic work of his great aunt. Deloria will speak about his new book, Becoming Mary Sully: Toward an American Indian Aesthetic with...

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2020 Jan 28

The Indians of California versus the United States of America: “Lost” Treaties, Tribal Sovereignty and the Political Battle for Stolen Lands




Kat Whiteley, University of Michigan

Part of the Native Cultures of America lectures seminar at the Mahindra Center for Humanities at Harvard.

This seminar is a forum for the interdisciplinary study of the indigenous peoples and cultures of the Americas. It features scholarship on topics both pre- and post-contact, from deep archaeology to contemporary politics and culture, as well as the implications of such work for law, education, environmental policy, and public memory.

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2020 Jan 30

Indigenous Rights & Grassroots Activism: Experiences from Mexico



Harvard Law School, WCC 2036 Milstein East C


Among human rights lawyers it is increasingly common to hear about “bottom-up” approaches or activism “from below”. These buzz-words are often used to evoke a sense of social legitimacy. But how does that actually looks like? How is human rights activism different at the grassroots level? and more importantly, what can we as law students in an elite University learn from communities struggling “at the bottom”?

Join a lunch conversation with Érika Bárcena and Lucero Ibarra. Two Mexican legal activist-scholars with more than 8 years of experience working...

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2020 Feb 03

DEADLINE: HGSE/HUNAP Recruitment Event

(All day)

HUNAP is sponsoring a recruitment event for individuals interested in degrees (masters/doctoral) from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

HGSE/HUNAP Recruitment Event
February 28-29, 2020
Cambridge, MA

Participants will be able to preview the campus, interact with alumni, meet admissions staff, and attend the 2020 Alumni of Color conference at Harvard. Additionally, a special panel celebrating the centennial anniversary of HGSE will be held on February 28th titled, "A New Vision for Higher Education in Native Communities."

Interested inviduals...

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2020 Feb 05

New Poems, Lecture by Racliffe Fellow, Joan Kane



Knafel Center, 10 Garden St, Cambridge, MA

Joan Naviyuk Kane is researching, writing, and revising new poems and prose: One project consists of difficult, exploratory poems that permit her to constrain a prevailing confessional mode through experimentation with form, influence, and translation. Another is a volume of creative nonfiction that includes essays, other creative nonfiction, and hybrid pieces. She also is continuing a book of autobiographical prose that centers around traveling as an indigenous woman, an artist, and a mother.


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