Upcoming Events

2020 Mar 31

A Field Guide to Contemporary Indigenous Literature



Room 133, Barker Center

Joan Kane, Radcliffe Institute


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 Apr 01

NEFA: Public Art and Public Memory: Whose Stories and Whose Spaces?

6:00pm to 8:00pm



How might creative acts of remembering and imagining in public help us reframe the past and present–and see more inclusive futures?

Join the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) for a conversation that explores the power of public art to catalyze critical dialogue around public memory, representation, and belonging, and to transform public life. You’ll hear from artists, curators, and organizers who use creative strategies to reframe public memory and imagine future...

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2020 Apr 06

Don Warne - HUNAP Indigenous Health Colloquium

5:15pm to 7:30pm


Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, 641 Huntington Ave, Boston

The Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) is honored to extend this invitation to join us for the first of our inaugural Indigenous Health and Well-Being Colloquium Series. Our first guest speaker is Donald Warne, MD, MPH from the University of North Dakota speaking on the “Impact of Unresolved Trauma on American Indian Health Equity.” Please see the flyer below (and attached). We invite you to spread the word about this exciting...

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2020 Apr 09




Harvard Art Museums, Menschel Hall, Lower Level, 32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

UPDATE: 3/9/20, This event has been postponed with hopes for rescheduling during the 2020-2021 academic school year.


In partnership with Harvard Art Museums, the Harvard University Native American Program presents a reading and conversation with Joy Harjo, the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States.

Joy Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer and member of the Mvskoke Nation and belongs to Oce Vpofv (Hickory Ground). The author of nine books of poetry, several plays, and...

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Blog Updates

HUNAP Faculty Chair Response to COVID-19

Dear HUNAP Community:

As you likely know, Harvard University is responding quickly to the threat of the novel coronavirus pandemic. This response includes sending undergraduate students home for the remainder of the semester, shifting toward virtual online meetings for faculty and staff, and promoting "social distancing" techniques among those of us who remain on campus.

In short, this is a trying time for our university. During this time, HUNAP remains operational, but ALL public gatherings and events through the end of exam...

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