42nd Annual Symposium on the American Indian

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS
VENDOR INFO
LODGING INFO

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM (3.9 mb)


42nd Annual Symposium on the American Indian
Thriving Nations - Resilient Peoples
April 7-12, 2014

Northeastern State University
University Center, Tahlequah, OK

In contemporary America, the quality of life for Native peoples bears scars of the traumatic phenomena spurred by U.S. government policies of forced termination and assimilation of the past. By acting upon the treaty and sovereign rights of tribal nations, organized and united efforts are at work today to protect indigenous rights, secure cultural capital, and generate vitality through Native initiatives on behalf of the family of Native peoples. The theme of the 42nd Annual Symposium on the American Indian is Thriving Nations - Resilient Peoples. Topics will focus on stimulating renewed perspectives on the self-determination of tribal peoples to inspire innovative thought on ways to secure and sustain well-being now and in the future. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the history, education, human experiences, the arts, social well-being, and politics that impact tribal peoples will be examined in a presentation/discussion format interspersed with cultural activities. Designed for a diverse public audience, the agenda includes both scholarly and general interest programs. All events are open to the public and free of charge.

Hosted By:
NSU Center for Tribal Studies

All events are FREE and open to the public


 

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS


Dr. Donald Fixico (Shawnee/Sac & Fox/Muscogee [Creek]/Seminole)
Donald L. Fixico (Shawnee, Sac & Fox, Muscogee Creek and Seminole) is Distinguished Foundation Professor of History. He is a policy historian and ethnohistorian. His work focuses on American Indians, oral history and the U.S. West.

Dr. Leanne Hinton

Leanne Hinton, professor emerita of Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley, has been working with American Indian languages for many years in the area of language maintenance and revitalization. She is a co-founder of the non-profit group Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival and, with Lucille Watahomigie, the American Indian Languages Development Institute (originally the All-Yuman Language Workshop). Her career began through her work with Havasupai language and music starting in the 1960’s, and their bilingual education program in the 1970’s. Much of her time is now spent with the special issues of California Indian Languages. Leanne also gives lectures and workshops to tribes all over North America, along with some excursions to talk to indigenous groups in Latin America, Europe and Australia. Recently retired from UC Berkeley, she is able to give more time to writing and doing more consultation with groups doing language revitalization. She also enjoys family time with her husband, children and 8 grandchildren.

Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald

Chair of the Department of Linguistics, University of Texas-Arlington, with expertise in American Indian linguistics. Dr. Fitzgerald, along with Dr. Brad Montgomery-Anderson of NSU, will lead the Indigenous Languages Documentation and Revitalization Seminar in cooperation with the Oklahoma Native Language Association (ONLA)

Stacy Leeds (Cherokee)
Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. Her career in higher education began at the University of Wisconsin where she was a William H. Hastie Fellow. She served as Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Northern Plains Indian Law Center at the University of North Dakota School of Law from 2000-2003. She was a member of the law faculty at the University of Kansas School of Law from 2003-2011 where she directed the Tribal Law and Government Center. In 2013, Leeds was recognized with the American Bar Association's Spirit of Excellence Award for her work in promoting a more racially and ethnically diverse legal profession. She teaches, writes and consults in the areas American Indian law, property, economic development, higher education and governance.

Sarah Deer (Muscogee [Creek])
Professor Deer is a Citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She focuses her legal work on violent crime on Indian reservations. She has co-authored two textbooks on tribal law and several academic articles on Native American women.


 

VENDOR INFO

All symposium activites at the University Center will end at 4pm Friday and move two blocks north to the Event Center for the Powwow.

Institutional/Information Display Booth
You will be provided one 6' table (no cover), two chairs, and electrical outlets are available upon request in advance. Booth location is assigned in the order application form is recieved. Vendors must abide by all policies set forth at NSU. Please download and complete the form and return to the Center for Tribal Studies by mail or fax.
Cost:
One table at $100 (6' x 6')
Two tables at $175 (6' x 12')
Cost is the same for one or all four days.

PDFicon (Download Institutional/Information booth form)

Traditional Arts and Crafts Booth (Sale of Merchandise)
You will be provided one 6' table (no cover), two chairs, and electrical outlets are available upon request in advance. Booth location is assigned in the order application form is recieved. Vendors must abide by all policies set forth at NSU. Please download and complete the form and return to the Center for Tribal Studies by mail or fax.
Cost:
One table at $50 (6' x 6')
Two tables at $100 (6' x 12')
Cost is the same for one or all four days.

Due to University policy, food vendors are NOT ALLOWED to set-up a booth in the University Center

PDFicon (Download Traditional Arts Booth form)

Mailing Address:

Center for Tribal Studies
600 North Grand Avenue
Tahlequah, OK 74464

Fax: 918.458.2073

Vendors Schedule:
Traditional Art and Institutional Vendors daily 9-4 W-F; Friday evening 6-10; Saturday 1-11 pm
 


 

LODGING INFO

 

Holiday Inn Express
701 Holiday Drive
Tahlequah, OK 74464
(918) 456-7800

Comfort Inn
101 Reasor St.
Tahlequah, OK 74464
(918) 431-0600

Best Western
3296 S Muskogee Ave
Tahlequah, OK 74464-5406
(918) 458-1818


 

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