Symposium Agenda

45th Annual Symposium on the American Indian
Indian Givers: Indigenous Inspirations
April 10-15, 2017

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Symposium Agenda Overview

Monday, April 10

Time Presenter Title of Presentation Location
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mark Williams
Film: Violet
Webb Aud

Tuesday, April 11

Time Presenter Title of Presentation Location
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Film: Medicine Women
Webb Aud

Wed - Fri, April 12-14

Time Presenter Title of Presentation Location
All Day Registration
TV Lounge - 205
All Day Traditional Arts Booths
UC Ballroom
All Day Information Booths UC Ballroom
All Day Book Display
Barnes & Noble
UC 1st FL

Wednesday, April 12

Time Presenter Title of Presentation Location
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Southeastern Indian Artists Association Print Action
UC Lobby, 1st FL
9:30 am -11:30 am NASA Opening Ceremony
Includes performance by Wewoka High School Students & Crowning of Miss Native American NSU
UC Ballroom
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Keynote Speaker: Jacklyn Roessel (Navajo)
Creative Indigeneity as Multiverse: Fusing Art & Leadership to Build Stronger Communities
UC Ballroom
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Keynote Speaker: Tim Tingle
TBA UC Ballroom
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Dr. Candessa Tehee (Cherokee), David Crawler (Cherokee), Ryan Mackey (Cherokee), Elizabeth Toombs (Cherokee), America Meredith (Cherokee)
Panel Discussion: Historic and Contemporary Cherokee Art Movements: Mobilizing Cherokee Language Revitalization for Critical Art Description and Analysis UC 222
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Dr. Angelina Dayton, Andrew Dayton (Cherokee)
Virtual Reality Technology and the American Indian Category: Indigenous Contributions to Science UC 225
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Dr. Dan Wimberly Jesse Bushyhead and the Cherokee Quest for Sovereignty UC 222
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Dr. Tiffanie Hardbarger Sustainable Communities UC 225

Thursday, April 13

Time Presenter Title of Presentation Location
9:30 am - 10:00 am

General Session Hosted by Cherokee Promise Scholars
UC Ballroom
9:45 am - 10:45 am
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeff Corntassel (Cherokee)
Re-envisioning Indigenous Nationhood: Pathways to Sustainable Self-Determination UC Ballroom
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Jaquetta Shade (Cherokee), Dr. Kimberli Lee (Lakota), Ezekiel Choffel, Dr. Malea Powell (Eastern Miami) Water, Food, and Land: Weaving Together Land-based Indigenous Rhetorics UC Ballroom
11:00 am - 12:15 pm Roy Boney, Jr. (Cherokee), Arigon Starr (Kickapoo), Johnnie Diacon (Muscogee Creek) Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers - An All Indigenous Graphic Novel UC Ballroom
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jenny Davis (Choctaw)
Religion, Politics, and Money: Thinking Through the Social Factors in Language Revitalization UC Ballroom
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Dr. Karen Patterson & Speech and Language Pathology Students
FREE Hearing Screenings
UC 226
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Celia Xavier (Salish/Athabascan/Mayan)
Native Americans in Mainstream Media
UC 222
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Russ Tallchief (Osage)
Maria Tallchief – Osage Prima Ballerina
UC 223-224
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Bobbie Chew Bigby (Cherokee)
Living Languages: Bringing Languages To Life Through Focused Cultural Activities
UC 225
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Jennifer Loren (Cherokee)
Recording History: Preserving Cherokee Ways through Documentary Film and Television
UC 223-224
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Dr. Ben Kracht; Student Presenters: Brittany Cheater, Robert Kracht, Judy Cotter, Eric Love, Shannon Fincher
Maintaining Cultural Capital through Tourism
UC 222
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Bobbie Chew Bigby (Cherokee)
Reconciliation: A Tool for Indigenous America?
UC 225
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Cherokee Promise Scholars
Traditional Games
TBD

Friday, April 14

Time Presenter Title of Presentation Location
9:45 am - 10:50 am
General Session hosted by NSU AISES Chapter

UC Ballroom
Keynote Speaker: Devon Mihesuah (Choctaw) How to Create an Outlaw: The Case of Nede Wade Christie UC Ballroom
11:00 am - 11:50 am Dr. Ben Kracht, Dr. Tiffanie Hardbarger (Cherokee), Dr. Candessa Tehee (Cherokee), Dr. Brad Montgomery-Anderson, Dr. Farina King (Diné), Dr. Kimberli Lee (Lakota), Dr. Diane Hammons (Cherokee), Dr. Virginia Whitekiller (Cherokee) State of the Department of Cherokee and Indigenous Studies
UC Ballroom
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Kyle Bell (Thlopthlocco Tribal Town) Defend the Sacred Documentary Film, Followed by Q&A with Director Kyle Bell UC Ballroom
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Jeremy Charles (Cherokee)
Producing Documentary Films
UC 204
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Dr. Candessa Tehee (Cherokee); Student Presenters: Angela Strozier, Lisa Davis Howard, Tony Owens, David Bender, Emma Dorman
Advanced Cherokee II Presentations UC 222
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Native American Student Association
Traditional Stickball Game
Beta Field

Saturday, April 15

Time Presenter Title of Presentation Location
2:00 pm - 5:00  pm
Gourd Dance
NSU Powwow
UC Ballroom
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Dinner

7:00 pm - midnight
Grand Entry/Intertribal
NSU Powwow
UC Ballroom