Symposium Agenda

Symposium Agenda

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2021 Symposium Agenda PDF 2021 Symposium on the American Indian Program (4.4 mbs)

Monday, April 12

Presentation Time Title of Presentation (Click to Join) Presenter(s)
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Creating Pathways to Service and Success Round Table Discussion  
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Miss Native American NSU Pageant  

Tuesday, April 13

Presentation Time Title of Presentation (Click to Join) Presenter(s)
10:00 am - 10:50 am The Potential of Indigenous-Led Tourism for Socio-Ecological Justice, Stewardship and Tribal Sovereignty Bobbie Chew Bigby (Cherokee)
11:00 am - 11:50 am Tim Tingle: A Storytelling Visionary of Choctaw Culture Nikolle Dixon (Choctaw)
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm NEPA: What Is it and Why Should I Care? Heather Tanana (Navajo), S.J. Quinney College of Law - University of Utah
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Four Pillars of Identification: Redefining Indigenous People by Traditional Standards Mark Bolin (Cherokee)
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm A million lines of code: The future of news and jobs in Indian Country Keynote Presentation: Mark Trahant (Shoshone-Bannock), Editor, Indian Country Today
4:00pm - 4:50pm The Long Walk and the Trail of Tears, Boarding Schools and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Told Through Graphic Design Trinity Manuelito (Navajo) and Dr. Jeffrey Toney , Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wednesday, April 14

Presentation Time Title of Presentation (Click to Join) Presenter(s)
9:00 am - 9:50 am Healing Through Language: Creating new visionaries for improving health Dr. D.H. Whalen, Endangered Language Fund; Bri Alexander (Shawnee Tribe Cherokee Nation), City University of New York
10:00 am - 10:50 am Framing a Sacred Fight: Framing Analysis and Collective Identity of the #noDAPL Movement Emilia Gaston, University of North Texas
11:00 am - 11:50 am Advancing Indigenous Knowledge: Formation of a Tribal Research Department Dr. Celia Stall-Meadows (Choctaw), Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm The Strange Case of the Hipster Headdress: Reclaiming Indigenous Representations and imagining Indigenous Futures Keynote Presentation: Dr. Adrienne Keene (Cherokee), Brown University
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Service-Learning and Practicing Oral History with Diné and Cherokee Communities Dr. Farina King (Diné), Northeastern State University; Ernestine Berry (Keetoowah), Director of John Hair Cultural Center and Museum; Midge Dellinger (Mvskoke), Oral Historian of Muscogee (Creek) Nation and Teagan Dreyer (Choctaw), Northeastern State University Alumna
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm The Native American Leadership Model Dr. Monte Randall (Muscogee (Creek),) President, College of the Muscogee Nation
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Christianity is an Irregular Verb: An Examination of the Mvskoke Language & Christianity Jay Fife (Mvskoke ), Student at Yale University
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm How Indigenous Practices Help Us Heal Ourselves and Our Communities From Trauma Dr. Tami DeCoteau (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara) Nation, DeCoteau Trauma-Informed Care & Practice, PLLC
5:00 pm - 5:50 pm White ‘Alliahs:’ The Creation & Perpetuation of the ‘Wise Indian’ Trope Jessica Mehta (Cherokee), University of Exeter
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Film Screening: Necessity Hosted by the NSU American Indian Science and Engineering Society Chapter

Thursday, April 15

Presentation Time Title of Presentation (Click to Join) Presenter(s)
9:00 am - 9:50 am How Lakota Communities Benefit from Culturally Inclusive Art Therapy and Yoga Alexis Estes (Lower Brule Sioux Tribe), Wayne State University
10:00 am - 10:50 am Keeping the Sage Burning: An Evaluation of Pre-Service ICWA Training for Oklahoma Foster/Adoptive Parents Kendra Lowden (Potawatomi and Osage), Citizen Potawatomi Nation
11:00 am - 11:50 am Connection to land, language, and culture: The key to preventing Indigenous health disparities Dr. Melissa Lewis (Cherokee), University of Missouri
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Indigenous Innovative Leadership Keynote Presentation: Bryson Kainoa Hawai'i (Hawaiian), Hālau ʻŌlelo
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm “Storytelling through Fire: The Reclamation and Socio-Ecological Importance of Indigenous Cultural Fire” Melinda M. Adams (N'dee, San Carlos Apache), The University of California Davis
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Cultural Asset Quantification Paul J. Flores Jr. (Gila River Indian Community), Northern Arizona University
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Indigenous Faculty and Staff Alliance: Transforming Communities to Reflect Indigenous History, Present, and Future Dr. Debra J. Bolton (Dine'/Ohkay Owingeh/Ute), Kansas State University; Dr. Alex Redcorn (Osage), LaVerne Bitsie-Baldwin (Dine'), Dr. Brandon Haddock (Cherokee), Audrey Swartz (Miami), and Dr. Lisa Tatonetti
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm Knowing the Land: Resource Access, Conservation, and Cherokee Land-based Education in Oklahoma Dr. Clint Carroll (Cherokee) University of Colorado Boulder; Student co-presenters: Savannah Anderson (Cherokee Nation); Larry Carney (Cherokee Nation); Ashley Oosahwe-Dreadfulwater (Cherokee Nation); Summer Wilkie (Cherokee Nation);
Kakiley Workman (Cherokee Nation)

Friday, April 16

Presentation Time Title of Presentation (Click to Join) Presenter(s)
10:00 am - 10:50 am Toknawv Vhecetv "To Take Care of Money" Pete Coser, Jr. (Muscogee (Creek) Nation), Muscogee (Creek) Nation Higher Education Department
11:00 am - 11:50 am Cherokee Women Reclaim Cherokee Women’s Stories (This is the name of the lecture series) Dr. Jaquëtta Shade-Johnson (Cherokee), University of Missouri; Callie Chunestudy (Cherokee) Curator, Cherokee Heritage Center; America Meredith (Cherokee), Publishing Editor, First American Art Magazine
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Trauma: From Dealing to Healing Keynote Presentation: Dr. Darryl Tonemah (Kiowa/Comanche/Tuscarora), Tonemah Consulting Group
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Reorganizing Tribal Sovereignty: The IRA and Boilerplate Constitutionalism Jair Peltier (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa), University of Southern California
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Indigenous Medical Humanities: A Lesson in Perspective Michelle 'Chelle' McIntyre-Brewer (Cherokee), Northeastern State University, American Indian Society of DC, Circle Legacy Center
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Workshop: Tools for Addressing Trauma Dr. Darryl Tonemah (Kiowa/Comanche/Tuscarora), Tonemah Consulting Group
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm A Southern People: Cultural Change and Identity Formation in the Choctaw Nation, 1800-1861 Josh Phillips, Southern Methodist University

Saturday, April 17

Presentation Time Title of Presentation (Click to Join) Presenter(s)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Short Film & Discussion: Yá’át’ééh Abiní (Good Morning) MorningStar Angeline (Navajo, Chippewa Cree, Blackfoot, and Latinx), actress, director, producer, writer, and performer
3:00 PM Virtual Powwow