Symposium on the American Indian
About the Symposium
50th Annual Symposium on the American Indian
Envisioning Indigenous Futurity on April 10-15, 2023
This yearâ€™s theme, â€œEnvisioning Indigenous Futurityâ€, offers time to reflect on our past, evaluate the present, and look forward to the future with hope. Futurity is viewed by some as an integration of the past, present, and future. This way of thinking regarding how our past influences the present, and subsequently, the present affects the future is not a new concept for Indigenous peoples. For time immemorial, we have looked to lessons from our past and guidance from our elders while considering the impact our decisions have on our future generations, often referred to as â€œthe seven generationsâ€ principle. Through this theme, we seek to explore the concepts of futurity within a variety of disciplines, including history, cultural anthropology, leadership, Tribal sovereignty, research, sustainability, and community development, among others. We will celebrate fifty years of scholarship, broadening perspectives, community building, diversity, and culture since the annual symposium and gatherings of Native American knowledge-carriers began at NSU. Dr. Doug Kiel (Oneida Nation), Dr. Miranda Belarde-Lewis (Zuni Pueblo/Tlingit) and Dr. Laura Harjo (Mvskoke) will all serve as keynote speakers and the center of the 50th Annual Symposium on the American Indian.
Earn an hour of college credit for attending!
SOWK 4751, Indian Symposium CRN 31253
Contact: Dr. Whitekiller, email@example.com