UW Daily coverage of the “Living Breath of Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ” Indigenous Ways of Knowing Cultural Food Practices and Ecological Knowledge Symposium
|September 29, 2014||Posted by elissa under Events|
Thanks to The Daily of the University of Washington for their coverage of the “Living Breath of Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ” Indigenous Ways of Knowing Cultural Food Practices and Ecological Knowledge Symposium held on September 26 and 27!
Read the article here.
|September 17, 2014||Posted by elissa under Events|
Rivers for Life: Cultural Resistance to the Xalalá Dam
NISGUA 2014 Fall Tour
University of Washington, Allen Library, Allen Auditorium
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Department
and the American Indian Studies Department
Join the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) and the Association of Communities for Development and the Defense of Land and Natural Resources (ACODET), sharing stories of community-based organizing and resistance to the Xalalá Hydroelectric Dam – a government imposed project that would, if constructed, irreparably damage the land, livelihoods and culture of nearly 100 Maya Q’eqchi’ indigenous communities in Guatemala. ACODET Coordinator Victor Caal Tzuy will speak about the role of Maya Q’eqchi’ culture in his community’s resistance to the Xalalá dam.
For over 30 years, NISGUA has linked people in the U.S. and Guatemala in the grassroots global struggle for justice, human dignity, and respect for the Earth.
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|September 3, 2014||Posted by Dian under Events, Uncategorized|
2014 “Living Breath of Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ” Indigenous Ways of Knowing Cultural Food Practices and Ecological Knowledge Symposium ~ Registration Now Open
|August 18, 2014||Posted by Dian under Events, Uncategorized|
The University of Washington’s American Indian Studies Department invites you to a two-day symposium on September 26 and 27, 2014, in the Center for Urban Horticulture at the UW’s Seattle campus. “The Living Breath of Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ: Indigenous Ways of Knowing Cultural Food Practices and Ecological Knowledge,” symposium will bring together individuals to share their knowledge and expertise on topics such as tribal food sovereignty initiatives, food justice and security, traditional foods and health, indigenous foods systems and global climate change, and treaty water and fishing rights.
Confirmed panelists include Valerie Segrest, Micah McCarty, Nitanis Desjarlais, Devon Peña, Tracy Rector, Preston Hardison, Dawn Morrison, Jason Gobin, Michelle Daigle, Jeff Corntassel, Michelle Montgomery, Glen Pinkham, Clarita Begay, and Ramon Shiloh.
Sessions include a plant walk with Valerie Segrest, traditional foods from a chef’s perspective with Ramon Shiloh, creating a traditional foods cookbook with Clarita Begay, living off the grid with Nitanis Desjarlais.
Panel titles include, “Re-honoring the relational roots of Indigenous food sovereignty,” “Nurturing Hearts of Service and Cultivating Knowledge of Traditional Foods: An Overview of NWIC Youth Outreach & Education Activities,” “Coming Full Circle, Northwest Tribal Food Sovereignty/Security Initiatives.”
We will also have a Coast Salish foods table where attendees can sample coastal and regional foods. The table will include the Lushootseed names of the foods and history of how these foods were traditionally prepared.
Registration includes a local, organic, and traditional lunch on both days prepared by Chef Ramon Shiloh and Catering by Nicole.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN:
To get the EARLY BIRD PRICE PLEASE REGISTER NOW: 125.00 for two days and 75.00 for one day. Please register before 12PM on Friday, September 12, 2014. After that the late registration fee is 140.00 per two days and 90.00 per day. Online registration will close September 23. After September 23 you must register with the conference on the first day to attend. We urge you to register early! Our seats will fill quickly.
All students with a UW ID are admitted free subject to available seating. Students should check in at the registration desk.
In honor of the Northwest Indian College “Our Food Is Our Medicine” conference taking place September 25 and 26th, their participants can attend our conference for a reduced fee. Participants with their OFIOM registration receipt can attend our event for $50.00. To get this rate you must register the day you attend at our registration table. Cash or checks only.
Elders may be admitted free by emailing Dian Million or contacting Dian Million at the registration table on the first day you attend. For all registration questions please email Dian Million with “conference registration” in the subject line: firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a message at (206) 543-9082.
For more information on the symposium schedule and details contact:
Dr. Charlotte Coté (Nuu-chah-nulth),
Planning Committee Chair
Phone (206) 221-6549
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|November 4, 2013||Posted by elissa under Events|
On October 25, the University of Washington broke ground on the Wәłәb?altxw Intellectual House, a longhouse-style facility on UW’s Seattle campus.
Photo by Anastasia Stepankowsky, UW Daily, “UW breaks ground on new Native American longhouse”
Photo by Marcus Yam, Seattle Times, “Longhouse at UW to welcome students, indigenous community”
Photo by Andrew Gobin, Tulalip News, ”Wәłәb?altxw – Intellectual House: UW breaks ground on a 40-year dream”
Meg MacDonald, IWRI News, Ground Breaking on the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intelectual house
|October 17, 2013||Posted by elissa under Uncategorized|
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington seeks candidates for a full-time associate or full professor, to serve as Chair in the Department of American Indian Studies.
American Indian Studies (AIS) at UW is a multidisciplinary academic department that offers an undergraduate major and a minor. It is also home to the Native Voices graduate program in indigenous film, video, and digital media. The department faculty represent a range of disciplines and approach their teaching and research from a decolonized, community-based and global perspective. The department works with national and regional Native American communities through the UW Tribal Leaders Summit, Native American Advisory Board, UW powwows, the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House project, and campus symposia and conferences. It is a campus leader in facilitating the recruitment and retention of Native American and indigenous students.
Applications will be reviewed beginning January 22, 2014, until the position is filled.
|September 23, 2013||Posted by elissa under Uncategorized|
Professor Dian Million’s first book, Therapeutic Nations: Healing in an Age of Indigenous Human Rights, is now available from the University of Arizona Press.
Self-determination is on the agenda of Indigenous peoples all over the world. This analysis by an Indigenous feminist scholar challenges the United Nations–based human rights agendas and colonial theory that until now have shaped Indigenous models of self-determination. Gender inequality and gender violence, Dian Million argues, are critically important elements in the process of self-determination.
Million contends that nation-state relations are influenced by a theory of trauma ascendant with the rise of neoliberalism. Such use of trauma theory regarding human rights corresponds to a therapeutic narrative by Western governments negotiating with Indigenous nations as they seek self-determination.
Focusing on Canada and drawing comparisons with the United States and Australia, Million brings a genealogical understanding of trauma against a historical filter. Illustrating how Indigenous people are positioned differently in Canada, Australia, and the United States in their articulation of trauma, the author particularly addresses the violence against women as a language within a greater politic. The book introduces an Indigenous feminist critique of this violence against the medicalized framework of addressing trauma and looks to the larger goals of decolonization. Noting the influence of humanitarian psychiatry, Million goes on to confront the implications of simply dismissing Indigenous healing and storytelling traditions.
Therapeutic Nations is the first book to demonstrate affect and trauma’s wide-ranging historical origins in an Indigenous setting, offering insights into community healing programs. The author’s theoretical sophistication and original research make the book relevant across a range of disciplines as it challenges key concepts of American Indian and Indigenous studies.
“Million effortlessly puts the theories produced by Native healing and organizing projects into conversation with theorists across diverse fields. This book is simply brilliant.” – Andrea Smith, author of Native Americans and the Christian Right: The Gendered Politics of Unlikely Alliances
“Million’s determination to address dangers on both sides, to avoid binaristic traps, and her care not to dismiss the routes she critiques, require a sophistication and a nimbleness that she is able to supply.” – Jennifer Henderson, author of Settler Feminism and Race Making in Canada
Therapeutic Nations: Healing in an Age of Indigenous Human Rights is available now from the University of Arizona Press. Email email@example.com to receive a discount code for 20% off when you order the book from UA Press!
|May 23, 2013||Posted by elissa under Classes|
AIS 475A: Summer 2013 B-term
The Twilight Series: Native Image and Myth
|May 21, 2013||Posted by elissa under Classes|
AIS 270 A: Summer 2013 A-term
Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast
|May 8, 2013||Posted by elissa under Classes|
AIS 340 A: Summer 2013 A-term
The Health and Wealth of Native Nations
How might health and wealth be imagined through a different paradigm? What for instance, are the relationships between American Indian and Alaska Native families, peoples, their land and their traditional economies? How is cultural/spiritual, physical/mental, and economic health imagined differently in Indian Country? How have Native peoples perceived their own definitions of family, of community and of health? How and why is a present “healing” of Native individuals and families articulated to a revitalized land and community that extends to include so much more?