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.
The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY,206.685.7264(FAX), or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|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: email@example.com, 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
|April 11, 2013||Posted by elissa under Events|
UW Biology’s 2013 Mindlin Lecture
Reciprocity and Restoration:
Finding common ground between indigenous and scientific ecological knowledge
Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) of indigenous peoples is increasingly being recognized by scientists and policy makers as a potential source of ideas for emerging models of sustainability, conservation biology and ecological restoration. TEK has value not only for the wealth of ecological information it contains, but for the cultural framework of respect, reciprocity and
responsibility in which it is embedded. Finding common ground between indigenous and scientific principles of ecological restoration can couple the wisdom of TEK and the power of environmental science for shared goals of sustainability.
Monday, May 20, 2013, 5pm, Hitchcock 132
Refreshments served in foyer at 4:30pm
For more information, please see www.biology.washington.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To request disability accommodations, please contact the Disability Services Office at email@example.com or 543.6450.
Monday, March 4 Welcome luncheon and lecture with visiting Māori Fulbright Speaker from Aotearoa New Zealand
|February 27, 2013||Posted by elissa under Events|
Tihei Mauriora! The Link between Māori Education and Constitutional Transformation in Aotearoa
This event is sponsored by the College of Education, the Department of American Ethnic Studies, the Department of American Indian Studies, the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, and the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity.
|February 19, 2013||Posted by elissa under Events|
SAVE THE DATE!!
May 1–2 2013
“The Living Breath of Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ”
Indigenous Ways of Knowing
Cultural Food Practices and Ecological Knowledge
University of Washington
The University of Washington’s American Indian Studies Department invites you to a two-day symposium to be held May 1-2, 2013 on the UW’s Seattle campus.
“The Living Breath of Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ: Indigenous Ways of Knowing Cultural Food Practices and Ecological Knowledge,” will bring together primarily Northwest Coast and regional Native leaders, elders, and scholars who will share their knowledge and expertise on topics such as tribal food sovereignty initiatives, food justice and security, traditional foods and health, global climate change’s impact on coastal indigenous food systems, treaties and reserved water rights, and treaty fishing rights and habitat protection.
Indigenous peoples in the Northwest have maintained a sustainable way of life through a cultural, spiritual, and reciprocal relationship with their environment. Presently we face serious disruptions to this relationship from policies, environmental threats, and global climate change. Thus, our traditional ecological knowledge is of paramount importance as we strive to sustain our cultural food practices and preserve this healthy relationship to the land, water, and all living things.
This symposium will be the inaugural event to honor UW’s future longhouse-style community building, Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ(a Lushootseed word meaning Intellectual House), that will open its doors in 2014. This event symbolizes the spirit of Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ and embodies the essence of the work we envision doing in this cultural and intellectual space.
Registration details are forthcoming.
Dr. Charlotte Coté (Nuu-chah-nulth) Ph.D., Associate Professor, UW’s Department of American Indian Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; Chair, Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (Intellectual House) Planning and Advisory Committee.
Clarita Lefthand-Begay (Diné) MS, Ph.D. candidate, UW’s School of Public Health, Graduate Student Representative, Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ(Intellectual House) Working Committee Member.
Dian Million (Athabaskan) Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UW’s Department of American Indian Studies.
Elissa Washuta (Cowlitz) MFA, Academic Counselor and Lecturer, UW’s Department of American Indian Studies.
|September 14, 2012||Posted by elissa under Events|
Voices of the First Peoples showcases films created by American Indian filmmakers, many of them produced through the Native Voices program at the University of Washington, as well as other award-winning PBS films. The films explore themes of identity, survival, racism and exploitation, children, history, community, and activism, opening a window into First People’s issues, culture and history. The series is hosted by UW Department of American Indian Studies Professors Charlotte Cote’ and Daniel Hart.
Premieres Sunday, September 16, 7 p.m., UWTV.
|April 28, 2011||Posted by elissa under Events|
On May 5th, 6th, and 7th, 2011, the Eighth Annual Presentation of the American Indian Film Festival will be held at Bellevue College.
Awakening of the Spirit
Thursday 9:30, Friday 10:30
7 Minutes ~ 2009 ~ USA ~ Documentary
AWAKENING OF THE SPIRIT is a portrait of Master Carver Robert Peele (Tsimshian-Haida). Peele is now known by the traditional name that was given to him, Saaduuts. He has devoted years to teaching the youth of the Seattle, WA area, Native and non-Native, the traditional way of carving a canoe. As a boarding school survivor he has overcome many challenges over the years. Saaduuts now looks forward to the future, enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, and passing down the traditional ways of carving ensuring that it will live on for many years.
Fry Bread Babes
Friday after 6:45 keynote address
30 Minutes ~ 2008 ~ USA ~ Documentary
FRY BREAD BABES is a short documentary film in which six Native American women discuss issues of body image and identity, candidly and with humor. How were they affected by the lack of Native American women in mass media?
17 Minutes ~ 2010 ~ USA ~ Documentary
STRONG HEARTS is an examination of violence against Native American women in major motion pictures, independent film, video games and television mini-series. The violence against Native American women is so common in mass media that it’s become “normalized.” The violence depicted is rooted in a brutal historical record dating from first contact and continues today.