|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.
|April 26, 2011||Posted by elissa under Events|
All are welcome to attend a presentation by Dr. Leonie Pihama, Indigenous Fulbright Scholar visiting from Aotearoa (New Zealand)!
The Presentation will take place at 6:00pm in Room 225 in Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle Campus.
Presentation Title: Decolonising Theory: Centering Traditional Knowledge within Indigenous Theorising
Within the academy theory has been historically constructed in ways that have maintained the centrality of Western thinking. This has been actively challenged by a range of Indigenous Academics who have worked to create decolonising spaces within University settings. The struggle for the affirmation of Indigenous theories has grown significantly in the past 20 years. In Aotearoa (New Zealand) Kaupapa Maori theory has been presented as an Indigenous theoretical framework that is grounded upon Maori language and culture. This presentation provides a discussion and critique of the notion of ‘theorising on’ Indigenous Peoples and argues for the ongoing development and articulation of Indigenous theories by and for Indigenous communities.
For more information on Dr. Leonie Pihama see iwri.org.