“The First and the Forced”: Indigenous and African American Intersections

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Thursday, November 9, 2006 | Haskell Indian Nations University—Navarre Hall, Lawrence, Kansas

Marla Jackson quilt

"Snake Bit," 2000
Marla Jackson, quilter

8:00 a.m.

8:20 a.m.

 

8:45-10:15

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Welcome, Blessing and Drumming Ceremony
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Panel 1. Race and Identity: Law, Science, Culture
Chair: Stacy Leeds (Cherokee Nation), University of Kansas professor of law; director, Tribal Law and Government Center; interim director, Center for Indigenous Nations Studies

Panelists:
Carla Pratt, associate professor, Penn State Dickinson School of Law
"'First and the Forced': The Role of Law and Cultural Tradition in Constructing and Africanless Indian Identity" Hear the presentation.View the presentation.

Arica Coleman, post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University, "Ancestry DNA and the Manipulation of Afro-Indian Identity"
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Monica Joiner Tsinagini (Diné) , independent scholar, "Walking in Two Worlds: Situational Identity, Identity Fusion, and Tribal Allegiance"
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10:15-10:30

10:30-Noon

Break

Panel 2. Afro-Indigenous Intersections & Spanish Colonization
Chair: James N. Leiker, associate professor, Johnson County Community College Department of History

Panelists: Annette Rodriguez, graduate student in American studies, University of New Mexico, "The Afro-Mestizo Presence in the Pueblo Revolt of Northern and Central New Mexico" Hear the presentation.View the presentation.

José Bravo de Rueda, associate professor, North Carolina A & T Department of Foreign Languages, "(Dis)Connections: African and Indigenous Peoples in Peru"
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Tanya Golash-Boza, assistant professor, University of Kansas American studies/sociology, "Left in the Dark: Collective Memory and Amnesia in Valleverde, Peru" Hear the presentation.View the presentation.

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Noon-1:30 p.m. Luncheon
Introduction of Speaker: Julia Good Fox (Pawnee)
James Riding In (Pawnee), associate professor, Arizona State University American Indian studies, "African American/Indigenous Coalition Building"
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1:45-3:15

(Concurrent Sessions)
Workshop 1. Hip Hop, World Music, and the Politics of the Message

Moderator: Willow Jack
Presenter: Brian Frejo of Culture Shock Camp

Panel 3. Afro-Indigenous Crossroads
Chair: Kim Warren , assistant professor, University of Kansas Department of History

Panelists: Cheri Lee Thomas (Quinault Indian Nation), Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission, "Living Quinault in L.A.: Includion and Exclusion in a Multicultural World" Hear the presentation.View the presentation.

Ralph Crowder, associate professor, University of California, Riverside ethnic studies, "Cherokee Freemen and Black Immigrants 1866-1907: Ethnicity, Politics and Citizenship" Hear the presentation.View the presentation.

Leslie Hannah, (Wolf Clan of the Cherokee), assistant professor of English and Native American studies, Kansas State University, "If the Subaltern Speaks in the Woods and Nobody Listens . . ." Hear the presentation.View the presentation.

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3:15-3:30 Break

3:30-5:00

(Concurrent Sessions)
Panel 4. Literature and Discourses

Chair: Joyce McCray Pearson (African American/Seminole), director, University of Kansas School of Law Library

Panelists: Virginia Kennedy, doctoral student, Cornell University English/American Indian studies, "Who Are We to Be, Where Are We to Stand: Land and Bodies in Morrison's Beloved and Treuer's The Hiawatha"
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Patricia Perea, PhD candidate, University of New Mexico American studies, "Unraveling the Nation: Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead and the Post (?) Colonial Revolution across Borders" Hear the presentation.View the presentation.

Ruben Afagla (Eve/Ewe), senior assistant lecturer at Lomé University and doctoral candidate, University of Kansas American studies, "A Divided Horizon in Their Common Sky?: Some Commonalities of African American and Indigenous Experiences in the United States" Hear the presentation.View the presentation.

Panel 5. Sharing Borders: Haskell Students Speak
Chair: Rick White Feather
Haskell Student Roundtable

5:15 p.m.

Shuttle arrives at Haskell; will leave by 5:30 p.m.

For those who would like to dine out in Lawrence, shuttles will be available to take guests downtown to Massachusetts Street. Schedules and shuttle meeting points will be provided.
    Shuttle returns to Haskell by 7:40 p.m.
  8:00 p.m. Performance: Culture Shock Camp
    Shuttle returns to Haskell at 9:00 p.m.; will leave for hotels by 9:15 p.m.
May you leave invigorated, full of new questions and ideas. Rest well.

Friday, November 10, 2006 | University of Kansas—Kansas Union Lawrence, Kansas

eagle quilt

Quilter: Duane Dudley, Choctaw

 

 

7:45 a.m.-
8:00 a.m.
8:00 am

8:20-8:30
8:30-9:30





Welcome, Blessing, and Memorial

Breakfast (Buffet Style) - Ballroom

Introduction of Speaker: Maryemma Graham , professor, University of Kansas Department of English
Keynote speaker: Tiya Miles, assistant professor, University of Michigan Program in American Culture, the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, and the Native American Studies Program, "Black Spots Upon the Memory": Writing the Stories of Subaltern Lives

9:30-9:45
9:30-10:30
Break
Book Signing

9:45-11:15

Panel 1. Warrior Project - Alderson Auditorium
Chair: Mike Tosee, faculty, American Indian Studies Department at Haskell Indian Nations University
Panelists: James Riding In (Pawnee), associate professor, Arizona State University American Indian studies

Maceo Crenshaw Dailey Jr., associate professor, University of Texas—El Paso Department of History and director of African American studies

Sherda Williams, superintendent, Nicodemus National Historic Site, National Park Service

11:20-12:50

Panel 2. Contemporary Intersections - Alderson Auditorium
Chair: Gary Zellar, adjunct professor of history, Montgomery College and Angelina College

Panelists: Elizabeth Rhodes, associate librarian, Xavier University of Louisiana, "Lagniappe for The Future: An Ethnographic Case Study of the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans" Hear the presentation.View the presentation.

Nalo Jackson, doctoral candidate,University of Minnesota American studies, "It Was the Time Indians Went into Court with Hope Rather than Despair": A Study in Coalition Building between Black and American Indian Communities through the History of the Minneapolis Legal Rights Center Hear the presentation.View the presentation.

Jean Foggo Simon (Bermuda Pequot), independent researcher, St. David's Island Indian Association, Bermuda, "'Their Voices Are Not Silent': The Legacy of St. David's Islanders, Bermuda" Hear the presentation.View the presentation.

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1:00-2:00 p.m. Luncheon - Ballroom
Introduction of Speaker: Ron Welburn (Southern Algonquin/Cherokee), University of Massachusetts English Department
Speaker: Tall Oak, (Absentee Mashantucket Pequot and Wampanoag), independent researcher, "Operation American Freedom"
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2:15-3:45

(Concurrent Sessions)
Panel 3. Sharing Borders: Haskell Students Speak
Chair: Rick White Feather
Haskell Student Roundtable - Jayhawk Room

Panel 4. Indian Territory - Big XII Room
Chair: Arica Coleman, post-doc fellow Johns Hopkins

Panelists: Darnella Davis (Muscogee Creek), COSMOS Corporation, "Cultural Strains and Shifting Racial Identity among the Descendants of Thomas Jefferson Adams"
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Patrick Minges, faculty, Davidson Early College "'A great Gathering of Wondering;' The Spiritual Intersections of Indigenous and African Persons in the Early Baptist Church" Hear the presentation.View the presentation.

Gary Zellar, adjunct professor of history, Montgomery College and Angelina College "Tullahassee Manual Labor School and Creek Freedmen Education in the Creek Nation"  Hear the presentation.View the presentation.
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3:45-4:00 Break

4:00-5:45

Panel 5. Contemporary Filmmakers - Alderson Auditorium
Chair: Robin Prichard, choreographer and visiting faculty, Smith College
Panelists: Chico Herbison, lecturer, University of Kansas African and African American studies, "Challenging Binaries through Film"


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Alicia Woods, documentary filmmaker, University of Washington film studies, "Telling My Story: A Student's Path to Documentary Filmmaking"
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Kevin Willmott (African American/Choctaw), associate professor, University of Kansas Department of Theater and Film, "Writing Civilized Tribes"
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Jenni Monet, independent filmmaker, "DNA: African/Indigenous Intersections"
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  5:30-7:15 Reception and Book Signing
Spencer Museum of Art
Viewing of Shifting Borders Exhibit
  7:30-9:00 Traditional Dance Performance with Q&A Pamyua, World Music Artists from Alaska who combine Inuit harmonies with the African djembe
Shuttles will arrive at 9:10 p.m. for hotels.
DAY TWO ENDS . . .Pleasant Dreams

Saturday, November 11, 2006 | University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30 a.m.

Concurrent Workshop Sessions

Workshop 1. Afro-Indigenous Musicians in Jazz - Big XII Room
Moderator: Sherrie Tucker, associate professor, University of Kansas American studies and Interdisciplinary Jazz Studies Group

Presenter: Ron Welburn (Southern Algonquin/Cherokee), University of Massachusetts English Department
Indigenous and African Experiences Hall Center Seminar

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Workshop 2. 21st-century Maroons in the Crossroads - Jayhawk Room
Moderator: Ruben Afagla(Eve/Ewe), senior assistant lecturer at Lomé University and doctoral candidate, University of Kansas American studies

Presenter: Mark Harris (Yoruba/Choctaw), substance abuse prevention coordinator, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon
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9:30-9:45 Break
9:45-11:45

Panel 1. Descendants of Freedwo/men: Contemporary Legal, Social and Cultural Issues - Alderson Auditorium
Chair: Carmaletta Williams, professor, Johnson County Community College Department of English

Panelists: Marilyn Vann (Cherokee Nation), president, Descendants of the Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes, independent researcher, "History and Plight of Descendants of Cherokee Freedmen Indians"
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Celia E. Naylor, assistant professor, Dartmouth College Department of History, "Reflections on Enslaved African-Americans in Nineteenth-Century
Indian Territory and Contemporary Challenges for Descendants of Cherokee
Freedpeople in Oklahoma" Hear the presentation.View the presentation.

Gail Jackson (Creek Nation), treasurer, Descendants of the Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes, independent researcher, "History and Plight of Descendants of Creek Freedmen Indians" Hear the presentation.View the presentation.

11:45-1:15 p.m. Lunch - Ballroom

Introduction of Speaker: James N. Leiker, associate professor, Johnson County Community College Department of History

William Loren Katz, curriculum specialist and consultant
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1:30-3:00 p.m.

Panel 2. Sharing Borders and Curriculum Development Strategies - Big XII Room
Chair: Darnella Davis (Muskogee Creek), independent researcher

Panelists: Susan Stebbins, associate professor, State University of New York at Postdam Department of Anthropology and director, U.S. and Global studies, "Black Indians: An Interdisciplinary Class" Hear the presentation.View the presentation.

Dan Wildcat (Euchee), faculty, Haskell Indian Nations University American Indian studies, "Remembering Crazy Snakes and the Afro-Indigenous Influence"

Joyce McCray Pearson (African American/Seminole), director, University of Kansas School of Law Library, "Teaching the Law and Literature Using Afro-Indigenous Themes" Hear the presentation.View the presentation.
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3:15-4:15

Workshop 3. Indigenous and African Enslavement and Subsequent Fugitive Communities: A Creative Approach to Scholarly Research - Jayhawk Room

Moderator: Dan Wildcat (Euchee), faculty, Haskell Indian Nations University American Indian studies

Deborah J. Tucker, community outreach/ information services librarian, Wayne State University Library Hear the presentation.View the presentation.

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Shuttles leave the Kansas Union at 4:45 p.m.
Shuttles arrive at hotels by 7:00 p.m. enroute to Haskell Auditorium.

7:30

Ulali in Concert at Haskell Auditorium—Q&A to follow

This event is generously cosponsored by the Lied Center of Kansas.

 

Shuttles return to the hotels at 9:00 p.m.
  Thank your for participating in our conference. Your presence has enriched and inspired us. Travel safely.

Conference Organizers : Zanice Bond de Pérez, Julia Good Fox, Jim Leiker, Dan Wildcat

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