Free Series Offers 8 Talks on Native American Issues

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The Research Now weekly series in the UC Davis Department of Native American Studies offers eight lectures that are free and open to the public during Winter Quarter 2020. They take place on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:50 a.m. in Hart Hall.

Jan. 16

“Walking Where We Lived: Patwin and Native American Legacies, Honoring, and Activism at UC Davis”
Juan A. Ávila Hernández (Yoeme/Yoi), UC Davis alumnus (Ph.D., history, ‘05).

Jan. 23

“Run4Salmon: A Prayerful Journey to Restore Our Salmon Runs, Protect Our Waters, and Our Indigenous Lifeways”
Caleen Sisk, spiritual leader and tribal chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe.

Jan. 30 

"Emplaced Coloniality: Alaska Native Studies in Native American and Indigenous Studies."
Jen Rose Smith (Eyak), UC President’s postdoctoral fellow, UC Davis Native American Studies.

Feb. 6

“The Hemispheric Approach of Native American Studies at UC Davis: A Personal Journey”
Inés Hernández-Ávila (Nez Perce/Tejana), professor of Native American studies, UC Davis.

Feb. 13

Returning Ancestors and Restoring Rights: The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and UC Davis’s Repatriation Efforts”
Megon Noble, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Native project director, UC Davis.

Feb. 20

“Aspirational Alliances: Indigenous and Farmer Coalitions in Food Sovereignty Struggles”
Anthony Pahnke (Potawatomi descent), assistant professor of international relations, San Francisco State University.

Feb. 27

“The Maya Hieroglyphic Database Project, 1984–Present”
Martha Macri (Cherokee), professor emerita of Native American studies, UC Davis.

March 5

“‘We Are a Part of the Land and the Land Is Us’: Settler Colonialism, Genocide and Healing in California”
Kaitlin Reed (Yurok/Hupa), assistant professor of American Indian studies, Humboldt State University.