NAS Colloquium Explores Environmental Justice, Academic Activism and Other Topics

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The UC Davis Department of Native American Studies Colloquium Series continues during the winter and spring quarters. The talks are held from noon to 1 p.m. in Hart Hall, Room 3201.

Jan. 9

“Environmental Justice in Indian Country”
Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes), director and senior research associate at the Center for World Indigenous Studies and American Indian studies professor at CSU San Marcos.

Feb. 20

“Ethnographic Collaborations: Making History With a Mapuche Thunder Shaman in Chile”
Ana Mariella Bacigalupo, professor of anthropology at SUNY Buffalo State College.

February (date to be announced)

“The Philosophical Tradition of the Maya Tsotsil of Huixtan” 
Manuel Bolom Pale (Mayan), professor at the Universidad Intercultural de Chiapas.

March 5

“Indigenous Peoples’ Human and Environmental Rights: The Role of Academic Activism”
Melissa Nelson (Turtle Mountain Chippewa), professor of American Indian studies at CSU San Francisco.
Frédérique Apffel-Marglin, professor emerita at Smith College.
Guillermo Delgado (Quechua), lecturer emeritus at UC Santa Cruz.

April 2

“Decolonial Musings, Radical Imagination and Building Indigenized Futures”
Cutchua Risling-Baldy (Hupa, Yurok, Karuk), assistant professor and chair of Native American studies at CSU Humboldt.

May 14

North Pacific Studies Research Cluster Symposium
The symposium will feature collaborative works primarily by indigenous women researchers.