Five College Consortium

Reception for all interested in Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies

Friday, September 26, 4:30-6pm, Frost Library Archives, Amherst College

The Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Program invites all interested in indigenous studies to attend a reception featuring Ojibwe scholar Howard Kimewon. Kimewon, an author and instructor most recently at the University of Michigan, is beginning a Five College residency to explore development of language instruction in Anishinaabemowin, the Ojibwe language, during the 2014-15 academic year. As part of the residency, Kimewon is teaching courses open to all Five College students on Ojibwe language and culture at UMass Amherst and Amherst College in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015.

The reception will offer attendees an opportunity to learn more about the Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) Program, which offers students at Five College campuses an opportunity to earn a certificate in Native American and Indigenous Studies. The Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Certificate Program draws on the resources of all five consortium campuses, benefitting from a wide variety of courses exploring Native American and indigenous issues that are taught within the consortium each year. The program emphasizes the many long histories of Native American and indigenous groups around the world, as well as their contemporary lives and situations. Students completing the program earn a certificate that is the equivalent of an academic minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies. For more information, visit fivecolleges.edu/natam.

Also featured at the reception will be Amherst College’s new Kim-Wait Eisenberg Native American Literature Collection, one of the most comprehensive collections of books by Native American authors ever assembled by a private collector.

The reception will take place on Friday, September 26, from 4:30 to 6 pm, at Amherst College’s Frost Library Archives. Refreshments will be served.