Five College Consortium

Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies

Two-Spirit Mental Health

Mon, Oct 23 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Reese 302

Join us for Dr. Robinson's lecture on two-spirit mental health. Dr. Robinson is a bisexual and two-spirit scholar from Eski'kewaq, Nova Scotia, and a member of the Lennox Island First Nation. Her work examines the impact of intersecting oppressions and draws on critical, postcolonial, and queer theories, insectionality, and third wave feminism.

Presented by the Mount Holyoke Weissman Center and the Department of Psychology.

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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Book Launch Party for Laura Furlan

Wed, Oct 25 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Amherst Books, 8 Main St, Amherst, MA

In Indigenous Cities Laura M. Furlan, Associate Professor of English at UMass Amherst, demonstrates that stories of the urban experience are essential to an understanding of modern Indigeneity. She situates Native identity among theories of diaspora, cosmopolitanism, and transnationalism by examining urban narratives—such as those written by Sherman Alexie, Janet Campbell Hale, Louise Erdrich, and Susan Power—along with the work of filmmakers and artists. In these stories Native peoples navigate new surroundings, find and reformulate community, and maintain and redefine Indian identity in the postrelocation era. These narratives illuminate the changing relationship between urban Indigenous peoples and their tribal nations and territories and the ways in which new cosmopolitan bonds both reshape and are interpreted by tribal identities.

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Other
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Decolonization in Comparative Context: What is Decolonization?

Fri, Oct 27 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Frost Library

What is decolonization? What are its origins and its connection to the histories and memories of a given geographical space? What legacies does decolonial thinking pass on to contemporary thought? And what can we learn about decolonization from comparative contexts?

Featuring: 

Friday, October 27th 4:00 - 6:00
What is Decolonization?
Featuring Anjali Prabhu, George Ciccariello-Maher, J. Kehaulani Kauanui

Saturday, October 28th
10:30 - 12:30
On Red Skin, White Masks
Featuring Glen Coulthard, Mark Rifkin, Jodi Byrd, Kyle Mays

1:30 - 3:30
On Brown Skin, White Masks
Featuring Anthony Alessandrini, Muriam Haleh Davis, Rana Barakat

3:45 - 5:45
On Black Skin, Whte Masks
Featuring Grant Farred, Kris Sealey, Abdul JanMohamed

Sponsored by the Amherst College Office of the Dean of Faculty, Center for Humanistic Inquiry, the Lamont Fund, and departments of American Studies, Anthropology & Sociology, Black Studies, English; the Mt. Holyoke History Department; and the Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Faculty Seminar.

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Amherst College
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Decolonization in Comparative Context: Red Skin, White Masks; Brown Skin, White Masks; Black Skin, White Masks

Sat, Oct 28 2017 - 10:30am to 5:45pm
Location: 
Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Frost Library

What is decolonization? What are its origins and its connection to the histories and memories of a given geographical space? What legacies does decolonial thinking pass on to contemporary thought? And what can we learn about decolonization from comparative contexts?

Featuring: 

Saturday, October 28th

10:30 - 12:30
On Red Skin, White Masks
Featuring Glen Coulthard, Mark Rifkin, Jodi Byrd, Kyle Mays

1:30 - 3:30
On Brown Skin, White Masks
Featuring Anthony Alessandrini, Muriam Haleh Davis, Rana Barakat

3:45 - 5:45
On Black Skin, Whte Masks
Featuring Grant Farred, Kris Sealey, Abdul JanMohamed

Sponsored by the Amherst College Office of the Dean of Faculty, Center for Humanistic Inquiry, the Lamont Fund, and departments of American Studies, Anthropology & Sociology, Black Studies, English; the Mt. Holyoke History Department; and the Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Faculty Seminar.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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