Five College Consortium

Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies

Third Annual Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Symposium

Image of Honour Water, a singing game for mobile devices developed by Pinnguaq with art and design by Elizabeth LaPensée 

Living Waters, Animate Lands

Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Braiding Story, Skills and Sustenance with Hope for a Sustainable Future

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

Thursday, April 6 (UMass Amherst, site TBD)

6:30 pm

Welcome Reception

7:00 pm

Film

Friday, April 7 (Amherst College, Cole Assembly Hall)

9:00 am

Gathering, Welcome, Opening Ceremonies

9:30-11:00

Opening address and Animate Lands Panel

11:15-11:30

Break

11:30-1:00

Living Waters Panel

1:00-2:00

Buffet lunch for all participants

2:00-3:00

Roundtable Discussions – Speakers, FCNAIS faculty, participants

3:15-4:15

Roundtable Discussions – Speakers, FCNAIS faculty, participants

4:30-5:00

6:30pm

7:00pm

Summary Discussion and Closing (All)

Evening Reception

Reading by LeAnne Howe and Susan Powers

Saturday, April 8 (gather at Amherst College)

10:00~noon

TEK plant walk 

Featured Speakers (include)

Collaborators/Sponsors

Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Program

College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute

UMass School of Earth and Sustainability

Amherst College Dean of Faculty

UMass Native American and Indigenous Studies Certificate Program

UMass Department of Anthropology

Hampshire College School of Critical Social Inquiry

Mount Holyoke College History Department

Amherst College Departments of English, Environmental Studies and American Studies

Gedakina

Real Native Genius: How an Ex-slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians

Thu, Feb 16 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Center for Humanistic Inquiry, 2nd Level, Frost Library

Join Professor Angela Pulley Hudson, Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University, while she speaks about her award-winning book Real Native Genius: How an Ex-slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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Documentary Screening: The Mashpee Nine: And the Beat Goes On

Fri, Feb 17 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Center for Humanistic Inquiry, 2nd Level, Frost Library

Wampanoag filmmaker Paula Peters will be screening her documentary film "The Mashpee Nine: And the Beat Goes On." A Q&A recpetion will follow. 

Paula Peters is a journalist, educator and activist and a membre of the Wampanoag tribe. She has spent most of her life in her tribal homeland of Mashpee, Massachusetts.

This event is hosed by the Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies program with support from the Center for Humanistic Inquiry.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Accessible location
Campus contact: