[act-ma] Friday 4/20: Symposium on Indigenous movements at Tufts
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Tue Apr 17 17:01:10 PDT 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
9am - 7:30pm
Cabot Center (Fletcher School), 7th Floor
160 Packard Ave. 02155
The following message is sent on behalf of the organizers of the
Symposium on Indigenous Movements at Tufts:
Tufts University will host a landmark symposium on April 20, 2007,
bringing together scholars and activists from the Andes, Canada,
Mesoamerica, Hawai'i, and the U.S. mainland to examine indigenous
movements and intellectuals throughout the Americas.
This symposium will explore political, social, and cultural activism in
native communities throughout the hemisphere, as well as the emerging
participation of indigenous groups and individuals at national and
state levels of government. It will examine anthropological
constructions of indigeneity as well as the role of indigenous
political movements such as the Zapatistas in Mexico, and individual
actors such as Evo Morales, the first indigenous president of Bolivia.
It will also explore new forms of mobilization in the struggle for
indigenous rights and recognition, including new initiatives in
education, and the revival of indigenous languages and cultures. The
conference will also highlight the increased participation of
indigenous peoples in more mainstream forms of media and the arts.
This event is particularly significant as it brings together academics
and activists who will discuss the crucial impact that indigenous
peoples are having on the reshaping of contemporary and conventional
forms of politics and intellectual production. The conference will also
be unique in creating a dialogue between activists and intellectuals
from throughout the Americas, both North and South.
Participants include Ramona Peters, spiritual leader of the recently
recognized Mashpee Wampanoag of Massachusetts; Terence Turner,
professor emeritus at Cornell University; Luis Millones, professor at
the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru; Victor Montejo,
Maya scholar and anthropologist at the University of California at
Davis, and elected member of the Guatemalan congress; Faye Ginsburg,
David B. Kriser Professor of Anthropology at NYU; and Stefano Varese,
Chair of the Native American Studies Department, and Director of the
Indigenous Research Center of the Americas, at the University of
California at Davis.
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