Native Politics in Literature and Art | Native Peoples, Native Politics

May 23, 2016
Native Politics in Literature and Art, Native Peoples, Native Politics

PANEL 3: NATIVE POLITICS IN LITERATURE AND ART

Moderated by Shelly Lowe (Navajo), executive director, Harvard University Native American Program

Kristiana Kahakauwila (Native Hawaiian), writer; 2015–2016 Lisa Goldberg Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study 

Frank Waln (Sicangu Lakota), musician

Matika Wilbur (Swinomish/Tulalip), photographer and creator, Project 562

Keynote Address | Native Peoples, Native Politics

May 23, 2016
Keynote Address, Native Peoples, Native Politics

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Introduction by Alyssa Mt. Pleasant (Tuscarora [patrilineal]), assistant professor of Native American studies, University at Buffalo; 2015–2016 Radcliffe Institute Fellow

Keynote Address by Robert Odawi Porter (Seneca Nation), senior advisor, Dentons US LLP; 67th President, Seneca Nation of Indians

Native Governance and Politics | Native Peoples, Native Politics

May 23, 2016
Native Governance and Politics, Native Peoples, Native Politics

PANEL 2: NATIVE GOVERNANCE AND POLITICS

Moderated by Daniel Carpenter 

Karen Diver (Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa), special assistant to the president for Native American affairs, White House; Former Chairwoman, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

John Dossett, general counsel, National Congress of American Indians 

Sylvia McAdam (nêhiyaw Nations), cofounder, Idle No More

Native Law and Legal Strategy | Native Peoples, Native Politics

May 23, 2016
Native Law and Legal Strategy, Native Peoples, Native Politics

OPENING BLESSING
Jonathan Perry (Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head [Aquinnah]), tribal councilman

WELCOME 
Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies in the Department of History, Harvard University

INTRODUCTION 
Daniel Carpenter, faculty director of the social sciences program at the Radcliffe Institute, member of the Provost’s Advisory Council on Native and Indigenous Issues, and Allie S. Freed Professor of Government in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

PANEL 1: NATIVE LAW AND LEGAL STRATEGY 

Moderated by Maggie McKinley (Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe), Climenko Fellow and lecturer on law, Harvard Law School

Richard Guest, attorney, Tribal Supreme Court Project, Native American Rights Fund

Diane J. Humetewa (Hopi), United States district judge, United States District Court, District of Arizona

Matika Wilbur | The Portraits and Stories of Native American Women

May 19, 2016
Matika Wilbur, The Portraits and Stories of Native American Women

The acclaimed photographer Matika Wilbur, of the Tulalip and Swinomish tribes (Washington), brings remarkable insights into the lives and stories of contemporary Native American women.

Blessing by Mary Anne Hendricks (Natick Nipmuc), sachem

Introduction by Yukio Lippit, the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Faculty Director of the Arts at the Radcliffe Institute and a professor of history of art and architecture at Harvard University

Special performances by the singer Leah Shenandoah (Oneida Iroquois Wolf) and the violinist and composer Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache)

The Fellowship Experience at the Radcliffe Institute

May 12, 2016
The Fellowship Experience at the Radcliffe Institute

Fellows at the Radcliffe Institute reflect on spending a year at Harvard’s institute for advanced study. These scholars, scientists, and artists talk about their projects, the program, and the progress they made.

Michael Pollan | One Writer's Trip

May 11, 2016
Michael Pollan, One Writer's Trip

As part of the 2015–2016 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Michael Pollan RI ’16, the Suzanne Young Murray Fellow, delivered an autobiographical talk—"One Writer’s Trip”—about his thinking and writing on nature as we find it closer to home: the garden, the farm, the table, and most recently, the altered states of consciousness that certain plants and fungi allow us to achieve. These excerpts are from that talk.

Kristiana Kahakauwila | To Weave with Water

May 10, 2016
Kristiana Kahakauwila, To Weave with Water

As part of the 2015–2016 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Kristiana Kahakauwila RI ’16 presents her progress on a historical novel—“To Weave with Water”—a multigenerational family saga set against the fight for water and native rights on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

Kahakauwila is the 2015–2016 Lisa Goldberg Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute.

Reiko Yamada | Pieces of the Mask

May 10, 2016
Reiko Yamada, Pieces of the Mask

The Radcliffe fellow and composer Reiko Yamada presents excerpts from her upcoming experimental opera, Mask Your Sonic Story. Pieces of the Mask is an immersive and truly unique concertgoing experience in which audience members move freely around the set to follow certain characters during the performance.

Laurence Ralph | The Contradiction

May 2, 2016
Laurence Ralph, The Contradiction

As part of the 2015–2016 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Laurence Ralph examines a troubling contradiction: that police take an oath of honor—such as “protect and serve”—yet have contributed to an alarming number of violent deaths, inciting an investigation into what can and can’t be known about police violence.

Ralph is the 2015–2016 Joy Foundation Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute.

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