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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
Jonathan Perry (Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head [Aquinnah]), tribal councilman
Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies in the Department of History, Harvard University
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
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As part of the 2015–2016 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the poet Alice Lyons RI ’16 recites a selection of her poems.
“Tiling the Genome: Naming the Parts of Your Genome That Make You You”
As part of the DNA Lecture Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Alexander (Sasha) Wait Zaranek suggests that, someday soon, doctors may use the information from individuals’ own DNA to realize precision medicine.
Zaranek is the chief scientist at Curoverse Inc. and the director of informatics at the Harvard Personal Genome Project.
Introduction by Jeantine E. Lunshof, visiting fellow in genetics at the Harvard Medical School.