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"Indians" in the Archives: Mobilizing Native Voices within Settler Colonial Structures for Indigenous Sovereignty

Date & Time: Friday, November 13, 3:00pm (Online)

Intended Audience: UB Faculty, Staff and Students

Drawing on two decades of work in archives and special collections, as a student and researcher, faculty instructor, and program director, Dr. Alyssa Mt. Pleasant will discuss opportunities and challenges for a range of approaches to capacity building in support of Indigenous sovereignty that engage rare book and manuscript collections held by a range of institutions. Join with the Zoom information below. 

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Meeting ID: 998 8833 9342  Passcode: 31178

Presented by UB Humanities Institute Sovereignty Research Laboratory

A Book Presentation and Conversation with Brianna Theobald

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 18, 4:00pm (Online)

Intended Audience: UB Faculty, Staff and Students

Dr Brianna Theobald will discuss Native women’s reproductive histories and their activism from her new, multi award-winning book Reproduction on the Reservation: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Colonialism in the Long Twentieth Century. Dr Theobald is an assistant professor of history at the University of Rochester. She is the recipient of the John C. Ewers Award from the Western History Association and the Armitage-Jameson Prize from the Coalition for Western Women’s History. Dr. Theobald has also recently published several important public-facing pieces on such topics as the history of eugenics in the United States, detained migrants and reproductive abuse, and the history making work of Native American nurses.  Click here to register in advance for this webinar.

Sponsored by the UB Humanities Institute – Haudenosaunee Native American Research Group, the UB Gender Institute, and the forthcoming UB Indigenous Studies Department

Electric Lights, Tourist Sights: Gendering Dispossession and Settler Colonial Infrastructure at Niagara Falls

Date & Time: Thursday December 3, 4:00pm (Online) 

Intended Audience: UB Faculty, Staff, and Students 

Niagara Falls has become an important monument marking the boundary of the United States northern border and Canada’s Southern border. For Seneca people however, the falls are the place where the Thunder Beings reside and thus it is a place instrumental to Seneca experience of place. Built up as a tourist site in the early 1900s and later marketed as a honeymoon site, Niagara Falls becomes an important geographical area to extend the work of Mishuana Goeman, a 2020-2021 UB Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Associate Professor of Gender Studies, American Indian Studies, and affiliated faculty of Critical Race Studies in the Law School, UCLA. Goeman's work in examining state produced space (such as making of monuments and jurisdictions) and Indigenous place-making (such as the reflection of experiences through intergenerational stories regarding specific sites, that in turn produce a value system). RSVP here to receive the Zoom link. (note: if you previously registered, you will receive the updated link)

Sponsored by The Center for Diversity Innovation and the Gender Institute

Past Events

A Conversation on Hodinöhsö:ni′ Geographies: Unsettling the Settler State

Date & Time: Thursday, October 1, 4:00-5:15pm 

Intended Audience: Open Event   

This first of three conversations will revolve around a place-based discussion on meaningful acknowledgements in Hodinöhsö:ni′ traditional territories. How might we use land introductions to follow through with a responsibility and commitment to nurturing healthy communities? How is the research and teaching in land grant institutions often in tension with Hodinöhsö:ni′ concepts of land and sovereignty? What process and protocols should be undertaken to engage respectfully, responsibly and with care? Most of all, how might an understanding of Hodinöhsö:ni′ geographies and anti-colonial practices create possibilities for future generations and relationships?

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Presented by The UB Center for Diversity and Innovation, UB Humanities Institute, the College of Arts and Sciences at UB, and the Office of Inclusive Excellence

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