2020-2021 Events

Fall 2020

NAISI Virtual Open House

Monday, September 7, 3-4pm EDT
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NAISI Student Research Symposium

Friday, September 18, 2pm-5pm EDT  
Saturday, September 19, 2pm-5pm EDT

Undergraduate and graduate students present research findings on NAISI adjacent topics

Virtual Cornhusk Doll Workshop w/ Leah Hopkins

Wednesday, September 23, 6pm-7pm EDT
REGISTER: https://forms.gle/xdh15zd7xjnQbydP6 
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Relationships, Reciprocity, and Responsibilities: Indigenous Studies in Archives and Beyond

September 21-25, 2020
All sessions will be held via Zoom Webinar. Links to individual panels will be sent via email 24 hours in advance.
American Philosophical Society

Women Do Archaeology: Leah Hopkins

Thursday, October 29, 12pm EDT
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Spring 2021

Weekly Open Hours

Mondays, 3PM-5PM ET, recurring every week!

Communications coordinator Rae Kuruhara and Program Coordinator Makana Kushi host this virtual space for anyone interested in NAISI, and particularly targeted toward our students, every week! We rotate between NAIS programs, study sessions, and fun stuff like cooking webinars and crafting time. Email Makana for the zoom link at [email protected].

NAISI Open House and Meet and Greet With Tribal Community Member in Residence, Karen Craddock

January 14, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. EDT

Sarah Deer Presidential Lecture
Sovereignty of the Soul: Confronting Gender-Based Violence in Native America

February 18 (12 PM ET)

Virtual Presidential Lecture by Dr. Sarah Deer (Muscogee [Creek] Nation), University Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas

Professor Deer will share information about the history of violence against women and two-spirit (LGBTQ+) people in tribal communities and legal changes that will allow tribal nations to assert sovereignty over criminal and civil cases involving victims of crime. The keynote will highlight the role of advocates in engaging in law reform with an aim for justice for marginalized communities.

Native Community Art Night

February 25 (6:30PM-8:00PM ET)

Join NAISI and the Brown Center for Students of Color Native American Heritage Series for a community art night, where we will create our art around a collaboratively chosen theme on zoom. Email program coordinator Makana Kushi to RSVP and for details at [email protected].

Regeneration: Relationships of Kinship, Care, and Becoming/Transformation
with Leanne Simpson

SAVE THE DATE: March 4-5

A collaboration with Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender for Women’s History Month. Check the NAISI website and calendar for more details on this mini-residency with renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, writer, and artist Leanne Betasamosake.  

A collaboration with Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender for Women’s History Month.

Yarn Lei Workshop and Lei Hulu History with Makana Kushi & Rae Kuruhara

April 14, 6-8 PM Eastern

Organized by Gather. Make Sustain. at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Indigenous Informers, Elusive Empires, and the Mismapping of French North America

April 26, 11AM-12PM ET

A virtual, guided show-and-tell with John Carter Brown Library curator Bertie Mandelblatt in collaboration with Scott Berthelette (Queen's University, Canada).

Zoom link: https://brown.zoom.us/j/95874868390