In addition to our scheduled panels, on Thursday, May 5th we will have our creative hour and luncheon where participants will share their creative work.
We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker for Friday, May 6th will be Dr. Dian Million (Tanana Athabascan) from the University of Washington.
Currently Dr. Million is an Associate Professor in American Indian Studies and an Affiliated faculty in Canadian Studies, the Comparative History of Ideas Program, and the English Department at UW. Dian Million’s most recent research explores the politics of mental and physical health with attention to affect as it informs race, class, and gender in Indian Country. She is the author of Therapeutic Nations: Healing in an Age of Indigenous Human Rights (University of Arizona Press, Critical Issues in Indigenous Studies Series, 2013) as well as articles, chapters, and poems. Therapeutic Nations is a discussion of trauma as a political narrative in the struggle for Indigenous self-determination in an era of global neoliberalism. Reading unprecedented violence against Indigenous women and all women as more than a byproduct of global contention Therapeutic Nations makes an argument for the constitutive role violence takes in the now quicksilver transmutations of capitalist development. As an active writer and poet she strives to bring experiential and felt thought to classrooms.
We hope that you are able to join us for these exciting events! Check out the Symposium 2016 page for the schedule.
Please click on this link to register for our symposium: http://goo.gl/forms/9dhpFzrTfj
Check back to see pictures from our symposium!