New to the site today: James Sarmento is a member of the Shasta Nation and a graduate student in Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis. He received his BA in Anthropology and in Ethnic Studies from CSU Sacramento. He is the executive director of the Native American Language Center and the project coordinator for the J.P. Harrington Database Project. His research focuses on language revitalization, specifically the Shasta language.
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UC Davis Hosts the Native American Indigenous Studies Association Conference - UCD Grad Students Present
On May 19-21, the UC Davis Department of Native American Studies hosted the official meeting of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA). The program featured three days of presentations and activities. Several UCD NAS Grad Students presented including:
Brook Colley & Gina Caison: Uneasy Remains: Backyard Documentary, Human Remains, and the University of
Angel Hinzo: One People, Two Nations: The Ho-Chunk/Winnebago and the Implications of the
2000 Enrollment Addendum
Patricia Killelea: Between These Songs: Sherwin Bitsui’s Decolonizing Poetics in “Floodsong”
Cutcha Risling Baldy: NAGPRA 20 Years Later: What Works
Abel Ruiz: Indigenous GIS Mapping: Past and present challenges
James D. Sarmento: Reclamation and Revitalization: identity and language ideology in Native American
Silvia Soto: Zapatismo and the Buried Knowledges of an Indigenous Consciousness
Christine Willie: Meet at the Top: Diné Knowledge and Scientific Knowledge Contemplate Dibé
Welcome to the Davis Native American Studies Graduate Student Blog. This blog was started as a place to update on all of the amazing work that is being done by the Graduate Students in the UC Davis Native American Studies Department. The Graduate Program in Native American Studies was approved in 1998, making UC Davis only the second university in the nation to offer a Ph.D. in Native American Studies. In Fall 1999, the Department welcomed its first group of students enrolled in the M.A. and Ph.D. Programs in Native American Studies.
This blog is an independent site run by the NAS Grad Students at UCD. The views expressed on this website are not the views of UC Davis Native American Studies nor the University of California Davis and/or its affiliates.