Fall 2013: Visits to organizations in Sacramento, CA
Fall 2013: Visiting Speaker - Robert A. Williams, Jr. (Lumbee)
Fall 2013: Native American Day (Sacramento, CA)
Spring 2013: 11th Annual UCD Food Championship
The NAS Grad Students team WON the culinary competition (serving a menu of: Shrimp Tacos with homemade tortillas and lemon infused pico de gallo; Thai Meatball Soup; and French Toast with a wine reduction sauce and homemade whip cream. The team placed second over all (by only 1 point!).
The team also won for best aprons. This years' aprons were hand painted and designed to look like traditional Native wear from each team members' tribe.
Spring 2013: The 2nd Annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium: "Weaving the Roots of Knowledge"
This year the Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium reached beyond the UCD campus and extended an invitation for participation to UC Berkeley. The graduate students at UC Berkeley responded to our call for papers and were an invaluable addition to our event.For the first time our symposium was a two-day event, which took place April 26-27, 2013 in the Mee room of the Memorial Union. MORE
Spring 2013 Colloquium SeriesForum: Indigenous Peoples and the Doctrine of Discovery.
April 18: Jessica Bissett Perea (Dena’ina) UC President’s Post Doctorial Fellow. Presentation, “Tanya Tagaq Gillis and Contemporary Inukological Improvisative Practice.” Co-sponsored with the Music Department.
April 25: Heid Erdrich (Ojibwe) Poet and Author. Book Presentation and Book Signing of Cell Traffic: New and Selected Poems. Co-sponsored with the English Department and Comparative Literature.
May 2: Walter Echo-Hawk (Pawnee) Presentation and Book Signing of In the Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worse Indian Law Cases Ever Decided).
May 2: Forum: Indigenous Peoples and the Doctrine of Discovery. Walter Echo-Hawk (Pawnee, Author and Attorney). Chris Peters (Pohlik-lah/Karuk, Director of the Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development). Katherine Florey (Professor, UCD Law School), Respondent Co-sponsored with Seventh Generation Fund, UCD Law School, Hemispheric Institute on the Americas, John Muir Institute of the Environment’s Environmental Justice Project, Cultural Studies, HARCS Dean’s Office, Office of the Provost, and Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas, UCD.
May 9: Amber Bill (Northern Paiute/Te-Moak Western Shoshone) Ph.D. Candidate in Native American Studies. Recipient of UC Davis Dissertation Year Fellowship (2011-2012).
May 9: Jodi Byrd (Chickasaw) Assistant Professor in English and American Indian Studies. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Presentation, “Between Chaos and the Untimely: Indigenous Critical Theory and The Transit of Empire.” Co-sponsored with Cultural Studies, Davis Humanities Institute, and Asian American Cultural Politics Research Group.
May 30: Scott Stevens, Ph.D. (Akwesasne Mohawk) Director, D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Newberry Library. Presentation, “Frederic Remington’s Hiawatha and the Arts of Displacement.”