Native Americans, Disability & Employment
Information on the Tribal Outreach Program of the National Council on Disability and insights from the experiences of Native Americans specialists in employment and disability issues. Speakers included Gerrie-Drake Hawkins, Cinda Hughes and August Martin.
Human Rights Day: Repatriating Native American Cultural Property & Remains
A panel discussion on repatriating Native American cultural property and remains was held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Repatriation is the process whereby specific kinds of American Indian cultural items in a museum collection are returned to lineal descendants and culturally affiliated Indian tribes, Alaska Native clans or villages and/or Native Hawaiian...
O'Loughlin, Shannon Keller - Glass, Sarah - Sánchez, Jane - Palus, Emily
Connecting American Indian & Federal Libraries: Native American Research & Resources
Presentations on the American Indian Library Initiative (AILI) of FEDLINK, the Federal Library and Information Network. AILI identifies and establishes federal networks of value to American Indian libraries. These include preservation, digitization, cataloging, reference services, event and training opportunities on core information services and access to existing federal resources in legal and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) knowledge collections. The program featured a...
Tayac, Gabrielle - Genetin-Pilawa, Joseph
Civil Rights, Identity & Sovereignty: Native American Perspectives on History, Law & the Path Ahead
Noted Native American scholars, authors, and civil rights activists Walter Echo-Hawk, Malinda Maynor Lowery, LaDonna Harris, and Tim Tingle look back at the long Native American struggle for equality, examine current barriers for sustaining community ways of life and identity, and address the path ahead for Native nations and communities. The event is moderated by Letitia Chambers and co-sponsored by the Association of Tribal...
Maynor Lowery, Malinda - Tingle, Tim - Harris, Ladonna - Chambers, Letitia - Echo-Hawk, Walter
History & Reconstruction of Native American Flutes in the Dayton C. Miller Collection
Native American instrument-maker and performer Barry D. Higgins (White Crow) explores the history and reconstruction of the diverse types of Native American flutes held in the Library's Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection. The Miller Flute Collection contains nearly 1,700 flutes and other wind instruments, statuary, iconography, books, music, trade catalogs, tutors, patents and other materials mostly related to the flute. It includes both Western...
Higgins (White Crow), Barry D.
Breaking the Bonds of People and Land: Native American Removal in the United States and Mexico
Kluge Fellow Claudia Haake presented a lecture titled "Breaking the Bonds of People and Land: Native American Removal in the United States and Mexico." The lecture drew some general conclusions from an investigation of two cases of Native American forced migration: the Delawares in the United States and the Yaquis in Mexico. Although the basic intention behind the removal policies was the same in...
2006 Jay I. Kislak Lecture: Re-thinking Conquest: Spanish and Native Experiences in the Americas:
British historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto delivered the second annual Jay I. Kislak lecture titled "Re-Thinking Conquest: Spanish and Native Experiences in the Americas." In his lecture, Fernandez-Armesto argues that Spanish empire building in the Americas was, by most standards, more dynamic and big-scale than any comparable event at the time. His recent research, especially in native-language archives and neglected Spanish sources, opens new perspectives and...
Interview with Lotsee Patterson
Lotsee Patterson discusses her life and work as a librarian and advocate of tribal libraries and Native American librarianship with staff from the American Folklife Center.
Lakota John and Kin Concert
Lakota John and Kin perform blues music with a Native American twist. The group includes young musician Lakota John Locklear and members of his family who belong to the Lakota/Tuscarora and Lumbee Nations of South Dakota and North Carolina. The Lumbee Nation is the largest Native American tribe east of the Mississippi and is a recognized tribe by the state of North Carolina, although...
Tonya, Mama - Layla, Miss - Andersen, Mark - John, Papa - Beck, Andrew - Locklear, Lakota John
Guiding Our Destiny: Loriene Roy
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, American Library Association (ALA) President Loriene Roy delivered a lecture, which was sponsored jointly by the Office of Workforce Diversity, the Law Library and the Center for the Book.
Indian Religious Freedom, to Litigate or Legislate?
The Law Library and the Office of Workforce Diversity co-hosted a Law Panel on religious rights of Native Americans. The panel discussion served as the closing program of Native American Heritage Month. Featured panelists included the newly appointed director of the National Museum of the American Indian, Kevin Gover, along with activist Suzan Shown Harjo and attorney Dean Suagee. Louis Fisher, constitutional specialist for...
Do All Indians Live in Tipis? and Other Compelling Questions for Education
Stereotypes, inaccuracies and inappropriate representations of Native Americans continue to abound in American society today. Reflecting on his 20 years of experience working in the field of American Indian education, the Edwin Schupman explores examples, causes and implications of the current state of awareness about Native peoples and issues.
Indian Yell: The Heart of an American Insurgency
During the 19th century, conflict between Native Americans and American settlers was at an all-time high. Western expansion was more than just cowboys and gun fights at the O.K. Corral--it was a movement marked by battles and bloodshed between immigrants coming to stake a claim and a people who had already done so. Novelist, screenwriter and activist Michael Blake discussed his new book, "Indian...
Joy Harjo: National Book Festival 2020
Joy Harjo is the 23rd and current United States Poet Laureate -- the first Native American to receive the honor. A member of the Muskogee (Creek) nation, her most recent poetry collection is "An American Sunrise: Poems" (Norton), from which she here reads the poem "Running." Her recent anthology is "When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton...
Poets Laureate on Connection: National Book Festival 2020
Rita Dove, "Collected Poems: 1974-2004" (Norton) speaks with Joy Harjo, "An American Sunrise: Poems" (Norton). Dove was the first African American Poet Laureate of the United States (1993-1995), and Harjo is the current U.S. Poet Laureate and the first Native American to serve in the position. Here they share remembrances of their time as students together and discuss changes in our culture and literature...