The Indigenous Studies network and the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies hosted a two-day workshop on Indigenous Identities on Nov. 4-5, 2022. This event brought together students, scholars, and representatives of Indigenous communities throughout Indiana University and beyond to address questions of Indigenous identities from various disciplinary and regional perspectives. Recognizing the unique contexts of all cultures and Indigenous identities, we examined local practices and needs within a globalizing world and discussed the role and possibilities of Indigenous Studies for the future. The workshop was sponsored by the East Asean Studies Center, Center for the Study of the Middle East, Center for the Study of Global Change, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and it was part of the IU Themester on “Identity and Identification”.
Indigenous Studies Workshop, Day 1
Friday afternoon, Nov. 4 (GA 1118; Zoom)
2:00 – 2:15 Opening remarks by organizer Morten Oxenboell
2:15 – 3:15 Lecture by Director Daryl Baldwin (Myaamia Center, Miami University) + Q&A: "Miami Tribe - Miami University: Neepwaantiinki 'partners in learning'"
3:30 – 4:45 Session 1: Language Preservation and Indigenous Identities
5:00 – 6:15 Session 2: Seeds, Foodways, and Biomes
Indigenous Studies Workshop, Day 2
Saturday morning, Nov. 5 (Fine Arts Build. 102; Zoom)
8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 Session 3: “Rootedness” – Land, Belonging, Displacement
10:00 – 11:00 Session 4: Indigeneity in Museums and Archives
11:15 – 12:15 Lecture by Dr. Wesley Thomas (Navajo Technical University) + Q&A: "Identification and Identities: Dine'/Navajo , An Example"
12:15 – 1:00 Discussion: Global Indigeneity – A New Colonial Discourse or a Path to Empowerment?
Workshop host and organizer:
East Asian Studies Center
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
Center for the Study of the Middle East
Center for the Study of Global Change
Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute
Institute for European Studies
African Studies Program
Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
We wish to acknowledge and honor the Indigenous communities native to this region and recognize that Indiana University Bloomington is built on Indigenous homelands and resources. We recognize the myaamiaki, Lënape, Bodwéwadmik, and saawanwa people as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land. For more information, please visit the IU First Nations Educational & Cultural Center.