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D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies Programs

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The D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies draws on the Newberry’s remarkable collections in American Indian and indigenous studies and the resources of the center to support its mission and offer programs to scholars, teachers, tribal historians, and others interested in the field. The center sponsors the American Indian Studies Seminar Series, which gathers scholars in the library to discuss papers based on work in progress.

In June 2008, the Newberry inaugurated the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies. The consortium offers an annual workshop, summer institute, conference, as well as fellowships to graduate students and faculty at member institutions. Learn more about the American Indian Studies Seminar Series, the NCAIS Spring Workshop in Research Methods, the NCAIS Graduate Student Conference, and the NCAIS Summer Institute.

The D’Arcy McNickle Center frequently hosts summer institutes exploring topics in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, these institutes feature guest lecturers in American Indian studies, American history, art history, and literature, as well as Newberry staff experts in American Indian materials in several collections, including visual arts and cartography. Learn more about the NEH Summer Programs.

Upcoming Programs

Thursday, December 6, 2018
American Indian Studies Seminar Series
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Center for American Indian Studies Programs
Barking Water, Directed by Sterlin Harjo Hoping to see his daughter and grandchild, a terminally ill man (Richard Ray Whitman) embarks on a road trip with his former lover (Casey Camp-Horinek). Barking water is story of love, family, and a final journey home. Run time: 85 minutes
Thursday, January 3, 2019
American Indian Studies Seminar Series
Native American women from the American Southwest have always used basket weaving to maintain relationships with nature, their spirituality, tribal histories, sovereignty, and their ancestors.
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Center for American Indian Studies Programs
Reel Injun – Search for the Hollywood Indian, Directed by: Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, and Jeremiah Hayes The history of the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films. More Than a Word, directed by Kenn Little and John Little Directors: Kenn Little and John Little
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Center for American Indian Studies Programs
Colonial History Lecture Series: Peter C. Mancall
Free and open to the public. Registration required.
In the sixteenth-century Atlantic world, nature and culture swirled in people’s minds to produce fantastic images.
Thursday, February 7, 2019
American Indian Studies Seminar Series
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Center for American Indian Studies Programs
Kissed by Lightning, Directed by Shelley Niro “Kissed by Lightning” is a story of woman trying to keep the stories of her late husband alive while also working through her grief and learning to love again. Run time: 1 hour 29 minutes She is Water, Directed by Darlene Naponse
Thursday, March 7, 2019
American Indian Studies Seminar Series
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Center for American Indian Studies Programs
#stillhere, Directed by Desmond Hessing (Oklahoma Choctaw) Short Video Art piece which challenges traditional representations of Indigenous people as being trapped in the past. Run time: 1 minute 20 seconds Nothing about Moccasins, Directed by Eden Mallina Awashish
Thursday, April 4, 2019
American Indian Studies Seminar Series
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Our Sisters in Spirit, Directed by Nick Printup (Onondaga & Algonquin) Our Sisters in Spirit explores the question of calling a national public inquiry into the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women & girls in Canada or whether there may be a better approach. Run time: 35 minutes
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Center for American Indian Studies Programs
Colonial History Lecture Series: Alan Shaw Taylor
Free and open to the public. Registration required.
By examining a map made by natives of the Carolina backcountry in 1721, this presentation reveals efforts to understand and adapt to colonial trade and settlement.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
American Indian Studies Seminar Series
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Center for American Indian Studies Programs
Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock, Directed by Cody Lucich “Standing Rock, 2016: the largest Native American occupation since Wounded Knee, thousands of activists, environmentalists, and militarized police descend on the Dakota Access Pipeline, in a standoff between Big Oil and a new generation of native warriors.”