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Past NCAIS Summer Institutes

Past Institutes

Tuesday, July 6, 2021Friday, July 30, 2021
NCAIS Summer Institute
Collaborations and Contestations: Past, Present, and Future Transformations in Indigenous Material Culture, Art, and Performance
This institute explores how Indigenous people, communities, and nations have navigated collaborations and contestations over Indigenous cultural objects, art, and performance, both historically and into the present and future. What happens when Native heritage objects, stories, forms of knowledge, and expression move through time and space, often well beyond their communities of origin?
Monday, July 8, 2019Friday, July 26, 2019
NCAIS Summer Institute
Revitalizing Indigenous Languages
This seminar examines Native American and Indigenous language endangerment and revitalization. Drawing on the Edward E. Ayer North and Middle American Indian Linguistics collection, the seminar will consider:
Monday, July 9, 2018Saturday, July 28, 2018
NCAIS Summer Institute
Museums and Indigeneity
The 2018 Summer Institute was hosted by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Faculty: Dr. Patricia Capone, Curator and Director of Repatriation and Research; Dr. Castle McLaughlin, Curator of North American Ethnography, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Monday, July 10, 2017Tuesday, August 8, 2017
NCAIS Summer Institute
The Quest for Sovereignty: Native Nations, U.S. Domestic Dependence, and International Human Rights
This NCAIS institute examined foundational doctrines of law that have informed the history and contemporary shape of the government-to-government relations between Native Nations and the United States. Faculty: Prof. Jennifer Nez Denetdale, University of New Mexico; Prof. Justin Richland, University of Chicago
Monday, July 11, 2016Saturday, August 6, 2016
NCAIS Summer Institute
Writing Indigenous Histories: Print, Material, and Digital Sites of Memory
This institute will explore Indigenous practices of history, focusing in particular on the ways that Indigenous writers utilize and transform print, material, and digital forms to represent the intricate connections between memory and place. Faculty: Prof. Kathleen Washburn, University of New Mexico; Prof. Kelly Wisecup, Northwestern University
Monday, July 13, 2015Saturday, August 8, 2015
NCAIS Summer Institute
Property, Citizenship, and the Violence of Settler Colonialism
This institute addressed current topics in critical Indigenous Studies through an exploration of the intersections of tribal nations, concepts of property, capitalism, settler colonialism, and neoliberalism. Faculty: Jennifer Nez Denetdale and David Correia, University of New Mexico
Monday, July 7, 2014Friday, August 1, 2014
NCAIS Summer Institute
Indigenous Speech, Representation, and the Politics of Writing
Departing from typical constructions of systems of communication and the notions of “literacy” at large, this seminar examined the relationship between Indigenous languages of the Americas and the politics of their writing before and after the arrival of the Europeans in 1492. Led by Profs. Ellen Cushman and Rocío Quispe-Agnoli, Michigan State University
Monday, July 8, 2013Friday, August 2, 2013
NCAIS Summer Institute
Native American and Indigenous Studies Across Disciplines
This four week summer institute compared competing narratives as they relate to indigenous studies. Faculty: Prof. Erin Debenport, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico and Dr. Scott Stevens, Director, D’Arcy McNickle Center
Monday, July 16, 2012Friday, August 10, 2012
NCAIS Summer Institute
Indigenous and Settler Histories of Place and Power
This month-long seminar for graduate students in Indigenous studies focused on questions of memory, history, and place-making. Faculty: Jean M. O’Brien, Department of History and American Studies, University of Minnesota and Coll Thrush, Department of History, University of British Columbia
Monday, July 25, 2011Saturday, August 20, 2011
NCAIS Summer Institute
This co-taught course addresses current trends in the study of Native women by approaching the topic both historiographically and methodologically. Faculty: Prof. Jennifer Nez Denetdale,University of New Mexico and Prof. Cathleen D. Cahill, University of New Mexico, Department of History
Monday, July 26, 2010Friday, August 20, 2010
NCAIS Summer Institute
Teasing Indian Agency, Tribal Voice, and Persistence from the Record Prof. Cary Miller, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of HistoryProf. David Beck, University of Montana, Department of Native American Studies
Monday, July 13, 2009Friday, August 7, 2009
This seminar combined research with a general focus on the complex ways in which representations have figured in a variety of aspects of Native American Studies from popular imagery to American policy to self-representations. Faculty: Prof. Jean O’Brien, University of Minnesota and Dr. Scott Stevens, D’Arcy McNickle Center, Newberry Library