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Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for scholars, teachers, and the general public. Unless otherwise noted, events are free, and no reservations are required. Many of our programs are recorded, and you can listen to them on our website.

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E.g., 11/17/2019
E.g., 11/17/2019
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Dr. Nick Estes (Lower Brule Sioux Tribe), University of New Mexico
Free and open to the public; registration recommended.
The 1969 occupation of Alcatraz was a watershed moment for the Red Power movement. It ushered in an era of American Indian protest, and the historic Indigenous-led protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline signaled a rebirth of the Indigenous movement in the twenty-first century.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Many of the United States’ most important founding-era borders are located near the outer edge of constitutional discourse. The revolution and Constitution did not merely announce the United States as a political entity wedged between British and Spanish colonies.
Saturday, December 7, 2019
First Nations Film and Video Festival
Free and open to the public; registration required
In this engrossing and suspenseful feature film debut by filmmaker Andrew Okpeaha MacLean, two teenage boys who have grown up like brothers go about their lives in the comfortable claustrophobia of an isolated Alaskan town.
Thursday, January 9, 2020
This chapter examines the Section 184 Home Loan Guarantee Program, the only off-reservation home loan program for American Indian people, administered by the federal government. Initially created in 1992, the program makes home loans more accessible to tribal citizens.
Thursday, February 6, 2020
This paper examines the idea of treaty by turning to the works of two Yankton Dakota thinkers: Ella Cara Deloria (1889-1971) and her nephew Vine Deloria Jr. (1933-2005). Through their writings, the paper traces a notion of treaty as a mode of extending practices of social kinship.