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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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Saturday, January 4, 2020
First Nations Film and Video Festival
Free and open to all. Reserve your free tickets now.
Join us as the First Nations Film and Video Festival kicks off the new year with a screening of Rhymes for Young Ghouls, a feature-length drama directed by Jeff Barnaby.
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.
Saturday, February 1, 2020
First Nations Film and Video Festival
Free and open to all. Reserve your free ticket starting Jan. 2.
In the year’s second installment of the First Nations Film and Video Festival, we feature two films: The Peoples’ Protectors and Healing Voices.
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.
Thursday, March 5, 2020
In the early 1920s, a road scout for the Hearst newspapers stood on the south shore of Lake Superior. Mesmerized by the trees, cliffs, and gleaming island shores, he thought it was the perfect place to stage an Indian pageant, a grand reenactment of centuries’ worth of historic events. The Apostle Islands Indian Pageant, one of the region’s first large-scale tourism endeavors, opened in 1924.
Saturday, March 7, 2020
First Nations Film and Video Festival
Free and open to all. Reserve your free ticket starting Feb. 3.
In the third installment of the First Nations Film and Video Festival, we feature a screening of Sydney Freeland’s coming-of-age drama Drunktown’s Finest (2014). On the Navajo reservation in New Mexico, three young people—a college-bound, devout Christian; a rebellious and angry father-to-be; and a promiscuous and gorgeous trans person—search for love and acceptance.
Thursday, March 12, 2020Saturday, March 14, 2020
Sovereignty and Survivance in Spatial Archives and Urban Landscapes
Our interdisciplinary workshop in Native Studies research methods will feature Tulsa, Oklahoma, as not only our principal gathering place but also our principal “archive.” This approach is significant in that Tulsa features the highest per-capita urban Native American population in the country.