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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., 01/24/2020
Saturday, February 1, 2020
First Nations Film and Video Festival (FNFVF)
Free and open to all. Reserve your free tickets now.
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
A Roundtable Discussion
Free and open to all. Reserve your free ticket starting Feb. 3.
These days, “Midwestern cuisine” is likely to evoke brats, gelatin-based salads, hot-dish casseroles, and perhaps a few regional specialties like deep dish pizza or deep-fried cheese curds. But the region’s culinary history is far more complex than these stereotypes suggest.
Saturday, March 7, 2020
First Nations Film and Video Festival (FNFVF)
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.
Monday, March 16, 2020
Meet the Author: Louise Erdrich
Free and open to all. Reserve your free ticket starting Feb. 3.
Join National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe) as she discusses her latest book, The Night Watchman.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
“Caribbean Natives in the Age of Revolution” examines the role that indigenous people and Afro-natives played in the wars and rebellions that rocked the Caribbean-basin in the final quarter of the eighteenth century with particular attention to St Vincent.