Native Studies in the Apocalypse


Start Date: Dec 08, 2020 - 02:00pm

Location: Presented via Zoom

The NewberryD’Arcy McNickle Distinguished Lecture Series celebrates Indigenous scholars, writers, and artists who consistently demonstrate excellence in their work concerning Indigenous peoples and histories and who actively address contemporary issues faced by American Indian and Indigenous communities. 

On Tuesday, December 8 at 2 pm MST, the Newberry presents the D’Arcy McNickle Distinguished Lecture Series: Native Studies in the Apocalypse Dr. Shannon Speed, in dialogue with Dr. Blaire Topash-Caldwell. In this virtual dialogue with the Newberry’s Blaire Topash-Caldwell (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians), Shannon Speed (Chickasaw) will discuss the present and future of Native American and Indigenous Studies in apocalyptic times. Native Studies, like virtually everything else, will be reshaped by the dramatic dynamics affecting the world, from pandemic pandemonium to climate change chaos, from rising calls for racial reckoning to escalating totalitarian threat. What is the current state of Native Studies? What are its longstanding tensions and contemporary challenges. More importantly, what are its potential contributions to the radical revisioning of the world that is so urgently needed now?

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