The Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Symposium 2021 is being held virtually from April 26 to May 10 from 7:30 to 9 pm.
The next event, titled "Seeds and Soil," is being held this Monday, April 26, as a Zoom Webinar and will feature local indigenous activists and food experts from Southern New England tribes, including a visiting Hampshire College faculty who specializes in Choctaw foodways, a farmer at Amherst College, and a student from Isleta Pueblo. The five panelists will engage in dialogue about what indigenous foods, seeds, and soil mean to them, and how to perpetuate these seeds for future generations.
Monday May 3: Teaching and Learning
Historian Christine DeLucia (Williams College) considers how to infuse Indigenous methodologies into teaching and research in the Northeast. Recipients of Mellon funded mini-grants will discuss their efforts to bring NAIS into Five College classrooms.
Monday May 10: Celebration
Join us as we celebrate our graduates with surprise events and discussion.
The virtual format acknowledges that we can still be together even if we cannot meet in person.
For additional information and registration, please visit https://www.fivecolleges.edu/natam/symposium.