Aloha America: Hula Circuits as Alternative Archives
April 29th, 4:00pm-5:30pm, Walter Library room 101

Her book, Aloha America: Hula Circuits through the U.S. Empire, about the relationship between U.S. imperial expansion and Hawaiian hula performance, was published by Duke University Press in 2012. It received three prizes in 2013: the Lawrence W. Levine Prize for best cultural history from the Organization of American Historians; best first book in women's history from the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians; and Outstanding Publication Award from the Congress on Research in Dance (co-recipient).

Adria L. Imada is associate professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies and affiliate faculty in the Critical Gender Studies program at University of California, San Diego.

Co-sponsored with American Indian Studies

Dakota Sacred Sites Tour (Spring 2014)

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"We are living, learning, and working in a particular place with a long, fascinating, troubling, and frequently unknown story.

One goal for this tour is that participants begin to experience the place we live in as Mnisota Makoce, the Dakota homelands. We will be visiting several Dakota sacred sites located in an area that would later be called the Twin Cities.

How has colonization impacted Dakota use and access to these places?

How have Dakota people asserted a continuing relationship with these places?

This tour will provide participants with a more nuanced and complicated understanding of the place we call home."

--Iyekiyapiwin (Darlene St. Clair, Associate Professor, St. Cloud State University)

Please use this registration form for the for the tour: z.umn.edu/dakotasites2014spring

Friday, May 2, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Boarding will begin at 2:45 PM behind Appleby Hall on the East River Parkway.
Buses will leave by 3:00 PM
128 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

**There will be some light walking on the day of the tour.

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Jillian Rowan in the Circle of Indigenous Nations by phone at 612-624-0564 or email at BERKL002@umn.edu, at least two weeks prior to the event.


Registration Link
: z.umn.edu/dakotasites2014spring

American Indian Studies Senior Presentations

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Come Join us and hear about our student's Senior Presentations!

April 15th, 2014

11:30-1:00 P.M
322 Appleby Hall

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the Department of American Indian Studies is looking to hire an Ojibwe Language Teaching Specialist.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent academic training in American Indian Studies or related field, or equivalent cultural or experiential background; teaching experience in relevant field, near native fluency of Ojibwe language. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced or terminal degree, and five years of college level teaching or professional experience. Preference will be given to applicants with familiarity with higher education teaching methods. Must be capable of delivering high-quality instruction to a diverse student body.

Candidates with B.A. and M.A. degrees are appointed as teaching specialists; candidates with a Ph.D. or terminal degrees are appointed as lecturers.

Candidates will be assessed according to the overall quality of their academic, cultural or experiential background and scholarly and/or creative work, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and strength of recommendations.

This appointment begins August 25, 2014 and concludes May 24, 2015. Renewal of this appointment may be possible for second year, 2015/16.

for more information on how to apply please go here
: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=118050

Neilan B. Lund Scholarship 2014

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The American Indian Studies Department in association

with the English Department and the School of Journalism

is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for an

undergraduate American Indian female student enrolled

in a federally recognized tribe and in the College of Liberal

Arts who has successfully completed 60 credit hours with

a background and interest in literature, writing, and/or

journalism.

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claclclDakota Sacred Sites Tour

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"We are living, learning, and working in a
particular place with a long, fascinating,
troubling, and frequently unknown story.

One goal for this tour is that participants begin
to experience the place we live in as Mnisota
Makoce, the Dakota Homelands. We will be
visiting several Dakota sacred sites located in
an area that would later be called the Twin
Cities.

How has colonization impacted Dakota use
and access to these places? How have Dakota
people asserted a continuing relationship with
these places?

This tour will provide participants with a more
nuanced and complicated understanding of
the place we call home
."
--Iyekiyapiwin (Darlene St. Clair, Associate
Professor, St. Cloud State University)

10/25/2013

Bus Boarding at 2:45 p.m.

Departure 3:00 p.m.

This is a Free event but space is limited please use this form to register for this tour.

z.umn.edu/dakotasitesfall2013

Dakota Sacred Sites Tour Oct. 25th(1).pdf

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Ojibwe & Dakota Certificate Flyers

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Hello!

below you find our update certificate flyers for the Ojibwe and Dakota Language Programs.

for more information on our programs visit Dept. of American Indian Studies Language Programs

Certificate Flyer OJIB 1.pdf

Certificate Flyer DAKO.pdf

Neilan B. Lund Scholarship still Available!

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The American Indian Studies Department in association with the English Department and the School of Journalism is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for an American Indian female student with a background and interest in literature, writing, and/or journalism.

All those interested in applying please download flyer.

Neilan B Lund 2013-2014.pdf

Refer any questions to Jean O'Brien, Chair of the Department of American Indian Studies at 612-626-5330 or obrie002@umn.edu

Center For Earth, Energy and Democracy presents

JUSTICE FOR MOTHER EARTH
with Honorable Chief Justice Robert Yazzie

Thursday, May 9th
7:00 pm
Wellstone Center, Room 212, 179 Robie St. E. St. Paul

The Honorable Justice Robert Yazzie, retired Chief Justice of the Diné (Navajo) Nation and former Director of the Diné Policy Institute of Diné College will speak about the Rights of Mother Earth and share his wisdom about traditional indigenous justice and governance.

Mni Sota Makoce: Land of the Dakota lecture 4-24-13

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Gwen Westerman & Bruce White Authors of Mni Sota Makoce: Land of the Dakota

Wednesday, April 24
4:00pm Lecture
5:30pm Reception
125 Nolte Hall