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American Indian & Indigenous Studies

Sunday. 31 March, 2024 - Saturday. 06 April, 2024
Week 14
Wednesday. 03 April, 2024
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

WSSA Welcoming Reception

Garden Terrace

All Attendees Invited

 

WSSA Recepción del presidente

 

Se invita a todos los asistentes

Thursday. 04 April, 2024
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

AIIS-04 Pandemic in Indian Country

Pecan

Coordinator: Aresta Tsosie-Paddock
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Affiliation: University of Arizona

 

Moderator: Michelle Hale, Arizona State University

 

American Indian Women Combating COVID-19: The Household Disruptor
   - Aresta Tsosie-Paddock, University of Arizona
   - Dr. Mary Jo Tippeconnic-Fox, University of Arizona

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

AIIS-01 Indigenous Resources Management

Nueces

Coordinator: Aresta Tsosie-Paddock
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Affiliation: University of Arizona

 

Moderator: Kestrel Smith, Wenatchee Valley College

 

Dominant Western Narratives in Alaskan Game Management
   - Priscilla Frankson, Arizona State University
Native American perceptions of springs management.
   - Taryn Bickle, Northern Arizona University

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

AIIS-03 Roundtable - Following the Food at Navajo Flea Markets: Using GIS and Indigenized Planning Tools to Examine Diné Foodways and Grassroots Economy

Pecan

Coordinator: Aresta Tsosie-Paddock
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Affiliation: University of Arizona

 

Moderator: Michelle Hale, Arizona State University

 

Following the Food at Navajo Flea Markets: Using GIS and Indigenized Planning Tools to Examine Diné Foodways and Grassroots Economy
   - Michelle Hale, Arizona State University
   - Jose-Benito Rosales Chavez, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University 
   - Jonathan Davis, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University 
   - Michele Clark, School of Life Sciences, Earth Systems Science for the Anthropocene (ESSA), Arizona State University 

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday. 05 April, 2024
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

WSSA Breakfast & Give Back

Garden Terrace

During this break we will be asking for donations to the local food bank.

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

AIIS-09 Building an AIS Program

Blanco

Coordinator: Aresta Tsosie-Paddock
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Affiliation: University of Arizona

 

Moderator: Aresta Tsosie-Paddock, University of Arizona

 

Building the First American Indian Indigenous Studies (AIIS) Program in Washington State’s Community College System: A Local and Statewide Approach
   - Kestrel Smith, Wenatchee Valley College at Omak, American Indian Indigenous Studies 

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM

WSSA President's Luncheon

Garden Terrace

This is a ticketed event.

During this break we will be asking for donations to the local food bank.

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM

AIIS-02 Native Representation

Chula Vista Boardroom

Coordinator: Aresta Tsosie-Paddock
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Affiliation: University of Arizona

 

Moderator: Aresta Tsosie-Paddock, University of Arizona

 

Update on the Impacts of Artificial Intelligence and the Internet upon Indigenous Peoples
   - Richard M. Wheelock, Ph.D, Fort Lewis College and Oneida Nation in Wisconsin 
21st century Mass Media influence on North American Pan-Indian protest: pipelines, landgrabs, water rights...
   - Laurence French, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 
   - Magdaleno Manzanarez, Western New Mexico University
Native American Graffiti Muralism of the Pandemic: Alternative Messaging of Community Well-being
   - Gavin Healey, Northern Arizona University

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

AIIS-05 Teaching in Native Studies

Blanco

Coordinator: Aresta Tsosie-Paddock
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Affiliation: University of Arizona

 

Moderator: Mary Jo Tippeconnic-Fox, University of Arizona

 

Teaching Native Studies: Centering Core Values, Solidarity, and Sociocultural Relationships in “Virtue-rural” Spaces and Beyond
   - Leola Tsinnajinnie Paquin, University of New Mexico
Indigenous STEM “Engineering”: An Analysis and Integration of Indigenous Perspective for Cultural Sustainable Engineering Education Curriculum in Higher Education for Native American Students
   - Mark Clytus, University of Arizona PhD Candidate
The Kansas City Chiefs Mascot Issue and the Kansas City Indian Center: Some observations and an opinion
   - Nicholas Peroff, University of Missouri-Kansas City 

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

RAS-03 San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm Fieldtrip

Field Trip to the San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm at Mission San Juan


Please join us for an amazing local experience on Friday afternoon from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.


Sign up at the Registration Desk by 1:00 p.m. to guarantee a spot on this local trip.

 

 

The San Antonio Food Bank’s farm at Mission San Juan is actually on a National Park site. All of the San Antonio Missions, besides the Alamo, are run by the National Park System, and ours is an unusual land use agreement where we’re able to cultivate on some of its land. When the Spanish colonists arrived and established the missions almost 300 years ago, they started farming that land using acequias, which were diversion ditches inspired by Roman and Moorish irrigation techniques. We continue the same tradition by farming this land, where a portion is irrigated using the historic methods of the Spanish and the indigenous. We also focus on cultivating more drought tolerant crops that can withstand rising temperatures. What food we grow ends up going to the community in South Texas that needs it through our Food Bank distribution programs.

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

WSSA Business Meeting

Frio

Attendees

WSSA Executive Council

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

AIIS-06 Roundtable - Nation Building Perspectives

Blanco

Coordinator: Aresta Tsosie-Paddock
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Affiliation: University of Arizona

 

Moderator: Chris Jocks, Northern Arizona University

 

Undergraduate Perspectives on Indigenous Nation-Building in the 21st Century
   - Christopher Jocks, Northern Arizona University 
   - Jerry Kee, B.S. student in Indian Country Criminal Justice 
   - Roger Lupe, B.S. student in Applied Indigenous Studies and Indian Country Criminal Justice 
   - Shyanna Shipley, B.S. student in Applied Indigenous Studies 

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

AFIT - Keynote Speaker Dr. James Galbraith

Pecos

Dr. James K. Galbraith, Ph.D.

 

Inflation, Sanctions, Demography: Some practical applications of evolutionary and institutional economics.

 

Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government
University of Texas at Austin
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

 

Click Here for Dr. Galbraith's Bio

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A Facebook Concert

Presidential Suite

Coordinator: Lisa Ossian
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Affiliation: Indian Hills Community College

 

The Kinkaider's Song:  A Homesteader Ballad from the Nebraska Sandhills

 

   - Tom Isern, North Dakota State University

 

The family of prairie folksong tracing lineage to the gospel hymn, “Beulah Land,” is prolific. “Beulah Land” is about a place, the blissful afterlife. Prairie singers borrowed its melody and motifs to localize them to their own places on the plains, sometimes as joyful paeans to a bountiful country, other times as sardonic commentaries on a hard land. “The Kinkaider’s Song” is exceptional in that it is traceable to a particular time and place: the Kinkaider picnic of 16 August 1911, a gathering of homesteaders at the Will Davis grove, a seven-year-old tree claim near Anselmo, in northern Custer County, Nebraska. Fourteen-year-old Matilda Matthews was there and wrote for a regional newspaper, the Atkinson Graphic, “We composed a song, ‘The Kinkaider’s Song,’ and sang it.” The song resounding through the Davis grove in 1911 arose from the historical circumstances of the Kinkaid Act of 1904, which allowed homesteads of a full section, 640 acres, rather than a quarter-section, 160 acres. Its sponsor and heroic proponent, Congressman Moses P. Kinkaid, was present when the Kinkaiders sang their anthem in his honor. From there the song passed into oral tradition and the mysterious canon of Great Plains balladry. Recently discovered, the original text and circumstances of “The Kinkaider’s Song” illustrate the capacity of digitized source materials to move ballads previously anonymous into the realm of known authorship and context--an important development in the interpretation of Great Plains folksong.

Saturday. 06 April, 2024
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

AIIS-07 Roundtable - Indigenous Ecology and Research 1

Chula Vista

Coordinator: Aresta Tsosie-Paddock
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Affiliation: University of Arizona

 

Moderator: Stefanie Kunze, Northern Arizona University

 

Indigenous Research Roundtable: Approaches to ecology and environment, traditional knowledge, and teaching.
   - Stefanie Kunze, Northern Arizona University
   - Michele Companion, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
   - Karen Jarratt-Snider, Northern Arizona University
   - Christopher Jocks, Northern Arizona University
   - Aresta Tsosie-Paddock, University of Arizona
   - Crystal Luce, University of Colorado Denver
   - Nizhoni Tallas, Northern Arizona University

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM

AIIS-08 Roundtable - Indigenous Ecology and Research 2

Chula Vista

Coordinator: Aresta Tsosie-Paddock
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Affiliation: University of Arizona

 

Moderator: Stefanie Kunze, Northern Arizona University

 

Indigenous Research Roundtable: Approaches to ecology and environment, traditional knowledge, and teaching.
   - Stefanie Kunze, Northern Arizona University
   - Michele Companion, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
   - Karen Jarratt-Snider, Northern Arizona University
   - Christopher Jocks, Northern Arizona University
   - Aresta Tsosie-Paddock, University of Arizona
   - Crystal Luce, University of Colorado Denver
   - Nizhoni Tallas, Northern Arizona University

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

WSSA President’s Reception

Garden Terrace

All Attendees Invited

 

WSSA Recepción del presidente

 

Se invita a todos los asistentes