Indigenous/Settler Conference

Thu, Apr 4, 2019, 4:30 pm to Sat, Apr 6, 2019, 5:00 pm
Princeton Humanities Council David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Project
Thursday, April 4
4:45 p.m.
Opening remarks
Isabel Lockhart (Princeton University)

5 p.m.

Audra Simpson (Kahnawake Mohawk; Columbia University)
“Savage States: Settler Governance in an Age of Sorrow”

6:30-8:30 p.m.


Friday, April 5
9 a.m.
Breakfast and Welcome

9:15 a.m.

Panel 1: Territory

  • Chair: Bernadette Pérez (Princeton University)
  • Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez (Zapotec; University of Alberta)
    “Mining Body, Land, and Water in Oaxaca, Mexico”
  • Erica Violet Lee (Nēhiyaw; University of Toronto)
    “Taking Freedom Wherever We Can Find It: Indigenous Sovereignty in the City”
  • Billy-Ray Belcourt (Driftpile Cree; University of Alberta)
    “Rez Life: Theories”
11 a.m.

11:15 a.m.

Panel 2: Global Indigeneities

  • Chair: Wendy Warren (Princeton University)
  • J. Kēhaulani Kauanui (Kanaka Maoli; Wesleyan University)
    “Mobilizing Indigeneity: The Politics of Occupation in Settler Colonialism”
  • Kyle Mays (Black/Saginaw Anishinaabe; University of California, Los Angeles)
    “When Did Black Americans Lose Their Indigeneity? Antiblackness, Indigenous Erasure, and the Future of Black-Indigenous Relations on Turtle Island”
  • Chadwick Allen (Chickasaw ancestry, not enrolled; University of Washington)
    “Going Global, Returning Local in Native American and Indigenous Studies”
1 p.m.

2 p.m.

Ramapough-Lunaape Nation
Chief Dwaine Perry (Ramapough-Lunaape)
Owl / Steven Dennison Smith (Ramapough-Lunaape)
“Quiet Genocide”

3:30 p.m.

4:15 p.m.

Reading at Princeton University Art Museum
Introduced by: Rachael DeLue (Princeton University)
Billy-Ray Belcourt (Driftpile Cree; University of Alberta)
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Nishnaabeg)

Saturday, April 6
8:45 a.m.
Breakfast and Welcome

9:15 a.m.

Panel 3: Reimaginings

  • Chair: Nicole Legnani (Princeton University)
  • Bernard Perley (Maliseet, Tobique First Nation; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
    “New World Disorders: It’s Time to Reimagine Indigenous North America”
  • Maggie Blackhawk (Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe; University of Pennsylvania)
    “Federal Law as Paradigm Within Public Law”
  • Maya Mikdashi (Rutgers University)
    “Archives, Alterity, Abundance: The Multiple Lives of Eliza Morrison”
11 a.m.

11:15 a.m.

Panel 4: Allyship

  • Chair: Tiffanie Hardbarger (Cherokee; American Philosophical Society and Northeastern State University)
  • Kyle Powys Whyte (Potawatomi; Michigan State University)
    “Indigenous Justice and Settler Allyship: Why Conceptions of Time Matter”
  • Desiree Kane (Miwok)
    “Indigenous Feminism on Movement Frontlines”
  • Megan Red Shirt-Shaw (Oglala Lakota; University of Minnesota)
    “Re-imagining Native Students in Undergraduate Admissions: An Indigenous Critique”
1 p.m.

2 p.m.

Panel 5: Resurgence

  • Chair: Candis Callison (Tahltan; Princeton University and University of British Columbia)
  • Glen Coulthard (Yellowknives Dene; University of British Columbia)
    “Global Red Power”
  • John Little (Standing Rock Sioux; University of Minnesota)
    “The Sovereignty of Sound: The Power to Record Traditional Lakota and Dakota Music in the 1960s and 1970s”
  • Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Nishnaabeg)
    “As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom Through Radical Resistance”
3:45 p.m.

4 p.m.

Chelsea Vowel (Lac Ste. Anne Métis; University of Alberta)
“Law for the Apocalypse: Order Out of Chaos Kinship Out of Fracture”

5:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Sarah Rivett (Princeton University)

6 - 8 p.m.



Conference organizers: Isabel Lockhart, Martin Premoli, Jonathan Aguirre, Lindsay Ofrias, Paulina Pineda Severiano

Primary sponsor: Princeton Humanities Council’s David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Project. Also sponsored by the Princeton University Center for Human Values, the Princeton Environmental Institute, and the Princeton University Art Museum. The organizers thank professor Sarah Rivett, the Princeton University Department of English, the Princeton Program in American Studies, and the Princeton American Indian and Indigenous Studies Working Group (PAIISWG) for their work and support.