Supported by the Mellon Foundation “Humanities for All Times” initiative.
Indigenous Research Methods & Practice in the Liberal Arts:
Refusal, Creation, & Intersectionality
October 12-14th, 2023
Thank you to all who attended our conference this year!
The following events are recorded and may be shared:
Other resources are available for download here.
The second annual conference of Rethinking Place: Bard-on-Mahicantuck explores the topic of “research” within the humanities. Building on last year’s conference surrounding methods, viewpoints, and experiences of archives within Native American and Indigenous Studies and African-American Studies, this conference explores historically marginalized epistemologies of social sciences and arts research. As a key mode of academic knowledge creation, in various ways, these lectures, conversations, performances, and workshops aim to unpack the historic and contemporary legacy of harm that social science research perpetuates on Indigenous communities. A special focus will be given to practices of research refusal with the work of Audra Simpson, and research-as-creation, particularly through musical performance, workshops in working with plants as natural fabric dye, and the re-creation and amplification of narrative through. Cross-disciplinary collaborations encourage thoughtful conversations about why, and how, individual and institutional research practices need to shift.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12TH
1:30-2:50PM, Weis Cinema, Bard College Campus Center: Opening Workshop on Indigenous research methods & practice with Monique Tyndall (Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican)
3:00PM, Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center: Opening Reception
7:00PM, Weis Cinema, Bard College Campus Center: Screening of Warrior Women
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13TH
8:15AM, Multi Purpose Room (Campus Center) , Bard College: Opening Coffee & Snacks
9:00AM, Weis Cinema, Campus Center: Opening Ceremony
9:30-11:00AM, Weis Cinema, Campus Center: Local Contexts: Supporting Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Cultural Authority
11-12:30PM: Concurrent Morning Sessions
- Weis Cinema: Methods of Narrative & Conversation: Post-Baccalaureate Research Presentations with Olivia Tencer and Talaya Robinson-Dancy
- Red Meeting Room, Campus Center: An Informed Approach Pt. 2: Mohican Nation in Williamstown, Gwyn Chilcoat, Jayden Jogwe, & Hikaru Wakeel Hayakawa (Williams ’24), with contributions from Mirabai Dyson (Williams ’24), and Christine DeLucia, Associate Professor of History at Williams College
- Bard Farm: Three Sisters & the Fourth: Natural Dye & Plant Research in the Archives with Rebecca Yoshino, Beka Goedde, and Lucille Grignon (Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican)
12:45-2PM: Lunch provided by Samosa Shack, Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center
2:00-3:30PM: Concurrent Afternoon Sessions
- CCS Bard: Tour of Indian Theater: Native Performance, Art, and Self Determination Since 1969
- Weis Cinema, Campus Center: Land Narratives & Solidarity in the Archives with Frances Cathryn & Zariah Calliste of Forge Project
- Red Meeting Room, Campus Center: Roundtable on Research in the Arts with Jonathon Adams (Cree-Métis) and Rebecca Hass (Métis), moderated by Luis Chávez
3:45-5PM, Weis Cinema, Campus Center: Intersectionality and Ethnography with Dr. Robert Keith Collins. Register to attend online here.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14TH
10:00AM, Reem-Kayden Center Lobby: Morning Coffee & Bagels
10:30AM-11:30AM, BITO Auditorium, RKC: Student Summer Research Presentations, Tracing the Awakening of El Fukú: Sampling and Cultural Endurance Against Settler Colonialism by Justin Paulino, and Deep Listening to Black Geographies: Identity Formulation through Black Cultural Production by Tirzah Thomas
12:00-1:30PM, Opportunity to visit CCS Bard: for a self-guided tour of Indian Theater: Native Performance, Art, and Self Determination Since 1969
2:00PM, OLIN AUDITORIUM, Vocal Performance, Jonathon Adams with Rebecca Hass
Reception, Olin Auditorium Lobby
5:00PM, OLIN AUDITORIUM, Savage States: Settler Governance in an Age of Sorrow, with Dr. Audra Simpson (Kahnawà:ke Mohawk)
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. WE WELCOME ATTENDANCE WITHOUT REGISTRATION.
The second annual conference of Rethinking Place: Bard-on-Mahicantuck explores the topic of “research” within the humanities. Building on last year’s conference surrounding methods, viewpoints, and experiences of archives within Native American and Indigenous Studies and African-American Studies, this conference explores historically marginalized epistemologies of social sciences and arts research. As a key mode of academic knowledge creation, in various ways, these lectures, conversations, performances, and workshops aim to unpack the historic and contemporary legacy of harm that social science research perpetuates on Indigenous communities. A special focus will be given to practices of research refusal with the work of Audra Simpson, and research-as-creation, particularly through musical performance, workshops in working with plants as natural fabric dye, and the re-creation and amplification of narrative through Wikipedia edit-a-thons. Cross-disciplinary collaborations encourage thoughtful conversations about why, and how, individual and institutional research practices need to shift.
The conference will open with a workshop with the Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans Monique Tyndall. As Bard College is an institution that produces research and writing on the unceded traditional homelands of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, this imperative preliminary workshop will provide foundational frameworks for the next three days of learning.
On Friday morning, Local Contexts, a global initiative that supports Indigenous communities with tools that can reassert cultural authority in heritage collections and data, will share how the Local Contexts Traditional Knowledge and Biocultural Labels and Notices are being used alongside other interventions to lead to Indigenous attribution, authorship, access, authority, and autonomy. Two rounds of workshops in the morning and early afternoon will follow, including a conversation on the creation of an institutional research guidebook by Rethinking Place Post-Baccalaureate Fellows, Wikipedia edit-a-thons, a tour of a current exhibition at the Hessel Museum of Art (CCS Bard) “Indian Theater: Native Performance, Art, and Self-Determination Since 1969,” to be followed after lunch by workshops on natural dye, co-led by Lucille Grignon of Ancient Roots Homestead and Beka Goedde of Bard Studio Arts, and on localized research models, led by Frances Cathryn and Zariah Calliste of Forge Project.
Friday’s closing keynote address will be on “Intersectionality and Ethnography” given by Robert Keith Collins, a four-field trained anthropologist and Associate Professor of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University.
Recipients of Rethinking Place student research funding will present their work on Saturday morning prior to a performance by nêhiyaw michif (Cree-Métis) baritone Jonathan Adams, whose work of recovering and developing a Cree and Metis repertoire, in language and traditional song, is to them “an act of resurgence.”
The closing lecture of the conference will double as the inaugural Electa Quinney Lecture of Rethinking Place, provided by Audra Simpson, a political anthropologist currently based at Columbia University and author of Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States. Her talk, “Savage States: Settler Governance in an Age of Sorrow,” which asks “not only in what world we imagine time to stop, but takes up the ways in which those that survived the time stoppage stand in critical relationship to dispossession and settler governance apprehend, analyze and act upon this project of affective governance.”
We encourage students and faculty from all disciplines interested in ethical research and/or decolonial methods to join. This conference is free, open to all, and provides food.
Find the full schedule and register here. Please note that the Saturday performance may require separate registration.
We especially encourage students looking to research and study topics related to American and Indigenous studies, Africana Studies, Environmental and Urban Studies, Experimental Humanities, Historical Studies, Human Rights, and Music to attend the conference. Join us for a single workshop or for the whole weekend.
On behalf of the Rethinking Place Steering Committee, we are honored to invite you into these conversations and look forward to seeing you there.
Monique Tyndall (Mohican/Munsee Lenape/Omaha/Muskogee). Her work is dedicated to advancing and preserving culture, history, and language. She holds an MA in Cultural Sustainability (Goucher College) and a BA in Museum Studies (Institute of American Indian Arts).
Audra Simpson is Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. She researches and writes about Indigenous and settler society, politics and history. She is the author of Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States (Duke University Press, 2014), winner of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association’s Best First Book in Native American and Indigenous Studies Prize, the Laura Romero Prize from the American Studies Association, the Sharon Stephens Prize from the American Ethnological Society (2015) and CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title in 2014. She has published articles and book chapters spanning various fields. She was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto in 2018, the Nicholson Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Unit for Criticism and Theory at University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) in 2019 and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Department of Race, Diaspora and Indigeneity at University of Chicago in 2023. In 2010 she won Columbia University’s School for General Studies Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2020 she won the Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching. She was the second anthropologist in the 50-year history of the award to do so. She is a Kahnawà:ke Mohawk.
“Savage States: Settler Governance in an Age of Sorrow”: How is the past imagined to be settled? What are the conditions that make for this imagining, this fantasy or rather, demand of a new start point? In this piece I consider the slice of this new-ness in recent history – 1990 to the near present in Canada. This is a time of apology, and a time in which Native people and their claims to territory are whittled to the status of claimant or subject in time with the fantasy of their disappearance from a modern and critical present. In this piece I examine how the Canadian practice of settler governance has adjusted itself in line with global trends and rights paradigms away from overt violence to what are seen as softer and kinder, caring modes of governing but governing, violently still and yet, with a language of care, upon on still stolen land. This piece asks not only in what world we imagine time to stop, but takes up the ways in which those that survived the time stoppage stand in critical relationship to dispossession and settler governance apprehend, analyze and act upon this project of affective governance. Here an oral and textual history of the notion of “reconciliation” is constructed and analyzed with recourse to Indigenous criticism of this affective and political project of repair.
Robert Keith Collins, PhD, a four-field trained anthropologist, is Associate Professor of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University. He holds a BA in Anthropology, a BA in Native American Studies, and a minor in Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Collins also holds an MA and PhD in Anthropology from UCLA. Using a person-centered ethnographic approach, his research explores American Indian cultural changes and African and Native American interactions in North, Central, and South America. His recent academic efforts include being a co-curator on the Smithsonian’s traveling banner exhibit “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas,” an edited volume with Routledge (2023) on “Studying African-Native Americans: Problems, Perspectives, and Prospects,” an edited volume with Cognella Press (2017) on “African and Native American Contact in the U.S.: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives”, an edited volume for the American Indian Culture and Research Journal at UCLA (2013) on “Reducing Barriers to Native American Student Success”.
“Intersectionality and Ethnography”: When Kimberlé Crenshaw (1991) wrote, “Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color,” one of her goals was to illuminate the problems of ignoring intragroup differences and how these differences shape lived experiences, particularly for African American women. This lecture expands on this theoretical discussion by examining the need – and useful observation and interviewing tools – for investigating the subjectivity of race and culture in African-Native American lived experiences. Central in this discussion is an examination of the relevance of intersectional research to ethnography and how taking intersectional lived experiences as the central focus of analysis lends to theoretical descriptions and specifications of how individuals make sense of their multidimensional identities. See publication source: https://www.elgaronline.com/edcollchap/book/9781800378056/book-part-9781800378056-23.xml
Local Contexts (www.LocalContexts.org) was founded in 2010 and is a non-profit organization focused on addressing the needs of Indigenous and local organizations who wanted a practical method to deal with the range of intellectual property issues that arise in relation to managing cultural heritage materials. The primary objective of Local Contexts is to enhance and legitimize locally based decision-making and Indigenous governance frameworks for determining ownership, access, and culturally appropriate conditions for sharing historical, contemporary, and future collections of cultural heritage and Indigenous data.
Corrie Roe (she/her) is the Local Contexts Director of Outreach and Strategy. In her role, Corrie supports Indigenous communities, institutions, and researchers to learn about and adopt the Local Contexts system. Corrie is a settler living on Paugussett and Wappinger Homelands. She studied anthropology and museum studies, and has worked in museums and organizations in Lenapehoking (New York City).
Local Contexts: Supporting Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Cultural Authority: Every Indigenous community has cultural and biological knowledge within educational systems, archives, libraries, and museums that they do not own, do not control, and cannot govern circulation over — with more researchers collecting and publishing data from Indigenous communities than ever. Local Contexts is a global non-profit that supports Indigenous communities with tools to reassert sovereignty and cultural authority in collections and data, and with tools for institutions and researchers to disclose Indigenous rights and interests. Hear how the Local Contexts Traditional Knowledge and Biocultural Labels and Notices are being used alongside other interventions to lead to Indigenous attribution, authorship, access, authority, and autonomy.
Land Narratives & Solidarity in the Archives
Zariah Calliste, Historical Studies scholar, Bard College
Frances Cathryn, editorial projects manager, Forge Project
This hourlong presentation will cover two perspectives on a research project formed between Forge Project, a Native-led arts organization, and Bard College Rethinking Place initiative. The collaboration between the nascent arts space and academic institution hopes to uncover the history of the land in the surrounding region over time, and how land and labor were exploited by the people who owned them.
Using as its starting point the moment of full displacement of the Moh-He-Con Nuck from their homelands (and partnering with the Stockbridge Munsee Community Cultural Affairs department to share these histories), Frances Cathryn and Zariah Calliste are working to produce a land “narrative” that will answer the question of the origin of New Forge Road where Forge Project is situated; namely, did an iron workshop exist in the area and did enslaved and/or indentured labor take place there? Frances will share details on the formation of the project, and how Forge will work with the SMC to create a model for replicable research in the future. Zariah will present their findings in their research, and how, more importantly, they have built relationships with librarians and archivists to produce this work. Through this collaborative process, Frances and Zariah have formed a network to “liberate” knowledges and histories so often gatekept by colonial institutions and its infrastructures.
A Conversation on Research in the Arts
Jonathon Adams: Born in amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, Canada), Jonathon Adams is a Cree-Métis, Two-Spirit baritone. They have appeared as a soloist with Masaaki Suzuki, Philippe Herreweghe, Vox Luminis, Ricercar Consort, Servir Antico, Tafelmusik, and B’Rock Orchestra at Opera-Ballet Flanders. In 2021 Adams was named the first-ever artist-in-residence at Early Music Vancouver. In addition to making their New York Philharmonic debut in Handel’s Messiah, their future solo engagements include Messiah with the San Francisco Symphony; concerts with TENET Vocal Artists, Toronto Consort, il Gardellino, Ensemble Arion, and Washington Bach Consort; and recitals with lutenist Lucas Harris. Adams’s recent career highlights include the co-creation of Wreckonciliation with Marion Newman and Yvette Nolan for Amplified Opera, a fellowship with the Netherlands Bach Society, performances with Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in China and Japan, and J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion in the Chapelle Royale at the Château de Versailles. Jonathon Adams has led workshops at University of British Columbia and Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance, and for the Festival Montréal Baroque. In the 2022–23 season they became the first Indigenous artist-in-residence at the University of Toronto’s Early Music Department. Adams attended The Royal Academy of Music and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. They studied with Nancy Argenta, Emma Kirkby, and Edith Wiens.
Rebecca Hass is a woman of many creative passions. An eminent mezzo-soprano, Rebecca devoted much of the last thirty years to a professional singing career. Rebecca is also well-known as a resource for artist-centered health and wellness workshops and as a mentor for performing artists seeking balance and career support . She has been a regular staff member at the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble, Opera Nuova, St. Andrews By the Sea Opera Workshop, and Highlands Opera and has been a guest clinician with Manitoba Opera, Calgary Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria, as well as the Universities of British Columbia, Toronto, Manitoba, Ottawa, Victoria and Wilfrid Laurier. A writer and broadcaster, she has been a regular guest host of Saturday Afternoon at the Opera and documentary maker on CBC Radio One and Two. Currently she is the Director of Community Engagement for Pacific Opera, where her work in the Civic Engagement young artist training program and curating Residency has been recognized with the 2021 City of Victoria Creative Builder Award and Opera Canada 2022 Nada Ristich Change Maker Ruby Award. A proud Métis, and carries two names, Manginoweh (Anishinaabe-Big Voice) and Huputh-Uksupe (Nu-chah-nulth, Grandmother Moon woman), Rebecca is currently producing a theatre piece, Manaadjia, that bridges her European and Indigenous ancestry with songs in English and Anishnaabemowen. She is a member of the drum group ANSWER.
Luis Chávez’s research and teaching interests include ethnic studies, music and sound studies, border studies, Chicanx studies, Native American and Indigenous studies, gender and sexuality, and performance studies. He comes to Bard from California State University School of Music, where he taught courses in music history and literature, world music, and Latin American music. He has also served as lecturer in the Department of American Indian Studies, College of Ethnic Studies, at San Francisco State University. He has studied classical guitar and flamenco, in addition to music history and ethnomusicology. Publications include the articles “Decolonization for Ethnomusicology and Music Studies in Higher Education,” in Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education; and “Decolonizable Spaces in Ethnomusicology,” SEM (Society for Ethnomusicology) Student News and Ethnomusicology Review. He is the recipient of, among other honors, the Marnie Dilling Prize for Best Paper, “The Figure of Santo Santiago: Memory and Sound in Mexican Danza,” at the Northern California chapter meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology.
Three Sisters and the Fourth
Presented by Lucy Grignon (Ancient Roots Homestead), Beka Goedde (Artist-in-Residence, Studio Arts), & Rebecca Yoshino (Bard Farm Coordinator & Educator).
In this workshop, we will practice seed saving techniques including basic seed selection, water winnowing, and activating seeds, working particularly with Hopi Black Dye Sunflower seeds. Participants will greet corn, beans, and squash plants, the 3 sisters, plus the 4th sister of the sunflower, grown at the Bard Farm in several varieties, including as a dye plant and as a gift from Stockbridge-Munsee partners, and hear from Lucy Grignon of Ancient Roots Homestead (virtual) about her research at the Albany Museum recovering and remembering ancestral ways of being with these plants. We encourage community members interested in land-based work, including agriculture, seed saving, and natural dye, to join us for this event.
Lucy Grignon (Burr) is a traditional teacher, operates Ancient Roots Homestead in Bowler, Wisconsin. She works to connect her community, Stockbridge-Munsee Community, to ancestral knowledge of Indigenous ways of life.
Student Research Presentations
Tracing the Awakening of El Fukú: Sampling and Cultural Endurance Against Settler Colonialism examines the ways in which communities who have been dispossessed, eradicated, violently vanished and been in “la mierda ever since” conquistadors landed on lands that were never theirs, have maintained livelihood and endurance against white monstrous forces. Using the analysis of geographical locations, as well as expanding beyond the materiality of archives, Tracing the Awakening of El Fukú seeks to deeply listen and trace the erratic trajectory of “El Fukú”. Utilizing Pauline Oliveros’ theorization of Deep Listening, “Deep coupled with Listening or Deep Listening for me is learning to expand the perception of sounds to include the whole space/time continuum of sound— encountering the vastness and complexities as much as possible”. Deep Listening involves examining the historical fragments of misrepresentation, subjugation and turmoil that BIPOC groups face while imagining histories with the lack of access to archives. Sensory studies, decolonial studies and Black and Indigenous studies remain influential in the production of this project. Tracing the Awakening of El Fukú will dissect the remnants of El Fukú: an everlasting terror and curse set amongst the diasporic groups of Black, Indigenous, Latine reality with the (pre-)arrival of Columbus that was felt from the Antilles and Western Hemisphere in the Americas. There is no question for why Junot Diaz chooses to narrate the “centuries-old yet reverberating ‘screams’ of Africans and the death ‘banes’ and rattles of the Taino (Indigenous peoples) as the first utterances and manifestations of the Fukú”. As Tiffany Lethabo King states, “the Fukú represents how conquest lives on the tips of the tongues of the descendants of Indigenous and Black folks who are a part of the Dominican and African diaspora in the Americas”. Ultimately, the first soundscapes created by conquest in the “New World” were shaped by Indigenous and Black noise, disrupting the conquistador’s sonic color line. I argue that sampling encompasses deep listening, continuously maintaining resistance and endurance against El Fuku, “memory loss” and settler colonialism; those who have felt the wake of the Fuku and choose to sample become active agents disrupting time and space through the chopping of a sample, the scratching of a record and the soul searching that is found in digging the crates.
Justin Paulino (he/they) is a junior joint major in Sociology and American Indigenous Studies concentrating in Latin American Studies. Residing from the Bronx, Justin has an array of musical pursuits and interests including music production, drumming, DJing and more. Combining Sociological, Anthropological Literature and Decolonial based theories with music and sound is at the center of Justin’s studies. Justin also works as Rethinking Place’s student research position.
Deep Listening to Black Geographies: Identity Formulation through Black Cultural Production: This project aims to explore the methods and philosophies utilized for Black place-making that centers cultural production. To work against minimizing Blackness into the symbolic, Black Geographies; as theorized by Katherine McKittrick and Clyde Woods, aims to surpass the limitations of place-making by introducing and normalizing different ways to produce and perceive Black places. Zandria Robinson and Marcus Anthony Hunter expand upon Black Geographies by centering Black cultural producers who have both impacted Black places and have been impacted by Black places. But often, Black culture and places are belittled, misinterpreted, and appropriated. Using the concept of Black geographies my project will surpass limitations of place-making and the efforts of historical erasure. My summer research which includes fieldwork within Washington D.C and New York City along with Charlas at Bard College extends on the literature of Black place-making. I argue that consuming and/or producing cultural products are all essential in place-making for Black communities.
Tirzah Thomas (they/she). I am a second semester senior studying sociology and concentrating in Africana studies. As a Bard Early College graduate my time at Bard has been accelerated but I have been able to develop and lead a Black cultural production club named In Search Of Our Mother’s Garden, that focuses on afrosurreal and afrofuturistic work produced by Black women such as Tar Baby by Toni Morrison and Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler.
Methods of Narrative & Conversation: Post-Baccalaureate Research Presentations
Presented by Talaya Robinson-Dancy and Olivia Tencer, Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellows of Rethinking Place: Bard-on-Mahicantuck.
Narrative (Storytelling) as a Method of Indigenization: Mohonk Friends of the Indian Conferences and Indian Boarding School Policies of the 19th and 20th Centuries, by Olivia Tencer: This 30 minute lecture aims to show how I use Indigenous research methods like narrative and storytelling, one of Linda Tuhiwai Smith’s 25 Decolonial Projects, to retell, rewrite, re-imagine, and re-narrate the history of Mohonk Mountain Houses’s Friends of the Indian Conferences and the profound influence of these conferences on Indian boarding school policies of the 19th and 20th centuries in the so called United States. What is the current narrative being shared at Mohonk? How do Indigenous research methodologies and representation re-narrate this history? How does narrative and story help us as researchers to uncover history and historical nuance? Participants will look at various primary and secondary sources from my research to further understand how narrative and storytelling help us as researchers to unpack history. I hope that participants will take away a greater understanding of the history of Indian boarding schools and Mohonk’s role in supporting federal Indigenous child removal policies to further disrupt Native lifeways and dispossess Indigenous peoples of their land, as well as to be able to answer the questions I pose above.
An Informed Approach Pt. 2: Mohican Nation in Williamstown
Presented by Gwyn Chilcoat (Williams ’24), Jayden Jogwe (Williams ’24), and Hikaru Wakeel Hayakawa (Williams ’24), with contributions from Mirabai Dyson (Williams ’24) and Christine DeLucia (Associate Professor of History at Williams College)
An Informed Approach Pt. 2: Mohican Nation in Williamstown: Branching off of their workshop at last year’s Rethinking Place Conference, students and faculty from Williams College will discuss how they are continuing to reckon with Williamstown’s colonial history. Attendees will work together to help develop an ongoing plan in Williamstown beyond.
COLLABORATIVE SYLLABUS OF THE 2023 CONFERENCE
Blackhawk, Ned. The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of US History. Yale University Press, 2023.
Smith, Linda Tuhiwai. Decolonizing methodologies: Research and indigenous peoples. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021.
Cook (Davids), Misty, Medicine Generations: Native American Medicines Traditional to the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans Tribe, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013.
Deloria, Philip Joseph. Indians in unexpected places. University Press of Kansas, 2004.
Intersectionality and Ethnography (Robert Keith Collins):
Collins, Robert Keith, ed. Studying African-Native Americans : Problems, Perspectives, and Prospects. London: Routledge, 2023.
Collins, Robert Keith, ed. African and Native American Contact in the United States : Anthropological and Historical Perspectives. First edition. San Diego, CA: Cognella, Academic Publishing, 2018.
Tayac, Gabrielle. IndiVisible : African-Native American Lives in the Americas. 1st ed. Washington, D.C: Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in association with the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, 2009.
Three Sisters and the Fourth (Beka Goedde, Lucille Grignon, and Rebecca Yoshino)
Kimmerer, Robin. Braiding sweetgrass: Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants. Milkweed editions, 2013.
Kimmerer, Robin Wall, and Monique Gray Smith. Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. Zest Books TM, 2022.
Savage States: Settler Governance in an Age of Sorrow (Audra Simpson):
Simpson, Audra. Mohawk interruptus: Political life across the borders of settler states. Duke University Press, 2014.
Supporting Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Cultural Authority (Local Contexts):
Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Policy (2020), ed. Maggie Walter, Tahu Kukutai, Stephanie Russo Carroll, and Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear
Toward Slow Archives (2019), Kimberly Christen and Jane Anderson – journal article
Decolonizing Attribution: Traditions of Exclusion (2019), Jane Anderson and Kimberly Christen – journal article, open access
Indigenous Data Sovereignty in the Era of Big Data (2020), Maggie Walter, Raymond Lovett, Bobby Maher, et al – journal article, open access
Always Coming Home: Territories of Relation and Reparative Archives (2022), Kim Christen, Josiah Blackeagle Pinkham, Cordelia Hooee, and Amelia Wilson – journal article, open access
Green Ribbon Stories and Blue Ribbon Stories: Applying a Bidjara Way of Knowing to Understanding Records (2023), Leann Wilson and Rose Barrowcliffe
Land Narratives & Solidarity in the Archives (Frances Cathryn and Zariah Calliste):
Feliciano-Santos, Sherina. A Contested Caribbean Indigeneity: Language, Social Practice, and Identity within Puerto Rican Taíno Activism, Critical Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University Press.
Fuentes, Marissa J., Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.
Lamarche, Sebastián Robiou. Tainos and Caribs: The Aboriginal Cultures of the Antilles, Independently Published.
Sharpe, Christina. In the Wake: On Blackness and Being. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016.
Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History. Boston: Beacon Press, 2015.
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TRAIN: Bard College is a 15 minute drive from the Rhinecliff Amtrak Station.
Where to Stay
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