Supported by the Mellon Foundation "Humanities for All Times" initiative.


In the fall of 2023, the Rethinking Place crafted this syllabus on settler-colonial theory. Sections include "Foundational Theory" and "Solidarities."

The below zines aim to further the initiative of Rethinking Place to embrace broad, full, narratives of our land's history. As in-progress pieces of writing premiered at the 2023 Rethinking Place Conference, we invite comments, critiques, and questions of any kind via the below feedback form.

Guiding questions and resources for intentional research practices. Made by the Rethinking Place post-baccalaureate and post-doctoral fellows.

Resources on actions for unlearning Thanksgiving & observing the National Day of Mourning. Visual by Mellon Post-Baccalaureate Fellow Talaya Robinson-Dancy.

Support for learning, acknowledging, grieving, and advocating against the ongoing femicide of Indigenous women & 2Spirit peoples.


Bard College is located in the unceded homelands of the Stockbridge Munsee Nation. The nation is currently based in Wisconsin.

Forge Project is a Native-led initiative centered on Indigenous art, decolonial education, and supporting leaders in culture, food security, and land justice. Located on the unceded homelands of the Muh-he-con-ne-ok in Upstate New York, Forge Project works to upend political and social systems formed through generations of settler colonialism.

With a mission to develop a network of public programming focused on arts, education, and advocacy in Native American and Indigenous Studies, the Center for Indigenous Studies expanded its work in November, 2022 following a transformational gift from the Gochman Family Foundation. The Center for Indigenous Studies continues and expands upon the work of Rethinking Place: Bard-on-Mahicantuck.