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THURSDAY, March 27. Toy Lounge. Dey Hall, UNC Chapel Hill

2:00 – 3:30pm.

Emilio del Valle Escalante (K’iche’ Maya), Comunidad de Estudios Mayas, UNC Chapel Hill.

“Introductory Remarks.”

Kanietahawi L. Sharrow (Mohawk, Iroquois Confederacy), Mohawk Council of Akwesasne.

“Straddling Borders: The Daily Struggles of Negotiating Nations as an Akwesasne

Mohawk Woman.”

Simon Ortiz (Acoma Pueblo), Arizona State University. ”Literary, Intellectual, Social,

and Political Interactions Among Indigenous Peoples of North, Central, and South


Waskar Ari (Aymara), University of Nebraska, Lincoln. “The Beginning of the

Decolonization Project: Toribio Miranda’s Framing and Dissemination of the

Indian Law.”

Moderator: Chris Teuton (Cherokee), UNC Chapel Hill.

Coffee break

4:00 – 5:30pm

Fredy Rafael Grefa (Kichwa), UNC Chapel Hill. “The Kichwa of the Amazon and the

Ecuadorian State: Toward the Construction of ‘Plurinationality’”?

Luis Cárcamo Huechante (Mapuche), Comunidad de Historia Mapuche / University of Texas

at Austin. “Of Mapuche Agency: (Re)building Territories Under Corporate and State

Colonialism in Chile.”

Jolene Rickard (Tuscarora), Cornell University. “Tactical Refusal: Global Indigenous Art.”

Moderator: Jean Dennison (Osage), UNC Chapel Hill.

Break | Refreshments

Special Session. Poetry Reading. 6:00 pm

Simon Ortiz (Acoma Pueblo), Arizona State University. “Poetry and Story: Life and Life.”

Introduction: Amy Locklear Hertel (Lumbee / Coharie), Director of the American Indian

Center, and Chris Teuton (Cherokee), UNC Chapel Hill.


This event is being organized and sponsored by the UNC-CH’s Romance Languages Department in collaboration with the departments of Anthropology, Religious Studies, American Indian and Indigenous Studies, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, The American Indian Center, the Institute for the Study of the Americas, the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, the UNC-CH/Duke Abya Yala Working Group, the Relationality Working Group, the Center for Caribbean and Latin American Studies, the Romance Studies Department at Duke and The Hemispheric Indigeneity in Global Terms project.

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