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.
Kanietahawi L. Sharrow (Mohawk, Iroquois Confederacy), Mohawk Council of Akwesasne.
“Straddling Borders: The Daily Struggles of Negotiating Nations as an Akwesasne
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
Moderator: Chris Teuton (Cherokee), UNC Chapel Hill.
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.