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  • Tanaya Winder Open Mic Night

    Native American poetry with a Ute, Shoshone, and Paiute artist. Tanaya Winder will host and headline an Open Mic night at the Greenfield Intercultural Center Patio Room. Description from TEDxABQ 2013: "Tanaya Winder is a poet, writer, artist, and educator from the Southern Ute, Duckwater Shoshone, and Pyramid Lake Paiute Nations. A winner of the 2010 A Room of Her Own Foundation's Orlando prize in poetry, her work has been showcased around the world. 

Filmed at TEDxABQ 2013, Tanaya delivers a powerful talk on the power of poetry and creativity.


  • Native American Initiatives, American Philosophical Society

    Philadelphia was an important site for diplomacy between tribal nations and colonial governments in early America. Benjamin Franklin, founder of the University of Pennsylvania and the American Philosophical Society (APS), played a critical role in documenting this history. This talk will consider Franklin’s interest in Indigenous governance as well as its legacy, focusing on opportunities for students and scholars interested in the vast collections related to Native peoples at the APS and its Center for Native American and Indigenous Research. Prof. Maggie McKinley at Penn Law will be joined by Prof. Alyssa Mt. Pleasant, PhD, Program Director of the Native American Scholars Initiative at the American Philosophical Society and Assistant Professor of Native American Studies at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) and Brian Carpenter, MA, MLIS, CA Curator of Native American Materials at the American Philosophical Society.

  • Engaging Maya Stories

    Latin American and Latino Studies guest lecture by Paul Sullivan.