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Highlights

  • Living Quechua

    Film screening and conversation with Quechua community leader and language activist Elva Ambía Rebatta. While Quechua–an Indigenous language of South America–continues to be spoken around the world as a result of such migration stories, UNESCO and other initiatives recognize it as an endangered language. Now in her seventies, Elva decides to help cultivate a Quechua-speaking community in New York City. Living Quechua, directed by Christine Mladic, follows Elva through the challenges and successes of trying to keep Quechua alive.

  • Trafficking Culture

    Simon MacKemzie, Neil Brodie, Donna Yates discuss the contemporary global trade in looted cultural objects. Brodie uses public sales data to trace the effects of regulatory interventions or other contextual factors which might influence market activity. Yates explores rumoured links between trafficking networks in Belize and other illegal cross-border smuggling activities. Mackenzie researches the traffic of Khmer statues out of Cambodia and into the international market.

  • Workshop on Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation

    In Maine, a truth and reconciliation commission (TRC) was formed to address the conflict between the state and the Wabanaki (Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Mik'maq and Maliseet) people. Learn how a process adopted from South Africa laid the foundation for resolution, understanding and healing. Wampanoag educator gkisedtanamoogk at the Peace Center in Langhorne.