Gladys Tantaquidgeon, Mohegan ethnologist and first Native American student in the Penn anthropology department, interviewing Wampanoag elders at Aquinnah, MA. Photographed c. 1928 by Frank Speck.
Douglas Boin speaks about endangered heritage in the Mediterranean. This presentation examines several high-profile announcements involving material from the Mediterranean—particularly from sites of current turmoil, like Syria and Egypt—as case studies for pinpointing some of the ethical "gray areas" that are the source of current conversations and debate between archaeologists, classicists, papyrologists, and ancient historians, and religious scholars.
Visiting Faculty Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Professor Emerita and author of the newly released book, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, will speak about her research into the histories of colonization, dispossession, settler colonialism, and genocide on the North American continent. This event for Andrew Lamas's Urban Studies class, "Liberation and Ownership" will include remarks from local community organizers.
Screening of Sheldon Wolfchild and Steven Newcomb's film about law, land and colonization. The film tells the story of how little known Vatican documents written during the fifteenth century resulted in a tragic global momentum of domination and dehumanization. This led to law systems in the United States and Canada, and elsewhere in the world, that are still being used against Original Indigenous Nations and Peoples to this day. The film concludes with traditional teachings developed over thousands of years that provide a much needed alternative for humans and the ecological systems of Mother Earth at this time.