Indigenous Interventions: Reshaping Archives and Museums

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Indigenous Interventions: Reshaping Archives and Museums

2020-11-13 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm CST

Indigenous Interventions: 

Reshaping Archives and Museums

A symposium hosted by the Field Museum,
Northwestern University, and the Newberry

Friday, November 13, 2020

9:30 am to 3:15 pm 

This program will be held virtually on Zoom



9:30 am: Introduction: Heather Miller (Wyandotte Nation from Oklahoma), Executive Director, American Indian Center of Chicago

9:40 am: Poem: Storme Webber (Two Spirit, Alutiiq/Black/Choctaw)


9:50-11:30 am: Panel 1: Interventions Within Non-Native Cultural Institutions

Moderated by Alaka Wali, Field Museum


Samantha Majhor (Yankton Dakota), Marquette University;

Meranda Roberts (Northern Paiute/Xicanx), Field Museum;

Nina Sanders (Apsáalooke), Curator of Apsáalooke Women and Warriors at the Field Museum;

Eli Suzukovich (Little Shell Band Chippewa-Cree), Field Museum


11:45 am to 1 pm: Panel 2: Contemporary Interventions from Indigenous Artists

Moderated by Meranda Roberts


Chris Pappan (Osage, Kaw, Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux);

Frank Waln (Sicangu Lakota);

Andrea Carlson (Ojibwe);

Santiago X (Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana (Koasati) and Indigenous Chamoru from the Island of Guam U.S.A (Hacha’Maori));

Teresa Montoya (Dinè);

Debra Yepa-Pappan;(Jemez Pueblo/Korean), Field Museum


1 to 1:30 pm: Lunch Break


1:30 to 3 pm: Panel 3: Just Futures for Archives & Museums

Moderated by Kelly Wisecup, Northwestern University


Analú María López;(Guachichil/Xi’úi), Newberry Library;

Heather Bruegl (Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican and Oneida), Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation;

Margaret Bruchac (Abenaki), University of Pennsylvania;

Stephanie Mach (Diné), University of Pennsylvania;

Rose Miron, Newberry Library


3 to 3:15 pm: Concluding remarks: Kelly Wisecup, Northwestern University


9:30 am - 3:30 pm CST

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