Thursday, February 22 I 7:30-9:30pm
The Native American Staff Council presents:
A Documentary Film Screening of "100 Years: One Woman's Fight for Justice" (Elouise Cobell's inspiring story)
Followed by Q&A with Director and Producer, Melinda Janko
West Pauley Ballroom, Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, UC Berkeley (2475 Bancroft Way)
Admission is FREE but attendees must RSVP to the American Indian Graduate Program - firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, February 14, 2018 or call (510) 642-3228 and provide names and emails of guests. All students, staff, faculty, alumni and the public are welcome! Reserve your space early as seating may go fast! After the talk, completed evaluations will be entered to win great raffle prizes!
Co-sponsored by: Chancellor Carol Christ, Office of the Chancellor; Jo Mackness, Human Resources; Oscar Dubon and Sidalia Reel, Equity & Inclusion; American Indian Graduate Student Association; American Indian Graduate Program; and Native American Studies, and the Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues.
Wednesday, February 28 I 12:00-1:30pm
Crossing Paths: Graduate & Undergraduate Exchanges of Indigenous Research
Started in 2013, the Crossing Paths lecture series provides a space for Native and Indigenous graduate and undergraduate students to share their research, get feedback, and build community with other students, faculty, staff, and allies. Each Crossing Paths meeting consists of two student presenters (an undergraduate and a graduate), a moderator ( a faculty or staff person), and audience discussion.
554 Barrows Hall
Co-sponsored by the Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues, American Indian Graduate Student Association, American Indian Graduate Program, Native American Studies, Native American Student Development, Native American Recruitment and Retention Center, Graduate Assembly, and the ASUC
Thursday, March 1 | 4:00-5:30 pm
California Through Native Eyes: Reclaiming History
William J. Bauer, Jr., Professor, Department of History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
In 1935, Concow Austin McLaine, of northern California’s Round Valley Reservation, told an oral tradition about Lizard, who saw smoke wafting up from West Mountain, now known as Lassen Peak. The people in Lizard’s town planned to steal fire from Eagle, who selfishly kept the fire under his wings. The people teamed up, stole the fire, and raced with it back to town. Before they reached their roundhouse, however, Coyote grabbed the fire, dropped it and set the entire Sacramento Valley ablaze. Traditionally, scholars have treated oral traditions, such as the story of Lizard, as quaint myths. This presentation argues that California Indian oral traditions present an Indigenous version of California’s history and engaged in the political events of the Great Depression. California Indians used their oral traditions to challenge preexisting narratives of California’s past, to claim land and place in the 1930s and provide California Indians with a path to follow in the future.
Followed by a reception.
Multicultural Community Center (MCC), 220 Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, UC Berkeley