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Native American Studies Department to Host Virtual Graduate Student Symposium

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 12:00am

The 2021 symposium will be held virtually and will take place 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. PST Monday, April 26, to Thursday, April 29. This year’s theme, “From Red Power to Wallmapu Libre and Land Back: Engaging Hemispheric Indigenous Resistance Movements,” hopes to facilitate a forum that recognizes and connects the continued relevance of Indigenous resurgence especially significant in recent events.

Artwork by Tori McConnell, Yurok
Artwork by Tori McConnell, Yurok

The 9th Annual NAS Graduate Student Symposium is the only Native American and Indigenous studies symposium organized by and for graduate students in the United States. Our symposium has fostered a reputation for cutting edge research and engaging discussions that have led to collaborations and partnerships across campuses. 

This conference provides an essential platform for Indigenous studies graduate students, who often face many barriers in accessing high-cost professional conferences, to share their work and develop their skills.

The 2021 symposium is the first to be held virtually and will take place 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. PST Monday, April 26, to Thursday, April 29. The conference will be broadcast live over social media and later distributed as podcasts via the symposium feed. Presenters will be encouraged to submit creative mediums presenting their research, whether in multimedia presentations, video productions, or pre-recorded podcasts. After centuries of subjugation and epistemic racism, the advancement of Indigenous knowledges and methodologies is not only vital to the building of Native Nations but essential to building a sustainable, just and healthy future for everyone. 

Register for the Symposium

Please support the Native American Graduate Student Association and our annual event the Native American Studies Graduate Student Research Symposium. Your donations will support the purchase of podcasting mics and audio equipment as well as the construction of a new website - you can help ensure we have a successful virtual conference!