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Indigenous Studies Seminar

The Indigenous Studies Seminar provides an opportunity for sharing research on critical Indigenous and Native American issues. The seminar is an inclusive, interdisciplinary space where faculty, students, and staff come together to dialog, discuss works-in-progress, share networks, and ask questions about what it does and can mean to engage Indigenous Studies at Vanderbilt.     

The seminar hosts conversations between the Vanderbilt community and Indigenous Scholars and Knowledge Keepers. One of our main goals is to support relationship-building, both within and outside the University, by committing to establishing and nurturing lasting relationships with local and removed Native communities. 

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Spotlight Seminars

Indigenous Studies Seminar: Nov. 10, 12:30 p.m. (CT) via Zoom, Register
Featuring guest speaker, Rob Nelson (former director of Vanderbilt’s LGBTQI Life Center), “Decolonization and the Path of Reconnection” 

Reading & Discussion with Natalie Diaz: Nov. 9, 6:00 p.m. (CT) via Zoom, Register
Featuring guest speaker, Natalie Diaz, Pulitzer prize-winning author,  Postcolonial Love Poem (2020) & When My Brother Was an Aztec (2012) 

Indigenous Studies Seminar: Sept. 27, 6:00-7:30 p.m. (CT) via Zoom. Speaker: Tara Houska (Couchiching First Nation). Open to the public. Register