Indigenous and First Nations

Conference: Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting, Indigenous focus

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The Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group (IPSG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) is sponsoring sessions at the 77th Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting. It will be held in Tucson, Arizona from September 24-27.

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Updated CFP: IGSS- Reciprocity in our Communities: Mobilizing Indigenous Leadership and Knowledge

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UPDATED DEADLINE:  Friday, February 7, 2014

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Submissions accepted here

Send an email if you’d like to volunteer for the planning committee or volunteer on the day of the event:  grad.sage@ubc.ca

Call for Papers -Native Traditions in the Americas Group (AAR)

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Native Traditions in the Americas Group, American Academy of Religion.

Questions can be directed to Michelene-Pesantubbe@uiowa.edu or mzogry@ku.edu.

Michelene Pesantubbee, University of Iowa

Michael Zogry, University of Kansas

co-Chairs, Native Traditions in the Americas Group

 

General Questions about the Call for Papers? Read the General Call Instructions.

Questions about the PAPERS System? Read the PAPERS Instruction Manual.

Ready to submit your proposal? Go to the My Proposals page to get started!

The deadline for proposal submission is 5:00 PM EST, Monday, March 3.

 

Native Traditions in the Americas Group

We invite individual paper and group proposals on any aspect of Native traditions in the Americas (North, Central, and South). We especially encourage proposals in the following areas (topics not listed in order of importance):

•Native religious traditions or issues in Central or South America or in the Southwestern United States, including those in the San Diego area, either a) during any era, or b) for a possible cosponsored session with the Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean Group, specifically Mesoamerican and Indigenous Latin American religion and ritual in the precolonial and early colonial periods

•Native religious traditions in the Americas and peacemaking (for a possible cosponsored session with the Religions, Social Conflict, and Peace Group)

•Native traditional knowledge and the environment, including climate change (for a possible cosponsored session with the Religion and Ecology Group)

•Religious significance of or issues concerning oceans, waterways and watersheds

•Native religious traditions and architecture, including traditional homes

•Native religious traditions and gender roles

•Indigenous concepts of power

Mission Statement:

This Group sees its mission as the promotion of the study of Native American religious traditions and thereby the enrichment of the academic study of religion generally, by engaging in discourse about culturally-centered theories and encouraging multiple dialogues at the margins of Western and non-Western cultures and scholarship. The Group is committed to fostering dialogue involving Native and non-Native voices in the study of North, Central, and South American Native religious traditions and to engaging religious studies scholarship in robust conversation with scholarship on other facets of Native cultures and societies.

Meeting Location

The 2014 AAR and SBL Annual Meetings will be held November 22-25, in San Diego, California. Registration and the Exhibit Hall will be located in the San Diego Convention Center. Academic sessions will be held in the Convention Center, the Hilton Bayfront, and the Marriott Marina. The Employment Center will be located in the Grand Hyatt. Registration and housing for the Annual Meeting will open in March.

Updated CFP: IGSS- Reciprocity in our Communities: Mobilizing Indigenous Leadership and Knowledge

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UPDATED DEADLINE:  Friday, February 7, 2014

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Submissions accepted here

Send an email if you’d like to volunteer for the planning committee or volunteer on the day of the event:  grad.sage@ubc.ca

Learning from the Land: Indigenous Land-based Pedagogy and Decolonization

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Abstracts Due January 15th, 2014.

Papers due May 5th, 2014.

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society invites submissions from scholars, artists, and activists for a new issue of the journal exploring Land Based Education in theory and practice, guest edited by Glen Coulthard (University of British Columbia, Dene), Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox (University of Alberta), Matthew Wildcat (UBC, Cree) and Mandee McDonald (University of Victoria, Cree) in conjunction with the Editors of Decolonization.

Confirmed contributors to this volume include Glen Coulthard, Leanne Simpson, Taiaiake Alfred, Richard Van Camp, Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox, Matthew Wildcat and Mandee McDonald.

This issue invites contributors to discuss the role of land based education in the process of Decolonization. The issue will have two broad themes but contributors are encouraged to employ multiple orientations and emphasis.

The first theme is the practice of land based education. Submissions can range focus from pedagogical to political considerations, including:

  • Land based pedagogy: content, methods, and values within the practice of land based education for students and educators;
  • Indigenous articulations of land based education;
  • Contemporary and historical examples of Indigenous understandings of land based education;
  • The practice of working with communities, community members and elders in land based education;
  • How elder and community based perspectives are given space within land based education and the obstacles presented by orientations that (implicitly) privilege the epistemic standing of Universities and University affiliated educators;
  • Creating and maintaining sites of land based education within a contemporary context focused on prioritizing cost saving and job training education models;
  • Practices of education outside of mainstream institutions of education, or land based education as a site of struggle within institutions of education.

The second theme invites theoretical contributions about the land as a source of knowledge, learning and critique. As many have explored, engaging in a relationship with the ecology of the land, and non-human persons contains cultural knowledge about self, person-hood and relationships. Building upon indigenous epistemologies and other scholarly writing, the second theme asks for contributors to reflect upon ideas such as:

  • Land as a source of knowledge, learning and critique;
  • Indigenous conceptions of land, self, personhood and relationship;
  • Land relationships and ethics – personal, environmental, economic;
  • Articulating the connection between of land as a source knowledge to the practice of land based education;
  • Connections between land, dispossession, education, self-determination and decolonization.

The special issue is intended for audiences including and beyond academia including classroom and land based educators, policy makers, artists, and community members.

The editors welcome non-peer review papers, visual art, audio, photography, video, poetry or personal narratives that challenge the boundaries of scholarly production, either integrated with/in an article or as stand alone pieces.

Contributions are asked to submit an abstract by January 15th, 2014. Abstracts should be submitted toeditors@decolonization.org. Abstracts should be no longer than 200 words and indicate the following:

  • What theme your paper most closely aligns with.
  • The format of your submission (article, poetry, etc)
  • If you wish to have your article peer reviewed.

Article length submissions will be due May 5th, 2014. Selected articles will be published in late November/early December 2014.

Articles should follow our journal style guidelines, which can be found here:

http://decolonization.org/index.php/des/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions

Scholarly articles are subject to a double-blind peer review and details can be found here:

http://decolonization.org/index.php/des/about/editorialPolicies#peerReviewProcess

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