Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative featured on University homepage

October 8, 2021
Professor Olga Ulturgasheva in a reindeer camp
Olga Ulturgasheva conducts ethnographic research at a Siberian reindeer herding camp. Photo courtesy of Olga Ulturgasheva.

The Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Princeton (NAISIP) and its fall seminar series — a Collaborative Humanities Project of the Humanities Council, supported by a 2021-22 exploratory grant — are featured on the University homepage among several new programs and initiatives honoring and acknowledging local and international Indigenous communities.

Convened by Sarah Rivett (English, American Studies), the NAISIP working group designed the seminar series to rethink the academic domains of knowledge and power in order to transform Indigenous-settler relationships. The fall seminar series began earlier this month with a conversation with Nick Estes (University of New Mexico), a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, and will feature a talk with Olga Ulturgasheva on Oct. 28, as well as a symposium on Nov. 5 on the Munsee land, language and people.

Ulturgasheva, a member of the Evenka Indigenous group of Yakutia (Siberia), will also join the Princeton University Humanities Council this October. A senior lecturer in social anthropology at the University of Manchester, she will be a Pathy Distinguished Visitor in the Fund for Canadian Studies.

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