The Humanities Institute

Program Archive

Continuing Invasion: Resistance, Resilience, and Re-invention among North American Indigenous Peoples

Continuing invasion is the process many Native people use to characterize their historic and present realities. Since the first wave of Europeans landed on American shores, indigenous peoples have endured all manner of physical, material, and psychological brutalities. Yet some of the most successful and courageous examples of resistance to systematic decimation are embodied in indigenous peoples’ unwavering determination to protect their lives, lands, and ways of life. This semester, the Scripps Humanities Institute brings to campus a diverse group of indigenous speakers whose work constitutes its own form of resistance, challenging and contesting the omissions, distortions, and fetishized constructions that abound in mainstream and scholarly representations of Native peoples.

Speakers and Events

January 31, 2012
Ned Blackhawk
Professor of History and American Studies, Yale University

The Violent Edges of Empire: Colonialism and North American Indian History
Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center

February 8, 2012
Sadie Buck
Cultural Specialist, Head One - Indigenous Arts and Cultural Consulting and Training

The Life and Times of a 2012 Contemporary Traditional Haudenosaunee Woman - Carrying On
Hampton Room, Malott Commons, Scripps College

February 14, 2012
Film: "Before Tomorrow"
Michelle Raheja, associate professor of English, UC Riverside

Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center

February 21, 2012
Deron Marquez
Instructor, Tribal Administration Certificate Program, CGU

Sovereignty: Form and Function
Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center

February 28, 2012
Film: "A Circle of Women"
Gayle Anne Kelley, documentary filmmaker

Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center

March 6, 2012
David Shorter
Associate professor and vice-vhair, Department of World Arts and Culture, UCLA

An Auto-Ethnography of Indigenous Sexuality and Healing
Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center

March 20, 2012
Cindi Moar Alvitre
Ph.D. candidate, Department of World Arts & Cultures, UCLA

I Speak Tradition: Moving Beyond the Silenced Knowings
Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center

March 27, 2012
Joseph Trimble
Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Psychology, Western Washington University

Interethnic Conflict, Colonialism, and Conflict Negotiations among American Indians: Perspectives from Intergroup Conflict Resolution Theory
Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center

March 29, 2012
M. Sam Cronk
Digital Curator, Ella Strong Denison Library, Scripps College

Brave Chiefs and Drowning Princesses: Indianness in Music and Popular Culture
Hampton Room, Malott Commons, Scripps College

April 3, 2012
Mishuana Goeman
Assistant professor, Department of Women's Studies, UCLA

The Spectacle of 'Originary' Moments in The New World (2005) and Twilight of the God/Te Keremutunga o Nga Atua (1996)
Boone Recital Hall, Scripps College Performing Arts Center

April 11, 2012
Guadalupe Gutierrez, Ph.D., J.D.
Deputy Prosecutor, Pascua Yaqui Prosecutor's Office, Tucson, Arizona

Evolving States of Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country
Hampton Room, Malott Commons, Scripps College

April 17, 2012
Chief Oren Lyons
Onondaga Nation, Iroquois Confederacy, Haudenosaunee-People of the Long House, Native American Faithkeeper, Human Rights Advocate, Environmental Activist, Professor Emeritus, Author and Artist

The Doctrine of Discovery and a Value Change for Survival
Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center