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Native American Heritage Awareness Program Lecture Symposium, Part II - Keynote by David Martine
Start Date: 11/16/2016Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 11/16/2016End Time: 4:00 PM

Event Description:
Join us in learning about the history, culture, and contemporary issues of Native America from some of today's leading researchers and Native peoples.

12 - 12:45 pm: Jennifer Anderson
, Associate Professor from the History Department, will present "Searching the Archives for Native Labor History." During the colonial era on Long Island, the working lives of the Shinnecock and Montaukett peoples were profoundly changed by the expansion of settler-colonialism. In this talk, Professor Anderson will share some of the remarkable historic documents that feature in her new research on labor, land use, and knowledge production on LI's East End.

Anderson specializes in the cultural, economic, and environmental history of Early America, and is the author of Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early America (Harvard University Press, 2012), which illuminates how consumers’ passion for this precious, slave-harvested material transformed social relations and natural environments in the 18th century. Her new research explores the history of Long Island, within the broader Atlantic context, as a venue of complex encounters and conflicts among Native peoples, European settlers, and enslaved Africans. Her article, entitled "A Laudable Spirit of Enterprise: Re-Negotiating Land, Natural Resources, and Power on Post-Revolutionary Long Island," in Early American Studies (Spring 2015), won the John M. Murrin Prize. She also serves as an advisor or consultant to numerous New York museums and historic sites.

1 - 1:45 pm: Howard Smith (Graduate Student, Unkechaug) will present "Language Attitudinal Study of the Unkechaug, Asserting Community Views of Language Revitalization for the Community."

2 - 3 pm: Honorable Judge Lizbeth Gonzalez and Chief Harry Wallace
will present "The Algonquian Language Revitalization Project: A Collaboration with SBU, Yale and Members of the Unkechaug, Shinnecock and Mohegan Nations."

Hon. Judge Gonzalez is Associate Justice, Appellate Term (1st Dept.) and Supreme Court, Civil Branch (Bronx County); Acting Supreme Court Justice; NYC Family Court (Queens County); NYC Civil Court (Bronx County); NYC Housing Court (Bronx County); Director of Legal Services, American Indian Law Alliance. Chief Wallace has served as Chief of the Unkechaug Indian Nation since 1994. He is a licensed attorney in New York State. The Unkechaug people reside on the Poospatuck Reservation on Long Island, New York.

3 - 4 pm: David Martine (Shinnecock/Montauk, Chiricahua Fort Sill Apache), Curatorial Research Fellow, American Indian Artist, Inc. will present "AMERINDA, American Indian Artists, Inc." a discussion of the New York Contemporary Native American Art Movement and the role that American Indian Artists Inc. plays in that history.

Martine is of Shinnecock/Montauk, Chiricahua Fort Sill Apache from his mother Marjorie, a classically trained opera and concert singer. His father, Thomas Siklos is a Hungarian music director, organist and voice teacher. He comes from an artistic family for several generations. Martine is currently Director/Curator of the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum, Shinnecock Reservation, Southampton, NY; Chairperson of American Indian Artists Inc.(AMERINDA) based in New York City; and also a painter and sculptor for 30 years.
Location Information:
West Campus - SAC- Student Activities Center  (View Map)
100 Nicolls Road
Main Entrance
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 632-6000
Room: Sidney Gelber Auditorium

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