Faculty Lunch #3 featuring Dr. Dwanna L. McKay

Navigating Indigenous Identity

Are we talking about Indians, American Indians, Natives, Native Americans, Indigenous Peoples, First Peoples, or Original Peoples? Are we talking about “tribes” or sovereign nations? Are we talking about what we call ourselves or what the colonial powers named us? Furthermore, are we talking about race, ethnicity, cultural identity, tribal identity, national identity, or some other form of identity? Indigenous folk in the United States navigate and negotiate complex amounts of social identity. Why is this important? Because for Native and Indigenous persons in the US, the consequences and lived experiences associated with these different forms of identity representation are at best, complex, and at worst, alienating and discriminatory. Indigeneity involves racial, cultural, and political identity criteria, which serve to construct boundaries–boundaries that serve to confuse our ability to define and identify Indigeneity. Indeed, very little consensus exists about Indigenous identity among or between individuals, communities, or academia. We continue to struggle with questions like: What constitutes Indigeneity? How do we measure Indianness? How do we account for identity variations between reservation, non-reservation, urban, and rural living? Who truly possesses, performs, or holds American Indian identity? In other words, who is a “real Indian” today? This talk will explore my findings through conversations with 698 people who represent 322 federally recognized tribes.

Dr. Dwanna L. McKay, Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies in the Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies Program at Colorado College

11/5/19 Gaylord Hall – Family style lunch provided

Click the following link to register: tiny.cc/Facultylunch3

11:45am Doors Open and lunch on tables
12:15pm Talk begins
1:15pm Event Concludes

Posted by jhartmann@coloradocollege.edu for the October 29, 2019 digest.

Come to Armstrong Hall, Suite 100, on Thursday, October 31 between 1230 and 2, for the Provost’s Open House. You will have the opportunity to meet informally with Provost Townsend and to speak with him about our shared mission. Beverages and snacks will be available.

Posted by nbrooke@coloradocollege.edu for the October 29, 2019 digest.

Political Science Comparative Politics Job Candidate – Osman Balkan

Tues, Oct. 29, 3:00PM, Palmer 128

“Martyrs and Infidels: Corpse Politics in the Middle East”

In recent years many countries have faced dilemmas about what to do with the bodily remains
of individuals that commit violent acts within their borders. Across the Middle East and Europe,
a series of burial controversies have emerged in the aftermath of political violence and
terrorism. This talk will analyze the political afterlives of exceptional corpses through two case
studies: first, Turkey’s “Cemetery of Traitors” and its treatment of Kurdish dead, and second,
the burial and memorialization of the victims and perpetrators of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in
France. I argue that determining where and how dead bodies are buried (or otherwise disposed
of and remembered) is a critical means through which states and other political actors
demarcate and challenge the boundaries of national, political, religious, and moral
communities.

Posted by jpauls@coloradocollege.edu for the October 29, 2019 digest.

. Emergency Preparedness: Your Role in Campus Emergencies – 10/30/19 tiny.cc/2xhncz
. Understanding Our Students – 10/31/19 tiny.cc/gzhncz
. Office 365 – 10/16/19 tiny.cc/j0hncz
. Anti-Harassment & Discrimination – 11/5/19 tiny.cc/90hncz
. Recruiting Talent at CC – 11/6/19 tiny.cc/s2hncz
. 1 Seat Available – Good to Great 2.0: The Personal Journey to Inclusion – 11/8/19 tiny.cc/23hncz
. Waitlist Only – Meditative Wheel Throwing – 11/8/19 tiny.cc/94hncz
. Project Management – 11/12/19 tiny.cc/sz3bdz
. Managing Effective Meetings – 11/13/19 tiny.cc/e03bdz
. Take it to Heart Presentation – 11/20/19 tiny.cc/o13bdz
. WebEx – 12/5/19 tiny.cc/613bdz
. Art Journal (Calm Now, Calm Later) – 12/9/19 tiny.cc/k23bdz

Posted by jbridge@coloradocollege.edu for the October 29, 2019 digest.

Native Choreographer Rosy Simas Artist Talk
Thursday, October 31 3-4:30pm
FAC Education Studio (Room 236)

Rosy Simas is a Haudenosaunee, Seneca, Heron clan dance artist and political advocate. In her own words, Simas’ work has for more than twenty years dealt with “a wide range of political, social, and cultural subject matter from a Native feminist perspective.” Her performances have been presented in major universities (Northwestern, UC Riverside, Minnesota) and in prestigious theaters throughout the U.S., Canada, and France. In this talk, Simas will be presenting an overview of her choreography, which “investigates how culture, history, and identity are stored in the body and expressed in movement.”

Posted by squinn@coloradocollege.edu for the October 29, 2019 digest.

The Department of Theatre & Dance is sponsoring free tickets and transportation to see the Ballet Hispánico at UCCS on Friday, November 1 at 7pm. Ballet Hispánico celebrates traditional Latin dance styles, blending them with classical and contemporary choreographers to create theatrical and athletic movement. Please contact Shaylan Quinn, Department of Theatre & Dance for more information and to reserve tickets: squinn@coloradocollege.edu.

Posted by squinn@coloradocollege.edu for the October 29, 2019 digest.

Cafecito for block 3! Practice your Spanish every second Monday of the block with coffee and sweets. Join us at 3 PM at Windom Spanish House. Today, October 28th, we will talk about the situation in some of the countries of South America (Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador) with the help of prof. José Miguel Herbozo.

Posted by g_sola@coloradocollege.edu for the October 28, 2019 digest.

Come join us at the U.S. Air Force Academy for a tailgate before the CC women’s soccer team faces Air Force on Friday, Nov. 1, in the final regular-season game of the 2019 season.

The Tigers are looking for their ninth consecutive victory over Air Force and fourth appearance in the Mountain West Tournament since joining the league in 2014.

Sophomore Jacqui Hand leads the Tigers in scoring with 16 points, followed by junior Jenna Wilt with 15 and sophomore Kiley Suter with 13. Hand has a team-high seven goals, while Suter paces the squad with nine assists.

Colorado College and Air Force have faced each other 17 times, with CC holding a 14-3 advantage in the series.

We hope to see you there!

November 1st from 4:30-6 p.m.

Location: USAFA Soccer Stadium | Meet in the north section of the parking lot

Registration link: nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2nYXuzW&data=02%7C01%7CStaffDigest%40coloradocollege.edu%7Ca67c5fb012b24115f3a008d75808265e%7Ccfc7b13c12964387b3085de08fd13c99%7C1…

Note: Tickets to the soccer game are free to the public.

Posted by ajaynes@coloradocollege.edu for the November 1, 2019 digest.