November 7, 2015
Welcoming Remarks (9:00 AM-9:15 AM)
Pauline Jones Luong, Director of the International Institute and professor of Political Science U-M; Kelly Askew, Director of the African Studies Center and associate professor of Anthropology and Afroamerican/African Studies U-M; and Scott Lyons, Director, Native American Studies and associate professor of English and American Culture.
Session 1 (9:15 AM-10:30 AM)
How the Subaltern Took Agency in the United Nations
Jens Dahl, University of Copenhagen
Discussants: Bruce Mannheim, Department of Anthropology U-M, and Kiyoteru Tsutsui, Department of Sociology and Director of Human Rights Initiative U-M
Session 2 (10:45 AM-12:00 PM)
Culture and the Politics of Indigenous Transnationalism
Shari Huhndorf, University of California, Berkeley
Discussants: David Porter, professor of Comparative Literature and English U-M, and Scott Lyons, associate professor of English and American Culture, and Director, Native American Studies Program U-M
Session 3 (1:00 PM- 2:15 PM)
The Global Indigenous Peoples Movement: It’s Stirring in India
Virginius Xaxa, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Discussants: Richard Tucker, adjunct professor of History and Natural Resources and the Environment U-M, and Rebecca Hardin, associate professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment U-M
Session 4 (2:30 PM - 3:45 PM)
Emerging Constitutional Indigenous Peoples' Land Rights in Tanzania
Kennedy Gastorn, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Discussants: Daniel Halberstam, Eric Stein Collegiate Professor of Law and Director, European Legal Studies Program U-M, and Kelly Askew, associate professor of Anthropology and Afroamerican/African Studies, and Director, African Studies Center U-M
Session 5 (4:00 PM-5:15PM)
The Ongoing Indigenous Political Enterprise: What’s Law Got to Do with It?
Dalee Sambo Dorough, University of Alaska Anchorage
Discussants: Monica Hakimi, professor of law and associate dean for Academic Programming, Law School U-M, and Philip Deloria, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor of History and American Culture, and LSA Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education U-M
Closing Remarks (5:15PM-5:30PM)
Scott Lyons, Director, Native American Studies and associate professor of English and American Culture, U-M; and Kelly Askew, Director of the African Studies Center and associate professor of Anthropology and Afroamerican/African Studies U-M.
This event is co-sponsored by the African Studies Center and Native American Studies.
Download a copy of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples