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Northern Arizona University Liberal Arts Room 120

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700 S. Humphreys, Bldg 18
Flagstaff, AZ United States

November 2018

Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits, Why Repatriation Matters – Flagstaff

November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northern Arizona University Liberal Arts Room 120, 700 S. Humphreys, Bldg 18
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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In recent years, the return of human remains and sacred objects has transformed museums and Native American communities. Dr. Colwell describes how this repatriation unfolded and why it matters by following the trail of a scalp taken in the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre. He traces the path as the scalp was removed and transformed into a war trophy, commodity, artifact, and finally back into the remains of a human worthy of respect. The process negotiates blurry lines between law and…

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February 2020

Our History is the Future with Nick Estes

February 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Northern Arizona University Liberal Arts Room 120, 700 S. Humphreys, Bldg 18
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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Join us as we delve into the latest chapter in the centuries-long struggle for Indigenous liberation. In this lecture, Nick Estes will discuss his latest work Our History is the Future. In 2016, a small protest encampment at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, initially established to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, grew to be the largest Indigenous protest movement in the twenty-first century. Water Protectors knew this battle for native sovereignty had already been fought many…

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