Native American Heritage Month November 2016 at the Library of Congress Calendar of Events


LECTURE and BOOK TALK – My Grandmother Told Me We Have Indian Blood:  Memory, Heritage and Native American Identity

The Cherokee Diaspora (Yale University Press/New Haven & London 2015)

In this revealing history of Cherokee migration and resettlement, Gregory Smithers uncovers the origins of the Cherokee diaspora and explores how communities and individuals have negotiated their Cherokee identities, even when geographically removed from the Cherokee Nation.

Date:               Wednesday, November 2nd

Time:              12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Location:        Montpelier Room, James Madison Building (6th floor)

Contact:          Roberto Salazar | rsala@loc.gov

Hosted By:    The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs


FILM SCREENING – We Still Live Here  |  Âs Nutayuneân

This film tells a remarkable story of language recovery and cultural revival by the Wampanoag of Southeastern Massachusetts. Their ancestors ensured the survival of the Pilgrims in New England, and lived to regret it. Now, contemporary Wampanoag people are asserting in their Native tongue, Âs Nutayuneân—We Still Live Here.

Watch the film trailer here http://www.makepeaceproductions.com/video-wamp-trailer.html

Date:               Thursday, November 3rd  

Time:              2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location:        Mary Pickford Theater, James Madison Building (3rd floor)

Contact:          Roberto Salazar | rsala@loc.gov

Hosted By:    The American Folklife Center in association with the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs


LECTURE – Living Languages: Preservation and Reclamation of Indigenous Languages

Guest Speaker: Gabriela Pérez Báez, Ph.D., Curator of Linguistics, Director of Recovering Voices and Co-Director of the National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages at the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution.

The Smithsonian’s Recovering Voices initiative mobilizes collections to foster community-based research for the purpose of language, culture and knowledge revitalization. The model enables (a) collections-based research in the museum setting as well as (b) collections-based research in the field. Both models will be presented and illustrated with case studies.

Date:               Thursday, November 17th   

Time:              12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Location:        Law Library Multi-Media Center, James Madison Building LM-242 (2nd floor)

Contact:          Guha Shankar | gshankar@loc.gov

Hosted By:    The American Folklife Center in association with the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs

For all programs, request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at 202.707.6362 or ADA@loc.gov

 

 

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