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  • Page 6 - Genocide in the Americas Films
    Cinema Series Colloquia Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    Indigenous People & Genocide in the Americas

    Film Program Curated by KHC Fellow, Julio Meza This film program addresses mass atrocities committed against indigenous people on this continent and the present-day ramifications for Native American communities and the environment. Issues of social justice, gender justice, land rights and sovereignty will be covered in the films and in the conversation. The Canary Effecttraces the effects that the United States and its policies have on the Indigenous peoples. Columbus Didn’t Discover Us,pertains to the July 1990 convergence of Indigenous groups…

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    Colloquia Lecture Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    The Collecting and Display of Contemporary Native American Art

    Lecturer: Danyelle Means, Museum Consultant Danyelle Means, the Consulting Curator for the upcoming Survivance & Sovereignty on Turtle Island Exhibitand former Exhibitions Director for the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, will discuss her research on museum collections and exhibition practices. In particular, she will address Native American Art in the collections of European museums.   This event is FREE, but registration is requested   Part of the KHC/NEH 2018-19 Colloquium Survivance on Turtle Island: Engaging with Native American…

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    Bernstein Lecture Series Colloquia Lecture Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    Repatriation and Restorative Justice: From Native American Remains and Sacred Objects to Nazi Art Theft

    Panelists: Jennifer Kreder, Professor of Law at Solomon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University Jackie Swift (Comanche/Fort Sill Apache), Repatriation Manager, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution Additional Speaker To Be Announced This panel addresses the process of repatriation at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and the repatriation of artwork, which was stolen from Jewish families during the Holocaust-era. Jennifer Kreder will discuss how museums have undermined the mission of the WWII Army…

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    Colloquia Lecture Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    Stolen Children: The Legacy of the Carlisle Indian School & Canadian Residential Schools

    Program Introduced by KHC Fellow, Julio Meza Speaker:Hayes P. Mauro, Associate Professor, Queensborough Community College, Art & Design Department Short Films: Kent Monkman’s Brothers and Sisters, Released 2015, 3 mins Stolen Children, Residential School Survivors Speak Out, Released 2015, 18 mins Two short films based on original archival footage and the accounts of survivors of the Canadian residential schools will be screened. A talk will follow by Professor Mauro based on his book, The Art of Americanization at the Carlisle…

  • Sofia Lago
    Colloquia Lecture Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    The Politics of Language: Revival of Hebrew in the 20th Century and Modern Revitalization Efforts of Indigenous Languages

    Speaker: Sofia Lago, Former KHC Curatorial Fellow; PhD candidate University of Bristol, UK The term “language revival” refers to a community of speakers halting or reversing the decline of language, or reviving an extinct one. To date, scholars of ethnolinguistics and language politics identify the Hebrew language as the only successful revival movement, though spoken language has been viewed as an integral part of cultural identity since the late seventeenth century. In the Americas, language revival has become a necessary…

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    Cinema Series Colloquia

    True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers

    True Whispers is a documentary on the lives of the Navajo (Dine’) Native Americans who became the Code Talkers. The U.S. Navy recruited these children from residential boarding schools to fight against the Japanese in the Pacific theater of WWII for a very specific purpose. The (Dine’) men and women spoke both English and their Native language Navajo, which together formed an incorruptible code used to convey messages during combat. Many of these men were interviewed and disclosed their experience of…

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