Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Program

Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Program The Five College NAIS Program engages students and faculty in conversation to address issues and knowledge systems critical to Indigenous communities.
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Call for NAIS Mellon Mini-Grant & Residency ApplicationsFive Colleges, Inc. is offering a new round of mini-grant and re...
05/06/2021
NAIS Mellon Grant | www.fivecolleges.edu

Call for NAIS Mellon Mini-Grant & Residency Applications

Five Colleges, Inc. is offering a new round of mini-grant and residency opportunities to Five College faculty and staff interested in working collaboratively to integrate Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) in their curricula or to host Indigenous resident artists or activists. A virtual information session will be held on Tuesday, May 18 from 4 to 5pm, before applications are due on June 3.

This round of funding is for projects to be completed over Summer and Fall 2021 as well as Spring 2022. The next application deadline will be in January 2022.

For more information and to register for the information session, please visit https://www.fivecolleges.edu/natam/mellon-grant.

Important Updates during the COVID-19 Outbreak Five College offices closed; see updates on campuses and bus service February 8, 2021 - 8:44am

Please join us for this special event as we conclude our virtual symposium! You won’t want to miss it. 
05/04/2021

Please join us for this special event as we conclude our virtual symposium! You won’t want to miss it. 

Please join us for this special event as we conclude our virtual symposium! You won’t want to miss it. 

The Five College NAIS Symposium continues this Monday, 7:30-9pm, with a panel discussion on Teaching and Learning, featu...
04/30/2021

The Five College NAIS Symposium continues this Monday, 7:30-9pm, with a panel discussion on Teaching and Learning, featuring Rae Gould (Nipmuc Nation), Executive Director of Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Brown University, and historian Christine DeLucia (Williams College).
In addition, recipients of Mellon funded mini-grants will present updates on the status of their initial forays with including NAIS in their Five College classrooms. Students will also share their experiences during a panel discussion and Q & A with attendees.

For information and registration, please visit https://www.fivecolleges.edu/natam/symposium

The Five College NAIS Symposium continues this Monday, 7:30-9pm, with a panel discussion on Teaching and Learning, featuring Rae Gould (Nipmuc Nation), Executive Director of Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Brown University, and historian Christine DeLucia (Williams College).
In addition, recipients of Mellon funded mini-grants will present updates on the status of their initial forays with including NAIS in their Five College classrooms. Students will also share their experiences during a panel discussion and Q & A with attendees.

For information and registration, please visit https://www.fivecolleges.edu/natam/symposium

04/29/2021

Please join us on May 3 for the third of four virtual sessions of

Gathering at the Crossroads: Teaching, Learning, and Community along the Kwinitekw

Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Virtual Symposium 2021

Monday May 3: Teaching and Learning
7:30 to 9:00 PM

This panel features Rae Gould (Nipmuc Nation), Executive Director of Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Brown University, and historian Christine DeLucia (Williams College) in a presentation and discussion regarding the challenges and opportunities of incorporating Indigenous perspectives, materials, and methods into teaching and research for scholars based in the Northeast. In addition, recipients of Mellon funded mini-grants will present updates on the status of their initial forays with including NAIS in their Five College classrooms. Students will also share their experiences during a panel discussion and Q & A with attendees.

Panelists:

* Christine DeLucia, Assistant Professor of History, Williams College
* Sony Coranez Bolton, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Amherst College
* Rae Gould, Nipmuc Nation, Executive Director of Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative, Brown University
* Anpa'o Locke, Húŋkpapȟa Lakota & Ahtna Dené, Afro-Indigenous writer and filmmaker
* Will MacAdams, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, Hampshire College
* Sabra Thorner, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Mount Holyoke College
* Blythe Wilde, student, Hampshire College
* Fianna Wilde, student, Hampshire College
* Jon Woodruff, Associate Professor of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst

04/25/2021

Please join us for the next session of the Five College NAIS Symposium 2021! The website and registration link are in the first comment.

Monday April 26, 7:30 to 9:00 PM EST on Zoom
Seeds & Soil

Although seasonal eating is a hot topic these days amongst trendy chefs and Restauranteurs, seasonal food cycles have been part of indigenous ways of life in the river valley since time immemorial. This panel features local indigenous activists and food experts from Southern New England tribes, a visiting college professor who specializes in Choctaw foodways, a farmer at Amherst College, and a student from Isleta Pueblo. The five presenters will engage in dialogue about what indigenous foods, seeds, and soil mean to them, and how to perpetuate these seeds for future generations.

Event starts: 7:30 pm EST
Event ends: 9:00 pm EST

Moderator and Panelists:

* Rachel Beth Sayet, Mohegan, Community Development Fellow, Five Colleges, Inc.
* Robert Caldwell, Choctaw-Apache Community of Ebarb, LA, Visiting Faculty, Hampshire College
* Leah Hopkins, Narragansett, Native American Community Engagement, Brown University
* Maida Ives, Manager of Farm Education and Operations, Amherst College
* Alexis Scalese, Isleta Pueblo, Student, Amherst College

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Gathering at the Crossroads: Teaching, Learning, and Community along the Kwinitekw

Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Symposium 2021 (Mondays from April 19 to May 10, from 7:30 to 9pm EST)

The virtual format acknowledges that we can still be together even if we cannot meet in person.

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Monday, April 26: SEEDS AND SOIL
7:30 to 9:00pm EST

(described above)

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Monday May 3: TEACHING AND LEARNING
7:30 to 9:00pm EST

This panel features Rae Gould (Nipmuc Nation), Executive Director of Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Brown University, and historian Christine Delucia (Williams College) in a discussion about the challenges and opportunities of incorporating Indigenous perspectives, materials, and methods into teaching and research for scholars based in the Northeast. In addition, recipients of Mellon funded mini-grants will present updates on the status of their initial forays with including NAIS in their Five College classrooms. Students will also share their experiences during a panel discussion and Q & A with attendees.

Event starts: 7:30 pm EST
Event ends: 9:00 pm EST

Panelists:

* Sony Coranez Bolton, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Amherst College
* Christine DeLucia, Assistant Professor of History, Williams College
* Rae Gould, Nipmuc Nation, Executive Director of Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative, Brown University
* Will MacAdams, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, Hampshire College
* Sabra Thorner, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Mount Holyoke College
* Jon Woodruff, Associate Professor of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Monday May 10: CELEBRATION
7:30 to 9:00pm EST

During our final Gathering at the Crossroads panelists and symposium guests will be able to hear from current and former Five College NAIS Certificate students about their reflections on the certificate experience, and enjoy performances by Native artists.

Event starts: 7:30 pm EST
Event ends: 9:00 pm EST

Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Symposium 2021For additional information and registration, please vi...
04/23/2021

Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Symposium 2021

For additional information and registration, please visit
https://www.fivecolleges.edu/natam/symposium

NEXT EVENTS
Monday, April 26: Seeds and Soil
7:30 to 9:00pm EST

This Zoom Webinar will feature local indigenous activists and food experts from Southern New England tribes who will discuss what indigenous foods, seeds, and soil mean to them and how to perpetuate these seeds for future generations.

Monday May 3: Teaching and Learning
7:30 to 9:00pm EST

Rae Gould (Nipmuc, Brown University) and Christine DeLucia (Williams College) discuss how to infuse Indigenous methodologies into teaching and research in the Northeast. Recipients of Mellon funded mini-grants will also discuss their efforts to bring NAIS into Five College classrooms.

Monday May 10: Celebration
7:30 to 9:00pm EST

Join us as we celebrate our graduates with discussion and enjoy Native performers.

For additional information and registration, please visit
https://www.fivecolleges.edu/natam/symposium

Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Symposium 2021

For additional information and registration, please visit
https://www.fivecolleges.edu/natam/symposium

NEXT EVENTS
Monday, April 26: Seeds and Soil
7:30 to 9:00pm EST

This Zoom Webinar will feature local indigenous activists and food experts from Southern New England tribes who will discuss what indigenous foods, seeds, and soil mean to them and how to perpetuate these seeds for future generations.

Monday May 3: Teaching and Learning
7:30 to 9:00pm EST

Rae Gould (Nipmuc, Brown University) and Christine DeLucia (Williams College) discuss how to infuse Indigenous methodologies into teaching and research in the Northeast. Recipients of Mellon funded mini-grants will also discuss their efforts to bring NAIS into Five College classrooms.

Monday May 10: Celebration
7:30 to 9:00pm EST

Join us as we celebrate our graduates with discussion and enjoy Native performers.

For additional information and registration, please visit
https://www.fivecolleges.edu/natam/symposium

12/17/2020

Come work with us!

Job Opportunity (please share widely):
Hampshire College is looking for a scholar/artist/expert to fill a Visiting Assistant or Associate professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies position beginning as soon as Jan 2021! (Hampshire will also consider applications from candidates who expect to finish their terminal degree by Fall 2021.) The area specialization is open to humanities, arts, and humanistic social sciences. The visitor will be part of Hampshire's exciting new and innovative curriculum by contributing to the In/Justice Learning Collaborative and advising students.

This position is part of the Five College NAIS initiative “Gathering at the Crossroads” and is supported by a major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Successful candidates will be welcomed into the NAIS community in the Five Colleges.

https://jobs.hampshire.edu/index.cgi?&JA_m=JASDET&JA_s=900

We are so excited for this upcoming talk by our very own Dr. Sonya Atalay! We hope you can join us!
10/22/2020

We are so excited for this upcoming talk by our very own Dr. Sonya Atalay! We hope you can join us!

🗓SAVE THE DATE for this Weissman Center for Leadership event co-sponsored by MHCAM on 10/28 @ 4:30pm EST.

Centering Anishinaabe epistemologies and concepts of well-being, Dr. Sonya Atalay explores how reclaiming ancestral remains, traditional knowledge, Indigenous language, and sacred sites contribute to healing and well-being. This talk will discuss use of arts-based research and knowledge mobilization methods--including collaborative comics, storybaskets and counter mapping--as part of Indigenous storywork. This work shows us that repatriation is a teacher, one that provides a model for imagining decolonial research futures.

Register here: https://events.mtholyoke.edu/event/sonya_ataly_repatriation_reclaiming_and_indigenous_wellbeing_braiding_new_research_worlds#.X5HGLZNKjVp

Come work with us! We are growing and hiring two NAIS staff members for 3 year fellowships! The review of applications h...
10/20/2020
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Come work with us!
We are growing and hiring two NAIS staff members for 3 year fellowships! The review of applications has already begun, but the committee is still accepting applications. Be sure to get your application in quickly. We look forward to hearing from you!

JOB INFORMATION:
Five Colleges, Incorporated has been awarded a $2.5 million, four-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help its member campuses transform how they approach Native American and Indigenous studies (NAIS), with the goal of enhancing teaching, learning and scholarship in the field.

To support the goals of the Mellon NAIS grant focused on faculty and curriculum development, student development, and community engagement, Five Colleges, Incorporated is hiring two staff positions, described below. Please note that Five Colleges, Incorporated uses job-posting software hosted by Smith College. Clicking on the links below will redirect to the Smith College posting and application page. Please also note that applicants can only upload their cover letters at the start of the application process or need to email it separately.

1) NAIS CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FELLOW

This 3-year, grant-funded term position will provide development guidance for the new curricular components of the Mellon NAIS grant. The fellow will work closely with faculty from across the member campuses to develop curriculum ranging from course modules to semester-long courses and potentially a Five College major in NAIS.

https://smithcollege.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/smithcollege

2) NAIS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FELLOW

This 3-year, grant-funded term position will focus on three types of "community development" - developing community among (Native and non-Native) students who are interested in NAIS, developing the capacity of the Five College community (faculty, staff, administrators) to serve the needs of Native and Indigenous students and faculty, and developing relationships between the Five College campuses and the Native communities of the area.

https://smithcollege.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/smithcollege

LeAnne Howe will offer a reading next Thursday, June 20, in Amherst (Old Chapel, UMass Amherst). Mark your calendars!htt...
06/11/2019
Reading Series | Juniper Summer Writing Institute | UMass Amherst

LeAnne Howe will offer a reading next Thursday, June 20, in Amherst (Old Chapel, UMass Amherst). Mark your calendars!

https://juniperinstitute.umasscreate.net/reading-series/

LEANNE HOWE’s Savage Conversations from Coffee House Press, February 2019, is set in 1875 and is the story of Mary Todd Lincoln and a Savage Indian spirit she invented who tortures her nightly. A citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, her awards include the Western Literature Association’s 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award for her body of work; the inaugural 2014 MLA Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures; a 2012 United States Artists Ford Fellowship; a 2010 Fulbright Scholarship to Jordan; and an American Book Award in 2002 for her first novel, Shell Shaker.

Each night during the Juniper Institute, faculty and guest poets & writers read from their new and selected work. Readings are free and open to the public. There is plenty of free parking and the event is in an accessible venue.

This weekend!
05/10/2019

This weekend!

Remembering MMIW
05/01/2019

Remembering MMIW

May 5th if you can show your support and wear Red ❤️

Dawnland will screen in Amherst May 7! Get your tickets soon, before it sells out!
04/30/2019

Dawnland will screen in Amherst May 7!
Get your tickets soon, before it sells out!

A Big First: Spring-run Chinook Return! – San Joaquin River Restoration Program
04/28/2019
A Big First: Spring-run Chinook Return! – San Joaquin River Restoration Program

A Big First: Spring-run Chinook Return! – San Joaquin River Restoration Program

A Big First: Spring-run Chinook Return! Posted on April 24, 2019April 25, 2019 by Josh Newcom For the first time in over 65 years, threatened Central Valley spring-run Chinook adult salmon have completed their life cycle and returned to the Restoration Area. While spring-run have been placed as adul...

Executive director position!
04/25/2019
Employment - nibezun

Executive director position!

Employment Current Open Positions: Executive DirectorNibezun is a unique and exciting Native American led nonprofit startup located on sacred Wabanaki land along the Penobscot River in Passadumkeag, Maine. At Nibezun, we celebrate culture as medicine, provide an inclusive space for healing, and prom...

Indigenous food as pedagogy at Amherst College today!
04/16/2019

Indigenous food as pedagogy at Amherst College today!

Support this powerful and much needed gathering!
04/09/2019
Healing Turtle Island

Support this powerful and much needed gathering!

Important - Please read and share -

This year's gathering is rapidly approaching. Though we are expecting an even bigger turn out this year, we are seriously behind in our fund raising. We need everyone's help to get back on track. As you know, there is no fee to attend this gathering but there is a substantial cost to host the event.

If everyone that attended last year donated $35 we would be able to meet our goal. Can you please make a donation today and then personally ask 10 of your friends to do the same. We are all in this together and together we can continue to keep this collective dream moving forward.

Please make a donation today, and help us spread the word. Kci Woliwon. Looking forward to seeing you all in a few short months!

You can use the link below to make a donation, or mail a check payable to: Spiret Foundation to PO Box 2102, Bangor, Maine 04402

http://spiret.org/support/

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Amherst, MA
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https://dawnlandvoices.org/ Call for submissions! The new issue of Dawnland Voices is being put together now. Please share widely. We are looking for Indigenous writers and artists to submit. Accepting short fiction, personal essay (500 words), poetry and art. Please send submissions to: [email protected] with "Dawnland Voices" in the subject line. Kci Woliwon!
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