YGSNA Members Active at NAISA 2016
More than a dozen current and former members of the Yale Group for the Study of Native American recently traveled to Hawaii for the annual meeting of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. Roughly a thousand people attended nearly the 200 panel sessions and roundtables on a range of topics.
The program included eight presentations from current members of the Yale community, including graduate student presentations from Tyler Jackson Rogers (American Studies) on “Historiographic Refusal: Indigenous Enslavement in Settler Colonial New England; Andrew Bard Epstein (History) as a roundtable participant (see photo below with former YGSNA member Dr. Ashley Riley Sousa included) on “Indigenous histories of the Gilded and Progressive Era;” Tess Lanzarotta (History of Science and History of Medicine) on “Coldness and Indigeneity;” and Henry Roe Cloud Fellow Natahnee Winder (Sociology; University of Western Ontario) on “Indigenous University Students’ Perspectives of the Residential School System Using PhotoVoice.” (See photo above)
The conference was also populated by numerous YGSNA alumni. Yale University Press also returned to the conference exhibition hall for the fifth consecutive year. Former Henry Roe Cloud Fellows, including Boyd Cothran (York University), Jenny Davis (University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana), and Adam Gaudry (University of Alberta) attended from their respective institutions.
Now it its eighth year as a formal association, NAISA has quickly become the largest academic association dedicated to the study of Indigenous peoples. YGSNA members continued Yale’s ongoing support of NAISA, which Yale co-hosted in 2012 at Mohegan Sun.