YGSNA and Sovereignty Project Members at NAISA 2023

May 9, 2023

YGSNA and NYU-Yale Sovereignty Project members will be attending the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) meetings in Toronto, May 11-14. It will be the first in-personal annual meeting of this global association since its 2019 meetings in Hamilton, Aotearoa, (New Zealand). It will also be the first time that the Yale Group for the Study of Native America will have its own booth, shared in partnership with the Sovereignty Project. All NAISA participants are welcome to visit and attend some of the following events:

On Thursday, May 11th, at 5pm at the Sovereignty Project booth there will be a joint book celebration for two YGSNA faculty publications: Ned Blackhawk’s The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History and Hiʻilei Julia Kawehipuaakahaopulani Hobart’s Cooling the Tropics: Ice, Indigeneity, and Hawaiian Refreshment. These two works will be available, and each author will offer some short remarks.

On Friday, May 12th, at 10:15am, Sovereignty Project participants from the 2022 Summer Institute for Constitutional Studies (ICS) will hold a NAISA panel, discussing the themes from last year’s Institute as well as recent advocacy efforts within the U.S. legal system. This session will be a held as a roundtable discussion, entitled “Native Peoples, American Colonialism, and the U.S. Constitution.”

Please check out other presentations throughout the conference weekend.

Thursday, May 11th, at 10:15am, Joshua Friedlein will present “Reviving Allotment in the #LandBack Era: A Theory of Neo-Liberal Allotment Policy through Artificial, Spatial, and Temporal Enclosures”

Thursday, May 11th, at 3:45pm, Tarren Andrews will present “Archiving the Past, Present, and Future”

Friday, May 12th, at 8:00am, Alani Fujii will presentDemilitarizing Difference: Race, Racisms, and Writing in the Pacific”

Friday, May 12th, at 10:15am, Sandra Sanchez will present “‘Aliens in Our Land’ Native Deportation and Citizenship in the U.S.-Canada Borderlands, 1924-1934”

Saturday, May 13th, at 10:15am Hiʻilei Hobart will present “Home Work, Not Field Work: Feminist Methodologies”

Saturday, May 13th, at 1:45am Hiʻilei Hobart will present “Revealing Sites of Relationality: Plantations, Vengeance, Mutual Aid, and Accountability”