Invitation to a Hemispheric Dialogue on Native American and Indigenous Studies

Join us for a hemispheric dialogue on Native American and Indigenous Studies. Inspired by UC Davis’s Native American Studies Department's founding vision of fostering understanding and solidarity between Indigenous Peoples in the north-south "American" hemisphere, we will highlight points of view from Abya Yala and Turtle Island. In particular, we will discuss how different forms of colonialism (settler colonialism, internalized colonialism, corporate colonialism, coloniality, etc) inform current analysis from Indigenous and Mestizo activists and academics. We will put our heads together about how settler colonialism may or may not shape and inform struggles in Abya Yala and learn more about the ways in which decolonization is articulated and embodied throughout the “American” hemisphere. Our goal is to strengthen theories and research methodologies within the framework of Indigenous and Native American Studies so that they are more relevant throughout Abya Yala and not only in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. 

The event will take place on Friday, October 13 at 12:00 pm (PDT), at 3201 Hart Hall (Risling Room). Refreshments will be served. Participants will also be able to attend virtually by registering here: