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2017 Symposium

NOVEMBER 17-18, 2017 - Room 314, Illini Union.



8:15 AM Registration
8:30 AM Welcome and Opening of the Symposium
PANEL 1: TERRITORIES (extractive practices, sovereignty, water rights)
9:00 AM Manuel Glave, Principal Researcher at GRADE (Group of Analysis for Development); Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
"Limits and Opportunities of Liberal Capitalism: Lessons learned from the Implementation of Free and Prior Informed Consent in Indigenous Territories in Peru"
9:30 AM Gonzalo Colque, Director Fundación Tierra, Bolivia; Institute of Social Studies, The Hague
"Indigenous Territories in Bolivia: Between Legal Recognition and External Pressures"
10:00 AM Claudia Campero, Food and Water Watch, Mexico
"Defending Water, Defending Communities Life in Mexico"
10:30 AM University of Illinois Faculty Discussants:
Angela Lyons (Agriculture & Consumer Sciences)
John McKinn
(American Indian Studies)
John-Ben Soileau
PANEL 2: KNOWLEDGE (epistemologies, production, intellectual property)
2:00 PM Zoila Mendoza, Native American Studies, University of California at Davis; Guggenheim Fellow
"Pilgrimage, Knowledge and Memory Among Quechua-speakers in Cuzco"
2:30 PM Seth Garfield, History, University of Texas at Austin
"Seedy: How Guaraná became Paullinia Cupana and other Nineteenth-Century Distortions of Brazilian Indigenous History"
3:00 PM Emiliana Cruz, Anthropology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Chatino Language Documentation Project (Founder)
"Chatino: Language and Territory"
3:30 PM University of Illinois Faculty Discussants:
Claudia Brosseder
Kora Maldonado
Oscar Vázquez
(Art History)
5:30 PM SPECIAL EVENT: Showing of Documentary "End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock"
Followed by a Q/A with Pearl Means, Navajo Activist and Producer of the film. Room 314, Illini Union


PANEL 3: RESISTANCE (rebellions, social movements, indigenous practices)
9:00 AM Pearl Means, Navajo Activist, Producer of "End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock"
"Strength of the Women"
9:30 AM Yanna Yannakakis, History, Emory University
"Native Justice Within and Beyond Jurisdictions: Revisiting the Problem of Resistance through Spanish Law and Empire"
10:00 AM G. Eduardo Silva, Political Science, Tulane University; Friezo Family Foundation Chair
"Indigenous Peoples Movements after Neoliberalism in Bolivia and Ecuador: Incorporation and Contention"
10:30 AM University of Illinois Faculty Discussants:
Nils Jacobsen
Ellen Moodie
Andy Orta
PANEL 4: VOICES (revitalization and activism)
2:00 PM Marleen Haboud, Linguistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ecuador; "Ancestral Voices of Andean Ecuador" Project
"Emerging Collaborative Methodologies for the Revitalisation of Indigenous Languages in Ecuador"
2:30 PM Alfonso Farinango and Ernesto Farinango, Kichwa Activists from the Chirihuasi Community (Imbabura Province, Ecuador); "Ancestral Voices of Andean Ecuador"Project
"Our Health, Our Language, Our Culture, Our Life"
3:00 PM Luis Enrique López,Proeibandes (Training Program in Bilingual Intercultural Education for Latin America); Eduvida, Guatemala; German Society for International Cooperation (GTZ)
"Ethnogenesis and Linguistic Revitalization Efforts in Latin America: Challenges for Language Planning"
3:30 PM University of Illinois Faculty Discussants:
Rakesh Bhatt
Jenny Davis (Anthropology)
Carlos Molina (Quechua Program, CLACS)
5:00 PM Closing of Symposium

CO-SPONSORS: Anthropology - Atmospheric Sciences - La Casa Latina - Curriculum & Instruction - School of Earth, Society, and Environment - Education Policy, Organization & Leadership - Center for Global Studies - LAS Global Studies - History - Latino/a Studies - Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies - Linguistics - School of Literature, Cultures, and Linguistics - Native American House - Natural Resource & Environmental Sciences - Plant Bioogy - Spanish & Portuguese - Urban & Regional Planning.

Funds for this conference were provided by the Norman E. W hitten Jr. and Dorothea Scott W hitten Fund and a Title VI NRC Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The content and opinions expressed herein should not be taken as a reflection of the Department of Education or the Whitten Fund.