Indigenous People and Cultures in a Globalizing Era – A Dialogues Seminar
October 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
In collaboration with the Institute for the Study of the Americas
Global economic and cultural changes have profoundly affected indigenous cultures throughout the Americas, but these changes have also given indigenous people new reasons to reaffirm their cultural identities as they resist globalizing social forces. In this dialogue seminar, Emilio del Valle Escalante will examine how Indians in Guatemala have defined and defended their cultural autonomy amid repressive outside interventions, and Benjamin Frey will explain how Cherokee communities in North Carolina have reasserted their identity through a new emphasis on the Cherokee language and the vibrant traditions of Cherokee culture.
TOPICS & SPEAKERS
Defending Mayan Identity and Culture in Modern Guatemala
Emilio del Valle Escalante, Associate Professor of Spanish
Pushing Back: The Cherokee Language and Indigenous Knowledge in the 21st Century
Benjamin Frey, Assistant Professor of American Studies and American Indian and Indigenous Studies
Affirming and Defending Indigenous Cultures in Modern Nations and Global Systems
A panel discussion with our speakers
TIME & COST
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017. The tuition is $65. A meal will not be offered with this seminar.
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Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.
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Please note: Registered participants will receive an email with all the Dialogues seminar information a week before the program date.