Edweying Naabing // Looking at the Past and Present Symposium
Michigan State University
September 20-21, 2019
Proposals due May 30, 2019
PDF version here.
Marking the 200th commemoration of the Treaty of Saginaw, MSU’s American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, Indigenous Law and Policy Center, and Native American Institute invite proposals for Edweying Naabing // Looking at the Past and Present Symposium.
All are welcome to submit proposals and can refer to the list of possible topics for presentation ideas.
Those interested should submit a 250-word proposal and 100-word biography to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 30, 2019.
About the Symposium: The inaugural symposium addresses the history of the Treaty 1819 and its ongoing effects for Indigenous-settler relationships at Land-Grant institutions, such as MSU. More generally, this conference focuses on Indigenous histories, presence, and futures on Anishinaabewaki and across Turtle Island.
The event is free and open to the public. Youth are highly encouraged to attend, especially those interested in becoming familiar with opportunities at MSU.
The official position announcement is located here, and the job posting number is 9891.
The Native American Institute (NAI) works with tribes, Native American organizations, and various Michigan State University units to enhance the sovereignty, cultural continuity, and well-being of tribes, Native American communities, and Native American people.
Located in MSU’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, NAI undertakes outreach and engagement scholarship. NAI works across units in the College and the University. Of special note is NAI’s close working relationship with MSU Extension (MSUE). NAI and MSUE jointly administer two tribally-focused MSU Extension programs.
NAI is undergoing a reorganization of purpose, approach, and strategy to best assist Michigan’s Native American population. The Director will provide leadership for this effort in concert with Native American communities and university stakeholders, thereby carrying NAI into its next phase of vibrant community engagement.
The Director will be responsible for all aspects of leading and managing NAI. Specific responsibilities include: managing NAI faculty and academic staff; coordinating program planning efforts in partnership with community members and the NAI Advisory Group; co-directing the Building Strong Sovereign Nations tribal governance training program undertaken collaboratively with MSU Extension and the Indigenous Law and Policy Center; co-directing the Michigan Federally-recognized Tribes Extension Program and MSU Extension; nurturing new scholarly initiatives tied to NAI’s outreach and research-oriented mission; generating external funding; and building productive collaborations across the university. The Director will hire and conduct academic staff evaluations; manage NAI resources and its budget; promote program excellence; ensure program accountability; and network with a variety of related units and constituencies, on- and off-campus.
The minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in urban and regional development or a related field. The Director duties will extend for 5 years with the possibility of renewal. Additional duties of the faculty member selected will be devoted to work in what will become the director’s tenure academic department or school. Academic record must be commensurate with tenure system appointment.
NEOCOLONIAL INSCRIPTION AND PERFORMANCE
OF AMERICAN INDIAN IDENTITY
IN AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION
SAVE THE DATE
OCTOBER 16 & 17 2008
The conference will attempt to address and review issues of American Indian identity in higher education. Through this process, we hope to create and expand inter-community, inter-institutional and public dialogue on American Indians in higher education. The two day conference will examine key issues such as tribal sovereignty, faculty hiring, current university practices allowing self-identification, and explore who should represent American Indians in American Indian higher education programs and departments.