National Museum of American Indians Symposium on Racist Stereotypes and Cultural Appropriations in Sports — In Entirety

YouTube has all six hours in three parts.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Description of the symposium:

In this day-long symposium sports writers, scholars, authors, and representatives from sports organizations engaged in lively panel discussions on racist stereotypes and cultural appropriation in American sports.

The symposium explores the mythology and psychology of sports stereotypes and mascots, and examines the retirement of “Native American” sports references and collegiate efforts to revive them despite the NCAA’s policy against “hostile and abusive” nicknames and symbols.

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NMAI Symposium on Mascot Controversies Scheduled for February 7, 2013

Here is the notice. The speakers:

Speakers include:

  • Kevin Gover, who will deliver opening remarks
  • Manley A. Begay Jr. (Navajo), moderator, associate social scientist/senior lecturer, American Indian Studies Program, University of Arizona, and co-director, Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Jerry C. Bread Sr. (Kiowa), outreach coordinator, facilitator and adjunct associate professor, Native American Studies, University of Oklahoma
  • N. Bruce Duthu (United Houma Nation of Louisiana), chair and professor, Native American Studies, Dartmouth College
  • Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne/ Hodulgee Muscogee), moderator. President, Morning Star Institute and past executive director, National Congress of American Indians, and a founding trustee of the National Museum of the American Indian
  • C. Richard King, co-editor, Team Spirits, Native Athletes in Sport and Society, and Encyclopedia of Native Americans in Sports, and professor and chair of the Department of Critical Gender and Race Studies, Washington State University
  • Oren Lyons (Onondaga), Council of Chiefs, Onondaga Nation, and SUNY distinguished service professor and professor emeritus of American Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Buffalo
  • Delise O’Meally, director of Governance and International Affairs, NCAA
  • Lois J. Risling (Hoopa/Yurok/Karuk), educator and land specialist for the Hoopa Valley Tribes, and retired director, Center for Indian Community Development, Humboldt State University
  • Ellen Staurowsky, professor, Department of Sports Management, Goodwin School of Professional Studies, Drexel University
  • Linda M. Waggoner, author, Fire Light: The Life of Angel De Cora, Winnebago Artist; and editor, Neither White Men Nor Indians: Affidavits from the Winnebago Mixed-Blood Claim Commissions, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, 1838-1839

NMAI Program on the Nixon Administration and Indian Self-Determination — Thursday 11/15/12

In light of the Nixon Administration papers we posted, see here:

Nixon and the American Indian: The Movement to Self-Determination Thursday, November 15, 2012, 10:30 AM – 12 PM

Categories Lectures & Discussions, Webcasts & Webinars
Venue American Indian Museum
Event Location Rasmuson Theater, First Level
Webcast nmai.si.edu…
Cost Free

Early in his administration, President Richard Nixon dramatically changed the federal government’s Native American policy to support self-determination for Native American tribes and restoration of their culture. Fortifying the fiduciary relationship of the federal government for the tribes was central to ensuring that the new policy succeeded. White House and administration officials who worked with President Nixon discuss the leadership, legislation, and litigation necessary to implement the policy and what it means to the American Indian. The Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, will deliver opening remarks. Cosponsored with the Richard Nixon Foundation and the National Archives.

For further information, please contact NMAI-SSP@si.edu.

Photo President Richard Nixon signing landmark legislation on Native American sovereignty at the White House, December 15, 1970 by Oliver F. Atkins

NMAI Program on Racial Stereotypes and Cultural Appropriation in American Sports

Racist Stereotypes and Cultural Appropriation in American Sports

 Thursday, November 1, 2012, 10:00 am – 5:45 p.m.

Rasmuson Theater

National Museum of the American Indian

4th Street and Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C.

Join commentators, scholars, authors, and representatives from sports organizations for a series of panel discussions on racist stereotypes and cultural appropriation in American sports. Explore the mythology and psychology of sports stereotypes and mascots, examine the retirement of “Native American” sports references and collegiate efforts to revive them despite the NCAA’s policy against “hostile and abusive” names and symbols, and engage in a lively “community conversation” about the name and logo of the Washington, D.C. professional football organization. A reception will follow immediately after the symposium.

To RSVP or for further information, please contact NMAI-SSP@si.edu.

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