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Center for Native American and Indigenous Research

CNAIR 2020-21 Faculty Fellow

Doug Kiel, History
Doug will work on his book, Unsettling Territory: Oneida Indian Resurgence and Anti-Sovereignty Backlash, which highlights how enacting decolonial ambitions transforms relationships between Indigenous nations and the United States on local and national scales, highlighting the structural limitations placed upon projects of Indigenous community rebuilding.  
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Land Acknowledgement

The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa. It was also a site of trade, travel, gathering and healing for more than a dozen other Native tribes and is still home to over 100,000 tribal members in the state of Illinois.

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Indigenous Interventions: Reshaping Archives and Museums Symposium

Virtual Event on Friday, November 13, 2020

9:30 AM – 3:15 PM CST

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Experience the Indigenous Tour of Northwestern

Experience the Indigenous Tour of Northwestern

Northwestern has a rich Indigenous history. Did you know that Carlos Montezuma, founder of the Society of American Indians and the first Native man to receive a medical degree, is a Northwestern alumnus (class of 1889)?  NU also produced the first Native dentist, James Johnson (Mohican), who was Northwestern’s first all-American quarterback.  Were you aware that NU’s new floor in the Welsh-Ryan Arena was sourced sustainably from the Menominee Reservation?  These are just a few of the stories in our new Indigenous Tour of Northwestern, available as a multimedia StoryMap here:  and as an audio GPS guided walking tour, with 14 stops, on the ECHOES app.

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