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Thursday, May 16th 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Elevating Tribal Knowledge Exchange: Honoring CNAIR Fellows, Affiliates, Community and Tribal College Scholars 

Research Fellows, Faculty, Graduate students, Undergraduate students from Northwestern, Tribal Colleges and local partnership organizations will be sharing and presenting their Indigenous-focused work


Mini-Presentations (1st Floor Music Room) 

1:30 PM: The Transformation of Water in Post-Nuclear Homelands: A Trans-Indigenous Ecocritical Study of Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony and Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner’s Iep Jāltok 

Presenter: Aden Morvice (WCAS International Studies & NAIS Minor) 

Keywords: Trans-Indigenous, Literary, Post-Nuclear, Eco-Criticism, Water

1:45 PM: Menominee Theoretical Model of Sustainability: A Model of Practical Application for Academic Learning and Understanding of Indigenous Nations -  Nataenawemakanak (all my relations) Curriculum Guide and Framework 

Presenters: Chenoa Webster (Oneida Nation), Student  at College of Menominee Nation & Kelsey Kitson (Menominee Nation), Student at College of Menominee Nation

Keywords: Indigenous Curriculum Guide and Framework, Menominee Theoretical Model of Sustainability Curriculum Guide and Learning Framework

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM:  "Writing the Runa: Indigenous Narrative Practice in Andean Literature (1941-1984)"

Presenter: Stephen McNabb, PhD Candidate, Spanish & Portuguese (Pre-recorded presentation) 

Keywords: Ayllu - Andean - Indigenismo

Roundtable (2nd Floor Ballroom) 

Native American and Indigenous Studies & Humanities Roundtable (1st Floor Tea Room) 

Presenters: Jacqueline Lopez (PhD Student, History), Kai Chase (PhD Student, English) & Michael Anthony Turcios (Faculty Member, Screen Cultures Program in RTVF)

Poster Session (Location: 1st Floor Tea Room) 
  1. Sovereign-Nation-Driven-Research of Annual Remote Wild Rice Habitats through Edge enabled AI/ML
    • Presenter: Jordan Gurneau (Anishinaabe - St. Croix Chippewa), PhD Student, Environmental Engineering | Keywords: Environmental Sensing Manoomin Water Ecosystem
  2. Process of Coastal Erosion 
    • Presenter: Alexandria Ehlert (Oneida Nation), Student, College of Menominee Nation) | Keywords: Coastal Erosion
  3. Language & Indigenous Mental Health
    • Presenter: Madison Bighorn (Fort Peck Tribes), Student, Chief Dull Knife College |  Keywords: Language, Mental Health
  4. Culture as Medicine: Enculturation Reduces the Impact of Omissions on Native Wellbeing
    • Presenter: Solomon Milner (Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians), Research for Indigenous Social Action and Equity (RISE) at Northwestern University Keywords: Culture, Wellbeing/Mental Health, Representations, Omissions 
  5. In the Shadow of the Water Mountain: Sacred Waterscapes, Water Management, and Indigenous Knowledge Systems at Lake Mensabak, Chiapas, México
    • Presenter: Jackson Krause, PhD Student, Anthropology | Keywords: Maya, archaeology, Indigenous temporalities, Indigenous knowledge systems, water
  6. Jiimaan Journey: Northwestern's Native American & Indigenous Strategic Plan
    • Presenter: Jasmine Gurneau (Oneida/Menominee), Director of Native American and Indigenous Affairs, Northwestern | Keywords: strategic planning, institutional change, nominal group process
  7. The Burden of Inequitable Access to Eye Care in Native American Populations in the United States: A Geospatial Perspective
    • Presenter: Alyssa Miller (Cherokee Nation), Medical Student, Feinberg School of Medicine | Keywords: Native Health Equity, Ophthalmologic Diseases
  8. Caring for our Relatives: Trauma Informed reporting in Minneapolis
    • Presenter: Kadin Mills (Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa, First Generation Descendent),  Undergraduate Student, School of Journalism | Keywords: journalism, investigative reporting, harm reduction, community care, homelessness
  9. Real Life or Long-Lasting Death: Dakota People's Economic Life under Occupation
    • Presenter: Heather Menefee, PhD Student, History  | Keywords: settler colonialism, economic history, archives, historical methods

Project Information Table Pop-Up (2nd Floor Ballroom) 

Native-Authored Children's Books: Effects On Child and Parent Identity 

Presenter: Stephen Hersh (Medill School of Journalism)

Stephen will be sharing his current project in partnership with Mitchell Museum of the American Indian and CNAIR. He will be sharing information and inviting educators, community, families or parents to learn more about the project.  Keywords: Representation, Identity, Education, Literature