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Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Resources for Confluence: Water as an Analytic of Indigenous Feminisms | EVENT SUSPENDED

Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop
Free and open to the public

Please note that the IAS is working with Joanne Barker to reschedule this event for October 2020.

The IAS is working to create additional resources related to the rest of our spring semester events that have had to be suspended due to COVID-19. We are hoping to reschedule some of these discussions for future semesters. In the meantime, please check out the resources below related to this IAS Thursday.


We are Water: the University and Minnesota’s Water Future (with Glenn Skuta, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Jessica Hellmann, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota, Anna Henderson, Water Advisor to Governor Mark Dayton, Jennifer Tonko, Minnesota Humanities Center)


Sovereignty Matters: Locations of Contestation and Possibility in Indigenous Struggles for Self-Determination
Gender, Sovereignty, Rights: Native Women’s Activism against Social Inequality and Violence in Canada
Modeling and theorizing water as an analytic, “Confluence: Water as an Analytic of Indigenous Feminisms,” orients readers to critical Indigenous feminist politics through a theorizing of and engagement with water as an analytic. Integrating artwork, it addresses the complexity of Indigenous feminist politics, defined as it is in this historical moment by the refutation of sexual violence, extractive capitalism, and the empire’s apologia; respect of original teachings and cultural practices and the elders who care for them; and the futurisms of science fiction and eco and poly eroticism.

Joanne Barker is Lenape (a citizen of the Delaware Tribe of Indians). She is professor and chair of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University. She is currently serving on The Segora Te Land Trust Board and The Critical Ethnic Studies Journal Board.

Painting of water creature.

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