CALL FOR PAPERS!
15TH Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference
February 6 - 7, 2014 — Tempe, AZ
Activisim: Continuity, Resistance, Obligation
Activism, viewed broadly, has its roots and motivations in maintaining, protecting, revitalizing, and strengthening American Indian nations, cultures, languages, knowledge, sovereignty, lands and spaces. American Indian nations and peoples continue to engage in diverse arenas of activism and to develop tactics that seek to protect Indigenous ways of being. While the idea or ideal of activism conjures positive and negative images of political movements and protests, many other actions constitute acts of activism. Today, many of the challenges of the past remain, yet new, unexpected threats to American Indian survival have emerged.
This year’s conference looks to explore and broaden discussions about the reasons, motivations, and debates that move different people, organizations, nations and/or communities to challenge and resist various systems of oppression. What new challenges do American Indian people face in the 21st century? How are indigenous peoples generating new paradigms of action as well as maintaining cultural integrity and responsibilities? Why have the debates about activism among scholars, activists, and communities created contention, and what is at stake in what is contested?
The organizers of the AISA Conference welcome proposals for paper presentations, panel presentations, round table discussions, and workshops on the following topics:
Development of creative methods of activism or engagement, education, health, research, community development, decolonization, art, literature, technology, leadership, environmental justice, cultural sustainability, food sovereignty, economic justice, biocolonialism, family issues including women, children, men and elders and domestic violence prevention, human rights, sacred spaces and objects, and Indigenous knowledge’s.
Single paper submission:
Name and Affiliation (as you wish it to appear in program) and main contact information
Title of presentation and abstract up to 250 words.
Please specify if you may need A/V equipment.
Main contact information for proposed panel
Title of panel and Abstract up to 350 words
Name and Affiliation (as you wish it to appear in program) and paper titles of each presenter in panel
Specify if you may need A/V equipment.
Consideration will be given to other topics that relate to American Indian issues.
Please send paper and panel submissions to:
Elizabeth P. Martos, Coordinator
American Indian Studies
P.O. Box 874603
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-4603
Please send paper and panel submissions in digital format. Please give a paragraph describing the panel theme, and a list of panel participants, their address and email information, and a 200 word paper abstract. Please submit paper and panel proposals by November 30, 2013.