NAIS AudioVisual Archive

Welcome to the NAIS AudioVisual Archive, where we will upload video and audio from our events. Stay tuned for updated content.

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April 30, 2017: Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) presents a Poetry Reading by Rex Lee Jim, a prominent poet, public figure, and tribal member of the Navajo Nation. The literary work of Rex Lee Jim has made a distinct contribution to the linguistic, literary and cultural environment in the United States and the world by poetically using Navajo language in his books: saad (in Navajo), published by Princeton University Library (Princeton, NJ: Princeton Collections of Western Americana, 1995); Dúchas Táá Kóó Diné (in Navajo, Gaelic and English in Ireland, 1998); and, Áhí Ni’ Nikisheegiizh, also published by Princeton University Library (in Navajo; Princeton Collections of Western Americana, 1989). His poetry in Navajo and English pushes both languages, and in so pushing taps into the rich poetic traditions of both Navajo and English, expanding both traditions. His is a poetry that takes aesthetics as a way to provoke ongoing contemplation and reflection about the world in which we live and what we might make of it.

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March 2, 2017: Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) at UT presents a public talk titled "Mediating Knowledges as a Means to Peacemaking” by artist Jim Enote. He is an artist who has carried out art projects in conjunction with Native issues, land and water protection, Indigenous community mapping, and museum spaces.

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