College of Liberal Arts

Living Indigenous Knowledges: Re-turning the Ground

Thursday Nov 8, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM | UNB 3.116

Living Indigenous Knowledges: Re-turning the Ground. What is the nature of persisting Indigenous knowledges in these times of rapid change? Indigenous knowledge is a living entity that functions within a web of systems. It is also a knowledge that must be lived beyond abstractions.  Knowledge has its own movements of hiding, leaving and returning. These knowledges may be hidden in plain sight in the archives, emitted through dreams and ceremonial forms for healing.  How do we turn the ground of Indigenous knowledges so that they may return to the future? How and why does knowledge come back?

Join NAIS for our second talk in the 2018 Fall Speaker Series with Dr. Patrisia Gonzalez.

As the granddaughter of  Kickapoo, Comanche and Macehual peoples who migrated throughout the present-day United States and Mexico, Patrisia Gonzales specializes in Indigenous ways of knowing and Indigenous medicine. She obtained her Ph.D. in Mass Communications from the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Her works have been cited in various anthologies and scholarly endeavors. She received various human rights awards for the nationally syndicated Column of the Americas, her early journalistic reportage and for her book The Mud People (Chusma 2003). She was a Distinguished Community Scholar at UCLA's César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies and Regent’s Scholar at the University of California, San Diego. As a Kellogg Fellow (1997-1999), she explored community healing and helped to establish a promotora project on traditional medicine in New Mexico. 

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