Symposium flyerNative & Indigenous Research & Arts Symposium

Friday, February 23, 2024 – Scripps Cottage – 10:00am-4:00pm

Howka (Kumeyaay greeting)! The Native Resource Center at San Diego State University warmly invites you to participate in our 4th Annual Native & Indigenous Research & Arts Symposium (NIRAS) on Friday, February 23, 2024. The Native & Indigenous Research & Arts Symposium (NIRAS) serves as an academic space to uplift diverse Native and Indigenous research, narratives, art, issues, and knowledges. NIRAS aims to center Native and Indigenous epistemological and methodological frameworks that are otherwise ignored within dominant Western academic settings. We also take a transnational approach to Indigeneity that disrupts settler borders and uplifts Indigenous experiences across the globe. Additionally, in honor of the Native American Music and Dance Conference organized by Dr. Vince Whipple in 2022 – we are excited to continue to integrate the arts as a prominent part of our symposium. NIRAS will include visual performances by local and regional Indigenous artists. NIRAS is an in-person one-day event and is FREE and open to ALL to attend.

We invite students at SDSU committed to the sovereign identity and progress of Indigenous Peoples to submit a proposal. Participants of all disciplines of study are encouraged to center Indigenous constructions of knowledge and the relational and reciprocal aspects of research. Presentation proposals may address but are not limited to one of the NRC’s main objectives: Decolonization & Sovereignty; Truth, Education & Growth; Indigenous Philosophies & Identity; and Health & Wellness. Research is not limited to academic papers; we also encourage creative channels such as short documentaries, storytelling, visual arts, dance, music, theatre, and other mediums that transmit diverse Native and Indigenous Peoples epistemologies. The call for presentation proposals closes on Friday, February 2. Accepted proposals will be notified on or before February 9.

To register, for more information, and details on the keynote speaker, click here.


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