Thursday, March 21, 2013

Founder's Day Lecture by Scott Stevens, "Accessing Indigenous Archives: Language, History, and Law," April 4, 2013

William L. Clements Library Founder's Day Lecture

Dr. Scott Manning Stevens
"Accessing Indigenous Archives: Language, History, and Law"

Thursday, April 4, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Main Room, Clements Library

Sponsored by the American Indian Studies Interdisciplinary Group (AISIG)

In this lecture at the Clements Library, Dr. Scott Manning Stevens will explore the links between archive and communities, especially as related to activism of various types, including federal recognition cases, treaty rights, sovereignty, and linguistic and cultural revival. Drawing from his research in Iroquoia (and relating this to other Great Lakes tribes) Dr. Stevens examines possibilities for archives (and academics) to forge links with indigenous community members and work in partnership with one another on a range of issues in which the archive can play a key role.

Scott Manning Stevens is the director of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry Library, Chicago. He is the author of the forthcoming Indian Collectibles: Encounters, Appropriations, and Resistance in Native North America.

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Library at (734) 764-2347 or visit our website:

William L. Clements Library 
909 S. University Ave. 
Ann Arbor, MI

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