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100 Years Back, 100 Years Forward: Sovereignty, Community and Indigenous Futures

When: Thursday, January 25, 2024
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM CT

Where: Arthur Rubloff Building, Thorne Auditorium, 375 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Michaela Marchi   (847) 491-4133

Group: Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR)

Co-Sponsor: Institute For Policy Research
Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Category: Multicultural & Diversity, Academic


Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) in partnership with the Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University is excited to present a 2-day convening entitled “100 Years Back, 100 Years Forward: Sovereignty, Community, and Indigenous Futures''!

This convening will bring together experts various Tribes and multiple disciplines and is intended to reflect on the last 100 years since the passing of the 1924 Indian Citizenship Act and its impact on the sovereignty of tribal nations. But more importantly it is to invite thought and imagination of Indigenous futures moving forward. This event is part of CNAIR’s ten year plan to create collective engagement with the many layers and dynamics that are implicated both by the historical conditions that have created the present and what is critical in exercising self-determination over the next 100 years.

We envision three major plenary sessions based on three different perspectives provoking reflections and dialogue. Panel I will focus on historical insights from the last 100 years of the Indian Citizenship Act. Panel II will explore changes in the perspective for the future. Panel III will look at how to engage institutions for societal change. 

Thursday, January 25 from 8:30-5pm

Friday, January 26 from 8:30-12noon

Stay tuned for more info!

Additional cosponsors include Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, Native American Law Student Association (NALSA), and others.


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