IV Annual Regina Herzfeld Symposium On the Cultural Heritage of Native Americans

  • 21 Mar 2012
  • 3:00 PM
  • Catholic University of America, Washington DC
V ANNUAL REGINA  HERZFELD SYMPOSIUM ON THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF NATIVE AMERICANS

SUPPORTED BY THE REGINA FLANNERY HERZFELD MEMORIAL FUND

Department of Anthropology,  The Catholic University of America, Washington DC :
JOE WATKINS

Director, Native American Studies Program, 
University of Oklahoma 

“RECOGNIZED, UNRECOGNIZED OR INTER-TRIBAL:
CONFLICT IN INDIAN IDENTITY POLITICS”
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
3:00 pm. In the Pryzbyla Center Room 321/323
Illustrated
Reception to Follow

Whether one identifies as Native American or as American Indian, the contemporary politics of “being” Indian goes beyond ease of definition. Some tribes use a minimum “blood quantum” (percentage of “Indian blood”) while others require only proof of descent from a previously acknowledged member of the group. With the burgeoning of economic development schemes in Indian country, the question of WHO is Indian takes on new meaning and relevance. Using examples from contemporary issues, I will discuss the ways that Indian identity has been manipulated to suit the needs of the individual or group that wants to be “Indian” or that wants to prevent others from being considered so. 

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