Past NCAIS Workshops

Past Workshops

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 to Friday, March 21, 2014
NCAIS Spring Workshop in Research Methods
Betting on Indian Country : Indian Gaming in the Archives

This research workshop will examine Indian gaming in the context of gambling’s deep and global history. The workshop will be hosted by the University of Nevada at Las Vegas’ Special Collections and the Center of Gaming Research.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Saturday, March 23, 2013
NCAIS Spring Workshop in Research Methods
Native Oral Traditions and History in the Archives : Research, Theory, and Methods

This seminar will introduce students to the ways in which oral histories have informed Indigenous Studies, its theorizing and practice. We will examine selected events or topics in Native histories and cultures and examine how oral tradition has made significant contributions and interventions in Native Studies.

Thursday, March 22, 2012 to Saturday, March 24, 2012
NCAIS Spring Workshop in Research Methods
The Museum as Archive in American Indian Studies

Castle McLaughlin, PhD, Associate Curator of North American Ethnography at Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography
Scott Manning Stevens, PhD, Director, D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies

Thursday, March 10, 2011 to Saturday, March 12, 2011
NCAIS Spring Workshop in Research Methods
Uncovering Early American Indian Literary History

Professor Robert Dale Parker, University of Illinois

Thursday, March 18, 2010 to Saturday, March 20, 2010
NCAIS Spring Workshop in Research Methods
Cartography and Spatial Analysis in American Indian Studies

This interdisciplinary workshop engages this central issue in American Indian Studies by confronting head-on one of the key instruments employed in the colonization of indigenous homelands: maps.  While acknowledging that maps embody the values and goals of their makers, the workshop aims nevertheless to assess their potential, and the potential of spatially-oriented inquiry more generally