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D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies Programs

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The D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies draws on the Newberry’s remarkable collections in American Indian and indigenous studies and the resources of the center to support its mission and offer programs to scholars, teachers, tribal historians, and others interested in the field. The center sponsors the American Indian Studies Seminar Series, which gathers scholars in the library to discuss papers based on work in progress.

In June 2008, the Newberry inaugurated the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies. The consortium offers an annual workshop, summer institute, conference, as well as fellowships to graduate students and faculty at member institutions. Learn more about the American Indian Studies Seminar Series, the NCAIS Spring Workshop in Research Methods, the NCAIS Graduate Student Conference, and the NCAIS Summer Institute.

The D’Arcy McNickle Center frequently hosts summer institutes exploring topics in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, these institutes feature guest lecturers in American Indian studies, American history, art history, and literature, as well as Newberry staff experts in American Indian materials in several collections, including visual arts and cartography. Learn more about the NEH Summer Programs.

Upcoming Programs

Saturday, February 1, 2020
Center for American Indian Studies Programs
First Nations Film and Video Festival (FNFVF)
Free and open to all. Reserve your free tickets now.
In the year’s second installment of the First Nations Film and Video Festival, we feature two films: The Peoples’ Protectors and Healing Voices.
Saturday, February 22, 2020
NCAIS Graduate Student Conference
NCAIS Graduate Students will be presenting papers in a number of academic fields related to American Indian and Indigenous Studies. NCAIS Faculty members and other students in the audience help presenters further develop their ideas and arguments through questions and constructive feedback. Schedule at a Glance: Saturday February 22
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Center for American Indian Studies Programs
A Roundtable Discussion
Free and open to all. Reserve your free ticket starting Feb. 3.
These days, “Midwestern cuisine” is likely to evoke brats, gelatin-based salads, hot-dish casseroles, and perhaps a few regional specialties like deep dish pizza or deep-fried cheese curds. But the region’s culinary history is far more complex than these stereotypes suggest.
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Center for American Indian Studies Programs
First Nations Film and Video Festival (FNFVF)
Free and open to all. Reserve your free ticket starting Feb. 3.
In the third installment of the First Nations Film and Video Festival, we feature a screening of Sydney Freeland’s coming-of-age drama Drunktown’s Finest (2014). On the Navajo reservation in New Mexico, three young people—a college-bound, devout Christian; a rebellious and angry father-to-be; and a promiscuous and gorgeous trans person—search for love and acceptance.
Thursday, March 12, 2020Saturday, March 14, 2020
NCAIS Spring Workshop in Research Methods
Sovereignty and Survivance in Spatial Archives and Urban Landscapes
Our interdisciplinary workshop in Native Studies research methods will feature Tulsa, Oklahoma, as not only our principal gathering place but also our principal “archive.” This approach is significant in that Tulsa features the highest per-capita urban Native American population in the country.
Monday, March 16, 2020
Meet the Author
Meet the Author: Louise Erdrich
Free and open to all. Reserve your free ticket starting Feb. 3.
Join National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe) as she discusses her latest book, The Night Watchman.