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    Events & Opportunities

    Events, Activities, and Courses

    Ongoing exhibition (entire 19-20 academic year)
    • Tutt Library Circulation Desk (First Floor)
    Ongoing exhibition (entire 19-20 academic year)
    • Tutt Library Special Collections (Garden Level)

    Block 1

    Screening: Heenetiineyoo3eihiiho': Language Healers
    • September 5, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    • Preview material on popular films dubbed in Navajo and Quechua and two indigenous language short films (Waka Wo'ochi Yee Sisibome / El Chapulín Brujo in Yoeme and Sikumi in Iñupiaq) before the documentary screening
    • Discussion following the screening
    • Cornerstone Screening Room

    Block 2

    Screening: SG̲aawaay Ḵ'uuna / Edge of the Knife
    • Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m.
    • Film in Haida language, English subtitles
    • Discussion following the screening
    • Cornerstone Screening Room

    Celebrate Indigenous People's Day before the screening at 5:30pm in the Cornerstone Main Space.

    Raven Chacon: Chamber Music
    • Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, 7:30 p.m., Packard Hall, free admission, open to the public.
    • This concert of chamber music by Raven Chacon (Diné) features cellist Dawn Avery (Mohawk), the Veronika String Quartet, pianist Susan Grace, and mezzo-soprano Jennifer DeDominici. Chacon, an internationally-known experimental music composer, is serving as a Visiting Professor of Music during block 2. The works to be performed include “Quiver,” “Double Weaving,” “Asdz Nadleeh/Yoogai Asdz,” and “Journey of the Horizontal People.” Victoria Levine, organizer.
    Music, Modernity, and Native Peoples: A Symposium
    • Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, 1:30-5:00 p.m., Packard Hall, free admission, open to the public
    • The symposium features presentations on music and modernity among First Peoples of North America by Dawn Avery (Mohawk), Dylan Robinson (Sto:lo First Nation), Byron Dueck, Beverley Diamond, Christina Leza (Yoeme/Chicana), Trevor Reed (Hopi), Anna Hoefnagels, Heidi Senungetuk (Inupiaq), David Samuels, and Elyse Carter Vosen. Refreshments will be served. Victoria Levine, organizer.
    NEH Professorship Reading Discussion and Luncheon
    • Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, 12:30 p.m., open to CC faculty and staff
    • Discussion of “Music and Modernity among First Peoples of North America” (2019, edited by Victoria Levine and Dylan Robinson). Victoria Levine, organizer.

    Block 4

    Screening: We Still Live Here: Âs Nutayuneân
    • November 21, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Cornerstone Screening Room
    • Two animated short films (Steven Paul Judd and Ryan Redcorn's First Contact and Uncivil History's The First Thanksgiving: What Really Happened) before the documentary screening
    • Discussion following the screening
    NEH Professorship Reading Discussion and Luncheon
    • Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, 12:30 p.m., open to CC faculty and staff
    • Discussion of “Split Tooth” (2018, Tanya Tagaq). Victoria Levine, organizer.

    Block 5

    Cornerstone Arts Week, reading from “Split Tooth” by Tanya Tagaq
    • Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, 3:00 p.m., Cornerstone Screening Room, free admission, open to the public
    • Award-winning singer, composer, artist, and writer Tanya Tagaq (Inuk) will read from her 2018 novel, “Split Tooth.” Victoria Levine, organizer.
    Cornerstone Arts Week, dinner with Tanya Tagaq
    • Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, 5:00 p.m., Fine Arts Center Deco Lounge, open to Indigenous faculty, staff, and students at CC
    • CC community gathering and dinner to welcome and celebrate Tanya Tagaq and her ensemble. Victoria Levine, organizer.
    Cornerstone Arts Week CC Composers Concert
    • Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, 7:30 p.m., Packard Hall, free admission, open to the public
    • The concert features work by faculty members in the CC music department, including the premier performance of “breathwatersoundcannon” by Iddo Aharony. This work is based on collaboration with the poet Layli Long Soldier (Lakota) and will be performed by Shanna Gutierrez, bass flute and Iddo Aharony, electronics. Victoria Levine, organizer.
    Cornerstone Arts Week Keynote Concert
    • Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, 7:30 p.m., Celeste Theatre, free admission, open to the public
    • Concert featuring Tanya Tagaq (Inuk) and her ensemble performing “Retribution.” Tagaq, an internationally-acclaimed performer, has created her own musical style inspired by Inuit throat singing. She has produced several CDs and has received many awards, including the Polaris Music Prize (2017) and Juno Awards (2015, 2017). Victoria Levine, organizer.

    Spring Break

    NEH Professorship Reading Discussion and Luncheon
    • Friday, March 13, 2020, 12:30 p.m., open to CC faculty and staff
    • Discussion of “The Everyday Language of White Racism” by Jane H. Hill. Victoria Levine, organizer.

    Block 8

    Navajo Literature: A Symposium
    • Thursday, May 7, 2020, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Packard Hall, free admission, open to the public
    • The symposium features contributors to “The Diné Reader: An Anthology of Navajo Literature,” who will read from and discuss their work. Refreshments will be served. Natanya Pulley, organizer. (Sponsored by the NEH Professorship)
    NEH Professorship Reading Discussion and Luncheon
    • Friday, May 8, 2020, 12:30 p.m., open to CC faculty and staff
    • Discussion of “The Diné Reader: An Anthology of Navajo Literature.” Victoria Levine, organizer.

    Courses

    MU259: Music in Culture: Native American Southwest, Professor Victoria Levine, Block 1

    RM185: Introduction to the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity, Professor Dwanna McKay, Block 1; and Professor Jamal Ratchford, Block 3

    AN208: Topics in Anthropology: Indigeneity and the Politics of Blood Quantum, Block 5

    RE200: Topics in Religion: Religion and Colonialism, Professor Yogesh Chandrani, Block 5

    RM300: Topics in Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies: Indigenous Borderlands, Block 7

    EN251: Literature by Native American Writers, Professor Natanya Pulley, Block 8