Perspectives on Native Representations Symposium

Join the NAS: The Politics of Identity Working Group at the Perspectives on Native American Representations Symposium! 



While the history between Native peoples and representations of identity projected upon them (having been replicated and reinforced in popular culture) is layered and complex, the rise of technology and social media has ushered in an era of accessible activism that pushes against this history. Native peoples across the world now have practicable, highly visible modes to express unique voices that challenge and redefine how Natives are represented both internal and external of their communities. Perspectives on Native Representations seeks to highlight the multiple contexts through which representations of Native communities, culture and individuals are being shifted and re-imagined.

8:30 am - 6:00 pm - Anna Head Alumnae Hall 

Reception Immediately Following - 
The Bancroft Hotel Great Room 
6:30 pm -8:00 pm

Keynote speakers:

Dr. Adrienne Keene "Native Appropriations: representations, pop culture, and cultural resistance in cyber space"

Matika Wilbur "Changing The Way We See Native America"

Migizi Pensoneau "Bullets in the Front, Arrows in the Back: A Look at Humor and Imagery in Indigenous Media."

Sponsored by Native American Student Development, the Joseph Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues and Native American Studies 

For more information about speakers and schedule visit our website

We ask that everyone interested in attending please register, by clicking on this link

High school and undergraduate student tickets are free; for the discounted rate or special considerations, please e-mail us at 

If you know of anyone who is interested in volunteering, please have them sign up here.
Event details
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 8:30am - 6:00pm
Anna Head Alumnae Hall