Elaine Eisenbraun, Juanita Wilson, and Barbara McRae: Learning about and Learning from the Nikwasi Initiative
Thursday, November 5, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Zoom Link: https://clemson.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_omh5SCt1Qbu_BG21TvjMUQ
Engage with Elaine Eisenbraun, Juanita Wilson, and Barbara McRae as they present their work regarding the Nikwasi Initiative. A bridge building project, the Nikwasi Initiative works with communities to recognize, preserve, and interpret the culture and heritage of people and places on the landscape that was traditionally the Cherokee homeland.
Advancing Indigeneity on Campus
Monday, November 9, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Register through Tiger Training https://clemson.bridgeapp.com/
We acknowledge that the main campus of Clemson University occupies the traditional and ancestral land of the Cherokee People. Clemson’s main campus is built on land seized through US military and diplomatic incursions culminating in the Treaty of Dewitt’s Corner in 1777. This is also land on which people enslaved by the Pickens, Clemson, and Calhoun families lived and worked, and that was transformed into the campus of Clemson University through convict labor.
This workshop has been designed to (a) share the histories of Indigenous groups on this land, (b) engage participants in a critical dialogue about contemporary indigeneity, and (c) share information with participants about current efforts to enhance Indigeneity on Clemson’s campus through the Indigenizing Clemson committee. *This workshop is part of the Strategic Exclusive Excellence Certificate program.
Hidden Here in Plain Sight: Cherokee Persons, Land, and Clay
Coordinated by Dr. Andrea Feeser and Planned Parenthood Generation Action (PPGA)
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
RSVP Link: https://clemson.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrfuqurj0oGtS0bI9LZ8uXnCR7j8tJEiPt
Engage with Dr. Andrea Feeser as she presents a history of interlocked events that involved porcelain, an eighteenth-century battle and treaty that took place at the Cherokee town Isunigu upon which Clemson is built, and Cherokee persons likely enslaved.
Rethinking Religion in Native American Contexts: An Exploration of the Limits of Comparison in 17th-Century New France
Coordinated by Dr. James Jeffries and Planned Parenthood Generation Action (PPGA)
Thursday, November 12, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
RSVP Link: https://clemson.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0oduCqqzwqHtULWi6KEQroDwY46QrBbUK8
Engage with Dr. James Jeffries as he presents his research of French accounts of Native Americans in 17th-c. French Canada, which repeatedly described the indigenous peoples as utterly devoid of religion. Dr. Jeffries will contend that this failure of religious comparison persists in current scholarly publications in ethnohistory and religious studies, which claim the inverse: that religion was all-pervasive in the lives of Native Americans. Rather than correcting the earlier claims of an absence of religion, Dr. Jeffries will argue that such scholarship unwittingly imposes a comparative framework that originated among Christian theologians who, writing in the same century as the French newcomers to North America, defined religion from patterns of belief and practice rooted in (the birth and dissemination of) monotheism.
Artist Presentation: Esteban Cabeza de Baca
Thursday, November 19, 2020
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
RSVP Link: https://clemson.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrduipqTgvGtX-KpcT-tYsFg5khH96jLNU
Engage in our artist presentation featuring Esteban Cabeza de Baca. Cabeza de Baca’s hybrid techniques and influences form a complex braid that interrogates the dialectical relationships between colonialism and its critique, between cultural extraction and its inversion.
Cherokee History and Stories: Freeman Owle
Friday, November 20, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Zoom Link: https://clemson.zoom.us/j/91703943939
Join us for our storytelling event featuring Freeman Owle! In addition to storytelling, Freeman Owle carves wood and stone, and speaks about Cherokee and history.