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Regional Student Poster Session

Native American & Indigenous Studies Association


Uncasville, CT June 4, 2012

Donna Moody (UMass) explains her project to attentive listeners.

Indian Country Today reporter Gale Courey Toensing stopped by to get the scoop.

Donna Moody (UMass) shares a moment with Professor Bob Paynter (UMass).

Karen Sause (UMass) found great sources in the Smith College archives.

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Regional Student Poster Session


Native American & Indigenous Studies Association
Uncasville, CT June 4, 2012

This the first time NAISA has offered a student poster session but maybe not the last.

Jean Forward (UMass) encouraged siblings Andreus Ridley (UMass) and Amara Ridley (UMass) to present. They brought their brother, 8-year-old Pierre-Andre Ridley.

Nina Griecci Woodsum (UMass) chats with Amara Ridley (UMass). A poster session is a great networking opportunity for students.

Amara Ridley (UMass) discusses her research with Stephanie Fielding, a member of the Mohegan Council of Elders, while her brothers take a break.

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Regional Student Poster Session


Native American & Indigenous Studies Association
Uncasville, CT June 4, 2012

Taquana Peters (UMass) interested many people with her poster on The Native American Youth Enrichment Program of Greater Boston.

. Mimi Linares-Ramirez (Smith) articulates the importance of Native American Studies, inspired by her work with Professor Dawn Peterson (Smith).

Caitlin Hayes (UMass) presented a project on Calvin Coolidge, completed for a class with Professor Chris Couch (UMass).

How do you get Smith College students to attend an academic conference? Put Mimi Linares-Ramirez (Smith) on the program!

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Regional Student Poster Session


Native American & Indigenous Studies Association
Uncasville, CT June 4, 2012

Susan Meehan (Goucher) presented her work on Mohegan foodways before dashing off to give tours of the Mohegan church for NAISA members.

Too bad we dont have a close-up of this poster by Loyola Rankin (Brown), seen here with Professor Elizabeth Hoover (Brown). It features lurid covers from romance novels.

Colin Porter (Brown) explains his doctoral research on fortified houses in the time of King Philips War to an interested audience.

Adrienne Keene (Harvard Graduate School of Education) fit right in at NAISA with her research on what draws indigenous students to college.

Co-sponsored by Five Colleges, Inc. and a donor who prefers to remain anonymous. Thank you for your support!

Regional Student Poster Session


Native American & Indigenous Studies Association
Uncasville, CT June 4, 2012

The Pequot War is an enduring topic of interest for many, including BJ Lillis (Wesleyan) and historian Neal Salisbury (Smith) who stopped by in the afternoon.

Nicole Breault (UMass Boston) discovered a passion for Mashpee history in a seminar taught by Professor Josh Reid (UMass Boston).

The Poster Session created a space for many great conversations. Here we see L-R Nicole Breault (UMass-B), BJ Lillis (Wesleyan), ethnohistorian John Moody, Laurie Weinstein (SCSU), Bob Paynter (UMass-A) and Jean Forward (UMass-A).

Nicole Breault (UMass Boston) with Jim Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag), a long-time member of the Massachusetts Commission on Indian Affairs.

Co-sponsored by Five Colleges, Inc. and a donor who prefers to remain anonymous. Thank you for your support!

Regional Student Poster Session


Native American & Indigenous Studies Association
Uncasville, CT June 4, 2012

We are not free. We wish to be: Restoring Mashpee Wampanoag Rights to SelfGovernment, 1831-1834, Nicole Breault, University of Massachusetts Boston Scientific Discourse and Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Max Calloway, University of Massachusetts Amherst Calvin Coolidge in the Black Hills, Caitlin Hayes, University of Massachusetts Amherst College Pride, Native Pride: Examining American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Students in the College Pipeline, Adrienne Keene, Harvard Graduate School of Education Re-imagining the Pequot War as a Native Conflict, Bernard J. Lillis, Wesleyan University The Intellectual Contribution of the Interdisciplinary Field of Native American Studies in Undergraduate Institutions, Noemi Linares-Ramirez, Smith College A Study of Mohegan Foodways Past and Present, Susan W Meehan, Goucher College The Intersection of Native American, African, and African American Symbology in Material Culture, Donna L. Moody, University of Massachusetts Amherst The Native American Youth Enrichment Program of Greater Boston, Taquana Peters, University of Massachusetts Amherst Native Presence and Persistence at Fortified Houses from King Philip's War, Colin Porter, Brown University Half-Breeds, Savages, and Warriors: Native American Portrayals in Romance Novels, Loyola Rankin, Brown University We Are Native: Colonial Contact and it's Influence on Cultural Identity of Native People of Northeastern United States, Eastern Canada and the West Indies, Amara Ridley, University of Massachusetts Amherst Disrespect towards Native American Religious rights by the U.S. Supreme Court, Andreus Ridley, University of Massachusetts Amherst Camp Ohe: Charles Eastmans School of the Woods: and Ohiyesas Hill of Vision, Karen Sause, University of Massachusetts Amherst Contemporary Native American Indian Intellectual Resistance and Theory, Antonina Griecci Woodsum, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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