October 5, 2021

Great Plains Studies issues call for conference proposals

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The Center for Great Plains Studies has issued a call for proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference in April.

The summit will examine the past and future, exploring conflicts and abuses between the peoples on the Great Plains and how to move forward toward healing. Proposals from possible conference presenters are being sought on many subjects, including three major focus areas: land dispossession and return; racial violence and repair; environmental harm and justice.

Proposals, due by Oct. 25, can be submitted online. The conference will be held April 6-8.

Featured speakers scheduled to participate include Walter Echo-Hawk, Hannibal Johnson, Tristan Ahtone, Tara Houska, Paula Palmer, and Jerilyn DeCoteau. The conference will also include roundtables, scholarly panels, workshops and cultural activities.

Additional details are available here. Information about conference attendance and registration will be available in early 2022.