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Nov 19 – Native American History in the Capital: Discovering Indigenous DC
November 19, 2020 | 6:30 pm till 7:30 pm
Native American History in the Capital: Discovering Indigenous DC
About this Event
Join us this Native American Heritage Month for a discussion about contemporary Native American politics and pressing issues. In this talk, Director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy at George Washington University, Dr. Elizabeth Rule ’13 (Chickasaw Nation), will discuss historical and contemporary Indigenous presence in Washington, DC, and will showcase her new iOS mobile application, the Guide to Indigenous DC.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Elizabeth Rule ’13 is the Director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy, Academic Director of the Semester in Washington Politics Program, Assistant Professor of Professional Studies, and Faculty in Residence at the George Washington University. Her work has been published in American Quarterly (“Seals, Selfies, and the Settler State: Indigenous Motherhood and Gendered Violence in Canada,” December 2018) and the American Indian Culture and Research Journal (“The Chickasaw Press: A Source of Power and Pride,” Fall 2018), and her research, including the “Guide to Indigenous DC” mobile application, has been featured in the Washington Post, Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, The Atlantic, and NPR. Her book manuscript, Reproducing Resistance: Gendered Violence and Indigenous Nationhood, explores the intersection of Native American/First Nations women’s reproductive justice issues, gendered violence, and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Rule has received support from Holisso: The Center for the Study of Chickasaw History and Culture, the American Indian College Fund, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Before coming to DC, she was a Visiting Scholar in Anthropology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow. Rule received her Ph.D. and M.A. in American Studies from Brown University, and her B.A. from Yale University. She is an enrolled citizen of the “unconquered and unconquerable” Chickasaw Nation.
Date And Time
Thu, November 19, 2020
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM PST