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Spring 2024 Human Rights Film Series:  “Amá” was held April 10th with NAS Elder-in-Residence Jean Whitehorse (Navajo Nation) 

The Spring 2024 Human Rights Film Series and Elder-in-Residence program “Amá” was held April 10th, addressing the involuntary sterilization of thousands of Native American women. ( "Imagining the Indian,"  the April 2nd, film and panel discussion, was hosted by the Leadership Studies Program in partnership with Native American Studies.) Note: the first film in our Human Rights Film Series, “Madan Sara,” was screened on March 27th. 

  • “Amá” — April 10, 7:00-9:00 pm
  • Free and Open to the Public
  • Thanks to all who attended "Madan Sara" on March 27.

Spring 2024 Film and Event Details

"Imagining the Indian" Film and Panel Discussion was held April 2, 6:00 to 9:00 PM

"Imagining the Indian,"  the April 2nd film and panel discussion, was hosted by the Leadership Studies Program in partnership with the Native American StudiesProgram.

  • April 2nd, 2024 — 6:00 to 9:00 PM
  • Ming Hsieh Hall, G21
  • Free and Open to the Public

"Imagining the Indian" Event Details  

Annual Peace Tree Ceremony and the October 2023 Native Leaders Forum, "This Land Was Already Loved"

The Program for Native American Studies at West Virginia University hosted leaders of federally-recognized Shawnee and Lenape (Delaware) nations and the Haudenosaunee Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy. These esteemed leaders discussed their nations’ ancestral, cultural, and historical connections to the place now called West Virginia.

October 9th & 10th, 2023 / Free & Open to the Public

Watch the Forum Videos

NAS Research Colloquium

Students are encouraged to explore their academic subjects in-depth and then share their findings with the university community. The Native American Studies program sponsors undergraduate research colloquia, encouraging our emerging scholars to employ critical thinking and creative approaches to learning. These valuable opportunities allow faculty to mentor promising students and challenge them to consider post-baccalaureate study.

In addition, NAS faculty and other committee members are invited to share their research and creative projects with a community audience.

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