Native Science

Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
April 11 & 12, 2013
Broad Performance Space
Free and open to the public
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Sessions will address four main themes

  • Decolonizing Settler Education (April 11, morning)
  • Native Science Paradigms (April 11, afternoon)
  • Health and Healing (April 12, morning)
  • Land and Ecology (April 12, afternoon)

Keynote speaker: Melissa Nelson
(Anishinaabe/Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians)
Professor of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University

Dr. Nelson holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis, in the field of Ecology, and is president of The Cultural Conservancy, an Indigenous rights organization, and a board member of the Collective Heritage Institute/Bioneers. Her work is dedicated to indigenous revitalization, environmental restoration, intercultural understanding, and the renewal and celebration of community health and cultural arts.

Scholars, students, tribal leaders, staff and community members are all invited to attend and participate. The event is supported by the Forum Fund of the Campus Life Committee of Pitzer College.

For further information, please contact Erich Steinman at

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