Sarah Sense, Weaving Water, No. 30, 2013. Archival laser prints, bamboo paper, maps, artist tape, 12” x 17”. Shown courtesy of the artist as the featured image on the website and poster for the April 2019 conference “Indigenous/Settler” at Princeton. The conference aimed to examine methods for thinking across geographies, building alliances, and fighting settler colonialism at large without abandoning attention to specific histories and struggles.
The 1970s were a “golden age” of American Indian life on campus, says retired curator Alfred Bush in Princeton Alumni Weekly. From left, in 1973: Louis Ballard ’76 (Osage-Quapaw-Delaware), Conroy Chino *73 (Acoma Pueblo), Lorene Reano ’75 (Santa Domingo Pueblo), Regis Pecos ’77 (Conchiti Pueblo), Lily Shangreaux ’74 (Lakota), Lee Martine ’79 (Navajo), and Patrick Anderson ’75 (Tlingit-Aleut). Photo by Robin Lloyd ’73/courtesy Alfred Bush
Princeton’s Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative (NAISIP) fosters a cross-disciplinary dialogue among faculty, students, staff, and community members whose research and teaching interests focus on Indigenous peoples.