The Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Princeton (NAISIP) working group consists of faculty, staff, and students from across disciplines and the University. In the fall 2021 semester, it presents a seminar series to bring leading Native scholars, artists, and activists to campus and foster cross-disciplinary dialogue in our community and beyond.
The seminar series is a Collaborative Humanities Project of the Humanities Council, supported by a 2021-22 Exploratory Grant. These Council grants help to spark new collaborations at Princeton and to develop multi-institutional collaborations and scholarly networks across the globe.
Convened by Sarah Rivett, professor of English and American studies, the NAISIP working group designed the seminar series to rethink the academic domains of knowledge and power in order to transform Indigenous-settler relationships. Its first speaker is Nick Estes, a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe and professor in the American studies department at the University of New Mexico, who reconsiders two decades of terror wars as a continuation of the Indian wars by examining the criminalization of Indigenous resistance and the present danger of climate.