Monday, October 01, 2007


CFP: White Corn Project / in honor of John Mohawk's Life and Work

4th Annual Storytellers Conference honoring John C. Mohawk, his life and his work
Location: New York, United States
Call for Papers Date: 2007-11-01
Date Submitted: 2007-08-26
Announcement ID: 157942
From March 28 to March 30, 2008 -- The Fourth Annual Storytellers of the Americas Conference will honor the life and work of John C. Mohawk through storytelling and through academic papers relating to the many and varied fields in which Dr. Mohawk worked throughout his life. This conference will be hosted at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, New York. We seek proposals for academic papers related to John Mohawk, his life, and work. Panels include but are not limited to:

(1) Iroquois White Corn Project, including issues of slow food, contemporary cuisine, farming, and native nutrition; Indigenous Stories within their own culture, including creation stories, ceremonies, and histories (2) Environmental concerns, including historical climate change, contemporary global warming, the effects on indigenous peoples, and survival advice offered by indigenous prophecies (3) Indigenous History, including government, law, resistance, land rights, and development; Modernity and the West, including the European projects of white supremacy, colonization, and domination by the sword, by the pen, and by any means available.

As this is a Storytellers Conference, we invite you to tell stories related to the above. Stories will be told in a special session, wrapping up the conference, on Sunday, March 30, 2008.

Please feel free to suggest other panel topics.
Storytellers of Americas Conference Organizing Committee c/o Nikki Dragone (; and, Amber Adams (; and, Ula Piasta (

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