Announcing NALS 2018!

The organizers are excited to announce that the 2018 Native American Literature Symposium will take place March 22nd to 24th at Mystic Lake Hotel and Casino in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

Our keynote speaker will be Natalie Diaz, and our luncheon speaker will be Joshua B. Nelson!

Save the date!

Look for the CFP, theme announcement, and more details on September 5th.

Winners of the 2017 Beatrice Medicine and Electa Quinney Awards

The members of the Native American Literature Symposium board are excited to announce the winners of the 2017 Beatrice Medicine Published Monograph and Essay Awards and the Electa Quinney Award for Published Stories.

The 2017 winner of the Beatrice Medicine Award for Published Monograph is Brandy Nālani McDougall for her book Finding Meaning: Kaona and Contemporary Hawaiian Literature (University of Arizona Press)

The 2017 winner of the Beatrice Medicine Award for Published Academic Essay is Jan Johnson for her essay “‘We Were All at Wounded Knee’: The Engaged Resistance of Folk and Rock in the Red Power Era” from the collection Indigenous Pop: Native American Music from Jazz to Hip Hop edited by Jeff Bergland, Jan Johnson, and Kimberli Lee (University of Arizona Press).

The Beatrice Medicine Awards are funded by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University (www.reddcenter.byu.edu).

The 2017 winner of the Electa Quinney Award for Published Stories is Delphine Red Shirt for her book George Sword’s Warrior Narratives: Compositional Processes in Lakota Oral Tradition (University of Nebraska Press).

The Electa Quinney Award is funded by the Electra Quinney Institute for American Indian Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (www.uwm.edu/eqi).

CFP: MLA 2018 ASAIL Panel

CFP: Indigenous Literary Security: Threats, Defenses, and States of Freedom

How do indigenous communities define ‘safety’? Are indigenous languages and literatures increasingly secure or continually in a state of defense?

Please send 250-word abstracts to Miriam Brown Spiers at MBrownSpiers@ucmerced.edu by March 15, 2017.

Native American Literature Symposium 2017 Call For Papers

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Photo by Sarah LittleRedFeather, published by the LA Progressive in the essay, “What Would Sitting Bull Do?” by Winona LaDuke, 25 Aug 2016.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS for the 2017 Native American Literature Symposium. Theme: OUR LAND AND WATER (#NoDAPL). March 2-4, 2017.

With literature as a crossroads for knowledge—art, history, politics, science, religion, film, cultural studies—we once again welcome spirited participation on all aspects of Native American studies. We invite proposals for individual papers, panel discussions, readings, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops. We especially encourage proposals focused on current issues concerning use, appropriation, and claim to native land and water.

Proposals are due November 18, 2016.

This year’s conference will take place at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

You can learn more about the conference by visiting the NALS website.

NALS is proud to collaborate with the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures. ASAIL is a professional academic organization created to promote the study, criticism, and research of American Indian written and oral literary traditions. ASAIL’s current membership includes leading scholars, writers, and activists committed to the interdisciplinary study of American Indian and indigenous languages, cultures, and aesthetic traditions.

Announcing the Winners of the 2016 Beatrice Medicine Awards and the Electa Quinney Award for Published Stories and Call for 2017 Nominations

The members of the Native American Literature Symposium board are excited to announce the winners of the 2016 Beatrice Medicine Published Monograph and Article Awards and the Electa Quinney Award for Published Stories.

The 2016 winner of the Beatrice Medicine Award for Published Monograph is Stephanie Fitzgerald for her book Native Women and Land: Narratives of Dispossession and Resurgence (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2015).

The 2016 winner of the Beatrice Medicine Award for Published Academic Article is Susan Bernardin for her essay “Acorn Soup Is Good Food: L. Frank, News from Native California, and the Intersections of Literary and Visual Arts” (Studies in American Indian Literatures 27.3, 2015).

The Beatrice Medicine Awards are funded by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University (www.reddcenter.byu.edu).

The 2016 winner of the Electa Quinney Award for Published Stories is Mini Aodla Freeman for the edited collection of stories Life Among the Qallunaat, edited by Keavy Martin, Julie Rak, and Norma Dunning.

The Electa Quinney Award is funded by the Electra Quinney Institute for American Indian Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (www.uwm.edu/eqi).

Nominations for the 2017 Beatrice Medicine Awards and the Electa Quinney Award are now open. Please email Margaret Noodin with full citation information for your nomination. All nominations must be submitted by January 15, 2017.

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