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Rethinking the Landscape: Haudenosaunee Women – An Evening Discussion

  • November 26, 2019 4:22 PM
    Message # 8140778
    MANY Staff (Administrator)

    Learn how communities can use exhibitions, programs, and public spaces to deepen and richen their understanding of Haudenosaunee culture.

    About this Event

    Join four women who are scholars, artists and activists as they rethink the landscape of Haudenosaunee homeland – and upstate New York. How are Haudenosaunee women absent from memorials and museums? What innovative ways might their lives, past and present, be commemorated on the landscape? See the places you live and work in new ways and engage in lively conversation.

    Presented by the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience at Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan Historic Site, Victor, NY., this event is free and open to all.


    Dr. Jolene K. Rickard: A Tuscarora artist and scholar, Jolene K. Rickard is the Director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program at Cornell University and part of the faculty council of the Otsego Institute for Native American Art History. She was one of the curators for the permanent exhibitions of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI).

    Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner: Awarded one of the first doctorates in the country for work in women’s studies (UC Santa Cruz) and a founder of one the first college-level women’s studies programs in the United States (CSU Sacramento), Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner has taught women’s studies courses for 50 years. She edited the intersectional Women’s Suffrage Anthology (Penguin Classics, 2019) and currently serves as an adjunct faculty member in The Renée Crown University Honors Program, Syracuse University and the St. John Fisher Executive Leadership Program.

    Julia Watson: As an Australian-born landscape architect, Julia Watson founded Studio Rede (Studio for Research and Design), focused on the design and conservation of cultural lands and ancient innovations of indigenous peoples. She is a designer, activist, academic, and author of Lo—TEK, Design by Radical Indigenism. She teaches urban design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

    Michelle Schenandoah: An inspirational speaker and thought leader, Michelle Schenandoah is a traditional member of the Oneida Nation Wolf Clan of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. She is the founder of Rematriation Magazine, a new Indigenous women’s online media platform. She is focused on leadership development and the reclaiming of Indigenous women’s traditional roles among their nations. She and her husband, Neal Powless, also operate Indigenous Concepts Consulting with the goal of incorporating Indigenous perspectives into the mainstream, and in existing business and media paradigms.


    Linda Norris has been a leader for years in facilitating conversation and action surrounding the ways creativity can transform museums, shape more compelling narratives and create deeper, more inclusive community connections. She is the co-author of Creativity in Museum Practice and blogs at The Uncataloged Museum.

    As the Global Networks Program Director at the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience , she leads the Coalition’s programmatic work in Asia, Africa, Russia, Latin America/Caribbean, Europe, North America, and the Middle East and North Africa, helping to build the capacity of these members through trainings and workshops, cross-regional exchanges and advocacy campaigns.

    There is a workshop on Friday, December 13 from 10am to 4pm to dive into these themes at depth with the presenters. More information is here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rethinking-the-landscape-haudenosaunee-women-workshop-tickets-81620947451

    Rethinking the Landscape: Haudenosaunee Women is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature as well as support by Humanities New York.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please email Linda Norris at lnorris@sitesofconscience.org

The Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

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