Free Online Lecture: Diné/Navajo Resistance in the Archives/Reading Milton Snow’s Photographs Post-Navajo Livestock Reduction, 1930s-1950s with Jennifer Nez Denetdale, PhD

Free Online Lecture:

Diné/Navajo Resistance in the Archives/Reading Milton Snow’s Photographs Post-Navajo Livestock Reduction, 1930s-1950s with Jennifer Nez Denetdale, PhD

Saturday, August 14, 2021, 11:00 am – Arizona Time

Jennifer Nez Denetdale, PhD will draw upon the photographs of Milton Snow and interviews collected by a sociologist who recorded Navajo resistance to John Collier’s draconian policies to reduce Navajo livestock by fifty percent. Denetdale will also explore depictions of Navajo responses to livestock reduction, from seeming agreement to outright resistance.

Dr. Jennifer Nez Denetdale (Diné), is a professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico. The author of Reclaiming Diné History: The Legacies of Navajo Chief Manuelito and Juanita (2007), two book for young adults, she has also published numerous essays, articles, and book chapters. She has been recognized for her scholarship and service to her nation and community with several awards, including the Rainbow Naatsiilid True Colors for her support and advocacy on behalf of the Navajo LGBTQI, the UNM Sarah Brown Belle award for service to her community, and UNM’s Presidential Award of Distinction. She is the recipient of the Women’s International Study Center Fellowship and the Newberry Consortium of American Indian Studies Fellowship, both in 2019. In 2020, she was awarded UNM’s 6th Annual Community Engaged Research Lectureship. Dr. Denetdale is the chair of the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission (NNHRC) and has served on the Commission for ten years.

This online program is free, but space is limited. To register visit: http://bit.ly/AmerindOnline081421

Crossing Between Worlds: Two Navajo Weddings – One Navajo Bride and Groom with Charles Winters

 

Crossing Between Worlds:  Two Navajo Weddings – One Navajo Bride and Groom with Charles Winters

Saturday, April 10, 2021, 11:00 am – Arizona Time

Join Amerind for the free online lecture, Crossing Between Worlds:  Two Navajo Weddings – One Navajo Bride and Groom with photographer Charles Winters. Winters will share the photographs he captured and discuss relationships he formed during a six-year project he undertook in the Canyon de Chelly community on the Navajo Nation.

Charles D. Winters, a photographer and cinematographer, photographed and taught photography at State University of New York in Oneonta, NY.  His work has been exhibited widely most recently at the Amerind Museum and 3 books of his documentary photography have been published: “Too Wet to Plow: The Family Farm in Transition,” “The Catskills: Land in the Sky” and “Crossing Between Worlds: The Navajos of Canyon de Chelly.” Now retired, he lives in Bisbee, AZ.

This online program is free, but space is limited. To register visit: https://bit.ly/AmerindOnline041021