UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] American Indians Today

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Southwest/Texas Popular & American Popular Culture Associations 29th
Annual Conference

Albuquerque, NM. February 13-16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

Panels now forming on topics related to American Indians Today. I am
looking for panels or papers that examine the influence that American pop
culture has on aspects of contemporary American Indian life ways and vice
versa. American Indian culture is diverse and an examination of the
culture, influences, adaptation, and cultural syncretism as it is
presented in contemporary America is welcome.

Proposals may examine any aspect of American Indian life ways and pop
culture as represented or interpreted in: the arts and performing arts
(storytelling, myth, legend, theater, music); poetry; oral tradition;
myth; legend; philosophy; sciences, arts; fashion; artifacts; foods;
journalism; media (radio, television); photography; cultural, spiritual or
identity appropriation; stereotypes; mascots; tribal politics; history;
gaming; Indians in the military; activist movements; social influences;
reservation, rural and urban influences; languages; assimilation,
adaptation, and syncretism; sovereignty, peoplehood and any influence one
may observe that has its genesis in American popular culture as adapted by
contemporary American Indians.

This year, Joy Harjo is the keynote speaker. Ms. Harjo is an
internationally known poet, performer, writer and musician of the
Mvskoke/Creek Nation. She has published seven books of acclaimed poetry
including She Had Some Horses, In Mad Love and War, The Woman Who Fell
from the Sky, and her most recent How We Became Human: New and Selected
Poems from W.W. Norton. Among her many awards are the Lifetime
Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas, the Lila
Wallace-Reader’s Digest Award, the New Mexico Governor’s Award for
Excellence in the Arts, and the William Carlos Williams Award from the
Poetry Society.

Send abstracts and proposals for panels of 100-250 words. Inquiries or
submissions may be directed to me at the address below by 15 December 2007:

Richard L. Allen, Area Chair
American Indians Today
Cherokee Nation
P.O. Box 948
Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74465
(918) 453- 5466
Email: rallen_at_cherokee.org

Details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel
registration) can be found at http://www.swtexaspca.org

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