Call for Papers: "Breaking Borders: Indigenous Peoples Across the Divide"

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Call for Papers: "Breaking Borders: Indigenous Peoples Across the Divide"

2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

February 10–13, 2010Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association's
30th Annual Conference
in Albuquerque, NMPaper proposals are now being accepted for a panel dedicated to issues of physical and/or social borders, from a Hemispheric and Indigenous perspective.  Proposals should engage border policies and cultures of the Americas and Canada and lend critical analyses to the concepts of Nationalism, Identity and Culture concerning both Indigenous and non-Native perspectives. The deadline for submitting proposals is November 15, 2009.Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are welcome and encouraged:

  • Defining Mestizo Peoples across the Southern Border
  • Indigenous Border Cultures
  • Métis/métis Canadian Communities
  • Mestizo Peoples of the Southern U.S. (Creoles, Cajuns, Redbones etc)
  • Métis Communities of the U.S. Great Lakes
  • State and Federal Recognition
  • Black/Red/White divisions of identity and tribal identification
  • Indigenous Descended Families Across Borders
  • American Indian and Mestizo conflicts and camaraderie
  • First Nation Peoples and Métis conflicts and camaraderie
  • Borders intersections of Identity, Enrollment and Definitions of community

Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent to L. Rain Cranford-Gomez or Citlalin Xochime at the contact below. Please forward this email to people who would be interested in participating.  

L. Rain A Cranford-Gomez
Area Chair, Native/Indigenous Studies
PCA/ACA Annual Regional Conferences                                                                                                               American Literature and Language ArtsCitlalin Xochime
Area Chair, Native/Indigenous Studies
PCA/ACA Annual Regional Conferences                                                                                                                 New Mexico State University

The 2010 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque. Join us this year, as a returning or first-time participant, as we celebrate the 31ST year of this regional popular culture conference. Further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at