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Tom Lynch <[log in to unmask]>
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FYI ya'll.
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 *Tom Lynch*
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the traditional and ongoing owners and custodians of the land on which the
University of Nebraska has been built.**New Book:*
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Date: Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 1:54 PM
Subject: Reckoning & Reconciliation on the Great Plains: Call for proposals
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April 2022 summit
2022 Great Plains Summit


Conference: April 6-8, 2022 | Lincoln, Neb.
Submit a proposal

The 2022 Great Plains Summit asks how residents of the Great Plains can
best reckon with the violence, conflict, and abuse that has occurred in our
region and move toward healing, justice, and reconciliation. It invites us
to remember and honor the painful past, and then to imagine and build new
relationships and communities based on respect and dignity for all.

People on the Great Plains have suffered dispossession, exile, violence,
discrimination, exclusion, exploitation, forcible assimilation, and family
separation. Typical accounts of the region often downplay or erase these
events. Yet past abuses have contributed to current disparities and
inequalities, and our failure to confront them has
limited our possibilities to create a fully inclusive and thriving society.

This conference will reckon with the past while also highlighting the
resiliency of people, cultures, and communities moving forward. The event
is designed for community members and organizers, local and regional
leaders, students, student groups, the academic community, and anyone
curious about these issues.
Featured speakers include *Walter Echo-Hawk* (left), *Hannibal
Johnson*, *Tristan
Ahtone*, *Tara Houska*, *Paula Palme*r, and *Jerilyn DeCoteau*. The summit
will also include roundtables, scholarly panels, workshops, and cultural
activities. Attendees can also enjoy the *Contemporary Indigeneity*
at the Great Plains Art Museum.
*We invite proposals* for paper presentations, roundtable discussions,
workshops, literary events and book discussions, lightning-round sessions,
or other formats. We prefer fully developed sessions with
identified participants, and will also provide space for emerging voices
and individual papers. Each session will be 60 minutes. We anticipate
hosting up to 32 sessions. The conference will be held in person in Lincoln
from April 6-8, 2022, but will include an online component.

Submit a proposal


We especially encourage participants to form groups around three major
focus areas:

   - Land dispossession and return
   - Racial violence and repair
   - Environmental harm and justice

We are open to other topics including, but not limited, to:

   - Child removal, family separation, and reunification (including Indian
   boarding schools, border separations)
   - Borders and migrations
   - Segregation and spatial disparities
   - Internment, detention, incarceration, and containment
   - Repatriation and rematriation
   - Reparations and redress (including apologies, restitution,
   memorialization, education, and truth and reconciliation commissions)
   - Grassroots community change and activism
   - Trauma and healing
   - Sexual and gendered violence (including #MMIWG2S; #ProtectTransYouth;
   - Urban and rural divides and relation building

*Proposals must be received electronically using the form
at go.unl.edu/reckoning
Oct. 25, 2021.*
The Center for Great Plains Studies sponsors interdisciplinary conferences
yearly. Past conference themes
include aspects of the natural environment, culture, ethnicity, literature,
art, migration, homesteading, and ecotourism. The goal of the conferences
is to expand our understanding and discussion on regional issues from an
interdisciplinary perspective.
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