An Archaeology Led by Strawberries: Reclaiming, Storywork, & Indigenous Wellbeing

The Archaeology Brown Bag Series of the Department of Anthropology and the American Indian Studies program present: “An Archaeology Led by Strawberries: Reclaiming, Storywork, & Indigenous Wellbeing” featuring Dr. Sonya Atalay of the University of Massachusetts – Amherst.

Time: Sep 24, 2021, 12 p.m. Central Time

“In this talk I present my current work on a series of land-based archaeology and repatriation projects utilizing a community-based participatory research approach with Indigenous youth and elders. Centering Anishinaabe epistemologies and concepts of wellbeing, I explore how reclaiming traditional knowledge, ancestral remains, Indigenous language. and sacred sites can contribute. to healing and well-being. I discuss my use of arts-based research and knowledge. mobilization methods — including collaborative comics, storybaskets and counter mapping, and augmented reality applications — as part of Indigenous storywork, demonstrating how lessons drawn from reclaiming tangible and intangible heritage provide a model for imagining decolonial research futures.”

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A poster featuring Indigenous artwork advertising an archaeology brown bag event featuring Dr. Sonya Atalay.