Indigenous Archaeology Collective webinar: "An Archaeology of Redress and Restorative Justice"

Featured Panelist: Kisha Supernant, PhD, Director, Institute of Prairie and Indigenous Archaeology

28 September 2020

The Indigenous Archaeology Collective is excited to announce our upcoming webinar: "An Archaeology of Redress and Restorative Justice" on October 7, 2020 from 4-6 pm EDT, which is hosted by the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World. The event will be live-captioned, live-streamed via Vimeo, and recorded for later viewing.

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This panel discussion is the second conversation in "From the Margins to the Mainstream: Black & Indigenous Futures in Archaeology", which is sponsored by the Society of Black Archaeologists, Indigenous Archaeology Collective, Cornell Institute of Archaeology & Material Studies, SAPIENS, and the Wenner-Gren Foundation.

Wednesday's Oct. 7th's discussion will be moderated by Margaret Bruchac (University of Pennsylvania) and includes:

  • Mary Elliott (Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture)
  • Sada Mire (Horn Heritage Foundation)
  • Kisha Supernant (Institute of Prairie and Indigenous Archaeology, University of Alberta)
  • Michael Wilcox (Stanford University)
Archaeologists and heritage professionals whose work overlays histories of colonialism, exploitation, collective violence, and genocide are increasingly aware that they cannot simply take refuge in prehistory to avoid troubling pasts; nor is it sufficient to merely acknowledge historical wrongs.And yet scholars often struggle to identify ways that archaeological and heritage work can make a meaningful impact. In this webinar, we explore how archaeology can not only identify the legacies of inequity, injustice, and violence that have shaped historical and contemporary communities, but also to open the possibility of redress for the continuing systemic inequities these legacies reveal (i.e., environmental racism, racialized disenfranchisement, heritage erasure). Panelists will discuss how they blend archaeology and heritage work with principles of redress and restorative justice.