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Shannon Speed, Director

“The Erotics of Sovereignty”

Mon, March 4, 2013 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Chicano Culture Room UNB 4.206 Texas Union

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Professor Mark Rifkin Associate Professor Department of English

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

 

Contemporary federal Indian law and policy regulates what can count as Native identity by pegging it to notions of racial and cultural purity. Trying to live these imposed, and heteronormative, standards creates great distress and dissension in contemporary Native communities, especially with respect to those tribal members whose sexual lives and genealogies do not fit the federal ideal. Professor Rifkin will explore these dynamics through discussion of the guidelines for tribal acknowledgment and Greg Sarris’ commentary on them in his novel Watermelon Nights.


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