History, Tradition, Performance
Margaret M. Bruchac - Presentations at Colloquia and Symposia 

INVITED SPEAKER FOR COLLOQUIA AND SYMPOSIA
(partial list of more than 60 talks)

2013

“Consorting with Savages: Indigenous Informants and American Anthropologists.” Invited speaker for colloquium hosted by American Studies, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. March 13, 2013.

2012

• “Consorting with Savages: Indigenous Informants and American Anthropologists.” Invited speaker for colloquium hosted by American Studies and the English department, Keene State College, Keene, NH. November 28, 2012.    
• "Keen Eyes: Recovering Bertha Parker's Contributions to Indigenous Archaeology." Invited speaker at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, NM. April 11, 2012.

• "Consorting With Savages: Indigenous Informants and American Anthropologists." Invited speaker for Southwest Seminars, Santa Fe, NM. April 9, 2012.

• "Consorting With Savages: Indigenous Informants and American Anthropologists." Invited speaker for Department of Anthropology and Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. January 13, 2012.
2011
• Consorting With Savages: Indigenous Informants and American Anthropologists." Invited speaker at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, NM. October 5, 2011.

• "Native American Basketry as Art, Industry and Survivance." Invited speaker for Learning Community Symposium "Environmental Epilogues: Impacts of Industry on the Connecticut Landscape." University of Connecticut Avery Point, Groton, CT. April 7, 2011.

• "Perambulating Indians: Native American Survival Strategies in 19th Century New England." Invited speaker in Anthropology, Williams College, Williamstown, MA. March 8, 2011.
2010
"Strengthening the Purpose: Exploring Ways to Increase Accountability." Invited panelist for "NAGPRA at 20: Conversations About the Past, Present, and Future of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act." National Park Service and George Washington University, Washington, DC. November 16, 2010.
• "Acts of Dispossession: Anthropologizing the Indigenous." Invited speaker for Anthropology Department and American Indian Program at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. November 12, 2010.
• "Guns in the Valley: Pocumtuck Hostilities on the Colonial Frontier." Invited speaker for Native American Archaeology Roundtable at the Institute for American Indian Studies, Washington, CT. October 30, 2010. 
• "Connecting the World in Story: Abenaki Ecological Knowledge." Invited speaker for Social and Environmental Justic Conference at the School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT. May 1, 2010.
• "Reconsidering Repatriation: Colonial Legacies, Indigenous Politics, and Institutional Development." Invited speaker for panel at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. March 26, 2010.
2009
• "Vanishing Indians: Anthropological Acts of Possession and Dispossession in the early 20th Century.” Invited speaker at Smith College, Northampton, MA. November 17, 2009. 
• "Indigenous People and the Environment." Chair of symposium at the University of Connecticut at Avery Point, Groton, CT. October 21, 2009.
• "Welcome to Ndakinna." Keynote speaker for Masters Program in International Diplomacy at the School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT. September 1, 2009.
• "Indian Lake is the Scene You Should Make: Emma Camp Mead, Indian Doctor/ Entrepreneur/Activist/Fashion Plate." Invited speaker for Native American History Symposium, Smith College, Northampton, MA. March 5-6, 2009.
• "On Nature's Own Terms: Indigenizing Environmental Relations." Keynote speaker for Masters in Environmental Business Administration Program at Marlboro College, Brattleboro, VT. January 11, 2009.

2008 
• "Algonkian Stories and Indigenous Ecological Knowledge." Invited speaker for Mary Tefft White Cultural Center lecture series at Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI. November 17, 2008.
• "Beaver Coats and Justacorps: 17th Century Indian Fashions in the Connecticut River Valley." Invited speaker for "Western Massachusetts Native American History and Archaeology, circa 1400-1700" symposium, Renaissance Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. November 1, 2008.
• "Questioning the New Public Paradigm: Views on Civic Engagement from Four Public Disciplines." Invited speaker for Public Anthropology Roundtable, Greater Boston Anthropology Consortium, at Tufts University, Medford, MA. April 18, 2008.
• Engaging Indigenous Critiques: Reconsidering Race, Gender and Politics in New England Native History." Invited speaker for panel hosted by Native American Society, Plimoth Plantation, and Harvard University Native American Program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA. February 12, 2008.

2007
• "Native People in the Adirondacks: Ancient Places and Hidden Histories." McLellan Distinguished Visiting Professor in North Country History and Culture, History Department, State University of New York, Plattsburgh, NY. April 5, 2007.
 "Maligeet, the Abenaki Doctress." Invited performance for "Feminine Folklore and Masculine Myths" symposium. Department of Folklore and Mythology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. February 10, 2007.
2006
• "Reassembling Native New England: Taking Responsibility for Scattered Collections." Invited speaker for "Identity and Community in Native Southern New England" panel discussion. Institute for American Indian Studies, Washington, CT. October 28, 2006.
• "Recolonizing Methodologies in Writing Pilgrim and Wampanoag History." Invited speaker for "Telling History: Including Indigenous Voices" panel hosted by the University of Massachusetts Boston and Plimoth Plantation, Boston, MA. October 10, 2006.
• "Reflections
on the Displaced Native Communities of the Sacandaga and Quabbin River Valleys." Invited speaker for "Dis-placement and Re-membering: the Quabbin and Hetch Hetchy Canyon" panel discussion. Mount Holyoke College Center for the Environment at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. September 28, 2006.
• "Native Women and Memory." Invited speaker at "Material Evidence: Women and the Tangible Past" panel. "Acts of Reconstruction in Artistic, Political, Social, and Historical Spheres" symposium. Mount Holyoke Weissman Center at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. May 6, 2006.
2005
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"Through a Glass Darkly: Collecting Invisible Indians." Invited speaker for "Native American Science and Western Science: Possibilities for a Powerful Collaboration" panel discussion. Physics Department, Amherst College, Amherst, MA. March 9, 2005.
2004 
• "Native Historical Erasure and Cultural Recovery in the Connecticut River Valley." Invited speaker for "Native Representation in Art, Archaeology, History and Museums" symposium. The 11th Annual Deerfield-Wellesley Symposium, at Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA. November 4, 2004.
2003 
 "Abenaki Perspectives on the Deerfield Raid." Invited speaker for "One Blood: A Contemporary Musical Interpretation as a Commemoration of the Deerfield Attack on its 300th Anniversary" panel discussion. The Boston Cantata Singers and the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA. October 7, 2003.
 "Digging Where We Stand, the Legacy of Wilder’s Indian Collections." Invited speaker for "Reparations in a Global and Local Context" symposium. The Kahn Institute, Smith College, Northampton, MA. March 31, 2003.
 "The Indian Doctor Meets the Yankee Physician." Invited speaker for “American History Lectures.” History Department, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME. March 13, 2003.
2002 
• "Stories Connected to Place." Keynote speaker for "Deep Presence: Abenaki Indian History in the Monadnock Region”"symposium. Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture at Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH. October 5, 2002.
• "Understanding Abenaki Stories, Language and Culture." Invited speaker at the "Why Language: Language Issues at SIT and Beyond" conference. School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT. March 22, 2002.
2000 
 "Listening to the Ancestors: Connecting Past and Present." Coordinator and moderator for Five College Native American Speakers’ Forum. Five College Native American Indian Studies Curriculum Committee, held at Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. September 21, 2000.
1998
• "Interweaving Indigenous Culture and Academic Traditions." Coordinator and moderator for Five College Native American Speakers’ Forum. Five College Native American Indian Studies Curriculum Committee Native American Elders’ Conference, held at Smith College, Northampton, MA. October 2, 1998.


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