April 19-20, 2024

Central Pennsylvania Native American & Indigenous Studies Symposium


The Symposium committee is happy to welcome you to our new event website! We're excited for our symposium line up, which includes:

  • Numerous captivating talks on topics related to NAIS with undergraduates, graduates, and faculty from a number of institutions and communities.
  • Panels covering topics such as: Reverberations of Colonialism and Indigeneity in PA; Native Americans and Tribal Law; Archival Interventions and Meditations; Indigenous Feminism and Visual Arts; Indigenous Peoples and Institutions; Indigenous Histories in the Susquehanna River Valley.
  • A curated selection of short films from ImagineNATIVE followed by an in-person Q&A with ImagineNATIVE Executive Director and two of the filmmakers.
  • A lecture by tribal law scholar Lindsay Robertson, Chickasaw Nation Endowed Chair Emeritus, Elizabeth Rule, Chickasaw Scholar & Deputy Secretary for First Nations in NY, Jacqueline Fear-Segal, Historian and Indian Boarding School scholar , and others.
  • A culminating closing performance by the multi-instrumentalist and multi-media creator Frank Waln.
  • And much more!

Here you are able to register for the Symposium and submit a Proposal to present to if interested. Please come back later to find a detailed schedule of events and list of presenters once the calendar the schedule has been finalized.

Maacigiraac (Thank you!) for your interest!

-CFNP Symposium Committee

This event is made possible by generous support from the Mellon Foundation.

About The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is the nation’s largest supporter of the arts and humanities. Since 1969, the Foundation has been guided by its core belief that the humanities and arts are essential to human understanding. The Foundation believes that the arts and humanities are where we express our complex humanity, and that everyone deserves the beauty, transcendence, and freedom that can be found there. Through our grants, we seek to build just communities enriched by meaning and empowered by critical thinking, where ideas and imagination can thrive. Learn more at mellon.org.


Dickinson College

301 W, Louther Carlisle, PA USA, 17013

Registration period

February 21, 2024 - 11:44 until April 18, 2024 - 17:00

Submission period

February 21, 2024 - 11:44 until April 10, 2024 - 21:00

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact cfnp@dickinson.edu .

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