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Indigenous Conceptions of Place

  • Lewis & Clark College 0615 Southwest Palatine Hill Road Portland, OR, 97219 United States (map)
This panel examines home in terms of land and physical landscapes, asking how home is conceptualized in particular geographic spaces. In particular, this panel explores what land and place mean to indigenous people.

What are the histories that land carries? How are narratives of land and place shaped by settler colonialism, and how do places, people, and institutions reconcile with this?  Additionally, what does a place look like where indigenous peoples and settlers can both belong and feel like home? 


Stamm Dining Room, Templeton Campus Center


Hilary Martin Himan, L&C Chamberlin Social Justice and Faith in Action Coordinator, Office of Spiritual Life


Natchee Barnd, assistant professor of ethnic studies, Oregon State University
Mikeala Owen, L&C ’17 and RWS co-chair, “Water is Life: Indigenous Coalition and Social Media in the Standing Rock Efforts to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline”
Jesse Robertson, L&C ’17, “Land Use, Utopia, and Dispossession at Rajneeshpuram”
Michael Martinez, L&C law student ’17, member of Native American Law Students Association, “Indigenous Conceptions of Place: Legal Background”