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C21 is very pleased to announce the following UWM and UW System fellows for 2016-17:

   Erica Bornstein (Anthropology, UWM))
   Nan Kim (History, UWM)
   Nadine Kozak (School of Information Studies, UWM)
   Ann Mattis (English, UW-Sheboygan)
   Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece (English, UWM)
   Tanya Tiffany (Art History, UWM)

C21 fellows are chosen through a yearly competition and their work coincides with our annual theme; for 2016-17 our theme is Naysaying. Fellows participate in bi-weekly seminars, present their work publicly, and are actively engaged with C21's public programming for the year. Our Fellowships page provides brief descriptions of their projects.

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We're deeply grateful to all presenters and attendees for making Landbody such an engaging and thoughtful conference. Miigwech!

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C21's Landbody conference, which takes place May 5-7, 2016, considers the implications of Native ontologies and epistemologies, emphasizing the animate, living nature of place and the conceptual primacy of connection and locale.

Despite colonial incursions, Native communities continue tribal lifeways, constructing and reconstructing systems of reciprocal survival in regions and localized spaces throughout lands and other spaces occupied by and contested by colonial powers and people. Place is not a neutral backdrop. An ontological connection to a specific land comprises a central component of indigenous being, a commitment to place contrary to current celebrations of migration, individualism, and cosmopolitanism.

Plenary speakers include Jennifer Nez Denetdale, Jolene Rickard, Audra Simpson, Kim TallBear, and Gerald Vizenor.

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