Dr. Jean Dennison, a member of the Osage Nation, Associate Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington and Co-director for the Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, presented "Reclaiming Our Land: The Osage Nation Pursuit of Self-Determination" at 6 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History.
Dennison spoke about revitalization and built on her work on Osage politics. She has published extensively in journals such as Visual Anthropology, PoLAR, American Indian Quarterly, the American Indian Culture and Research Journal, American Ethnologist, and The Native American and Indigenous Studies Journal and is author of Colonial Entanglement: Constituting a Twenty-First-Century Osage Nation (UNC Press, 2012).
This lecture was the first event in the year-long celebration of the Buffalo National River that is sponsored by the University of Arkansas Chancellor’s Fund and is under the management of the University of Arkansas Humanities Center and University of Arkansas Libraries’ Special Collections. University of Arkansas Professor Sean Teuton, Director of Indigenous Studies and Professor Emeritus George Sabo conceptualized and organized this event.