Colloque international - The Indian Citizenship Act at 100: Indigenous Rights, Indigenous Futures - 19-22 juin 2024

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Du 19 au 21 juin, à la Mairie de Bordeaux (le 19), à la Maison de la Recherche de l'Université Bordeaux Montaigne (le 20), et sur le site Pey-Berland de l'Université de Bordeaux (le 21), se tiendra le colloque ICA 100, The Indian Citizenship Act at 100: Indigenous Rights, Indigenous Futures.

Phil Deloria (Harvard), Ned Blackhawk (Yale), et Maggie Blackhawk (New York University) y donneront des conférences plénières.

Le colloque est organisé par Farah Benramdane et Lionel Larré (UBM), Cristina Stanciu (Virginia Commonwealth University), Oliver Sheiding (Obama Institute, Gutenberg University, Mayence), Matt Bokovoy (University of Nebraska Lincoln), avec le soutien financier des institutions des organisateurs ainsi que de l'Institut des Amériques, la Région Nouvelle Aquitaine, le Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, et le CAS (Toulouse Jean Jaurès).

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 Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Bordeaux City Hall, Place Pey-Berland, tram station: Hôtel de Ville, line B.


1:00-1:30 pm Welcome (Bordeaux Mayor Pierre Hurmic, Pr. Lionel Larré, Dr. Sriram Rao, Symposium Organizers)


Panel 1 (1:30 pm–3:30 pm)

Artistic Practices and Social Imaginaries of Indigenous Sovereignties

Chair: Oliver Scheiding, Obama Institute, JGU, Mainz

 Mishuana Goeman, University of Buffalo, “Treaty Art: Place, Belonging and Expressive Citizenship through Art Practices.”

Chad Allen, University of Washington, “Why Indigenous Architecture Matters for Indigenous Citizenships—and for Indigenous Futures.”

James Cox, University of Texas at Austin, “Lynn Riggs and the Art of Citizenship.”

Joanna Hearne, University of Oklahoma, “Sterlin Harjo’s Political Screens, from Goodnight Irene to Reservation Dogs.”

Coffee Break (3:30 pm–3:45 pm)


Panel 2 (3:45 pm–5:45 pm)

Indigenous Citizenship Reconsidered

Chair: Anne Lambright, Carnegie Mellon University

David Wilkins, University of Richmond, “The Federal Choreography of Indigenous Political Identity.”

Angel Hinzo, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, “‘I Am True American’: Indian Citizenship and Sovereignty Struggles in the Twentieth Century.”

Augustin Habran, Université d’Orléans, “Resistance and the Strategic Exploitation of Euro-American Technology: The Ambiguous Case of Cherokee Citizenship in the Nineteenth Century.”

Keith Richotte, University of Arizona, “Does Citizenship Matter?: Native America, American Law, and the Plenary Power Doctrine.”


Keynote Address (6:00-7:00 pm): Philip J. Deloria, Harvard University

“Citizenship and Nationhood: Restrictive and Expansive, Ridiculous and Sublime.” Introduction: Cristina Stanciu, Virginia Commonwealth University


Dinner on your own. List of recommended restaurants will be provided in registration package.


Thursday, June 20, 2024

Bordeaux Montaigne University, Maison de la Recherche. Tram Station: Montaigne-Montesquieu, Line B.


Panel 3 (9:00–10:50 am)

Citizenship, Descent, and Tribal Sovereignty

Chair: Margaret Jacobs, University of Nebraska, Lincoln


Jill Doerfler, University of Minnesota, Duluth: “The Pitfalls and Promises of Lineal Descent as a Requirement for Tribal Citizenship.”

Sandra Sánchez, Yale University, “U.S. Citizenship as a Foreign Affair: Considering Tribal Sovereignty and Immigration Law, 1924–1952.”

Céline Planchou, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord-USPN, “From Wardship to Citizenship: How the Indian Citizenship Act Reshaped the U.S. Indian Child Welfare Services and State Intervention.”

Audra Simpson, Columbia University, “The Arc of Citizenship and Ethnic Fraud in Indian Country: A Contemporary Analysis.”

Coffee Break (10:50–11:20 am)


Keynote Address (11:20-12:20 pm): Ned Blackhawk, Yale University

“Contesting the False Premises of U.S. History: Native American Activists and the Mythology of Indigenous Disappearance.”

Introduction: Cristina Stanciu, Virginia Commonwealth University


Lunch (12:20-2:00 pm)


Panel 4 (2:00–3:30 pm)

The Indian Territory and Indigenous Citizenship

Chair: Lionel Larré, Bordeaux Montaigne University


Daniel Heath Justice, University of British Columbia,“Five Tribes Nationhood and the Pulverizing Engine of Allotment: Contending Indigenous/Settler Citizenships in the Indian Territory, 1887–1907.”

Anne Gregory, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, “Guardianship in Oklahoma Courts, 1925–1940: Wardship Status in the Aftermath of the Snyder Act.”

Joshua Nelson, University of Oklahoma, “‘What Your Country Can Do for You’: Will Rogers, Alfalfa Bill Murray, and the Illusion of National Belonging.”

Coffee break (3:30-4:00 pm)


Panel 5 (4:00–5:30 pm)

Education for Citizenship and Sovereignty through Language

Chair: Oliver Scheiding, Obama Institute, JGU, Mainz

Claire Anchordoqui, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, “Education for Citizenship and the Indian Citizenship Act: Assimilation or Emancipation?”

Béatrice Collignon, Bordeaux Montaigne University, “‘We Wanna be Canadian, Like Everybody Else’: Inuit Identity and Canadian citizenship.”

Laura Siragusa, Ohio State University, “From Equality to Equity: How to Imagine Indigenous Futures within Language Revival Movements in Northwest Russia.”


Dinner on your own. List of recommended restaurants provided in registration package and on the website.

Friday, June 21, 2024

Université de Bordeaux, Site Pey-Berland, 35 place Pey-Berland, Room 1K. Tram Station: Hôtel de Ville, line B.


Panel 6 (9:00–10:30 am)

Indigenous Sovereignties within Global Perspectives

Chair: Matthew Bokovoy, University of Nebraska Press


Sardana Nikolaeva, Zibiing Lab-University of Toronto, “Organic Internationalists: Indigenous Internationalism and Global Solidarity in the Soviet Indigenous Arctic.”

Dmitry Arzyutov, Ohio State University, “Indigenous Sovereignty under the Shadow of Mushroom Cloud: Narrating the Soviet Military Colonization of Novaya Zemlya Through the Life History of a Nenets Hunter.”

Farah Benramdane, Bordeaux Montaigne University, “Citizens of the State: Tribal-State Collaboration in the Context of Mining Permits.”

Coffee Break (10:30–11:00 am)


Keynote Address (11:00-12:00 pm): Maggie Blackhawk, New York University

“Citizenship and the Constitution of American Colonialism”

Introduction: Cristina Stanciu, Virginia Commonwealth University


Lunch (12:00 pm–2:00 pm)

Panel 7 (2:00–3:30 pm)

Indigenous Sovereignties Across Time and Space

Chair: Bernadette Rigal-Cellard, Bordeaux Montaigne University


Marissa L. Carmi, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, “Remaining Oneida Across Time and Space: The Multidimensionality of Oneida Sovereignty in the Early Twentieth Century.”

Doug Kiel, Northwestern University, “Unhoused Sovereignty: Reclaiming Space and Asserting Autonomy in Indigenous Encampments.”

Susanne Berthier-Foglar, Université Grenoble Alpes, “The Indian Citizenship Act 1924 and the Pueblo of New Mexico.”

Coffee Break (3:30–3:45 pm)


Panel 8 (3:45–5:45 pm)

Indigenous Literary and Linguistic Imaginaries of Citizenship and Sovereignty

Chair: Oliver Scheiding, Obama Institute, JGU, Mainz


René Dietrich, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, “Forms of Citizenship in Present-Day North American Indigenous Literature.”

Lee Schweninger, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, “‘A Whole Different Country, Cousin’: American Indigenous Literature along the Crooked Road to Citizenship.”

Kerstin Knopf, University of Bremen, “Land, Citizenship, Belonging, and Stewardship in Angeline Boulley’s Firekeeper’s Daughter.

Frank Newton, Obama Institute, JGU, Mainz, “‘I Look the Part, And You Cannot Think of Me Otherwise:’ Native American Periodicals and the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924.”


Symposium Dinner, L’Alcala, Talence Forum.

Saturday, June 22

Departure by bus from Hôtel Ténéo Espeleta at 9 am.

Visit of Saint-Emilion medieval village between 10 and 12 am.

Lunch and “Make your own wine” workshop at Château Cormeil Figeac in the afternoon.

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