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Indigenous Sexualities: A Symposium

Saturday, September 26, 2009
9:30AM-5 PM

Asian American Cultural Center
1210 W. Nevada Street, Urbana, IL

Opening Remarks
9:30 AM

Robert Warrior, Director of American Indian Studies
American Indian Studies, English, and History

Sex in Native Literature
9:45-11:30 AM

Chair:
LeAnne Howe, AIS and English

Presenters:
Leilani Basham, University of Hawai’i-West Oahu
Awaiāulu Ke Aloha: The Ties that Bind Hawaiian Gender, Sexuality, and Marriage

Daniel Heath Justice, University of Toronto
Seeking Fantastic Sex: Contesting the Savagist Erotic in Contemporary Fantasy Fiction

Comments:
Janice Gould, University of Colorado
at Colorado Springs
Siobhan Somerville, English and Gender and Women’s Studies

Theories and Terms
1-2:45 PM

Chair:
Jodi Byrd, AIS and English

Presenters:
David Delgado Shorter, UCLA
Theoretical Postulates for the Study of Indigenous Sexualities

Brendan Hokowhitu, University of Otago, Aoteoroa New Zealand
The Taxonomy of Indigenous Masculinities

J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Wesleyan University
Queering Decolonization: Indigenous Sovereignties and Sexualities

Comment:
Sharon Holland, Duke University

Fighting Homophobia in the Indigenous World
3-5 PM

Chair:
John Low, AIS

Presenters:
Keith Camacho, UCLA
"No offense had been established": Criminality, Homosexuality and Indigeneity in America’s Pacific Empire

David Cornsilk, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
"There Once Were Among Them..."

Comments:
Noenoe Silva, University of Hawai’i-Manoa
Jessica Yee, Native Youth Sexual Health Network (Toronto)

Free and Open to the Public

Co-Sponsors:
Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations
I-Unite
LGBT Resource Center
Women's Resource Center
Gender and Women’s Studies
Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
Native American House
Changing Women
Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee and SORF