A History and Future of Native Sovereignty: Controversies and Perspectives

Dates: February 12, 2021

Meets: Friday from 12 Noon to 1:30 PM

Location: Online Presentation

Registration Fee: $0.00
OLLI Member: $0.00

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Montana State University is collaborating with the Bozeman Public Library's One Book One Bozeman program to present a talk on "A History and Future of Native Sovereignty: Controversies and Perspectives."

Alex Harmon, an assistant professor of English and American Studies at Montana State University, will explore issues of federal Indian law, including the policy of termination, the Native communities it has affected and the erosion of tribal sovereignty. She will also address the current crisis surrounding missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Harmon will offer perspectives on the "The Night Watchman," its National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich and Erdrich's place in contemporary American Literature. "The Night Watchman" is the 2021 One Book One Bozeman selection. Published in 2020, the novel is based on the extraordinary life of Erdrich's grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C.

Friday Forum are presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Montana State University, formerly MSU Wonderlust, in partnership with the Bozeman Public Library Foundation. These presentations and lively discussions on timely topics are free and open to the public.

Registration for this event closes one hour prior to the event start time Unless otherwise noted.

Fee:   $0.00

Fee Breakdown

Registration Fee$ 0.00
OLLI Member$ 0.00

Online Presentation

This is a real-time (live) online class that meets at the specified day(s)/time(s) listed.

We will send you a reminder email with login instructions one business day before the program start date. If there are additional sessions, we will send reminders the morning of those sessions.

Alex Harmon

Harmon's scholarly and teaching interests include contemporary Native American literature and film, federal Indian law, and ethnic and critical race theory.

For information about refunds, cancellations, minimum enrollments and more, see the Course Administration and Procedures page.


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