Event Details

Jun 17, 2022
11:00am - 2:00pm
Wing lecture room

Hodinǫhsǫ:i? Holding Ground will convene Indigenous and allied knowledge holders in the fields of Archeology, Art History, Museum Studies, Hodinǫhsǫ:i? and Indigenous Studies to rethink “spatial relationships to place” informing a new decolonial territory through a close examination of material culture.
Following the Hodinǫhsǫ:i? “Words Before All Else” greeting by Sachem Sam George, Bear Clan, Gayog̱hó:nǫ́ (Cayuga Nation), the event will include presentations by Professor Kurt Jordan, Department of Anthropology and Director of the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program at Cornell University, and traditional Hodinǫhsǫ:i? beadwork collector Dolores Elliot, in dialogue with Professor Jolene Rickard, Department of the History of Art and Visual Studies at Cornell.

Boxed lunches will be available (first-come, first-served).


Sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor from an award by the Mellon Foundation. This land acknowledgement is a first step in explicitly recognizing sovereignty and the ongoing history of dispossession of Indigenous peoples. Since location is core to our identity, in name and in practice, the CNY Humanities Corridor acknowledges, with respect, that our 11-institution consortium spans the ancestral lands and waterways of the Haudenosaunee people. Corridor partnerships take place on lands of the nations of the sovereign Haudenosaunee Confederacy, founded at least 1,000 years ago at Onondaga Lake. Central New York remains home to the Haudenosaunee: we acknowledge the ongoing history of dispossession across the Confederacy, and are grateful to live, work, and share ideas on these lands.

The land acknowledgment for Cornell University's Ithaca campus can be found here.