CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS

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CONFERENCES ORGANIZED

 

2019    Algonquian Language, Land & Language Revitalization (with Maureen Matthews), Winnipeg.
2019    Land, Language and Language Revitalization in B.C. (with Joshua Smith), Vancouver.
2019    Finalizing A Documentary Edition of Franz Boas, James Teit & Salishan Ethnography (with Angie Bain, Union of British

Columbia Indian Chiefs), Vancouver.

2018   Established Regna Darnell Distinguished Lecture in Theory, Ethnography & Activism in Anthropology.

2018   Land, Language, Locatives. University of Western Ontario.

2015   Symposium and Book Launch:  Will the Real Franz Boas Please Stand?

2014   Established Franz Boas Speaker Series, University of Western Ontario

2012   LOI Planning Workshop for Documentary Edition, Franz Boas Papers

2010   Franz Boas:  Ethnographer, Theorist, Activist, Public Intellectual (with Michelle Hamilton, Robert Hancock & Joshua Smith)

2005   First Nations/Native Americans of the Great Lakes (with Karl Hele)

2003   Algonquian Conference, London ON (with Lisa Valentine & Allan McDougall)

2003   Historicizing Canadian Anthropology (with Julia Harrison), Trent University     

2002   Centennial Sessions (7), American Anthropological Association, New Orleans

2000   American Society for Ethnohistory, London ON

1995    Theorizing the Americanist Tradition (with Lisa Valentine), London

1991     Algonquian Conference, London ON

1983-1984       Sapir Centenary Conference, Ottawa, Program Committee

1982    Native American Interaction Patterns, Edmonton

1974    Canadian Multiculturalism, Vanek Institute of Canadian Languages & Cultures, Edmonton

INVITED LECTURES

2019    On the Aftermath of Lobotomy.  Graduate Students Conference, University of Western Ontario, London ON.

 

             Indigenous Writers Circle.  University of Western Ontario, London ON

2018    The Center for Native American and Indigenous Research.  American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia.

2017    Collaborative Research with Indigenous North Americans.  Indiana at the Crossroads of American Anthropology and

             History:  Symposium in Honor of Raymond J. DeMallie.  Bloomington IN.  

 

             Indigenous Approaches to Environment and Sustainability.  Panel.  Environment and Sustainability Program,                                 University of Western Ontario, London ON.

2016    Northwest Coast Object and Text as Archetype of Indigenous Identity:  The Evolving Legacy of Franz Boas in Public                       Discourse and Knowledge Revitalization.  Museum of Anthropology and Department of Anthropology, University of                       British Columbia, Vancouver

 

              Creative Collaborations.  Conference on Translating Across Time and Space:  Endangered Languages, Cultural                                Revitalization and the Work of History. American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia

            Building Archives:  An Introduction to the Franz Boas Papers Project.  National Claims Research Workshop.  Union of                  British Columbia Indian Chiefs, Vancouver

            Who was the “Real” Franz Boas?  How Do We Figure That Out?  And Why Should We Care?   General Anthropology                      Division (GAD) Distinguished Lecture.  American Anthropological Association, Minneapolis

            We Live in Interesting Times and That’s OK.  Plenary Lecture.  No Fly Zones and Molotov Cocktails.  Graduate Student                  Conference, Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism and Comparative Literature, UWO

 

2015    Applied Anthropology:  Disciplinary Oxymoron?   Weaver-Tremblay Address.  Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA).               York University, Toronto

           

2013    Displacements and Immobilities:  First Nations Mobility in the Context of Global Disparity.  World Council of                                   Anthropological Associations Plenary Session on Displacements and Immobilities:  Global Perspectives on Capitalism.                 Canadian Anthropology Society, Victoria      

2011   Thinking Like an Anthropologist, 21st Century Style.  Plenary Session.  Emerging Visions and Practices of Anthropology:              Intellectual Urgency and Critical Engagements.  Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), Fredericton

            Mind, Body and the Native Point of View in Franz Boas’ The Mind of Primitive Man.  New York Academy of Sciences and              Columbia University.  Invited Symposium.  A Radical Humanist:  Franz Boas at the Centennial of The Mind of Primitive                Man

            The Theory of Mind and the Relativity of Culture:  Franz Boas as Theorist.  Conference on Indigenizing Visions:                              Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas.  Yale University:  New Haven

            The Nature of Knowledges:  Calibrating Discourses across Cultures.  Invited Plenary Lecture.  Grand River Forum:                          Reading Cultural Difference across the Disciplines

2010    The Theoretical Grounding of Americanist Commitments of Language Research:  Franz Boas, Linguistic Particularism,                 and Cultural Relativism.  Plenary Lecture.  Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

 

             Native Canadian Literature, Social Science Texts and Contemporary Native Identity.  Plenary Lecture.  American Indian               Workshop, Charles University, Prague

 

            Ethnohistory, Anthropology and Indigenous Knowledge.  Invited Lecture.  University of Vienna, Vienna

 

            History of Anthropology:  The State of the Art.  Invited Lecture.  University of Vienna, Vienna

            The American Philosophical Society and the American Indian.  Invited Lecture.  Conference on Digitizing Native                            American Languages.  American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia

2009    What is History?  An Anthropologist’s Eye View.  Presidential Address.  American Society for Ethnohistory, New Orleans

 

2008   Sara Stevenson and her Cohort:  Philanthropoids, Feminism and Funding.  Invited Lecture.  Department of                                       Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

 

            Nomadic Legacies and the Role of the First Nations in Canadian Society.  Invited Lecture.  (Ontario) Provincial                                Discovery Award Panel.  University of Ottawa, Ottawa

            Ethnohistory, Oral History and Comparative Human Sciences.  Invited Lecture.  Bgazici University, Istanbul

            Benedictine Visionings of Southwestern Cultural Diversity:  Beyond Relativism.  Invited Lecture.  University of New                      Mexico, Albuquerque

            Contemporary Collaborations in Residential Mobility and Ecosystem Health.  Invited Lecture.  University of New                            Mexico, Albuquerque

            Tradition.  Conference on Keywords in Native American Studies.  Invited Lecture.  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

            Indigenous Occupations from an Anthropologist’s Perspective.  Plenary Lecture.  Canadian Society of Occupational                        Scientists, Thunder Bay

2006   Works and Lives in Michigan Anthropology.  Invited Lecture.  Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan

            First Nations Complexities and Collaborations.  Distinguished University Professor Lecture.  University of Western                        Ontario, London

 

            Contemporary Issues Around Human Nature.  Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), Montreal

2005   Rethinking First Nations Residential Choices and Subsistence Strategies.  Invited Lecture.  Carleton University, Ottawa

 

            Grandma goes to the Bingo (and Theory in Anthropology).  Invited Lecture.  Department of Anthropology, University of                Wisconsin, Milwaukee

            Boas Medal Acceptance Speech.  American Anthropological Association, Washington DC

 

2004   Residential Alternatives, Subsistence Choices and Contemporary Decision Making.  Invited Lecture.  Wilfrid Laurier                      University, Waterloo ON

 

2002    History of Anthropology and Contemporary Praxis.  Plenary Invited Lecture.  Graduate Students’ Conference,                                  Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta, Edmonton

            History of Anthropology and Professional Socialization.  Invited Lecture.  Department of Anthropology, McMaster                          University, Hamilton ON

            The Significance of Linguistic Anthropology among the Sub-disciplines.   David Skomp Distinguished Lecture in                              Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington

            Theorizing Ethnography (and Thinking Like an Anthropologist).  Yale University Student Union, New Haven

            On Ethnographic Writing.  Silver Medal Lecture in Anthropology.  University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON

2001   Canadian Anthropology and the Canadian First Nations.  Invited Lecture.  Departments of Anthropology and Native                      Studies, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH. 

            Discourse and Aboriginal Identity in Southwestern Ontario.  Invited Lecture, Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth                College, Hanover NH

            Imagining Canadian National Identity from the Standpoints of the Three Founding Nations.  Invited Lecture.  Canadian                Studies Program, University of California, Berkeley

2000  Ethnopoetics and Translation.  Invited Lecture.  Ethnopoetics Seminar.  Department of English, SUNY Buffalo

            Culture, Cultural Studies and Ethnographic Writing.  Invited Lecture.  Department of Anthropology, SUNY Buffalo

            The Americanist Tradition and its Practitioners.  Invited Lecture.  Department of Anthropology, Yale University, New                    Haven

            Canada’s Three Founding Nations:  English, French and Aboriginal (or:  the Canadian Chicken in the Middle of the                        Road).  Invited Lecture.  Canadian Studies Program, Yale University, New Haven

            Permutations of Canadian National Identity.  Invited Lecture.  Fellows of Pierson College, Yale University, New Haven

2000    Reflections on the Significance of Voices from the Margins:  Ethnographic and Academic.  Hellmuth Research Prize                        Address.  University of Western Ontario, London

1999    The Invisibility of Americanist Genealogies and Contemporary Cultural Studies.  Invited Lecture.  Department of                             Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton ON

            Anthropologists Re-Envisioning Culture in Contemporary Society.  Invited Lecture.  Five-Field Update.  Society for                        Anthropology in Community Colleges, American Anthropological Association, Chicago

            The State of the Art in Cultural Anthropology.  Invited Lecture.  Department of Anthropology, University of Calgary

1998    The Americanist Tradition and Why it Makes Sense that Dell Hymes Does Both Linguistic Anthropology and History of                 Anthropology.  Symposium in Honor of Dell Hymes, Department of Anthropology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

            An Anthropologist’s Eye View of the Canadian Borderlands.  Invited Lecture.  Department of Anthropology and                              Weatherhead Center for International Relations, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

            Americanist Genealogies and Reconstituting the Theory of Culture.  Invited Lecture.  Department of Sociology and                          Anthropology, University of Guelph, Guelph ON

1997    Genealogies of Anthropological Reflexivity.  Invited Lecture.  Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta,                           Edmonton

            Updating the Boasian Critique of Culture in Response to the Cultural Studies Critique.  Invited Lecture.  Department of                Anthropology, University of Alberta, Edmonton

            Variability in the Englishes of First Nations Peoples in Southwestern Ontario.  Invited Lecture.  Department of                                Anthropology, University of Alberta, Edmonton

            Boasian Theory and Ethnography on the Northwest Coast.  Invited Lecture.  Department of Anthropology, University of                Alberta, Edmonton

            Contemporary Issues in Writing the History of Anthropology.  Invited Lecture.  Cornell University, Ithaca NY

1996    Metaphors of Relativism in Linguistics and Anthropology.  Department of Anthropology, McMaster University,                               Hamilton ON

            Persistances of the Boasian Tradition in Contemporary Anthropology.   Invited Lecture.  Department of Anthropology,                  Carleton University, Ottawa

1995    Regna Darnell and Lisa Valentine.  Invited Lecture.  Department of Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin

 

1994    Paul Radin and the Americanist Tradition:  A Reassessment.  Invited Lecture.  Department of Anthropology, McMaster                 University, Hamilton ON

             “Primitive Man as Philosopher” and Contemporary Anthropological Theory.  Invited Lecture.  Department of                                   Anthropology, Carleton University, Ottawa

             Jungian Psychology, Culture and Personality and Radin’s Ethnography.  Invited Lecture.  Department of Anthropology,               Carleton University, Ottawa

 

             The Native English Discourse Project at the University of Western Ontario.  Invited Lecture.  Departments of                                   Anthropology and English, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

 

1992   Why the Ethnography is not a Novel.  Invited Lecture.  Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, University of                          Western Ontario, London

            Qualitative Research Methods in Cross-Cultural Health Care Delivery.  Invited Lecture.  Multi-Cultural Health Coalition,              London ON

1991   Deconstructing “Us’ and “Them.”  Invited Lecture.  Department of Anthropology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON

           Edward Sapir:  From Text-Based Ethnography to Language and Culture.  Invited Lecture.  York University, North York

           Social Regionalism in Canada:  Native Peoples.  Invited Lecture.  University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON

1988  Deconstructing the Concept of the Primitive.  Invited Lecture.  University of Alberta, Edmonton

1987   Culture, Crisis and Catharsis.  Invited Lecture.  Atlantic History Seminar, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

1985   Sapir’s Culture and Personality.  Invited Lecture.  Department of Anthropology, Brandeis University, Waltham MA

            Edward Sapir’s Yale Years.  Invited Lecture.  Department of Anthropology, Yale University, New Haven

1984   Edward Sapir:  Interdisciplinary Humanist.  Invited Lecture.  Brandeis University, Waltham MA

            Models of Language and Culture:  Sapir and Boas.  Invited, Sapir Lecture Series, Department of Anthropology, Brown                    University, Providence RI

1980   Edward Sapir and Franz Boas. Invited Lecture.  York University, North York

 

1976    Cree Narrative Style.  Invited Lecture.  Department of Anthropology, Carlton University, Ottawa

 

1971    A Cree Version of Sesame Street.  Invited Lecture.  University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

1970    Language Use in Cross-Cultural Perspective.  Invited Lecture.  Oberlin College, Oberlin OH

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

2019    Author Meets Critics Session: Savages, Romans and Despots: Thinking about Others from Montaigne to Herder by                         Robert Launay.  American Anthropological Association and Canadian Anthropology Society, Vancouver.

 

2018    The Intersectionality of Disciplines, Indigenous Communities and Public Sectors.  Land, Language, Locatives                                    Conference.  University of Western Ontario, London

 

            The Anthropologist Walking Alongside:  Fieldwork Takes a Long Time. Session, Omissions and Silences in                                        Anthropological Fieldwork: Revisiting Earlier Fieldwork.  American Anthropological Association, San Jose.

 

            Collaborative Principles of the Franz Boas Papers Project.  A Think Tank of Conversations Regarding Haudenosaunee                    Longhouse Collections.  Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford ON.

 

2016    Collaborations and Obstacles Thereto.  Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), Halifax.

 

            First Nations Community-Research Partnerships.  Negotiating Standards:  Making Standards Workshop organized by                   Janice Graham.  Dalhousie University, Halifax

 

2015    Reconciliation, Resurgence and Revitalization:  Collaborative Research Protocols with Contemporary First Nations                         Communities.  Resurgence and Reconciliation Workshop organized by James Tully, Michael Asch and John Borrows.                   University of Victoria, Victoria.

            The Road to Plasticity:  Franz Boas as Forerunner of Biocultural Anthropology.  American Anthropological Association,                Denver.

            Foreshadowing Biocultural Synthesis:  From Anthropometry to Plasticity.  Will the Real Franz Boas Please Stand?                          Symposium.  University of Western Ontario, London

            On the Occasion of the Truth and Reconciliation Report.  Toward a Dialogue on Politics, Land Rights and Indigenous                    Point of View.  Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), Montreal.

 

2014   A Framing Introduction (Native American Research at the APS).  American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia

 

            Conundra of Complexity:  Organizing a Thematic Multi-volume Documentary Edition of the Franz Boas Papers.  Society              for Documentary Editing, Louisville

            Archival Challenges and Community Collaboration on the Franz Boas Papers Project.  Double Panel on the Franz Boas                  Project.  Association for Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums (ATALM), Palm Springs

 

            Post-War Readings of the Boasian Legacy.  Session on Anthropological Engagement with the Post-War World organized              by Adriana Link.  Forum for the History of the Human Sciences.  History of Science Society, Chicago (read in absentsia)

            What is Ethnohistory Good For Anyway?  Session on The American Society for Ethnohistory Sixty Years On organized by              Daniel Cobb.  American Society for Ethnohistory, Indianapolis

2013  Articulating Against Standards:  Protocols for Community Consultation.  Session on Recognizing and Recording                             Standards:  Ethnographies of Standard Making Practices.  Canadian Anthropology Society, Victoria

           Embodied Metaphors:  First Nations Narrative and Intergenerational Trauma.  Algonquian Conference, Ottawa

 

2012  Boas Papers:  Documentary Edition.  The Distributed Text Conference.  Bard Graduate Center, New York

 

            First Nations Residential Schools as Historical Trauma:  A Narrative Approach.  Historical Trauma Conference.                              Institute of Cross-Cultural Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal

 

            The Transportability of “Home” Across First Nations Territories and Generations.  American Society for Ethnohistory,                  Springfield MO

 

2011    Challenging Isolationism:  Canada as the Ethnographic Other of Native American Studies.  Executive Program                                 Committee Session.  Canadian Legacies of Collaborative Ethnographic Engagement.  “Sleeping with an Elephant”:                         Traces, Tidemarks and Legacies of a Distinctly Engaged Canadian Anthropology.  American Anthropological                                     Association,  Montreal

 

            Ecosystem Health and the Scope of Well-Being:  An Exploration of Cross-Cultural Mis-Communication.  Algonquian                      Conference: Ann Arbor MI

 

            Ethnography and Fiction, Ontology and Epistemology.  Research Seminar, Department of Anthropology, University of                   Western Ontario, London

 

2010    Lévi-Strauss and the Boasian Tension between Cultural Relativism and Universal Categories of the Human Mind.                           Interdisciplinary Conference on Claude Lévi-Strauss.  McGill University, Montreal

            The Linguistic Rhizome in Americanist Anthropology.  American Anthropological Association, New Orleans

            Re-assessing Franz Boas.  Conference on Franz Boas: Ethnographer, Theorist, Activist, Public Intellectual.  University of              Western Ontario, London

            The Boasian Elephant in the Middle of Anthropology’s Room.  Department of Anthropology, University of Western                        Ontario, London

2009   What is History?  An Anthropologist’s Eye View.  Presidential Address.  American Society for Ethnohistory, New Orleans

            Cultural Relativism and the Foundations of Ethnography.  Program Committee Session.  American Anthropological                        Association, Philadelphia.

            Transnational Anthropologies and Globalized Networks within the Canadian Nation-State.  Presidential Plenary Lecture.              Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), Vancouver

 

2008  Canadian Anthropology and the Canadian First Nations.  World Congress of Anthropological Associations                                       (representing the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA)).  Osaka, Japan

 

            Jane Hill’s Contributions to the Ethics and Epistemology of First Nations Research.  Presidential Panel in honor of Jane                Hill’s Retirement.  American Anthropological Association, San Francisco

 

            Revisioning Culture and Personality in Algonquian Studies.  Algonquian Conference, Minneapolis

 

            Ecosystem Health:  Ethnography, Ethics and Indigenous Knowledge.  Department of Anthropology, University of                            Western Ontario, London

            Jack Bend and Regna Darnell.  The Environment May Be Bad for Your Health:  Science and Social Science Issues.                          Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. University of Western Ontario.  London Public Library, Masonville.  London

2007    The Figure of the Nomad in Contemporary Theory.  Canadian Anthropology Society, Toronto

            First Nations Literatures and the Social Science Perspective.  Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, University of                Western Ontario, London

            Regna Darnell and C. V. Stephens.  The Interdisciplines of Ecosystem Health as Revealed in First Nations                                          Collaborations.  2nd Interdisciplinary Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Granada, Spain

 

            C. V. Stephens and Regna Darnell.  Building Bridges between Indigenous and Academic Knowledges.  Holistic                                  Approaches to Ecosystem and Aboriginal Health.  2nd Interdisciplinary Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences,              Granada, Spain

            C. V. Stephens and Regna Darnell.  Keepers of the Water:  Keepers of the Fire:  Exploring Indigenous Constructions of                  Nature, Risk and Ecosystem Health in a First Nations Community.  5th International Congress on New Directions in the              Humanities, Paris

            Collaborative Research in Great Lakes Ecosystem Health.  Iroquois Conference, Rensalaerville NY

            Homeplaces, Gathering Places, Permeable Boundaries and Contemporary Resources.  Algonquian Conference, Toronto

            Coevalness in the Boasian Field:  The Rebellious Boasians (Radin, Sapir, Goldenweiser).  Presidential Session on                            Collaborative Anthropologies, Public Engagements and Epistemologies of Equity.  American Anthropological                                  Association, Washington DC

 

            Ecosystem Health Collaborations at Walpole Island First Nation.  Earth Day conference on the Water Resources in the                  Great Lakes Ecosystem.  University of Western Michigan, Lansing

 

            Jack Bend, Regna Darnell and C. V. Stephens.  Presentation on Ecosystem Health Project to Health Centre and Heritage               Centre, Walpole Island First Nation

 

2006   Erica Jamieson and  Regna Darnell.  Caledonia Concerns.  Iroquois Conference, Rensalaerville NY

            Regna Darnell and C. V. Stephens.  Species at Risk, Language at Risk:  Reflections on Translation from Walpole Island                  First Nation.  Algonquian Conference, Vancouver

 

            Framing Ongoing Encounters:  Preludes to Contemporary Conversations.  American Society for Ethnohistory.                                  Williamsburg VA

            C. V. Stephens and Regna Darnell.  Assessing Environmental Health Risks through Oral History:  Water Quality at                          Walpole Island First Nation.  2nd Annual Great Lakes Region Conference.  Walpole Island First Nation.

            Ecosystem Health Concerns at Walpole Island First Nation:  Participatory Action Research and Community                                      Collaboration.  Walpole Island First Nation

            Interdisciplinary Approaches to Ecosystem Health Concerns in First Nations Communities.  Ecosystem Health                                Symposium, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London

            Residential School Narratives and the Anthropologist as Translator.  Department of Anthropology, University of                              Western Ontario, London

            Ethnohistory and History Revisited.  History Seminar, Huron College, University of Western Ontario, London

            Urban Indians and Nomadic Legacies.  Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), Montreal

            The Nomadic Legacies Project.  Conference on Aboriginal Policy, Ottawa

             The Current Status of Linguistic Anthropology.  Canadian Linguistic Association, Toronto

2005  The Cultural Pragmatics of Contemporary Hunters and Gatherers:  Canadian First Nations Exemplars.  International                    Pragmatics Association.  Riva del Garda, Italy

 

            Defining the Urban Indian:  Nomadic Legacies in Contemporary Decision-Making.  Canadian Anthropology Society                       (CASCA), Merida, Mexico

 

            First Nations Identities and Nomadic Continuities.  International Comparative Literature Association London ON

 

            Grandma goes to the Bingo.  Department of Anthropology, University of Western Ontario, London

           

            Nomadic Constructions of Border in Southern Ontario and the Great Lakes Region.  Great Lakes Issues Conference,                      London ON

 

            The Iroquois Conference Legacy.  Remembering Bill Fenton, Betty Tooker and Gunther Michelson.  Iroquois Conference,              Rensalaerville NY

            Residential School Discourses and the Discourses of Self-Government:  Changing Political Resonances of Language and                Land in Algonquian Narrative.  Algonquian Conference, Ottawa

            Border Resources and First Nations Risk Management.  American Society for Ethnohistory, Santa Fe

2004  Nomadic Legacies.  Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), London.

            The Anthropologist as Activist:  Some Reflections.  Department of Anthropology, University of Western Ontario, London

            Contemporary Decision-Making and Traditional Subsistence Strategies.  Iroquois Conference, Rensalaerville NY

            Regna Darnell and Maria Manzano-Munguia.  Life Histories and Decision-Making Strategies in Contemporary                                Algonquian Residence Choice.  Algonquian Conference, Madison WI

            Ethnohistory, Oral History and Indigenous Knowledge:  A Paradigm Shift.  American Society for Ethnohistory, Chicago

            Grandma goes to the Bingo:  Nomadic Legacies and Contemporary Decision-Making.  Conference on Gambling.  Centre                for the Study of Theory and Criticism, University of Western Ontario, London

2003    The First Nations Program at the University of Western Ontario.  Department of Anthropology, University of Western                    Ontario, London

 

            Networks, Institutions and Ideas in the History of Canadian Anthropology.  Historicizing Canadian Anthropology                         Conference.  Trent University, Peterborough ON

 

            Summary Paper.  Historicizing Canadian Anthropology.  Trent University, Peterborough ON

 

            Qualitative Demographics of First Nations Urban-Rural Movement in London Ontario.  Canadian Anthropology Society                (CASCA), Halifax

            Why Canadian Sociology Still Needs Anthropology.  Plenary Session.  Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association,              Halifax

 

            Indigenous Language Stability and Change among the Plains Cree of Northern Alberta and the Ojibwe of Southwestern                Ontario.  International Pragmatics Association, Toronto

 

            Changing Social and Cultural Parameters of Contagion, Globalization, Individual Risk, and Community Endangerment.                Ecosystem Health Conference, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London

 

             Community Participation and Pedagogy:  First Nations Studies at the University of Western Ontario.  Sweetgrass                           Language Conference.  Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario, London

             Qualitative Social Science or Mere Anecdote?  American Society for Ethnohistory, Riverside CA

 

             Life History, Demography and Qualitative Method.  Algonquian Conference, London ON

 

            “The War of Science and Religion” in Social Science Perspective.  Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church, London ON

 

2002  Social Cohesion and Response to Stress in the Study of Community and Organization.   Canadian Sociology and                             Anthropology Association, Toronto

 

           First Nations Languages and Identity.  Canadian Linguistic Association and Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics,             Toronto

 

           The First Nations and Quebec:  Nationalist Narratives.  Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), Windsor ON

 

           Cultural and Social Factors in Ecosystem Health.  Ecosystem Health Conference, Schulich School of Medicine and                           Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London

 

           Historicizing the Anthropology of Anthropology:  The Great Men and Women, the Great Scandals, and Anthropological                 Ideas in the Public Domain.  Historical Research Seminar, Department of History, University of Western Ontario,                           London

 

           The First Nations and Quebec in Canadian National Identity Debates.  Department of Anthropology, University of                          Western Ontario, Ontario

 

           First Nations Studies and Southwestern Ontario:  The UWO Commitment.  Iroquois Conference, Rensalaerville NY

 

            First Nations and Canadian National Identity.  Algonquian Conference, Kingston ON

            Civic Participation, the Multiplicity of Canadian National Identity and the Construction of Social Cohesion.   American                  Society for Ethnohistory, Quebec City PQ

            Aboriginal Contributions to Canadian National Identity.  Aboriginal Policy Research Conference, Ottawa

2001   Centennial Activities of the American Anthropological Association.  Department of Anthropology, University of Western              Ontario, London

            Theorizing Canada to Include the First Nations.  Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, University of Western                      Ontario, London

 

            First Nations Ideology and Internal Colonialism.  Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), Montreal

 

            Canada’s First Nations and the Canadian Nation-State.  American Society for Ethnohistory, Tucson

 

            Les Quebecois et les Autochotones dans le Debat sur l’Identite Canadienne.  Algonquian Conference, San Francisco

 

2000  Daniel Brinton, Philadelphia Anthropology and the Scope of American Anthropology.  Society for American                                    Archaeology, Philadelphia

           

Pedagogical Implications of First Nations Discourse in English.  Panel on Minority Language Education.  International Pragmatics Association, Budapest

 

Text, Symbol and Tradition from Franz Boas to Claude Lévi-Strauss.  Conference on the Northwest Coast in Honour of Professor Lévi-Strauss.

Paris.

Representations of Algonquians as Prototypical First Nations:  The National Film Board of Canada.  Algonquian Conference, Montreal

 

Ethnohistory Meets the Cultural Structures of Imagination and Imagined Community.  American Society for Ethnohistory, London ON

 

Leslie White as Historian of Anthropology:  The Rationale of the Boasian Target.  Leslie White Centennial Conference, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Pre-Centennial Reflections on the Emergence of the Sub-Disciplinary Scope of Americanist Anthropology.  American Anthropological Association, San Francisco

 

1999   Americanist Genealogies:  Anthropological Resolutions to Postmodernist Impasses.  Centre for the Study of Theory and                Criticism, University of Western Ontario, London

            Daniel Brinton and the World’s Fair, 1894.  Society for American Archaeology, Chicago

            Research and Teaching in the Life of the University Professor.  Ontario Council for University Research, Toronto

 

            The Primacy of Oral Tradition over Writing in Iroquois Ritual Discourse.  Iroquois Conference, Rensalaerville NY

 

            On the Permanancy of Oral Tradition:  A Critique of Derridean Monologism.  American Society for Ethnohistory,                            Mashantuckett

            Humanistic and Qualitative Methods in Cross-Cultural Research.  Association for Humanist Sociology, Memphis

            Civic Participation, the Multiplicity of Canadian National Identity and the Construction of Social Cohesion.  Citizens at                  the Crossroads: Whose information Society:  London ON (read in absentia)

 

            The Non-binary and Fluctuating Structure of Canadian Identity.  Association for Canadian Studies in the United States,                Pittsburgh (read in absentia)

 

            Principles of Qualitative Research in Canadian Cultural Communities.  Occupational Therapy graduate seminar series.                  University of Western Ontario, London

 

1998    Life history and Oral History as Methods for the History of Science:  Elsie Clews Parsons’ American Indian Life.  North                 American Association for the History of the Language Sciences, New York

 

            Boasian Cultural Relativism and the Critique of Scientific Racism.  Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), Toronto

 

            Representations of First Nations Standpoints in Canadian Journalism.  Invited Lecture to Canadian Journalism class,                    University of Western Ontario, London

 

            Elders in Anthropology, Elders in Iroquoia.  Iroquois conference, Rensalaerville NY

 

            Ethnohistory and the Potential for Evasion of Interaction with Contemporary Communities.  American Society for                          Ethnohistory, Minneapolis

 

            Claiming Narrative Authority in English and Traditional Langauges is not a Question of Linguistic Form.  Algonquian                    Conference, Boston

 

            Anthony F. C. Wallace and Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania.  American Anthropological Association,                        Philadelphia

 

            On the Erosion of the Canadian Academy in the 1990s.  UWO Senior Alumni, University of Western Ontario, London

 

1997    Benjamin Whorf as Americanist Linguist.  North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences, Chicago

 

            Theorizing Disciplinary History.  QualMS Seminar, University of Western Ontario, London

 

            First Nations Issues and the Canadian Media.  Invited lecture, Canadian Journalism class, University of Western                            Ontario, London

 

            The State of the Art in Anthropology at the Millennium.  Plenary Session, Northeastern Anthropological Association,                      Montebello, Quebec

 

            Semantic and Discourse Continuities in English (Algonquian and Iroquoian) and Traditional Aboriginal Languages in                    Southwestern Ontario.  Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), St. John’s, Newfoundland

            Europeans and North Americans:  Research Styles in Aboriginal North America.  Canadian Anthropology (CASCA), St.                  John’s, Newfoundland

            Holding Down the Home Place:  Residence, Genealogy, Band and Tribe in Algonquian Ethnohistory.  Algonquian                            Conference, Thunder Bay ON

            Life History Narratives and the Creation of Ethnographic Interpretation:  Elsie Clews Parsons’ American Indian Life.                    American Society for Ethnohistory, Mexico City

            Franz Boas and his First Generation of Students.  American Anthropological Association, Washington DC

1996   Linguistic Relativity vs. Cultural Relativism:  Franz Boas, Ruth Benedict, Edward Sapir, Benjamin Whorf and probably                 Paul Radin.  North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences, San Diego

            The Value of a Liberal Arts Education.  Faculty of Social Science, University of Western Ontario, London (also video)

            Performing First Nations Identity in English.  Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics, London ON

            Voice and Visuality in Alanis Obomsowin’s Oka Documentary.  Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), St. Catherine’s

 

            An Overview of Canadian Anthropology Departments and their Future.  Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), St.                   Catherine’s

 

            “Keeping the Faith” (in honour of Raymond D. Fogelson):  A Legacy of Native American Ethnology, Ethnohistory and                    Psychology.  American Anthropological Association, San Francisco

 

            Multivocality in Alanis Obomsowin’s “Kahnesatake:  270 Years of Resistance.”  Iroquois Conference, Rensalaerville NY

 

            Reframing First Person Narratives in Public Discourse.  Algonquian Conference, Toronto

 

            Ethnography, Life History and the Textuality of Oral Tradition.  American Society for Ethnohistory, Portland OR

            A Symbolic Anthropologist’s View of Psychology:  Why Franz Boas Thought the Ultimate Problems of Anthropology were              Psychological.  Psychology Colloquium, University of Western Ontario, London

            Invisible Genealogies.  Anthropology Colloquium, University of Western Ontario, London

 

1995    The Americanist Tradition Revisited.  North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences, New                           Orleans

 

            Stemming the Erosion of the Canadian Academy:  Political Correctness, Equity, Academic Freedom and the Life of the                  Mind.  UWO Senior Alumni, University of Western Ontario, London

 

            Characteristics of the Americanist Tradition.  Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), Montreal

            Theorizing the Americanist Tradition:  Continuities from the Bureau of American Ethnology to Franz Boas.  Theorizing                the Americanist Tradition Conference, London ON

 

            Iroquoian and Algonquian Definitions of Band, Tribe and Community.  Iroquois Conference, Rensalaerville NY

 

            The Interactional Consequences of Extending Kinship Terms.  Algonquian Conference, Chapel Hill NC

 

            The Accordion Model of Algonquian Social Organization.  American Association for Ethnohistory, Kalamazoo MI

 

            The Americanist Tradition in Linguistics and Anthropology.  American Anthropological Association, Washington DC

1994   Radin, Sapir, Life History, Personality, and the Boasian Text Tradition.  North American Association for the History of                  the Language Sciences, Boston

 

            Culture and Personality within the Boasian Text Tradition.  Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), Vancouver

 

            Ritual and Community in Visual Art (in relation to exhibit by Deborah Neumark and Lily Markowich).  Visual Arts                          Centre, University of Western Ontario, London

 

            Cultural Universals and Social Justice.  Series of Three Lectures.  Revenue Canada, London

 

            Anthropology and Post-Modernism.  QualMS Seminar, University of Western Ontario, London

 

Contrasts in Formal Speakings of Iroquoian and Algonquian Elders.  Iroquois Conference, Rensalaerville NY

 

Regna Darnell and Tracy Vanek.  Revising the Ontario Academic Credit Curriculum on “The Canadian Indian.”  Algonquian Conference, Winnipeg

 

Preservation of Anthropological Records.  American Society for Ethnohistory, Tempe AZ

 

Hunters and Gatherers vs. Agriculturalists:  Reflections in Formal Speaking Patterns.  American Anthropological Association, Atlanta

 

Relativism and Realism as Alternative Epistemological Strategies for Cross-Cultural Research.  Philosophy Colloquium, University of Western Ontario, London

 

1993   Public Discourse, Private Discourse, and Algonquian Oral Tradition.  Algonquian Conference, Ottawa

 

            Narrative Constraints on Algonquian Discourese.  American Anthropological Association Washington DC

 

            Animacy In Cree.  Session on Algonquian Animacy Revisited.  American Society for Ethnohistory, Bloomington IN

 

            Lévi-Strauss’ Theory of Language and the Emergence of Structuralism.  North American Association for the History of                  the Language Sciences, Los Angeles

            Four-Square Anthropology at Two Canadian Universities (Alberta and Western Ontario).  Canadian Anthropology                          Society (CASCA), North York

            Empowerment of Canadian Native Peoples through Language.  Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), North York

 

            Ethnographic and Linguistic Uses of Boasian Texts.  North American Association for the Study of the Language Sciences,              Los Angeles

 

1992    First Nations Storytelling.  Conference on Storytelling.  London Public Library, London ON

 

            Community Language Use as Context for Indian English Pragmatics, Discourse, Semantics and Language Maintenance.                Conference on American Indian Englishes, Tempe AZ

 

            Boasian Text-Based Grammars and Ethnographic Description in the History of Canadian Linguistics.  International                      Association for the History of the Language Sciences, Quebec City

 

            Discourse Features of Personal Narrative.  Conference on the Ethnography of Speaking.  Portland OR

 

            Paradigmatic (Dis-)Continuity in (Re-)Readings of the Boasian Text Tradition.  Boas Memorial Conference, Columbia                    University, New York

 

            Constraints on Iroquoian Narrative Discourse.  Iroquois Conference, Rensalaerville NY

            First Nations English Discourse in the Context of Traditional Language Maintenance.  Algonquian Conference, Ottawa

 

            Native American Collaboration with Anthropologists in the Production of Ethnographic and Linguistic Texts:  An                            Historical Overview.  American Anthropological Association, San Francisco

 

1991    On Ethnographic Genre and the Empowering of Individual Voices, Outrageous or Otherwise.  Canadian Anthropology                   Society (CASCA), London ON

            Commentary on Conference Outcomes.  Remedies for Racism and Sexism in Colleges and Universities.  London ON

 

            English Rhetoric and Discourse of Iroquoian Speakers.  Iroquois Conference, Rensalaerville NY

 

            The Inadvertent Muffling of Native Voices in the Southwestern Ontario Media.  Algonquian Conference, London ON

 

            Edward Sapir in Boasian Anthropology:  The Great Man Theory of History, the Uses of Biography and the Culture Hero                 in Professional Socialization.  American Anthropological Association, Chicago

 

1990    Thirty-nine Postulates of Cree Interaction.  Algonquian Conference, Chicago

            Ethnohistory and the History of Anthropology:  Methodologies in History and Anthropology.  American Society for                        Ethnohistory, Toronto

 

            The Boasian Text Tradition and the History of Canadian Anthropology.  Plenary Session.  Canadian Anthropology                          Society (CASCA), Calgary

 

1989    The Americanist Text Tradition.  Session on History of Anthropology,  Georgetown Round Table, Washington DC

 

1988   Sociolinguistic Survey of Alberta.  American Anthropological Association, Phoenix AZ

 

            Biography, Life History ad Ethnography.  Literary Theory Seminar, University of Alberta, Edmonton

 

            Comparison of Cree and English Narratives about the Same Events.  Canadian Ethnology Society, Saskatoon

1987   Edward Sapir and the Americanist Text Tradition.  American Anthropological Association, Chicago

            Effects of Linguistic Diversity on Project Implementation in The Gambia, West Africa.  Canadian Association for African              Studies, Edmonton

The Cree Notion of “Power.”  Canadian Ethnology Society, Edmonton

1986   Daniel Garrison Brinton.  American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia

 

            Ethnographic Genre and Poetic Voice. American Anthropologial Assocition, Philadelphia

 

1985   Poetry Reading.  American Anthropological Association, Washington DC

 

            Poetry Reading.  Linguistic Society of America, Los Angeles

 

1984    The Scope of Edward Sapir’s Thought.  Canadian Ethnology Society, Montreal

            Grinding Sapirian Axes.  Department of Anthropology Colloquium, University of Alberta, Edmonton

            The Integration of Sapir’s Mature Intellect.  Sapir Centenary Conference, Ottawa

 

            Edward Sapir’s Six-unit Classification of American Indian Languages.  American Anthropological Association, Denver

 

1983    Levels of Structure in the Work of Edward Sapir.  Central States Anthropological Association, Cleveland

            The Eclectic Character of Canadian Anthropology.  10th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological                      Sciences, Vancouver

 

            Poetry Reading.  American Anthropological Association.  Washington DC

 

1982   Cree Kinship Semantics.  Plains Conference, Calgary

 

            Linguistic Analysis of Kinship Systems.  Western Conference on Linguistics, Edmonton

 

            Interactional Consequences of Power.  Conference on Native American Interaction Patterns, Edmonton

 

            Toward a Cultural Semiotics.  Toronto Semiotic Association, Toronto

 

1981    Interactional Conspiracies in Slavic Etiquette.  American Anthropological Association, Los Angeles

 

1980   Doukhobors and the Soviet Union.  Conference on Ethnicity and the Mother Country, York University, North York

 

            Teaching Undergraduate History of Anthropology.  American History of Science Association, Toronto

            Greeting and Approach in Cree.  American Anthropological Association, Washington DC

 

            Native American Taciturnity.  Canadian Ethnology Society, Montreal

 

1979    The Social Structure of Triadic Interactions.  Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Saskatoon

            The Stereotype of the Silent Indian.  American Anthropological Association, Cincinnati

 

            Cree Discourse Structure.  Canadian Ethnology Society, Banff AB

 

            Revising the Notion of the Speech Act.  Western Conference on Linguistics, Vancouver

 

1978    Cree Interactional Etiquette.  American Anthropological Association, Los Angeles

            The Cultural Semiotics of Cree.  Algonquian Syntax Seminar, Universite de Montreal, Montreal

 

            The Conflict between the Communicative Environment of the Cree Child and the School System.  1st International                          Congress for the Study of Child Language, Tokyo (in absentsia)

 

            Regna Darnell and Anthony L. Vanek, Child Talk as Control of Social Environment.  1st International Congress for the                  Study of Child Language, Tokyo (in absentsia)

 

            Directions in the Study of Child Language.  Institute of Linguistics, Nov Sad

 

            The Canadian Ethnology Society and the Development of Canadian Anthropology.  Canadian Ethnology Society, London              ON

 

            Self-Reference in Child Speech.  Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, London ON

            Franz Boas and the Development of Physical Anthropology.  American Association of Physical Anthropology, Toronto

 

1977    The Indirectness of Direct Discourse.  Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Fredericton NB

 

            They Think They’re People:  Some Reflections on Child Speech.  American Anthropological Association, Houston

 

1976    The Sapir Years at the National Museum.  Plenary Session, Canadian Ethnology Society, Victoria

            A Sociolinguistic Overview of Cree.  International Studies Association, Toronto

 

1975    Language Planning and Language Policy.  Canada Council Conference on the Individual, Language and Society,                              Kingston ON

             A.I. Hallowell’s Bear Ceremonialism and the Emergence of Boasian Anthropology.  American Anthropological                                 Association, San Francisco

            Towards a History of the Professionalization of Canadian Anthropology.  Canadian Ethnology Society, Winnipeg

 

1974    Lore and Linguistics in Late 19th Century American Anthropology.  American Anthropological Association, Mexico City

 

            Daniel Brinton and the Professionalization of American Anthropology.  American Ethnological Society, Worcester MA

 

1973    The Cross-Cultural Structure of Imagination.  American Anthropological Association, New Orleans

 

            Regna Darnell and Anthony L. Vanek.  Cultural Factors in Canadian Multilingualism.  Conference on Bilingualism in the              West, College St. Jean, Edmonton

            Cree-English Bilingualism in Northern Alberta.  9th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological                            Sciences, Chicago

 

            Native Peoples and Multiculturalism.  Western Studies Association, Edmonton

 

            Cultural Perspectives on Native Education.  Northern Alberta Association of Teachers of English as a Second Language,                Edmonton

 

            Language Teaching Materials by Native Teachers.  Southwestern Anthropological Association, San Francisco

 

1972    American Anthropology and the Development of Folklore Scholarship, 1880-1920.  American Folklore Society, Austin                  TX

 

            Educational Implications of Cree Multilingualism.  American Anthropological Association, Toronto

 

            Cree Multilingualism and Education.  Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Montreal

 

            Generational Differences in Language Use among the Cree of Northern Alberta.  Conference on the Ethnography of                        Speaking, University of Texas, Austin TX

 

1971    Psychic Unity and Evolutionary Racism in Late 19th Century American Anthropology.  American Anthropological                           Association, New York

 

            Regna Darnell and Anthony L. Vanek.  A Sociolinguistic Survey of Doukhobor Russian.  Center for Applied Linguistics                 Conference on Sociolinguistically Oriented Language Surveys, Glen Cove NY

 

            Anthony L. Vanek and Regna Darnell.  A Sociolinguistically Oriented Language Survey in the Soviet Union.  Center for                 Applied Linguistics Conference on Sociolinguistically Oriented Language Surveys, Glen Cove NY

 

            Iroquois Treaty Speech.  Iroquois Conference, Rensalaerville NY

 

            Cree Bilingualism in Northern Alberta.  Western Conference on Linguistics, Vancouver

 

            Multilingual Language Learning among the Cree of Northern Alberta.  Canadian Sociology and Anthropology                                  Association, St. John’s Newfoundland

 

            Pronouns of Politeness in Quaker English.  Alberta Linguistic Association, Calgary

 

1970    The Powell Classification of American Indian Languages.  American Anthropological Association, San Diego

 

            The Professionalization of American Anthropology:  A Case Study of the Sociology of Knowledge.  World Congress of                      Sociology, Varna, Bulgaria

 

            The Cross-Cultural Description of Speech Use.  Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Winnipeg

1969    The Revision of the Powell Classification.  Linguistic Society of America, San Francisco

               

             The Growth of “Boas Power.”  American Anthropological Association, New Orleans

 

1968    The Emergence of Academic Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania.  American Anthropological Association,                    Seattle

 
 
 

DISCUSSANT/PANELIST

 

2019   Changing Political Climates: Struggle, Collaboration and Justice: The Relational Dynamics of Obligation for Urgent Anthropological Research. American Anthropological Association and Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), Vancouver BC

2018    Resilient Sovereignties: Land, Language and Resistance in Indigenous-Settler Contexts.  American Anthropological Association, San Jose CA

 

2017   Challenges in Sustainability Panel:  Indigenous Approaches to Environment and Sustainability.  University of Western Ontario, London ON

 

2016    Round Table, Chilly Climates:  Gendered Politics and Sexualized Violence in Canadian Universities.  Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), Halifax

 

            Discussant, Reconsidering the Work and Lives of Frank G. Speck and A. I. Hallowell.  Ethnohistory Conference, Nashville

 

2014    Roundtable.  Michael Asch’s “On Being Here to Stay.”  Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA).  York University, Toronto

 

            Discussant.  Summary Panel, Graduate Student Conference on Brevity.  Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism and Department of Modern Languages, University of Western Ontario 

 

            Discussant.  The Ongoing Legacy of Franz Boas.  Session organized by Joshua Smith.  American Anthropological Association, Washington D. C.

 

            Discussant.  The Long 1890s:  Evolution and Fieldwork.  Session organized by Richard Warms and Jon McGee.  American Anthropological Association Washington D. C.

 

            Discussant.  Determining Ethno-Logos Sixty Years On.  Session organized by Timothy Bisha.  American Society for Ethnohistory, Indianapolis

 

2013    Discussant.  Ten Years of Historicizing Canadian Anthropology.  Canadian Anthropology Society, Victoria

 

            Round Table.  The Past, Present and Future of Ethnohistory:  The ASE at Sixty.  American Society for Ethnohistory, New Orleans

 

            Discussant.  Water Weighs.  Editor’s Session.  American Society for Ethnohistory, New Orleans

 

            Discussant.  Legacies of Action Anthropology.  American Anthropological Association, Chicago

 

            Discussant.  Research and Partnership:  Old and New Lessons for Anthropologists from Native Communities.  American Anthropological Association, Chicago

 

2012    Discussant.  Ancestor Worship of Parricide:  Anthropological Genealogies.  American Anthropological Association, San Francisco

 

            Writing Home Across Cultures:  Variations on a Presumptive Theme.  American Society for Ethnohistory, Springfield MO

 

2011    Discussant.  Legacies of Time Immemorial in Native North America:  Continuity, Creativity and Emergent Self-Determination.  American Anthropological Association, Montreal

 

            Discussant.  The Turner Prize Winners and their Works.  American Anthropological Association, Montreal

 

2010    Plenary Discussant.  Women and Universities.  Canadian Anthropology Society, Montreal

            Roundtable.  Thinking Historically, Acting and Teaching Politically:  Engaging with the Other through Anthropology’s History and Historiography.  Canadian Anthropology Society, Montreal

 

            What is Ethnohistorical Writing?  Presentation of the Weaver-Tremblay Prize.  American Society for Ethnohistory, Ottawa

 

            Workshop on Ethnographic Writing.  American Anthropological Association, New Orleans

 

            The Victor Turner Prize Winners and their Work.  American Anthropological Association, New Orleans

 

2009    Workshop on Ethnographic Writing.  American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia

            Discussant.  George W. Stocking Symposium on the History of Anthropology.  American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia

 

            Ivey Panel on Toxicology.  Traditional Knowledge and Perceptions of Health Risk.  Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontairio, London

 

            Discussant.  Session on the Crabgrass Collective.  Canadian Anthropology Society, Vancouver

 

2008    Presentation on Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing and Introduction of the Books.  American Anthropological Association, San Francisco

 

Panel of Fieldwork Epiphanies.  American Anthropological Association, San Francisco

 

Medical Anthropology Panel.  American Society for Ethnohistory, Eugene OR

 

What is Canadian Anthropology?  Panel organized by James Waldram.  Canadian Anthropology Society, Ottawa

 

Discussant.  Canada’s Post-Colonial Moment:  Implications for Education.  Conference on the Common Project.  University of Victoria, Victoria

 

Discussant.  First Nations/Native American Language Revitalization Panel.  Canadian Anthropological Society (CASCA), Ottawa

 

Poster Presentation.  J. Bena, J. R. Hill, K. Schoeman, C. Stephens, Regna Darnell, D. Jacobs, N. C. Williams, D. White, B. Corbett, C. Herbert, M. J. Tucker, S. Van Uum, M. Rieder, C. Trick and G. Koren.  Ecosystem Health at Walpole Island:  An Areal of Concern in the Great Lakes.  Ecosystem Health Conference.  Merida, Mexico

 

2007    Discussant.  Anthropology’s Colonial Impasse.  Anthropology as Handmaiden of Colonialism.  Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), Toronto

 

            Discussant.  Ethnohistory beyond the Field and the Archive:  Ethnohistory as a Tool for Discursive Critique and Change.  American Society for Ethnohistory, Tulsa

           

Discussant.  George W. Stocking Symposium in History of Anthropology.  American Anthropological Association, Washington DC

 

Discussant.  Session on Edward Sapir.  American Anthropological Association, Washington DC

 

            Discussant.  Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International.  University     of Western Ontario, London

 

2006    Discussant.  Salvaging the Vanishing Race:  Continuities and Ironies in 21st Century American Indian Anthropology.  American Anthropological Association, San Jose CA

 

2005    Panel Discussion on Aboriginal Literature.  International Comparative Literature Association, London ON

 

            Response Commentary.  Ray Alfred.  Christianity, Community and Diverse Society.  Veritas Forum, King’s College, University of Western Ontario, London

 

2003    Discussant.  Panel on Native American Humour.  American Anthropological Association.

 

            Discussant.  Plenary Session.  English Atlantics (1640-1775) Revisited:  Conference in Honor of Ian K. Steele.  University of Western Ontario, London

 

            Workshop.  Cross-Cultural Interviewing Strategies.  Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church, London ON

 

2002    Panel Organizer.  Anthropological Elders Speak about Canadian Anthropology.  Canadian Anthropology Society, Windsor ON

 

            Session Organizer.  Formative Moments in American Departments of Anthropology.  American Anthropological Association, New Orleans

 

            Workshop on Ethnographic Writing.  Society for Humanistic Anthropology.  American Anthropological Association, New Orleans

 

2001    Workshop on Ethnographic Writing.  Society for Humanistic Anthropology.  American Anthropological Association, Washington DC

 

            Discussant.  History of Archaeology Symposium.  American Anthropological Association, Washington DC

 

2000    Workshop on Ethnographic Writing.  Society for Humanistic Anthropology, American Anthropological Association, Washington DC

 

1999    Native Art Discussion Circle.  McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London

 

1997    Discussant.  Overview of 18th Century Indian Historiography.  American Indian Studies Colloquium on the 18th Century.  Centre for American Studies, University of Western Ontario, London

 

            Workshop.  Know your Policies and your Rights.  Women at Western:  Strengthening our Community.  Women’s Caucus, University of Western Ontario, London

 

1992    Session Organizer.  Narratives of Resistance:  Discourse, Narrative and First Nations Identity.  Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), Montreal

 

1991    Chilly Climate Panel.  CAUT Status of Women Committee.

 

WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES ATTENDED

 

2019    The Importance of Labelling in Transitional Justice.  Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-conflict Reconstruction. University of Western Ontario Law School, London ON.

Environmental Entanglements: Climate and Physics in the Ancient World.  Department of Classics, University of Western Ontario, London ON

 

Annual Fall Meeting of the American Philosophical Society. Philadelphia.

2018    The Center for Native American and Indigenous Research, Spring Meeting of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia.  Also chaired session on Indigenous collaborative research.

 

2017    Teaching by Case Method: Principles and Practice for Health Educators.  T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

 

Western Anthropology Graduate Society Conference (WAGS).  Session Chair

 

2016    Gwi’molas Potlatch, Albert Bay B. C.  Representing the Franz Boas Project

            Association for Documentary Editing, New Orleans.  Discussant

 

2015    Willie Family Potlatch, Chief Ol’ Siwidi, Alert Bay B. C.  Presentation from Franz Boas Project

 

            Association for Documentary Editing, Lincoln NE

 

2014    Career Skills Workshop on Project Management.  Association for Documentary Editing, Louisville KY

 

2013    Workshop on Documentary Editing and Annual Meeting, Association for Documentary Editing, Ann Arbor MI

 

            Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), Saskatoon

 

2012    Case Teaching Methods.  Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, London

 

            Case Writing for Teaching.  Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, London

 

2010    CAUT Bargaining Workshop, London

            OCUFA Seminar on University Finances, Ottawa

 

            Integrating Complexity:  Environment and History.  International Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology.  University of Western Ontario, London

 

2009, 2009      CAUT Presidents’ Forum, Ottawa

 

2008    13th International Conference on Mikhail Bakhtin.  University of Western Ontario, London

 

2007    Social Science Federation of Canada.  Representing the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), Toronto

 

            Aboriginal Policy Consortium, Windermere Manor.  London ON

 

2005    Fragile Lives of Aboriginal Women.  King’s College, London ON

 

2004    Annual Spring Meeting of the American Philosophical Society

 

2003    Beyond Best Practice:  Summer Institute, Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technollogy.  Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto

 

2002    2020 Vision:  Addressing the Need for Health Professionals in First Nations Communities.  Six Nations of the Grand River, Brantford ON

 

2001    Ecosystem Health Conference.  Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London

 

1998    Workshop on Feminist Pedagogy, University of Western Ontario, London

 

            CAUT Collective Bargaining Workshop, Ottawa

 

1997    Women at Western:  Strengthening our Community.  University of Western Ontario, London

 

1996    Discrimination/Harassment Investigation Workshop.  Equity Services, University of Western Ontario, London

 

1995    Preserving Anthropological Records.  Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, University of Nevada, Reno NV

 

            Machinations:  Technology and Culture in North America (session chair).  Centre for American Studies, University of Western Ontario, London

 

1994    Facilitating Multicultural Awareness.  Equity Services, University of Western Ontario, London

 

            Native Counselling.  Facilitated by Michael Thrasher.  Native Student Services, University of Western Ontario, London

 

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