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At the intersection of anthropology and Indigenous communities

Please join the ASU Library for an engaging discussion with Margaret M. Bruchac, an Indigenous anthropologist and associate professor of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, regarding her 2018 book, "Savage Kin: Indigenous Informants and American Anthropologists," this year’s winner of the Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award.

Now in its 11th year, the book award emphasizes indigenous research that is developed out of a meaningful relationship with the community on which it’s focused.

As chair of the book selection committee, ASU’s David Martinez, associate professor of American Indian Studies, has led the award for more than a decade’s worth of research by indigenous scholars, Native and non-Native, around issues of environmental justice, sexual violence, historical representation and tribal sovereignty.

Bruchac’s “Savage Kin” explores the contributions of Indigenous informants to the anthropological research enterprise of the 20th century, and highlights early encounters between anthropologists and Indigenous communities that served to generate foundational knowledge and collecting practices that still affect Indigenous communities today. 

Martinez will lead the discussion with Bruchac, as part of the 11th annual Labriola award event, hosted by the Labriola National American Indian Data Center, set to take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Sept. 25, in West Hall 135.

This event is free and open to the public. More information is here