J. ANTHONY PAREDES MEMORIAL PLENARY

Sustainable Relationships: The Future of Applied Anthropology in Native Communities

Wednesday, April 4
Commonwealth B
5:30pm - 7:00pm

CHAIR: ALTMAN, Heidi, M. (GSU)

COOK, Katsi (Akwesasne Mohawk midwife, environmentalist, Native American rights activist, and women’s health advocate)

FOWLER WILLIAMS, Lucy (UPenn, Assoc Curator, Jeremy A. Sabloff Keeper, Penn Museum)

STARBARD, Robert (Tlingit, Administrative Director of the Hoonah Indian Assoc)

LEFLER, Lisa (Western Carolina U, Director, Culturally Based Native Health Programs)

HOLLAND, TJ (Cherokee, EBCI Cultural Resource Officer)

POWELL, Timothy (UPenn, Director, Educational Partnerships in Indigenous Communities, Penn Language Ctr)

This year’s theme for the annual SfAA meeting is Sustainable Futures. The topic for the Paredes Memorial session will be centered around the practices and ideologies that can serve to sustain relationships between native communities and the anthropologists who work with them. The relationships between communities and the anthropologists who work with them were of particular interest to Tony and he sought to foster their sustainability and survival. These relationships can take a number of forms in various contexts, and this session will provide a space for the exploration of the potential in this diversity. A small reception will follow.