Research Focus Group Symposium: Cross-Currents: Navigating Translation

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Cutcha Risling Baldy and Donald L. Fixico

March 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - March 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Student Resource Building, UCSB
Ocean Rd.

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Please join the American Indian & Indigenous Collective (AIIC) and keynote speakers Dr. Cutcha Risling-Baldy and Dr. Donald Fixico for three days of panels, presentations and discussions exploring the cross-current of translation writ large for Native and Indigenous peoples.

Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy, Assistant Professor of Native American Studies at Humboldt State University. Her research is focused on Indigenous feminisms, California Indians and decolonization. She has published in the Ecological Processes journal, the Wicazo Sa Review, and the Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society journal. She has also published creative writing in the As/Us journal and News from Native California.

Dr. Donald L. Fixico, Professor of History at Arizona State University. He is a policy historian and ethno-historian, focusing on American Indians, oral history and the U.S. West. His publications include: American Indians in a Modern World (2008); Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts and Sovereignty, three volumes, ed, (2007); The American Indian Mind in a Linear World (2003); Call for Change: The Medicine Way of American Indian History, Ethos and Reality (2013) and Indian Resilience and Rebuilding: Indigenous Nations in the Modern American West (2013).

The symposium is free of charge, however participants are asked to register in advance. Many parts of the symposium will be streamed live. Participants may join online any time at Join us socially: #UCSBxCURRENTS. For more information, email

Hosted by the IHC’s American Indian & Indigenous Collective Research Focus Group

Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center; Graduate Student Association; Department of Theater and Dance; Department of English & ACGC; Department of Linguistics; Department of Political Science; Department of History; Department of Anthropology; UCSB College of Letters and Sciences; Department of Religious Studies; Department of Music; MultiCultural Center; Graduate Division; Gevirtz Graduate School of Education; Film & Media Studies; Associated Students; Environmental Studies; Executive Vice Chancellor David Marshall; Associate Vice Chancellor Maria Herrera-Sobek; and The Hull Chair-Feminist Studies

Co-hosted by the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation; Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians; and UCSB American Indian student organizations.


March 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
March 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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