January 18, 2018
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
AMY KELLY, College Communications and Media Relations director
CENTENNIAL SCHOLARS LECTURE ON
THE STUDY OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
Dr. Joy Lintelman, professor of history, along with co-inquirers: Rachel Tetlie ’19 and Amie Schulz ’19 will present a lecture, “Indigenous Peoples of North America: Incorporating an Alimentary Turn,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, in Morrie Jones Conference Center A-B, Knutson Campus Center.
The team worked to revise the content of a Concordia history class: Indigenous Peoples of North America, incorporating food as a lens for understanding the history of native peoples in North America.
The production and consumption of food is and has always been central to life, and obtaining food has been a central task for all cultures and societies. Food is also intimately tied to culture, religion, gender, and social class. An important point of conflict, food has provided a natural arena for the development of indigenous identities, highlighted by the politics of food sovereignty. By examining how food was produced, consumed, and shared, the trio developed units to help students gain a deeper knowledge of the histories of native peoples in North America.
The lecture is free and open to the public.