Our 16th Annual Native American Studies Week is back! Celebrating Indigenous contributions to the field of STEAM, the week’s events include an art exhibit reception, an artist talk, a lecture on Native American food and foodways, programs on the chemistry of pottery and Indigenous medicine and health practices, and more! Events, both hybrid and in-person, are free and open to the public.
Please note whether events will take place at the Center or online. To attend the events online, please register at the Zoom links below. For more information, or to sign up to reserve your spot for in-person events, call (803) 313-7172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that all in-person events have a limited capacity due to COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Dr. Art Greenberg, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of New Hampshire, discusses the science of art in this presentation analyzing the chemistry of Catawba pottery. Presented in conjunction with USC Lancaster’s Chemistry Club.
Dr. Kim Richardson, USC Lancaster Associate Professor of History, explores the complexities of medicine, childbirth, sanitation, diseases, and other issues within the Aztec Empire to discover what can be learned and applied to current concerns.
This exhibit explores the contributions of Indigenous inventors and innovators to the field of STEAM.
Alex Osborn (Catawba), the Center’s summer Contemporary Artist-in-Residence, presents a talk about his work with photography, digital collage, and drawing, and his completed art installation in the Center’s Five Points Gallery.
Chef and culinary educator Dave Smoke-McCluskey (Mohawk) discusses the science of nixtamalization and its impact on the agricultural Indigenous diet.