Archive for September, 2012

Traditional Knowledge Scholars’ Lecture Series FALL 2012

Department of Applied Indigenous Studies
SBS West Building (Bldg. 70) – Room 9 (Bottom Level)

Applied Indigenous Studies logo: a hand.

Wednesday, October 10th
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bob Lomadafkie
Dividing the World for Occupation: Post discovery of the “New World” and Indigenous worldview.

Wednesday, October 10
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Marina Vasquez
Herbs and Medicinal Plants: This lecture will focus on 10 medicinal plants that grow in Flagstaff.

Wednesday, October 17th
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Marina Vasquez
Rilaj Maam – The Mayan God of Love, Health and Wealth: This lecture will focus on a Mayan deity born after the Conquest and his importance for indigenous resistance.

Wednesday, October 24th
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bob Lomadafkie
Occupying the “New World”: Old World imposition upon indigenous lands.

Wednesday, November 7th
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bob Lomadafkie
1680 Revolution in the Southwest: Unity of Southwest Pueblos for expulsion of the Spanish Crown.

Wednesday, November 14th
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Marina Vasquez
The Mayan Calendar: The Long count Calendar and Its Implications for 2012: This lecture will focus on the end of the 52 year cycle of the Mayan Calendar and the prophecies.

Wednesday, November 21st
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bob Lomadafkie
Reorientation of the “Universe”: Indigenous worldview, from past into contemporary placement.

Wednesday, November 28th
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Marina Vasquez
Baktun 13 A New Beginning: This lecture will focus on ways to adapt to the changes occurring in the world today.

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Traditional Agriculture & Sustainable Living Conference.


Conference Logo, "Traditional Agriculture & Sutainable Living"
OCTOBER 12 &13, 2012

Submission Guidelines:

We are accepting submissions for the 7th Annual Traditional Agriculture and Sustainable Living Conference till September 21, 2012 at Northern New Mexico College. We are soliciting papers in all areas where traditional practices are aligned with the concept of sustainability. Presentations should be focused on activities and research on the traditional aspects of sustainability through:

· natural organic farming practices

· seed saving

· education in traditional foods and medicines,

· developing markets for surplus crops,

· value added production, and

· helping communities maintain or return to their traditional cultural lifestyles.

In this conference, we are interested in fostering discussion around work pertaining to:

· Clean, Safe Accessible Water, and Water Rights

· Women in Traditional Agriculture

· Spirituality in Agriculture

· Innovations in Sustainability

Include a 500-word abstract that outlining the topic of the presentation. Each proposal, should include a one- paragraph biography and a one-page c.v., including address, phone, and email address for the point of contact. Indicate AV equipment needs, if any.

Deadline for Statements of Interest: September 17, 2012
Acceptance Notices will be sent by September 21, 2012

Email each submission in PDF form to: Or send by mail service to: Sostenga Center, Northern New Mexico College, 921 Paseo de Oñate, Española, NM 87532.

For more information, visit:

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Your Chance To Make A Difference At NAU

Housing and Residence Life is still accepting applications for Eco-Reps with the priority deadline being THIS Friday, September 7 at 5 pm. We are looking for students who live on campus that want to make living sustainably a priority for themselves and others. As an Eco-Rep, you will receive ongoing training and education on a variety of environmental topics along with techniques on how to communicate effectively with your friends and neighbors in order to convince them to make changes in their attitudes and lifestyles. If you are looking for a rewarding student leadership position and plan to work in an environmentally focused field after graduation, don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to make a difference at NAU and develop skills that will make you stand out in today’s competitive job market! For more information on the position and how to apply, please go to

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