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Oct 28
Stamps Gallery
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Under the Campus, the Land – ​Advancing Native Student Activism

UNDER THE CAMPUS, THE LAND is a set of public conversations about the place of the U.S. university in Native and settler colonial histories and futures. Organized by Andrew Herscher, 
For a full listing of Under the Campus, the Land sessions, click here.

Advancing Native Student Activism

The effort to hold the University of Michigan to its responsibilities to Native people has been led by generations of Native American students. This effort culminated in the 2018 report of the Native American Student Task Committee. What has happened at the university as a result of Native student activism? What hasn’t happened? And what should happen in the future?

Andrea Wilkerson, Program Manager, Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs

Shannon Martin, Tribal Elder, Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians & Descendant of the Ancestors Whose Land the University of Michigan Was Founded Upon
Joe Reilly, (Cherokee), U-M Alumnus and Community Member
Samara Jackson-Tobey, (Mashpee Wampanoag), Native American Student Association Alumna; Citizen of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Bethany Hughes, Assistant Professor, Department of American Culture, University of Michigan

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


October 26, 5:30 p.m.: Cannupa Hanska Luger: How Do We Remember? A conversation with Monument Lab Co-Founder Paul Farber, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI
October 27, 5:00 p.m.: Under the Campus, the Land – 2023 Binda Lecture: Keynote by Tristan Ahtone
October 28, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Memory & Monuments Open House
October 28, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Live podcast recording of Broken Boxes by Ginger Dunnill and Cannupa Hanska Luger, with artists Andrea Carlson and Matika Wilbur, UMMA
October 28, 6:00 p.m.: Matika Wilbur Artist Talk and Book Signing, Stamps Gallery, 201 S. Division, Ann Arbor, MI
October 26 – 28: Andrea Carlson Future Cache, UMMA
October 26 – 28: Cannupa Hanska Luger You’re Welcome, UMMA

Related events & exhibitions coordinated as part of the Memory & Monuments Weekend program of the Arts & Resistance Theme Semester, organized by UMMA and the U-M Arts Initiative in partnership with the Stamps Gallery and Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning faculty Andrew Herscher.

Lead support for You're Welcome is provided by Teiger Foundation, the U-M Office of the Provost, the U-M Office of the President, Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick, the U-M Marsal Family School of Education, the U-M Institute for the Humanities, Michigan Humanities, and the U-M Arts Initiative. Additional generous support is provided by Melissa Kaish and Jonathan Dorfman. 

The Arts & Resistance Theme Semester, organized by UMMA and the U-M Arts Initiative, is generously supported by the U-M Office of the Provost, the U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, and Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick.

Special thanks to the Cheboiganing (Burt Lake) Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Margaret Noodin, and Richard A. Wiles, for their consultation on the State Historical Marker text; to Margaret Noodin and Michael Zimmerman, Jr. for translating the gallery texts into Anishinaabemowin; to James Horton and Fritz Swanson for generously producing the letterpress broadsides; to colleagues at the U-M Biological Station, U-M Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, U-M Clements Library, and U-M Clark Map Library. For more information on the Cheboiganing (Burt Lake) Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians visit 

Lead support for Future Cache is provided by Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick, and the U-M Office of the Provost.

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