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*Call for Papers: **"Breaking Borders: Indigenous Peoples Across the Divide"*

*2008 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association*

*February 24–28, 2009*

*Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association's
30th Annual Conference* *in* *Albuquerque, NM*

Paper proposals are now being accepted for a panel dedicated to issues of
physical borders, from a Hemispheric and Indigenous perspective.  Proposals
should engage border policies and cultures of the Americas and Canada and
lend critical analyses to the concept of Nationalism concerning both
Indigenous and non-Native perspectives.

*The deadline for submitting proposals is November 15, 2008.***

Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not
included here are welcome and encouraged:

   - Defining Mestizo Peoples across the Southern Border
   - Indigenous Border Cultures
   - Métis/métis Canadian Communities
   - Mestizo Peoples of the Southern U.S. (Creoles, Cajuns, Redbones etc)
   - Métis Communities of the U.S. Great Lakes
   - State and Federal Recognition
   - Indigenous Descended Families Across Borders
   - American Indian and Mestizo conflicts and camaraderie
   - First Nation Peoples and Métis conflicts and camaraderie

Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent to
L. Rain Cranford-Gomez. Please forward this email to people who would be
interested in participating.  **


*L. Rain A Cranford-Gomez*
Area C0-Chair, Native/Indigenous Studies
PCA/ACA Annual Regional Conferences
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         American Literature and Language Arts
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*Dr. Sara Sutler-Cohen*
Area Co-Chair, Native/Indigenous Studies
PCA/ACA Annual Regional Conferences
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Sociology Department Chair
Bellevue College

 The 2009 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico
at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque. Join us this year, as a returning or
first-time participant, as we celebrate the 30th year of this regional
popular culture conference. Further details regarding the conference
(listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at
http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/ <http://www.swtexaspca.org/>.


-- 
Sara Sutler-Cohen, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Sociology
Bellevue College
Programmer, American Indian Film Festival

http://sarasutlercohen.com
www.myspace.com/bccsoc
www.bellevuecollege.edu/aiff
http://www.wordcraftcircle.org/


"Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root.'" -- Angela Y. Davis

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