Archived: SAMRU’s Native Student Centre welcomes Dr. Beth Piatote

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SAMRU’s Native Student Centre (NSC), in partnership with Mount Royal University and the Iniskim Centre, welcomes author and educator Dr. Beth Piatote who will be speaking on “Sonic Sovereignty in D’Arcy McNickle’s: The Surrounded

Dr. Piatote is an Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Native American Studies at University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Piatote notes that her current book “explores the ways in which Native American writers have drawn upon sensory representations such as sound and synesthesia to produce a distinct imaginary that contests settler-colonial incursion and affirms indigenous politics and aesthetics.” (see Dr. Piatote’s biography here

Dr. Piatote’s Research interests include: Native American literature, history, law and culture; Native American/Aboriginal literature and federal Indian law in the United States and Canada; American literature and cultural studies; Ni:mi:pu: (Nez Perce) language and literature.

All members of the MRU community are invited to come listen, learn, and participate in the final Elder/Speaker series session of the semester. Join us for a potluck lunch immediately following the presentation – everyone is welcome!

Learn more about the Native Student Centre (NSC): or join them on Facebook:

For more information please contact Cory Cardinal, Native Student Centre Coordinator at or 403.440.7795403.440.7795

By Richie Lazarowich, Communications Coordinator

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