For decades Black and Indigenous archaeologists have rightfully called for a radical reimagining of how archaeologists interpret and understand the past. The formulation of archaeologies by, for, and with Indigenous peoples and informed by Black Feminist experiences are a testament to the desire of scholars to create a field rooted in decolonial and liberatory praxis. These decolonial interventions of knowledge formation work to unsettle the past--reveling in the human complexity of Indigenous and Black life. This panel, composed of leading Indigenous and Black archaeologists and artists, places our focus squarely on the continued work of scholars who are working to decolonize Black and Indigenous pasts by reshaping how archaeological knowledge is created.
Sara Gonzalez, PhD, Associate Professor at the University of Washington and Curator of Archaeology at the Burke Museum
Sven Haakanson (Alutiiq), PhD, Associate Professor at the University of Washington and Curator of North American Anthropology at the Burke Museum
Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo), Contemporary Pueblo Painter and Dubin Fellow
Cheryl White, PhD, Archaeology Coordinator, Anton de Kom University of Suriname
Moderated by Whitney Battle-Baptiste, PhD, Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center and Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
CART captioning provided by Lori Stavropoulos
Sponsored by the Society of Black Archaeologists, Indigenous Archaeology Collective, Stanford Archaeology Center, Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and SAPIENS