Coming Soon: American Indian Film Talk

ISU Lectures Program is co-sponsoring “American Indian Film Talk,” a discussion panel featuring filmmakers Jon Proudstar, Mary Goose, Rean Goose and Lucas Goose.  When / where:  April 25, 7:00 pm, Gallery, in the Memorial Union.

Proudstar has appeared as an actor in numerous movies (including Sterlin Harjo’s indie film Barking Water), shorts, and various TV series.

More recently, he has written and directed the award-winning short film Dude Vision (2005) and the feature-length drama So Close to Perfect (2009).

Visit IMDB for a full list of his many projects and credentials.

The Goose family are Meskwaki and Chippewa, and based in Iowa.  Mary Goose is also a published poet and writer.  Her work has appeared in a number of anthologies and journals, including the following anthologies that you can find in the Library:

   The Remembered Earth: An Anthology of contemporary Native American literature, ed. by Geary Hobson.
Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico Press, 1981.
Parks Library GEN COLLECTION:  PS508 .I5 R4 1981

   Songs from this Earth on Turtle’s Back: Contemporary American Indian Poetry, ed. by Joseph Bruchac.
Greenfield Review Press, 1983.
Parks Library GEN COLLECTION:  PS591.I55 S64x 1983 

This event is co-sponsored by the American Indian Studies Program, and the Center for Distance and Online Learning.  Plan to attend and show these filmmakers your interest and support!

Upcoming lectures

April at ISU features a number of upcoming Lectures of interest.

On Tues, April 10, writer Susan Power (Standing Rock Sioux) will deliver a lecture entitled “Thinking Indian: The Urgency of Native Stories in the New Century.”  7:00 pm @ Great Hall, Memorial Union.  (See Lectures Program for more information.)

Selected Works by Susan Power available in the Library include:

  • “Miss Indian Chicago” (short story), Southern Review, June 1, 2010, pp. 345-356.  (Full-text available through Academic Search Premier and other subscription databases.)
  • “The Table Loves Pain,” American Indian Quarterly 28(1/2): 115-117.  Personal essay on creative writing, Native American literature, and inspiring college students.  (Full-text available through Academic Search Premier and other subscription databases.)
  • Roofwalker, published by Milkweed Editions, 2002.  A collection of 12 short stories organized in two parts – Stories and Histories.
    (Available:  PS3566  .O83578  R66  2002)
  • The Grass Dancerpublished by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1994.  A collection of interwoven short stories.  This collection won the prestigious PEN Literary / Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award for first fiction in 1995.
    (Available:  PS3566  .O83578 .G73  1994)


Also on Tues, April 10, professor and author Olúfémi Táíwò will deliver a lecture entitled “Africa’s Second Struggle for Independence: What’s Modernity Got to Do with It?”  8:00 pm @ the Gallery, Memorial Union.  (See Lectures Program for more information.)

Selected Works by Olúfémi Táíwò available in the Library include:

  •   How Colonialism Preempted Modernity in Africa, published by Indiana University Press, 2010.  This scholarly work examines colonialism in Africa, legal and constitutional aspects, and globalization.
    (Available:  DT14   .T35   2010)
  •   “The Love of Freedom Brought Us Here: An Introduction to Modern African Political Philosophy,” South Atlantic Quarterly 109(2): 391-410.   (Full-text available through Academic Search Premiere and other subscription databases.)

On Thurs. April 26, Dr. Gretchen Bataille will lecture on the topic of “Women and Leadership: Career Success and Satisfaction.”  Dr. Bataille has published on Native American literature as well as ” diversity, civil rights and ethnic studies.”   7:00 pm Sun Room, Memorial Union.  (See Lectures Program for more information.)

Selected Works by Gretchen Bataille available in the Library include:

  • Faculty career paths: Multiple routes to academic success and satisfaction (with co-author Betsy E. Brown).  Published by Praeger Publishers, 2006.
    (LB2331.72  B38  2006)
  • Native American women: A biographical dictionary (with co-editor Laurie Lisa). Published by Routledge, 2001.
    (REF E98  W8  B38  2001)
  • Ethnic studies in the United States: A guide to research (with co-authors Miguel A. Carranza & Laurie Lisa).  Published by Garland Pub., 1996.
    (E184  .A1  B275  1996)

Help welcome these visitors and support campus programming by attending these Lectures!