A citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, Deer has documented in academic scholarship the historical and ideological underpinnings of the failure to adequately protect victims of physical and sexual abuse in Indian Country, and she has worked with grassroots and national organizations attempting to navigate the complex legal and bureaucratic hurdles facing Native victims of violence.
Eric Cheyfitz: Contrary to popular media coverage, which takes its narrative line from official Israeli and US sources, the Israeli invasion of Gaza was not a matter of self-defense but a calculated offensive.
This year’s NAISA conference (May 29-31) has been well attended by AIP faculty and graduate students. The AIP Director, Dr. Jolene Rickard, was one of the leading participants in the important roundtable discussions on the status of Native American Studies/American Indian Studies/Indigenous Studies in the United States and globally.
Starting a new springtime tradition, Native American leaders at Cornell planted the seeds of peace and sought to cultivate a new crop of student recruits March 21-22 at the inaugural Promising Futures event, which introduced more than 60 Native American high school students from across the United States to Cornell.
High school students from Native American backgrounds visited campus March 21-22 to learn about Cornell, celebrated Haudenosaunee culture with a symposium and exhibit and talk to Cornell Native American students about attending Cornell.
On February 5th, 2014, Dr. Eric Cheyfitz, Ernest I. White Professor of American Studies and Humane Letters and American Indian Program faculty member at Cornell, delivered a lecture on "The Force of Exceptionalist Narratives in the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict" at Cornell's Society for the Humanities Annual Invitational Lecture.