Events Calendar

2014-2015 Events

Owning Red: Indigenous Peoples, Property, and Human Rights

Wednesday, October 22nd – 12pm to 1pm (WCC 2012)

Angela Riley, HLS Class of 1998, discussed the history of conquest and property law have played in the dispossession of Indian land, identity, and bodies; from Johnson v. M’Intosh, to the Redskins, to the epidemic of  violence against Native and Indigenous women. The talk was attended by over 80 members of the HLS community.


Photo of Angela Riley with event organizers (including the NALSA board).

NALSA Retreat

Sunday, September 21st, 12pm-2:30pm
JFK Park (near Harvard Square) – Meet at WCC

For anyone who wants to walk to JFK Park together, we will meet at 12pm this Sunday near the main entrance to WCC (near the set of stairs that go from the first floor of WCC to the second floor). Anyone who would like to join us later can of course meet us at JFK Park (directions available through Google Maps).We will head back to WCC around 2pm and should be back on campus by 2:30pm. You are of course welcome to stop by the picnic/retreat for just a few minutes or join us for the whole time. Feel free to invite friends who are interested in getting involved in NALSA.We will take care of bringing the food (so no need to bring anything unless you would like to)! We are so looking forward to catching up with one another, welcoming new members, and chatting about NALSA.


Past Events

Meet and Greet with Indigenous Australian Students

November 13, 2013
4:00-6:00 pm
Place: Dudley House, Fireside Room

NALSA General Meeting

November 14, 2013 @ 7 pm
Place: WCC 4056

Symposium on Racial Identity in Higher Education

November 15, 2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Place: Brattle Room (Area 3), Gutman Conference Center

The symposium will bring together 16 Native American Harvard students, 16 students from other minority Harvard students, and 16 Australian Indigenous students and graduates. The date of the Symposium coincides with the 2013 Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Study Tour (the Study Tour). The Study Tour provides the opportunity for high-achieving Indigenous Australians interested in postgraduate study to visit universities such as Columbia, Harvard, NYU and Standford in the US, and Oxford and Cambridge in the UK.

This symposium is an effort to recognize the role of racial identity in higher education. In Australia, Indigenous educators and academics stress the need to claim a space for Indigenous identity, and to create legitimacy for traditional methodologies, in the classroom, lecture halls, and academic journals. We want to learn about how these issues are playing out in the United States. We hope to discuss current issues, and brainstorm methods to overcome them.

To RSVP, or for more information please contact Kathleen Jackson at

Massachusetts FBA Brown Bag Luncheon on Federal Indian Law

November 22, 2013
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Place: Sherin and Lodgen

Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host a Brown Bag Luncheon, during which Professor Elizabeth A. Kronk Warner of the University of Kansas School of Law, who serves as Chief Judge of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Court of Appeal, will discuss Federal Indian Law.