OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Anthropologist and Dancer Next Guest of Native American Philosophies

04/27/2007

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Anthropologist and Oregon State University faculty member Deanna Paniataaq Kingston will speak at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, in Gilfillan Hall at Oregon State University.

Her lecture is part of the Native American Philosophies class and lectures, a series of Wednesday evening events that bring distinguished Native American writers, performers and political leaders to OSU.

The event is free and open to the public.

The event will also feature traditional dancing and drumming by the Northwest Iñupiaq Dancers.

Kingston will speak on climate change, native subsistence practices and conflict resolution in the Arctic region.

Kingston is an associate professor of anthropology at OSU where she has developed collaborative grants from the National Science Foundation to explore the culture, biogeography, and traditional ecological knowledge of King Island, Alaska. She is a descendent of the King Island Inupiaq community.

Since 1991, Kingston has been a member of the Northwest Inupiaq Dancers, a group that performs Inupiaq dances. The group includes her uncle Alex Muktoyuk, her aunt Nancy Muktoyuk, her mother Olga Kingston, and her brother Scott Kingston.

Native American Philosophies is sponsored by the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word; the Ethnic Studies Department; the Philosophy Department; the Native American Collaborative Institute; and the Hundere Endowment for Religion and Culture.