by Kristy Glenn
Recently, Richard Sherman, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and wildlife biologist, Anthropology master's graduate Michael Brydge and current graduate student, Kristy Glenn facilitated a two day Lakota ethnobotany workshop.
They partnered with the Little Wound Middle School Summer School Program, the Kyle Senior Center, the Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce (PRACC), Oglala Sioux Parks and Recreation Authority (OSPRA), all organizations located in Kyle, South Dakota.
Over the past several years Dr. Jeffrey Snodgrass has been stomping around the forests of central India assessing the interrelation of forests and Indigenous peoples’ health and well-being. Most recently, he has been working with Sahariyas inhabiting in and near the Kuno-Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Read more
Tracy Hays, Director of United Way's 211 program, a 24-hour non-emergency information and referral line, which provides information on community resources in Larimer county, joined Dr. Kate Browne's graduate seminar; The Culture of Disaster, during the first week of classes. Hayes, on a large-scale map, showed students the extent of the High Park Fire, pointing out the Poudre River and how the fire jumped the river, as well as the frightening implications of its spread after that point. Read more
Thomas Vallejos discussed his research: Native American Social Class and Alcoholism on the Reservations at the Capstone presentations last week and earned best presentation in Cultural Anthropology for his thoughtful analysis. Congrats, Thomas!
This month, CSU is excited to host the joint Spring 2012 Annual Conference of the High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology (HPSfAA) and the 20th Annual Spring Contest Powwow and Indian Art Market, April 19-22. The Powwow, sponsored by the Northern Colorado Intertribal Powwow Association (NCIPA), honors Native American art and artisans. Read more
John McGreevy is a first-year master’s student studying cultural anthropology, and he was recently named a Center for Collaborative Conservation Fellow. In his fellowship project, Kilti nan Pyebwa (The Culture of Trees), he will interview locals in two regions of Haiti and compare how different Haitian communities understand and use trees. Read more
In March, 2011, Kate Browne was elected President of the Society for
Economic Anthropology (SEA). The SEA is the only anthropological association
organized to promote scholarship about how social and economic life interact.
Members include anthropologists, economists, geographers, and sociologists among
others, and together represent scholars from a wide variety of countries. Read more
Cultural Anthropologist and professor, Dr. Kathy Galvin's has been working with other scientists to create the documentary: Pastoralist voices on Climate Change: Understanding Climate from the Ground up." check out the CCAFS website and trailer here.
CSU hosted delegation of Humphrey Fellows on Monday, February 6. This program, allows professionals from around the world participate in post-graduate work at various US institutions.
Larisa Reifschneider was awarded the "Best Presentation in Cultural Anthropology' for her work on her capstone project, the Power of Sexual Expression. Great work and best wishes in the future! Read more
Kathy Galvin is the lead on a project in Kenya: Pastoral Transformations to Resilient Futures: Understanding Climate from the Ground up. In conjunction with the project, Galvin has been working on a film, Pastoralist Voices on Climate Change which seeks to help scientists and pastoralists in Kenya understand the effects of climate change. Watch the trailer. To read more about this project, visit her website and the Institute for Society, Landscape & Ecosystem Change.
Kathy Sherman, Chair and Richard Sherman of the Ogalala Sioux Parks and Recreation, recently presented a brown bag seminar at the LSC for the Center for Collaborative Conservation. The focus of the seminar was on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and the Lakota environmental issues which are embodied in historical, cultural and spiritual connections with land and wildlife. Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Snodgrass has been studying the effects of online games and their ability to impact the player in deeply rewarding ways. To read more about Dr. Snodgrass's research and the studies he has conducted, check out the full story in the Colorado State University magazine published this fall.
Collaboration Leads to Exchange Program - From September 23 through September 29, the Department of Anthropology hosted Dr. Day Thahir and six Ph.D. students from Trisakti University in Jakarta, Indonesia. Dr. Thahir is a founder of the Sustainable Development Management Ph.D. at Trisakti University, which was formulated in collaboration with Dr. Maurice Albertson and CSU.
Still Waiting - Life After Katrina - Cultural Anthropology professor Kate Browne has spent years of her time and dedicated her research, passion and self to helping document, and attempt to understand the implications of displacement after a hurricane in the documentary; Still Waiting. Watch the trailer.
In the Field at Ute Mountain - Each year, students interested in Applied Anthropology have the opportunity to spend time on the and experience life on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation in Southwestern Colorado
Professor's work in Kenya helps to promote sustainable Agriculture - Cultural Anthropology Professor, Kathy Galvin, is conducting research in East Africa to help understand climate change, globalization and the future of pastoralism. Watch the trailer.
Pineridge Field School - As part of one of the Departments experiential learning courses, ANTH 414: Development in Indian Country, Chair and professor, Dr. Kathy Sherman, six students and graduate student, Michael Brydge, spent this past spring break exploring and learning more about the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.