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Presented By: A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning

UNDER THE CAMPUS, THE LAND - Investigative Memorialization: The Anishinaabe Land Grant and the University of Michigan

In the 1817 Treaty of Fort Meigs, Odawa, Ojibwe, and Potawatomi people granted land to an institution where their children could be educated. Taking ownership of this grant, the University of Michigan acquired three properties in the 1820s. What needs to be known about the Anishinaabe land grant and the University of Michigan’s use of this grant in order for the university to carry out its treaty obligations?

Andrew Herscher, Professor of Architecture, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning; Professor of History of Art, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Andrea Carlson, Artist and co-founder of the Center for Native Futures

UNDER THE CAMPUS, THE LAND is a set of public conversations about the place of the U.S. university in Native and settler colonial histories and futures. Organized by Andrew Herscher, these conversations will bring together Native and settler voices speaking to and about the university around four themes: reckoning with the settler university, advancing Native student activism, investigating university land, and making amends to the land. These conversations will take place in conjunction with two exhibitions at the University of Michigan Museum of Art: Andrea Carlson’s Future Cache, which commemorates the Cheboiganing Band of Ottawa and Chippewa people who were violently displaced from land in Northern Michigan now owned by the University of Michigan, and Cannupa Hanska Luger’s You’re Welcome, which explores histories and narratives of land occupied by the University of Michigan.

Generously supported by the Native American Studies (NAS) Program at the University of Michigan, the U-M Arts Initiative, Stamps School of Art & Design, Stamps Gallery, UMMA, and the Department of the History of Art at the University of Michigan

October 26, 5:30 p.m.: Cannupa Hanska Luger: How Do We Remember? A conversation with Monument Lab Co-Founder Paul Farber, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI

October 27-28: Under the Campus, the Land, UMMA and Stamps Gallery
October 27, 5:00 p.m.: Under the Campus, the Land – ​2023 Binda Lecture: Keynote by Tristan Ahtone

October 28, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Memory & Monuments Open House

October 28, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Live podcast recording of Broken Boxes by Ginger Dunnill and Cannupa Hanska Luger, with artists Andrea Carlson and Matika Wilbur, UMMA

October 28, 6:00 p.m.: Matika Wilbur Artist Talk and Book Signing, Stamps Gallery, 201 S. Division, Ann Arbor, MI

October 26 – 28: Andrea Carlson Future Cache, UMMA

October 26 – 28: Cannupa Hanska Luger You’re Welcome, UMMA

Related events & exhibitions coordinated as part of the Memory & Monuments Weekend program of the Arts & Resistance Theme Semester, organized by UMMA and the U-M Arts Initiative in partnership with the Stamps Gallery and “Under the Campus, the Land” series of conversations by Taubman College faculty Andrew Herscher.

The Arts & Resistance Theme Semester, organized by UMMA and the U-M Arts Initiative, is generously supported by the U-M Office of the Provost, the U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, and Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick.

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