Grand Coulee Dam: The Intersection of Modernity and Indigenous Cultures

Location

Spokane, WA

Deadline

Dates

July 12 - July 17, 2020; July 19 - July 24, 2020 Length: 1 Week

Type

Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience

Contact

Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted

@email

509-359-6998

Grand Coulee Dam: Intersection of Modernity and Indigenous Cultures is a K-12 teacher workshop that explores the history of Grand Coulee Dam as a landmark of contested narratives.  One narrative celebrated the social, economic, and cultural power of modernity.   The other focused on the loss of indigenous cultural identities and practices.  Participants will unpack these themes in discussion with experts, site visits, and through oral histories, art, song, and photographs.  The workshop will equip teachers with analytical frameworks to guide their humanities and social science students in conversations on how social groups experience and interpret transformative changes of the landscape.

Project Director(s)

Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted; David Allen Pietz

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

David Pietz, Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted, Francene Watson, Benedict Colombi, Vincent Langedijk, Laurie Arnold, Steven Evans, Margo Hill, Allen Pinkham, Jennifer Ferguson, Kettle Falls Historical Society staff, Ivan Snavely

Grantee Institution

Eastern Washington University