Whitman College

Following My Life Path of Hozhó: Being and Becoming a Navajo Archaeologist & Anthropologist

Whitman welcomes Davina Two Bears to campus in conjuction with the 2017 Power and Privilege Symposium.

Davina Two Bears will discuss her life experiences growing up Navajo in northern Arizona, and the challenges she faced in her education. She will share her experience of leaving the reservation to attend Dartmouth College in New England, and how she became interested in the field of anthropology and archaeology, which led to a 14 year career with the Navajo Nation Archaeology Department. Last, she will share the reasons she decided to go back to school to obtain a PhD at Indiana University in the Archaeology of the Social Context PhD Program with a PhD Minor in Native American & Indigenous Studies. Her dissertation research is on the Old Leupp Boarding School, a historic archaeological site in Leupp, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation. The OLBS was used to assimilate and educate Navajo children into Western society from 1909 to 1942, but it also served as a Japanese Isolation Center in 1943.

This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Olin Hall, Room 129
920 E Isaacs, Walla Walla, WA

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