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GIF News for November 2018


GIF News for November 2018: New Indigenous Courses and upcoming events

Indigenous People’s Day at FIU approved by Student Government Association.


A monumental step in making FIU a more inclusive school for our Indigenous students while recognizing the need to make things right and set the record straight for Indigenous Peoples' globally. FIU is to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day annually on the second Monday of October. Accomplished through the continuing efforts of the members of the student club, the Global Indigenous Group.

Indigenous Cultures and the Environment Study Abroad to Ecuadorian Amazon


Three weeks July 8 to 17th. Learn about Indigenous knowledge of, and relationships to, the environment. Learn how to conduct research in cultural anthropology working directly with Kichwa and Waorani communities while being housed in the beautiful Andes and Amazon field school. Undergraduate course ANT 3403: Cultural Ecology, or Graduate Course ANG 5267: Environmental Anthropology. Dr. Juliet S. Erazo is an Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Global and Sociocultural [...]

Upcoming Events

Miccouskee Indian Arts and Crafts Festival

12/26/2018 10:00 AM

Honors the gathering tradition and brings together the South Florida community with First Nations and Aboriginal members of North America. At this weeklong event enjoy authentic foods, alligator demonstrations and the Everglades on airboat rides as well as the cultures and traditions of other tribes.

Seminole Tribal Fair

02/08/2019 10:00 AM

Annual gathering of Seminole and tribes from throughout Indian Country for dance, music and arts.

The Story of the Americas: What the Artifacts Tell Us

02/23/2019 10:00 AM

Carol Damian, Ph.D., FIU Professor Emeritus of Art History. Co-Curator of exhibition, Culture and Change in the Early Americas. Kislak Center at Miami Dade College Freedom Tower. Downtown, Miami.

Contact Us

Dr. Dennis Wiedman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies SIPA 327
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Office phone: 305-348-2262
Secretary: 305-348-2247
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