For decades, Black and Indigenous archaeologists have rightfully called for a radical reimagining of how archaeology interprets and understands the past. The formulation of archaeologies by, for, and with Indigenous peoples and informed by Black feminist experiences are a testament to the desire of scholars to create a field rooted in decolonial and liberatory praxis. These decolonial interventions work to unsettle the past—reveling in the human complexity of Indigenous and Black life. This panel, comprised of leading Indigenous and Black archaeologists and artists, focuses squarely on the continued work of scholars who are helping to decolonize Black and Indigenous pasts by reshaping how archaeological knowledge is created.
Sara Gonzalez, Curator of Archaeology, Burke Museum, University of Washington
Sven Haakanson, Curator of Native American Anthropology, Burke Museum, University of Washington
Mateo Romero, Contemporary Pueblo Painter
Cheryl White, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Suriname
Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Ph.D., Professor in Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
CART captioning provided by Lori Stavropoulos.