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Throughout the year, the Burke plays host to authors, visiting professors, scientists, and other fascinating speakers.

Kane Hall 225, Walker Ames Room, UW Campus

ArtTalk Symposium—Conversations on Northwest Native Art

Sat., Mar. 28, 2015 | 9:30 am – 4 pm

Join leading scholars and Native American/First Nations artists as they present and discuss current trends and recent research on the distinctive art traditions of our region. They will examine the last 50 years of Northwest Coast art, as marked by the 50th anniversary volume of Bill Holm’s influential book, Northwest Coast Indian Art: Analysis of Form, and look forward to the next fifty years in an art form and cultures that are thriving and innovative.

These talks are part of the second day in a two-day symposium.

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Geology of our National Parks with Dr. Stan Chernicoff

Tues., Apr. 7, 2015 – Tues., Apr. 28, 2015 | 7 –  8:30 pm

North America's National Parks are some of the world's most scenically spectacular places. They are also extraordinary laboratories in which to explore and discover virtually all things geological. This 4-week lecture series, which will highlight some of the very best geological stories within America's parks, focuses on the American West -- from Yellowstone, Glacier, and the Tetons in the Rockies to the wonders of the Colorado Plateau in Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Petrified Forest, and the Grand Canyon.

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Gwich’in Nation’s and the Porcupine Caribou Herd

Sat., Apr. 18, 2015 | 2 pm

For over 30 years the Gwich'in Nation has worked to protect the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the birthing grounds of the Porcupine Caribou Herd upon which Gwich'in villages throughout Alaska and Canada depend. Adeline Raboff and her daughter, Princess 'Daazhraii' Johnson, will present stories, photographs and film about the Gwich'in Nation's connection to the Porcupine Caribou Herd and their advocacy work protecting the herds calving grounds. In addition to an immediate threat from oil & gas development, the Coastal Plain is also at the forefront of climate change.