2024 Paredes Memorial Session

Wednesday, 3:45-7:30 EldoradoA (El Dorado Hotel)

Fostering Social and Environmental Justice,Parts I-II

J. Anthony Paredes Memorial Plenary Reception to Follow

Franz Boaz: Shaping Anthropology and Fostering Social Justice is a new book by Zumwalt that documents the foundation of professional anthropology in the United States. Boaz was committed to social justice and actively pursued applied research to improve the condition of unjustly treated Cultural Groups. He began a tradition of anthropologists who work for and with people to improve their social and environmental conditions. Papers in this session document the continuation of this professional tradition.

CHAIRS: VAN VLACK, Kathleen (NAU), LIM, Heather (Living Heritage Rsch Council), and STOFFLE, Richard (U Arizona)

Part I

STOFFLE, Richard (U Arizona) Breaking the Clovis Glass Ceiling: Native American Oral History of the Pleistocene STOFFLE, Brent (NOAA/SEFSC) Spatial Planning and the Development of the Blue Economy: An Examination of Marine and Terrestrial Resource Use in St. Croix, USVI

VAN VLACK, Kathleen (NAU) We Were Here!: The Southern Paiute Connection to Bears Ears National Monument, Utah

LIM, Heather H. (Living Heritage Rsch Council) Not Your Regular Spring Cleaning: Riparian Ecosystem Restoration Efforts by National Parks in Southeastern Utah

Part II

LARSSON, Simon (U Gothenburg) Green Colonialism: An Analysis of the Sami Response to the “Green Transition” BELL, Alannah (U Arizona) Zuni Connections and Reconnections at Sunset Crater and El Malpais National Monuments

EGUINO URIBE, Bianca (U Arizona) How Cross-Cultural Communication Counts!: The 2023 Traditional Use Study at El Malpais

YARRINGTON, Landon (CO State U) Pathways of Resilience: Revitalizing Ancestral Connections in Natural Bridges National Monument


ParedesThe James Anthony “Tony” Paredes Memorial Session honors the memory and career of the prominent scholar and anthropologist.

Tony was professor of anthropology for 30 years at Florida State University, becoming professor emeritus in 1999. After arriving at FSU, Tony began research among the Poarch Band of Creeks in Alabama in 1971, forginga relationship that lasted until his death.

Tony was instrumental in obtaining federal acknowledgment and recognition of the Poarch Creeks as an Indian tribe in 1984.

Tony served on AAA’s Executive Board and was past president of the Association of Senior Anthropologists, the Society for Applied Anthropology, and the Southern Anthropological Society.

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