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The High Plains Society
Applied Anthropology



Upcoming events

    • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    • 6:00 PM (MDT)
    • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    • 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Four Winds American Indian Council, 201 West 5th Ave, Denver, CO 80204

    High Plains Society 

    for Applied Anthropology 

    2018 Spring Conference

    April 26-29, 2018

    Four Winds American Indian Council 

    201 West 5th Ave, Denver, Colorado

    Who Stole the Keys to my Kingdom? Global Dislocation, Local Gentrification, Recognition, and Status.

    In Trump’s “World as Real Estate” worldview, people, products, and parcels of land are what drive the “art of the deal.”  From the Dreamers and the contentious end to DACA, to Syrian refugees stopped at the border or let to drown at sea; from the climate refugees, leaving their beloved Puerto Rico, to the White House’s egregious removal of environmental protections over the ancestral lands of Bears Ears and Escalante.  The struggle over possession and use of lands, recognition and status of humans forcibly relocated, and the blatant human rights violations of an increasingly-global gentrification agenda have reached an epic capitalistic crest.  As applied anthropologists it is our duty to look for solutions to these most serious concerns; solutions which take into account humans as well as the environment and other forms of life.  In an attempt to demonstrate due diligence and look critically into these issues, we invite abstracts for presentations via formal papers, visual documentary, music, poetry, literature, and performative theatre. We also welcome individual, group, community, academic, government and policy-based demonstrations, presentations, performances and workshops. 

    Student Travel Award Application

    Every year HPSfAA awards One $200 travel award to a student currently pursuing an Undergrad or Graduate level degree. Preference given to individuals presenting at the conference. Awardee will be reimbursed on last day of conference.  

    Suggested Lodging Options

    Reserve your hotel accommodations at TownPlace Suites-Marriott for $156-189/night depending on room selection by visiting this link to make a reservation.

    TownPlace Suites-Marriott is located at 685 Speer Boulevard, a 10-minute walk to the 4 Winds American Indian Council Center. 

    For attendees looking for a more options, consider Airbnb. Which has over 100+ rentals located in the adjacent Baker Neighborhood. 

Past events

Thursday, September 21, 2017 Ghost Ranch 2017 Fall Retreat
Thursday, April 27, 2017 2017 Annual Spring Conference
Thursday, September 22, 2016 Ghost Ranch 2016 Retreat
Thursday, April 21, 2016 2016 Annual Meeting
Thursday, September 24, 2015 Ghost Ranch 2015 Retreat
Thursday, April 23, 2015 2015 Annual Meeting
Thursday, September 25, 2014 Ghost Ranch 2014 Retreat
Friday, April 18, 2014 2014 Annual Meeting
Friday, October 04, 2013 Ghost Ranch 2013 Retreat
Thursday, March 21, 2013 2013 Annual Meeting
Friday, October 05, 2012 Ghost Ranch 2012 Retreat
Thursday, April 19, 2012 2012 Annual Meeting
Friday, September 30, 2011 Ghost Ranch 2011 Retreat
Friday, April 15, 2011 2011 Annual Meeting
Friday, October 01, 2010 Ghost Ranch 2010 Retreat
Thursday, April 22, 2010 2010 Annual Meeting

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