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Indigenous Comics Speaker Series: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas (Haida)

Wednesday, October 11 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Knight Library, Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid Street, Eugene, OR

UO Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) and Comics and Cartoon Studies are excited to announce the Indigenous Comics Speaker series for 2023-24 featuring the work of three Indigenous comics artists across the academic year.


We’re excited to kick off the series next week by welcoming Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas (Haida) to campus for a series of classroom visits, interviews, and workshops with students.


As the signature event of the series, Michael will deliver a public talk on Wednesday, October 11 from 4-5:30 pm in the Knight Library Browsing Room. Following the address, Michael will be selling and signing copies of his work until 6pm, in partnership with local comics store Books with Pictures.


The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. See the attached poster for more details.


The Indigenous Comics Speaker series is made possible by the generous support of UO NAIS, Comics and Cartoon Studies, Department of English, Oregon Humanities Center, Division of Equity and Inclusion, Office of the President, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Center for Environmental Futures, Center for the Study of Women and Society, and Environmental Studies.


The University of Oregon is located on Kalapuya ilihi, the traditional indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people. Following treaties between 1851 and 1855, Kalapuya people were dispossessed of their indigenous homeland by the United States government and forcibly removed to the Coast Reservation in Western Oregon. Today, Kalapuya descendants are primarily citizens of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and they continue to make important contributions to their communities, to the UO, to Oregon, and to the world.

In following the Indigenous protocol of acknowledging the original people of the land we occupy, we also extend our respect to the nine federally recognized Indigenous nations of Oregon: the Burns Paiute Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Coquille Indian Tribe, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, and the Klamath Tribes.

We express our respect to the many more tribes who have ancestral connections to this territory, including the Chinook Indian Nation and the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes, as well as to all other displaced Indigenous peoples who call Oregon home. Hayu masi.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Lecture, Guest Speaker


College of Arts & Sciences, Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies, English, Comics and Cartoon Studies

Target Audience

General Public


Free and open to the Public. Light refreshments will be served.


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