Keynote: Newe Resistance and Experiences of the Transcontinental Railroads in Indigenous Homelands

Darren Parry(Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation), Elder, and Principal, Boa Ogoi Cultural Interpretive Center

Session 1: Railroad Stories: Materials, Meaning, and Change in Indian Country

 Elliott West, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Arkansas

Larry Cesspooch (Ute), Ute Storyteller, Project Director, UteTube

Jennifer Graber, Associate Director of Native American and Indigenous Studies,
University of Texas at Austin

Session 2: The Great Northern: Building an Empire on Blackfeet History

 Aaron LaFromboise (Blackfeet), Director of Library Services, Blackfeet Community College

Tryce Yellowowl (Blackfeet), Student, Blackfeet Community College 

Drew Laundry, Extension Agent, USDA, Blackfeet Community College

Keynote: Fort Hall Indian Reservation and the ‘Iron Horse’: Trespassers, Free Rides, and Broken Promises

Yvette Towersap (Shoshone-Bannock)

Session 3: Talking Railroads
and Native Americans in the Great Basin 

Principal Man Ian Zabarte(Western Bands
of the Shoshone Nation of Indians)

Christopher MacMahon, Director,
Nevada State Railroad Museum

Sarah Keyes, Assistant Professor,
University of Nevada, Reno

Justin Gage, Lecturer, University of Arkansas

Session 4: Teaching and Learning about Railroads in Indian Territory and Among the Five Tribes 

Nathaniel Cummings-Lambert (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians), Doctoral Student,
New York University

Farina King (Diné), Associate Professor, Northeastern State University

Jarren Fourkiller (Cherokee), Student, Northeastern State University

Charlee Gilliam White (Cherokee and Choctaw Descendant), Student,
Northeastern State University


Artist Talk

Amanda Francom
(Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation)

Session 5: Along the Rails in the Southwest: Indigeneity & Community Experience 

Thelma Antonio (Laguna Pueblo), Consultant, Native Pathways LLC

Theresa Frazier (Laguna/Hopi - Chippewa), Director, Gallup Cultural Center

 Paul Spruhan, Assistant Attorney General, Navajo Nation Department of Justice

Session 6: Photo, Film, and Game: Assessing the Visual Storytelling of Railroads in Indian Country

Isis Luxenburger, Doctoral Student,
Saarland University

Molly Cannon, Director, Mountain West Center, Utah State University

Daniel Davis, Photograph Archivist,
Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University 

Victoria Sanders, Founder,
Elephanta Education

James R. Swensen, Associate Professor, Brigham Young University