Brightening the Covenant Chain: Revealing Cultures of Diplomacy Between the Crown, the Iroquois and Their Neighbours

Lead Research Organisation: University of Hull
Department Name: History

Abstract

To the Cree of Saskatchewan, he is 'Pisimwa Kamiwohkitahpamikohk', meaning 'The Sun looks at Him in a Good Way'. We know him as Prince Charles. To the Salish of British Columbia, she is 'Mother of all people'. We know her as the Queen. This interdisciplinary project investigates the deep but unexplored connections embodied in these names, between the British Crown and the indigenous peoples of Canada and Northeastern America - one of the oldest diplomatic relationships in the world. It shaped the North America we know today and continues to be 'brightened' and renewed by the Royal family because of its vital role in addressing global challenges linked to the legal, environmental and territorial resurgence of indigenous rights.

2024 marks the 260th anniversary of a pivotal juncture in the first 'special relationship' between America and Britain, a massive and expensive diplomatic pageant known as the Treaty of Niagara, when the Indian 'Magna Carta' confirmed Native rights and sovereignty over vast lands and resources. This project uses this and other treaties as lenses to reveal cultures of diplomatic interaction between the Crown and indigenous peoples that are rooted in the 17th century but of increasing global significance today. The project is the first of its kind to examine this globally significant diplomatic relationship in depth and scope.

An international team of specialists from Hull, Oxford, Queen's University (Canada), and including one of North America's most prominent indigenous scholars from Dartmouth College (US), in partnership with a network that includes Yale, the College of William and Mary (Virginia), King's College London and a group of museums, galleries and archives in the UK, Switzerland, Canada and the US will, over 48 months:

1.connect, examine and interpret a series of unstudied archives and material culture held in the UK, at the Royal Archives at Windsor, the National Archives, and the British Library; in the US, at the Newberry Library (Chicago) and in 13 repositories in the Northeast; and in the Library & Archives, Canada;
2. collaboratively produce new materials and avenues of research using a combination of academic, museum and digital platforms;
3. create new circuits of international collaboration linking academics, the public, policy-makers, indigenous communities and cultural institutions;
4. engage diverse UK audiences in novel ways using an immersive Digital Kinetic Map and a Digital Soundscape that is at the vanguard of innovation in humanities research and museum practice;
5. promote Crown-indigenous diplomacy as a significant intercultural asset, of unrealised value to the heritage and experience economy.

Seven interconnected workstreams undertaken by 5 core applicants and 2 PDRAs will bring texture, clarity and nuance to this under-researched topic and transform the way that we understand the history of the British Crown, its empire, and the contemporary relevance of its intercultural past. To bring this past into dialogue with the present, we will co-create:
- 6 books that illuminate Crown-indigenous relationships and the environment, diplomatic practice, political power, continental perspectives and the historic alliance known as the 'Covenant Chain' that underpins indigenous rights today.
- 2 ground-breaking museum exhibits working with prominent Native artists in residency, 3 interactive public workshops, and a schools outreach programme;
- a total of 4 international conferences and workshops that will bring together academics, policy-makers and the public
- in addition to an immersive Digital Kinetic Map that will animate historic maps from the British Library's collections, and a Digital Soundscape that will re-create diplomatic speeches in the Mohawk language, a suite of curated digital outputs including podcasts, a learning resource, website, and a people-powered research platform that will crowd-source images of objects and the stories of diplomacy.

Planned Impact

1) Tourism/Heritage: We will unlock cultural assets especially attractive to North American audiences, the largest tourist market for visits to the UK and 18% of all tourist spend. 95% of Americans seek out heritage sites linked to the Crown and 15% are from New York, the epicentre of Crown-Indian diplomacy. Our project will increase visitor numbers at mid-sized UK heritage institutions, connect the UK's wider heritage infrastructure and using digital technology, create new ways visitors experience UK heritage.
2) Museums, Galleries, & Archive Professionals: By leveraging the expertise of the project's trans-Atlantic network, we will inform policy and practice in the handling of indigenous materials for our UK museum, gallery, and archive partners, and provide a model for how the wider sector can indigenize its practice. Our research, public engagement, innovative digital outputs, and PDRA-led project on Archival Indigeneity will allow them to expand and diversify their visitor base and enhance experience by creating new ways to engage with collections.
3)The Public and Schools: The Crown and Native Americans fascinate the public. We will provide multi-faceted ways for the public to engage with our research as it develops including high-profile exhibitions, indigenous performances, public workshops, podcasts, a British Library-hosted Learning Resource, a people-powered research platform, immersive, interactive digital outputs, and social media channels. A Pen-Pal scheme linking UK and indigenous children, schools workshops led by indigenous artists and teaching materials for KS 3-5 (British History, The American West), will expand UK children's awareness of the cultural diversity of the national past.
4) Artists, Creative & Performing Arts Organisations: Two residencies by indigenous artists and accompanying podcast interviews will engage new UK and global audiences, foster artist interaction with the core research team and create opportunities for collaboration and knowledge-exchange with UK artists and art organisations. We will bring indigenous makers of traditional diplomatic material culture to the UK to participate in project events and lead workshops with schools and the public.
5) Lawyers, Governments, Policymakers: This project will directly benefit and influence how Native and non-Native policy makers, governments, courts, international organisations such as the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs and philanthropic organisations such as the DiCaprio Foundation, interpret and apply historic precedents that inform contemporary rights. Our research on the historic basis of treaties will aid the development of an indigenized legal curriculum and impact how government legislation and policy are framed. We will achieve this through workshops at Queen's University that bring together the historical, legal and policy communities and draw upon the networks and expertise of CO-Is Turner (Anishinaabe) and Walters.
6) Indigenous Communities, Activists, Museums & Tribal Groups: Crown-Indigenous diplomacy is of deep legal, cultural, inter-tribal and environmental value to Native peoples seeking to promote and recover knowledge of how historic treaties worked in the past and might serve as models for intercultural relationships in the future. CO-I Turner, our indigenous artist and museum collaborators will facilitate intercultural dialogue with knowledge-keepers in order allow for meaningful Iroquois input into the research as it is designed and developed.
7) The Media: This project's research will generate significant media uptake in national and international markets facilitated by the established global media relationships of the project's investigators, partners and collaborators with PBS, which reaches 200 million, Apple News, Indian Country Today, Native News Online, and the BBC World Service. Our two major digital outputs will be eligible for a series of indigenous and other media prizes and awards.
 
Title "Dress for Redress - Exploring Native American Culture Exhibition" at the American Museum & Gardens, Bath 
Description The exhibition features a series of spectacular wearable-art pieces, personal artefacts and photography, alongside historical items from the American Museum's collection, the exhibition demonstrates the continuing legacy and profound importance of visual and material culture. This was the first time Celeste Pedri-Spade's work was exhibited in Europe. Dress to Redress focuses on the role of strong women in community, using fashion to explore how stories and experiences of Indigenous and European women both connect and disconnect. Inspired by various designs and materials Pedri-Spade uses her work to remedy the past, revising male-dominated historical narratives, that fail to recognise the powerful role that women have played in their respective communities. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact 1. The exhibition has led to the work of the Indigenous artist associated with the BTCC project being permanently exhibited at the KunstMuseum, Den Haag, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Please see Pedri-Spade towards the bottom of this page: https://www.kunstmuseum.nl/en/visit. This has spread knowledge of the original exhibition at AM&G in Bath and created new links and collaborative opportunities between each museum. 2. The exhibition has attracted interest in it being extended to Zurich in 2024 and in particular a further exhibit, a "Digital Treaty Quilt" by Celeste Pedri-Spade being brought over to NONAM, Zurich, an extension of their associated work screening "Trick or Treaty", a film by Alanis Obomsawin. BTCC has facilitated and a series of Zoom meetings to allow this plan to develop attended by PI Porter. 3. The AM&G exhibition has an associated Public Storyboard encouraging visitors to respond to the Material Kwe exhibition and consider the role of matriarchs within the public's respective familial and community settings. 
URL https://americanmuseum.org/exhibitions/
 
Title "Understanding Haudenosaunee Wampum Belts in Historic & Contemporary Contexts: A BTCC Film with Lower Cayuga Longhouse Faith Keeper Ken Maracle" 
Description A 60-minute educational documentary made by the BTCC AHRC project in collaboration with Haohyoh, Ken Maracle, a faith keeper of the Lower Cayuga Longhouse and a member of the Cayuga Nation, Iroquois Confederacy, Deer Clan. Ken has been making reproduction Wampum Belts for more than 30 years and because of his strong collaborative relationship with eth BTCC team, agreed to make a bespoke wampum friendship belt on-screen for the BTCC extended project team as an instructional tool. The film shows Ken making the special 'Brightening the Covenant Chain' belt on location at Chiefswood Park, New York - a 20-acre site along the Grand River close to Chiefswood National Historic Site, birthplace and childhood home of renowned Mohawk and English poetess E. Pauline Johnson. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact The production of this belt underscored and solidified strong collaborative bonds between members of the Haudenosaunee community and the BTCC project team. It also opened up significant new understandings of the historic and contemporary significance of wampum as an intercultural too l and forged new collaborative networks and connections, particularly with Haudenosaunee leadership and GRASAC, a 500 member network - The Great Lakes Research Alliance for the Study of Aboriginal Arts & Cultures https://grasac.artsci.utoronto.ca/?page_id=70 So far, the belt has been used by the PI as a teaching aid at an associated lecture at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge and by Co - I Prior as a teaching aid within the University of Hull, but it's role is likely to significantly expand as the project continues to expand and advance. 
URL https://treatiedspaces.com/diplomacy-and-treaties/#friendship-belt
 
Title A Gasweh:da or Friendship belt made specially for the BTCC AHRC Project 
Description A specially created Gasweh:da or Friendship Belt, made for the BTCC project and produced in the spirit of once again 'brightening' the Covenant Chain between the Haudenosaunee and the British Crown. This will be used as an educational tool in mutiple contexts and it is hoped that it will play a key role in public diplomacy between representatives of the UK Crown and the Haudenosaunee going forward, notably at the launch of the "Dress for Redress" Exhibition at the American Museum & Gardens, Bath and at the associated Workshop Plenary Conference event on 19th May 2021. Wampum belts are tools of Indigenous diplomacy, living symbols of promises made by treaty between peoples. The BTCC team is highly honoured to begin this research project with such a powerful reminder of ongoing right relationship and alliance between our respective nations. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The production of this belt underscored and solidified strong collaborative bonds between members of the Haudenosaunee community and the BTCC project team. It also opened up significant new understandings of the historic and contemporary significance of wampum as an intercultural tool and forged new collaborative networks and connections, particularly with Haudenosaunee leadership and GRASAC, a 500+ member network - The Great Lakes Research Alliance for the Study of Aboriginal Arts & Cultures https://grasac.artsci.utoronto.ca/?page_id=70 So far, the belt has been used by the PI as a teaching aid at an associated lecture at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge and by Co-I Prior as a teaching aid within the University of Hull, but its role is likely to significantly expand as the project continues to expand and advance. 
URL https://treatiedspaces.com/diplomacy-and-treaties/
 
Title Launch of Teaser Soundscape 'Edge of the Woods' featuring Haohyoh (Ken Maracle) and Nathan Brinklow 
Description Haohyoh (Ken Maracle, Cayuga Nation, Deer Clan) explaining the Roll Call of the Chiefs and Thanyehténhas (Nathan Brinklow, Turtle Clan from the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory) recorded by Dr Hein Schoer. Recorded at Johnson Hall Historic Site, and in locations in the Mohawk Valley, this soundscape includes historic diplomatic speeches in Mohawk, songs from the Edge of the Woods, and the 'ears, eyes and throat' greeting from the Condolence Ceremony. Launched on Treatied Spaces Research Group website. Recorded as part of Brightening the Covenant Chain: Revealing Cultures of Diplomacy Between the Crown and the Iroquois Confederacy. This is the first part of an exciting digital output being produced by Co-I Charles Prior and Collaborator Dr Hein Schoer, based in Germany. Collaborative pre-production was completed in the Northeastern United States and Canada during the Spring of 2022, and included the selection and translation of historic council speeches delivered at Johnson Hall between 1750 and 1774. These were translated from eighteenth-century English to 'old' Mohawk (Kanyen'kéha), in collaboration with the Language Centre at Tyendinaga. The raw audio for Voices was recorded at Johnson Hall Historic Site in June 2022. Nathan Brinklow (Turtle Clan, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte) recited Mohawk and English versions of the translated speeches. Traditional songs and orations from the Edge of the Woods were performed by Brinklow and Ken Maracle (Six Nations of the Grand River), and the opening greetings of the Haudenosaunee Condolence Council was recited in Mohawk with English explanations by Tom Porter (Sakokwenionkwas), leader of the Mohawk community at Kanatsiohareke near Fonda, New York. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact This Soundscape is the first of its kind. It is intended as a vital tool to help the Tyendinaga community's efforts to protect and widen the speaking of Mohawk, which connects with and cognate initiatives at Kanesatake (Quebec), Kahnawake and Akwasasne (New York). It will also significantly enhance visitor experience and public understanding at Johnson Hall Historic Site, and other state-managed heritage sites across New York. During 2023 we aim to make the recording available at the Six Nations community at Grand River, Tyendinaga Cultural Centre, exhibited at the North American Native Museum (Zurich), the American Museum and Gardens (Bath), the British Library, the Agnes Etherington Arts Centre (Queen's University), the Law Atrium (Queens University). The project has led to discussions of an expansion of the project, and plans are underway for a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (Prior), and an AHRC Standard Research Grant (Prior, Schoer, Brinklow, Maracle). 
URL https://treatiedspaces.com/diplomacy-and-treaties/#soundscape
 
Description Consultancy Report for major global publisher (Non-Disclosure Agreement Signed) - Indigenizing A Level Curriculum
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or improved professional practice
Impact This work has significantly altered how the Indigenous world is portrayed within UK school textbooks. This work with publishers is likely to have profound positive impact making understanding and representation of the Indigenous world more historically accurate within UK schools.
 
Description Consultancy Report on OUP and OCR
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or improved professional practice
Impact This work is likely to significantly alter how the Indigenous world is portrayed within UK school textbooks and how that representation is examined within two UK Exam Board. This work with exam boards and publishers is likely to have profound positive impact making understanding and representation of the Indigenous world more historically accurate within UK schools.
 
Description Consultancy advice on Indigenization of new text book for OUP and OCR - 2024 GCSE American West and A-Level
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or improved professional practice
Impact This work is likely to significantly alter how the Indigenous world is portrayed within UK school textbooks and how that representation is examined within two UK Exam Board. This work with exam boards and publishers is likely to have profound positive impact making understanding and representation of the Indigenous world more historically accurate within UK schools.
 
Description Contribution to the NHS leadership programme Doctorate in Clinical Science
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact CHECK
 
Description Decolonizing UK Textbooks and Exam Board Provision
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
Impact This work is likely to significantly alter how the Indigenous world is portrayed within UK school textbooks and how that representation is examined within one or more UK Exam Board. As the Specification for UK provision is re-examined in 2023/24 by the Department of Education in collaboration with the major Uk publishers and exam boards with which the PI is working, the policy advice sheets and other publications to be produced and the work done under confidential agreement with publishers and exam boards is likely to have profound positive impact making understanding and representation of the Indigenous world more historically accurate within UK schools.
URL https://treatiedspaces.com/knowledge-exchange/
 
Description IAA UKRI HIKE Fellowship - Indigenizing the UK Curriculum: Global Indigenous Inclusion
Amount £60,809 (GBP)
Funding ID 4056351 
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2023 
End 03/2024
 
Description IAA UKRI HIKE Rapid Response - Impact Evaluation AM&G
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2023 
End 03/2023
 
Description IAA UKRI RCIF Capital Investment - Audio Equipment
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2023 
End 03/2023
 
Description PI Porter Convenes Living With/Out Water within the Leverhulme Doctoral Centre for Water Cultures
Amount £1,350,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 3497356 
Organisation The Leverhulme Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 01/2024
 
Description Policy Support Fund - QR Funding from Research England 2022
Amount £13,486 (GBP)
Organisation University of Hull 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 03/2022
 
Description Post-Doctoral Enrichment Award
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 2PDEA 
Organisation Alan Turing Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2022 
End 10/2022
 
Description UKRI COVID-19 Grant Extension- Internally Awarded from Block Institutional Grant
Amount £7,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Hull 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2021 
End 09/2021
 
Description UKRI Research England - Policy Support Fund - QR Funding International Travel
Amount £4,804 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2023 
End 03/2023
 
Description Kinetic Map: Movement and Common Worlds in Early America 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Multiple research trips and collaborative meetings in 2022, this sequential, dynamic and interactive animation reveals how the treaty process drove the transformation of political and intercultural landscape of the Northeast over 230 years. With layers based on twenty historic maps, the Map showcases the permeable boundaries and spaces of Indigenous-colonial interaction, traditional routes of movement, and the hardening of borders. This project is co-ordinated by BTCC Co-I Dr Charles Prior and PDRA 1 (Digital) Dr Matthias Wong and is on schedule. So far we have: Completed georectification and point / polygon data capture on historic maps: capturing over 8000 individual data points; Carried out additional archival and photographic work; Completion of text of four Map Stories - short narratives that draw upon the Map's data and visualisations to showcase the permeability of boundaries and the intermixing of populations
Collaborator Contribution King's Digital Lab (KDL) part of Kings College London are producing a Data Visualization web application for the AHRC Standard Research grant, 'Brightening the Covenant Chain: Revealing Cultures of Diplomacy Between the Crown and the Iroquois' (BTCC). KDL will produce a Data Visualization web application over a period of three years. Work completed in 2022 includes design and adjustment of User Interface and back-end data infrastructure.
Impact Ongoing project. Due to hold a workshop in April 2023 bringing together the core TSRG and King's Digital teams, Indigenous scholars with experience in digital platforms, and those who have delivered digital mapping platforms and others to test a beta version.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Mohawk Grand River Diplomatic Soundscape 
Organisation Six Nations Indian Museum
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We collaborated with the Six Nations of the Grand River to make a soundscape about wampum, Clan Mothers and diplomatic practice between the Haudenosaunee and the British Crown across time.
Collaborator Contribution We made the recoding under the direction of key faithkeepers and leaders of the Six Nations- we contributed, they made it!
Impact The Soundscape is just coming out of post-production and will be launched in the coming months internationally, after further consultation with our Mohawk and Haudenosaunee collaborators.
Start Year 2022
 
Company Name ATHAS GROUP LIMITED 
Description Educational Support Services. ATHAS Group has been set up to bring together Indigenous scholars and a range of non-Indigenous experts to map ways forward and bring the UK provision into line with Australian, Canadian and US provision. 
Year Established 2022 
Impact This company is involved in significantly altering how the Indigenous world is portrayed within UK school textbooks and how that representation is examined within one or more UK Exam Board. Working with inidgenous collaborators, Athas Group Ltd has produced two 50-page consultancy reports in 2022/23 on Indigenous representation at GCSE and A-Level and is in the process of consulting on alterations and adaptations to the new GCSE and A Level text book and on planned Indigenous materials for future aspects of the UK curriculum.
 
Description BTCC CO-I Dr Charles Prior presented an invited research lecture at the Global Georgians Transnational Interactions with the British Monarchy event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 50+ scholars, PGRS, PG & UG students attended a collaborative roundtable discussion organised by BTCC partner the Georgian Papers Programme (GPP) about transnational interactions between the British monarchy and leader and peoples from around the globe that centrally featured new work by Co-I Prior. It sparked broad and ongoing international debate and the This event built on David Armitage's time as the 2019 Sons of the American Revolution Visiting Professor at King's College London and fed into subsequent, larger projects on associated themes that benefitted from this discussion and the international links formed. During his time with the GPP, Professor Armitage studied George III and the Law of Nations and their discussion explored some of the insights from this project to understand more about connections between the British monarchy and the world outside of Europe. In total there were three invited panelists who shared papers about their research into different parts of the world during, or just after, the reign of the Georgian monarchs. Charles Prior (University of Hull) spoke about ongoing research into the relationship between the British crown and Native American polities. Priya Atwal (University of Oxford) discussed how royal blood framed Queen Victoria's relations with Indian rulers and European princes in the mid-nineteenth century, and Henrietta Harrison (University of Oxford) discussed work on British interactions with the Qing dynasty in China, particularly the role of translators, officials, and the MaCartney mission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://georgianpapers.com/2021/06/29/global-georgians-transnational-interactions-with-the-british-m...
 
Description BTCC Project Launched at the British Association for American Studies 2021 Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact An hour-long full project description and introduction delivered by Zoom delivered to the 2021 BAAS conference attendees (350+) introducing each of the project members and wider team and that set out the project aims, explained each of the work packages and suggested ways whereby various scholarly and other groups could engage further with project aims and activities. Please see the full permanent recording below which is permanently available on the project website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clBjViEdJMc
 
Description Brightening the Covenant Chain Project Website Launched 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A extensive interactive project website specifically designed to disseminate information linked to project events and to engage on multiple levels with diverse sectors including the public, scholarly communities and others. One key aim was for website visitors to engage with the project team either through the exhibition, plenary workshop, Zooniverse people-powered research platform, Kinetic Map, other linked project events or through contacting the Project Administrator directly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL http://www.treatiedspaces.com
 
Description Celeste Pedri-Spade Exhibition Artists' Residency - The American Museum & Gardens, Bath UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The exhibition and residency opened with a gala event at the American Museum & Gardens, attended by the Brightening the Covenant Chain advisory board, museum trustees, patrons and donors, along with the Lord Mayor of Bath and members of the community, as well as Investigators Porter, Prior, Walters, and PDRA Wong.
During the residency, Dr Pedri-Spade and her husband Rob offered a series of interactive workshops on fashion, dance, music and culture to a series of local Schools and a large number of gallery visitors. She also offered a series of training seminars to AMG staff on the presentation of Indigenous material culture.
The American Museum & Gardens carried out visitor interviews and impact data capture which has been made available to the BTCC team. The BTCC team carried out an interview with the Art and Photography Technician who visited with pupils from Ralph Allen School attending the exhibition and an interactive workshop. The workshop involved the students creating paintings and expressing themselves through painting, the artist spoke of Indigenous Tribes, history, culture and the strong women in his life, played music, played drums, sang and showed some of his own artworks. The students discussed the use of natural form, i.e. bark, different fabrics, materials and bright colours and how they could incorporate natural forms, different fabrics and materials into their own work.
One very positive aspect of the above work was the facilitation of Indigenous direct relationships with UK schools. This is transforming the learning experience of UK schoolchildren and alter how the Indigenous world is portrayed within UK schools. The school reported a change in some of the students work taking on the natural form since the workshop.

UoH Impact & Knowledge Exchange funding has been applied for by PI Porter and awarded to the value of 2k. This will support one week of Impact data gathering at AM&G in March 2023.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) appears in New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's book Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) appears in New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2022 Chosen by the staff of The New York Times Book Review Nov. 22, 2022
In addition to the 8.6 million digital subscribers and 740,000 paid print subscribers it appeared on various websites enhancing the impact on book sales, some examples below:
https://bookriot.com/the-new-york-times-releases-100-notable-books-for-2022/
https://booksofbrilliance.com/2023/02/02/the-100-best-books-of-2022-according-to-the-new-york-times/
https://www.brooklinebooksmith.com/collections/nyt-100-notable-books-2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/11/22/books/notable-books.html
 
Description Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) appears in New York Times article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A video interview and review by Jennifer Schuessler a culture reporter at The New York Times titled "A Finnish Scholar Wants to Change How We See American History".
In "Indigenous Continent," Pekka Hamalainen aims to upend the nation's grand narrative, putting Native people and Native power at the center.
A version of the article appeared in print on Sept. 22, 2022, Section C, Page 1 of the New York edition with the headline: Book Aims To Recast The Native Narrative.
This article reached The New York Times 8.6 million digital readers and 740,000 print subscribers and has 96 comments from readers.
The article also refers to Pekka's first book, "The Comanche Empire" published in 2009 which garnered strong reviews and numerous prizes, including the Bancroft Prize. https://www.history.ucsb.edu/2009/09/20/prof-hamalainens-the-comanche-empire-indeed-garners-its-twelfth-award/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/20/arts/indigenous-continent-pekka-hamalainen.html
 
Description Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) appears in Pacific Historial Review, University of California Press 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BTCC Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen 'Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power' is reviewed in Pacific Historial Review, University of California Press Volume 91, Issue 4, Fall 2022. A review by Jeffrey Means, University of Wyoming.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://online.ucpress.edu/phr/article-abstract/91/4/574/194106/Review-Lakota-America-A-New-History-...
 
Description Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) appears in Prospect Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A review of Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) Best Books of the Year: History in Prospect Magazine. Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's book review in Prospect Magazine is likely to have reached a large segment of its 18,510 circulation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/books-of-the-year-history
 
Description Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) appears in Publishers Weekly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BTCC Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) is reviewed in Publishers Weekly. Reaching an online audience of 14 million annual unique users and 68,000 in print.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.publishersweekly.com/9781631496998
 
Description Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) appears in The Atlantic 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact David Waldstreicher, Distinguished Professor of History at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York reviews Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) in December 2022 in The Atlantic. Reaching some 833,000 subscribers and increasing book sales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.theatlantic.com/books/archive/2022/12/native-american-history-indigenous-continent-pekka...
 
Description Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) appears in The Wall Street Journal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BTCC Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) is reviewed in The Wall Street Journal. This review is likely to have reached a large segment of its 3.7 million circulation. The Wall Street Journal is a daily newspaper, with new editions being published six days a week, meaning that this average circulation figure essentially amounts to daily readership. Extrapolating further, daily print readership stands at 654 thousand copies, while daily digital circulation reached over three million.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.wsj.com/articles/indigenous-continent-book-review-america-the-not-so-new-world-116633427...
 
Description Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) features in Bloomberg 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CO-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) features in Bloomberg "Best Nonfiction of 2022: Great Books That Will Make You Think". A review by Stephen L. Carter is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist who is a professor of law at Yale University and was a clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. This review is likely to have reached a large segment of Bloomberg's 450,000 subscribers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2022-12-25/best-nonfiction-of-2022-great-books-that-will-...
 
Description Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) features in Indies tijdschrift (Indies Magazine) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Indies Magazine features Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) following the editors reading an interview in NRC.
(Post)colonial history and culture are everywhere; in novels, monologues, pamphlets, performances, films and exhibitions, in scientific and non-scientific research and legal battles. But often there is a lack of understanding of the context, of memory. The national media largely ignores the subject, or follows the biggest mouths. They employ journalists with no prior knowledge in this field - there has been a sharp cut back on specialists, and on book and culture supplements in general. This leads to frustration in circles of people who know more about it, because of professional or experience expertise. Indian magazine offers a stage to the expertise that does exist, and the richness of what is now largely ignored. It is aimed at all interested and/or professionally involved readers.
The magazine's name, 'Indies magazine', and its subtitle, 'Krities en independenik', follow the idiosyncratic spelling of the great Indian writer and critic E. du Perron. In his mind the leaf is made. Quite an ambition, but with the best thinkers in this field in our ranks, we have a long way to go.
'Indies' in this case also stands for the West, the Indies and les Indes : we count the whole world as our territory, and we don't limit ourselves to history either: colonialism has never disappeared.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.perfectmanage.eu/sites/14/3104/0/publications/nieuws-2023/nieuwe-kijk-op-de-kolonisatie-...
 
Description Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) features in Kirkus Reviews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A review of Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) by Kirkus Reviews. Kirkus has an average of 2.6 million views per month and 65,000 subscribers who receive a newsletter. Kirkus Reviews Magazine has a circulation of 15,000 and has a readership base that includes librarians, booksellers, and publishing professionals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/pekka-hamalainen/indigenous-continent
 
Description Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) features in Library Journal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A review of Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) by David Keymer in the Library Journal. This review is likely to have reached a substantial amount of Library Journal's 100,000 readers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.libraryjournal.com/review/indigenous-continent-the-epic-contest-for-north-america-215314...
 
Description Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) features in NRC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact NRC is a daily morning newspaper published in the Netherlands by NRC Media. The readers of NRC are affluent and well-educated. They have a strong interest in economic matters, art, literature and the sciences and turn to the paper as a trusted source. An interview with BTCC Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's on his National Bestseller book Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022). The article is likely to have reached a large segment of its 362,000 readers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www-nrc-nl.translate.goog/nieuws/2023/01/12/de-inheemse-kant-van-het-verhaal-de-krachtige-im...
 
Description Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) features in Times Literary Supplement, "Books of the Year 2022" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) feature in the Times Literary Supplement "Books of the Year 2022" where their contributors select their favourite books of 2022. Reaching 38,000 readers. Readers of the TLS are mature (average age 60), affluent (average household income £68,000) and well educated (92% have a University Degree and 34% have a Doctorate). 45% live in Europe and 32% in North America.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/tls-books-of-the-year-2022/
 
Description Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) features in Washington Post, Review by Ned Blackhawk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Washington Post, book review by Ned Blackhawk, an enrolled member of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada and the Howard R. Lamar Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University. His most recent work, "The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History," will be released in April.
Reaching 71 million digital readers and 159,000 print circulation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.washingtonpost.com/books/2022/10/05/indigenous-continent-pekka-hamalainen-review/
 
Description Dr Charles Prior interviewed by New Diplomatic History in its podcast series on his 2020 Cambridge University Press book, Settlers in Indian Country 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Charles Prior was interviewed by New Diplomatic History in its podcast series 'Diplomatica'. The podcast is available on all major podcast platforms to the general public and reaches over 1 million worldwide.
The Network for New Diplomatic History is a group of scholars whose work focuses broadly on the historical study of diplomats, their methods, and their cultural, political and social milieux. Diplomatic history as a discipline is now being rediscovered as historians have become more receptive to trends in cultural studies, to advances in the social sciences, and to the mutual incorporation of state and non-state actors into the study of global, international, and transnational history. This in turn is transforming our understanding of 'diplomacy' and the identity of 'the diplomat'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://anchor.fm/newdiplomatichistory/episodes/Charles-Prior-on-Native-American-treaties-10-2021-e1...
 
Description Expert Interview by PI with Alliance Business School, University of Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joy Porter collaborated with the NHS Leadership Programme Doctorate in Clinical Science within the Alliance Business School, University of Manchester, discussing 'Forms of Indigenous Leadership, Matrilineal and Matrifocal Governance'. Lawrence Benson, Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Management commented that 'this presentation will serve as a valuable resource' for leadership training, particularly as a contrast with dominant, Western-oriented leadership discourses. This work communicated historical research associated with this grant beyond the normal peer group associated with disciplinary history, created new scholarly and public networks and helped contextualize leadership thinking in NHS contexts within a much broader, Indigenous set of trans-historical frameworks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.alliancembs.manchester.ac.uk/?gclid=CjwKCAjw8sCRBhA6EiwA6_IF4emCOpZR7GWUksSvUXE5lLoV30PS...
 
Description Impact Evaluation of Dress to Redress Exhibition by Dr Celeste Pedri-Spade at The American Museums and Gardens 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BTCC Treatied Spaces Research Group (TSRG) hosted a series of focus groups and generated qualitative and quantitative Impact data with American Museum & Gardens (AM&G) staff, volunteers and visitors to evaluate the reach and significance of the range of impacts resulting from the 2022 Museum Exhibition, 'Dress to Redress: Exploring Native American Material Culture' and the associated international Indigenous Artists Residency (total AHRC investment 102K). The exhibition was co-organised by the Treatied Spaces Research Group (TSRG) and the American Museum & Gardens, Bath as part of the 3-year AHRC-funded "Brightening the Covenant Chain" Standard Research Grant project (941k, 2021-2024).
Targeted focus group work with Museum staff, volunteers, and others to generate a database of evidence revealing how the exhibition has impacted public perception of North American Indigenous culture and how it has demonstrably changed and shaped AM&G policy, training and practices regarding the display of Indigenous material culture. BTCC also carried out targeted work with Museum Trustees and the wider curatorial and museum sector linked to AM&G to generate quotations and digital recorded evidence demonstrating how this exhibition has changed AM&G strategic planning for future exhibition programmes, and how this Exhibition and Indigenous Artist's Residency has worked to establish this UK museum as a model for Indigenizing museum spaces. American Museums and Gardens carried out audience research on the Dress to Redress Exhibition which was conducted by The Audience Agency (TAA) and includes visitor experiences and comments, evaluation of local population statistics and visitor audiences and recommendations. A Visitor Journey Mapping (VJM) was conducted (detailed in separate report) to which a random sample of visitors had an unguided visit followed by a 45min-1hour interview. The surveys showed an Exhibition attendance of 6,300 and the surveys were carried out on 80 member of the public.

The median majority of visitors scored over 70% for concept, captivation, relevance, presentation, enthusiasm and insight.

72% (out of 25 responses) had some understanding and knew of Indigenous people and 16% had a good understanding. After experience the exhibition, 58% had a good understanding and 33% had some understanding.

Prior to the exhibition, 48% had a good understanding on history of colonialism and 36% had some understanding, after the exhibition 58% had a good understanding on the history of colonialism and 25% had some understanding.

84% will or have talked about this exhibition to other people - friends, family and colleagues.

50% (out of 22 responses) stated their attitudes towards the themes covered in the Dress to Redress exhibition has changed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022,2023
 
Description Indigenous artist Celeste Pedri-Spade Workshops in Schools, Bath 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact In collaboration with the The Brightening the Covenant Chain research team (BTCC) prject collaborator Anishinabekwe artist Celeste Pedri-Spade carried out workshops with two local schools in Bath, UK whilst her 'Dress to Redress: Exploring Native American Culture' Material Kwe exhibition was underway at the American Museum & Gardens. Celeste carried out two interactive workshops on fashion, dance, music and culture to local Schools. Celeste delivered historically accurate information and spoke about her artistic process, working with textiles, and celebrating the inspirational women in her community and using fashion to explore how stories and experiences of Indigenous and European women both connect and disconnect. She talked of the powerful role that women have played in their communities.
One very positive aspect of the above work was the facilitation of Indigenous direct relationships with UK schools. This is
transforming the learning experience of UK schoolchildren.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://americanmuseum.org/whats-on/past-exhibitions/dress-to-redress/
 
Description International Hybrid Conference: 'Cultures of Indigenous Diplomacy', 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact International online conference and global audience panel discussion 'Cultures of Indigenous Diplomacy' was successfully delivered to augment and expand the reach of the exhibition and residency of Anishinabekwe visual artist Dr Celeste Pedri-Spade at the American Museum and Gardens in Bath UK, March - July 2022. The conference was attended online by over 100 international participants, with Project Investigators Porter, Prior and Walters physically in attendance in Bath alongside Dr Pedri-Spade, her husband Robert (Indigenous dancer and educator) and their small family. All presentations are permanently available on our YouTube channel.
The predominantly Indigenous Presenters included:
1. Alex Jacobs-Blum, Artist and Curator, Lower Cayuga Nation of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and German, "Finding my way back through visual storytelling"
2. Rick Powless, Six Nations, Red Seal Chef: "yakunhéhkw?: Our Sisters", a cooking demonstration of Haudenosaunee traditional foods.
3. Great Lakes Research Alliance, Heidi Bohaker, Alan Corbiere, Autumn Epple, Bradley Clements): "Great Lakes Diplomacy through Cultural Heritage"
4. Damien Lee, Anishinaabe from Fort William FN, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Biskaabiiyang and Indigenous Political Resurgence: "Asunjigun and Anishinaabe Political Theory"
5. Ken Parker, Seneca Nation, Indigenous horticulturalist and landscape professional: "Food Sovereignty and the Power of Indigenous Planting"
6. Dale Turner, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto "Indigenous Spirituality in the Legal-Political Discourses of the State"
7. Celeste Pedri-Spade, Associate Professor and Queen's National Scholar in Indigenous Studies, Queen's University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkP_ZmIkuSk&list=PL63UWqSbpHFfXiPUw5ZncaYb92BwyzYHX&t=6s
 
Description Joy Porter on Newshour, BBC World Service's flagship radio news programme, talking about the Native American textbook controversy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact PI Porter appeared on BBC Radio Newshour with James Coomarasamy (see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hExltT9HHag) in the wake of a media storm over historical mis-representation of Indigenous history within UK schools and by UK Exam Boards: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-59024961. Porter's feature on BBC Radio Newshour is likely to have reached a large segment of its 3.1 million US listeners and BBC World Service weekly audience of around 279 million people around the world. The latter is one of the UK's most important cultural exports and a quarter of the weekly global audience is aged between 15 and 24. BTCC Intern also produced a video powerpoint of the same theme: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-59024961 As a result of the BBC Newshour interview by the project PI, she was approached by the major multinational publisher of UK history textbooks and by two UK Exam Boards with a view to establishing an ongoing Knowledge Exchange partnership developing and improving the representation and understanding of the Indigenous world within UK schools provision and exams, notably teaching on The American West at Key Stage 3 and A-Level. This collaboration partnership is covered by a confidentiality agreement. A third outcome of this collaboration as it related to schools outreach was the award of Research England QR 2022 Policy Support Fund monies (13,486k) to the PI to fund work by a PDRA to translate the above into policy advice for the Department of Education, Ofsted and Ofqual. This work is to include production of a series of papers summarising the importance of the "breadth" component within UK US History provision and production of policy responses to the subject specifications reform process as it develops in relation to key stakeholders. In each of the above pieces of work, a productive multidisciplinary lens was applied. The outreach materials, media engagement and knowledge exchange each benefitted significantly from the expertise of the interdisciplinary, international, cross-cultural team. One very positive aspect of the above work was the facilitation of Indigenous direct relationships with UK schools, a UK museum and UK educational providers with Indigenous peoples themselves. This is already transforming understanding at the levels of educational leadership, museum practice, and educational policy as well as, most importantly, the learning experience of UK schoolchildren.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hExltT9HHag
 
Description Joy Porter spoke to BBC Radio Bristol's John Darvall on the segment 'Your Questions' on 'Did Native Americans have birth certificates before going on reservations and Did Sitting Bull have one?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Joy Porter discusses Indigenous Birth Certificates on BBC Radio Bristol.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://treatiedspaces.com/2022/12/20/indigenous-birth-certificates/
 
Description PI Joy Porter spoke to Stig Abell about the story of Pocahontas, on Times Radio Breakfast. 'Pocahontas and Pop Media' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact PI Joy Porter spoke to Stig Abell about the story of Pocahontas, on Times Radio Breakfast. 'Pocahontas and Pop Media'. PI Porter's feature on Times Radio Breakfast is likely to have reached a large segment of its 563,000 weekly listeners. Reaching a further audience via Treatied Spaces Research Group Youtube channel and their website https://treatiedspaces.com/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xjq99Uib_w
 
Description PI Porter Podcast for Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On War & Society E42: A Curious Case of Shell Shock with Joy Porter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://studyofcanada.ca/on-war-society-podcast-a-curious-case-of-shell-shock-with-joy-porter/
 
Description PI Porter Presented Mayflower Lecture at University of Plymouth titled Recentering Indigenous Foodways and Food Sovereignty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact With Professor Joy Porter and Dr Tabitha Robin (Martens)

Food is the foundation for life. Using the past to inform the present, this webinar will explore Indigenous foodways and the politics of food sovereignty across deep time in North America.

Featuring exceptional new scholarship from the mixed ancestry Cree researcher, educator and writer Dr Tabitha Robin (Martens) and Professor Joy Porter, Project Lead of the Treatied Spaces Research Cluster at the University of Hull. Join this presentation to explore how food has always determined key aspects of settler/indigenous relationships
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/whats-on/re-centering-indigenous-foodways-and-food-sovereignty-in-no...
 
Description PI Porter Presented at Institute for Global Prosperity on Indigenous Environmental History and Its Relevance to Future Prosperity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The world is grappling with a number of widespread and indeterminate risks that we ourselves created. Perhaps the most fundamental risk to our wellbeing as the Fourth Industrial Revolution unfolds is Natural Producer Extinction- the irreversible loss of ecosystem services as a result of human consumption levels and numbers. According to the World Wildlife Fund, since 1970, there has been a 68% decline in birds, amphibians, mammals, reptiles and fish. It is thought that a sixth mass extinction is now occurring on earth. According to UN estimates, a quarter of all species are set to disappear, many within decades.

Indigenous peoples have a central role to play and profound lessons to share as the world tackles "wicked" problems of this sort. Indigenous peoples safeguard 80% of the world's remaining biodiversity and occupy or use a quarter of the world's surface area. The challenge of addressing Indigenous land and resource claims and upholding existing tenure rights is key to achieving biodiversity objectives on about a third of the Global Safety Net- the estimated total land area we need to protect in order to offset the repercussions of climate change. As this lecture will show, the vital work of helping to restore global biodiversity is just one aspect of many lessons available from a resurgent and inherently diverse Indigenous world.

The Speaker:

Joy Porter, Professor of Indigenous & Environmental History, Co-PI of the Treatied Spaces Research Group, University of Hull

Professor Joy Porter is an interdisciplinary researcher of indigenous history in relation to the environment, war, modernity, and culture. She is Principal Investigator within the Treatied Spaces Research Group (treatiedspaces.com) at the University of Hull which manages over 2.3M in external research grants. She works closely with UoH's Energy & Environment Institute and the Wilberforce Institute for Slavery & Emancipation. She is PI Host for British Academy Global Professor Gregory Smithers, 2020-2024, working on "Native Ecologies: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Climate Change".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAoxW5Eclju6_g2G4pIL85A/featured
 
Description PI Porter features in Network in Canadian History & Environment (NICHE), Call for Authors: Elements in Indigenous Environmental Research Book Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PI Porter features on Network in Canadian History & Environment [NICHE] to showcase the Treatied Spaces Research Group's CUP book series 'Cambridge Elements: Elements in Indigenous Environmental Research'. Looking to publish a short book with Cambridge University Press on any aspect of Indigenous Environmental Research? If so, get in touch with the editors of Cambridge University Press's new series Elements in Indigenous Environmental Research. It offers state-of-the-art interdisciplinary analyses within the rapidly growing area of Indigenous environmental research. The series investigates how environmental issues and processes relate to Indigenous socio-economic, cultural, and political dynamics.
Series editors of Cambridge Elements are: Joy Porter is Professor of Environmental and Indigenous History at the University of Hull, Principal Investigator for "Brightening the Covenant Chain; Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is a lecturer of American Indian Studies at California State University San Marcos; Clint Carroll is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. A citizen of the Cherokee Nation, he works at the intersections of Indigenous studies, anthropology, and political ecology.
Associate Editor: Matthias Wong is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Treatied Spaces Research Group at the University of Hull.
A key aim of the series is to be both global in scope and highly interdisciplinary, covering a range of issues, including water politics, Indigenous geographies of health & disease, bioprospecting and resource extraction, methodologies and approaches, ecologies of sovereignty, climate justice and activism, geopolitics, and Indigenous territories, mobilities, migration and societal change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://niche-canada.org/2022/11/16/call-for-authors-elements-in-indigenous-environmental-research-b...
 
Description PI Porter features in Research Professional News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PI Porter's interview 'My winning proposal: Time well spent' appears in Research Professional News UK. Joy Porter reflects on two-year build up to an AHRC Standard Research Grant win. Likely to have reached a high number of its 360,000 members worldwide.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.researchprofessionalnews.com/rr-funding-insight-2022-12-my-winning-proposal-time-well-sp...
 
Description PI Porter reviews Martin McDonagh's film 'The Banshees of Inisherin' in The Spectator 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact PI Porter's review of 'The Banshees of Inisherin' by Martin McDonagh in The Spectator reached a large segment of the international journal magazine's 75 million online audience and 106,905 magazine subscribers. The article discussed treaties, the key theme of the BTCC project grant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-dangerous-myth-making-in-the-banshees-of-inisherin/
 
Description PI Porter spoke on BBC Radio 4 Women's Hour about Matrilineal Communities. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A high proportion of BBC Radio 4 Women's Hour weekly 3.7 million listeners listened to PI Joy Porter talk about matrilineal communities who trace kinship through the female line and can involve the inheritance of property and titles. PI Joy Porter and Dr. Mariaelena Huambachano, Environmental Humanities, Native American and Indigenous Studies at Syracuse University. Available to listen to on BBC Sounds https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001bcn9.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tjV71tyPTo
 
Description PI Porter spoke with BBC Radio Bristol's John Darvall about Indigenous naming practices. Indigenous Naming Practices. 'Indigenous Matrilineal Communities' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Bristol's John Darvall asked PI Joy Porter 'How do native American's come up with these wonderfully descriptive, evocative names'. Discussions regarding tribal names and individual people's names. Often tribes would give names to children that were primitive and then given names by Clan mothers or elders that link to their role, these can be inherited and can be to do with their role within the community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs_FUHgIuR4&t=1s
 
Description PI Porter's review of Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) features in BBC History Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact PI Porter's review of Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) reached the BBC History Magazine's 85,299 readers. Also available to read via Scribd, Readly GB and Buysubscriptions.com therefore extending the reader numbers. Also features in Canada's Anglo Celtic Connections.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.anglocelticconnections.ca/2023/01/05/bbc-history-magazine-january-2023/
 
Description PI Porter's review of Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) features in History Today 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A review of Co-I Pekka Hämäläinen's Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (Liveright, 2022) BY PI Joy Porter was published in History Today Volume 73 Issue 1 January 2023. History Today is the world's leading serious history magazine with 50,000 readers and 13,400 paid subscribers. website contains an unrivalled and ever-growing archive of over 12,000 articles dating back to 1951. The archive is a popular resource used by students, researchers and academics as well as history enthusiasts. With over a million pageviews per month, History Today online has established itself as one of the finest resources for historical research on the internet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.historytoday.com/archive/review/powerful-inversion
 
Description PI Porter, Co-I Prior and PDRA Wong showcased the BTCC project at the British Association for American Studies annual conference 2022 "Exhibiting Indigenous Fashion, Generating People-Powered Research, Producing Kinetic Maps & Soundscapes: The Brightening the Covenant Chain Project." 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PI Porter, Co-I Prior and PDRA Wong showcase the Brightening the Covenant Chain Projects six major outcomes. These include:
A film featuring Iroquois artist Haohyoh (Ken Maracle, Deer Clan, Lower Cayuga Longhouse, Grand River) making a Gasweh:da or Friendship Belt for BTCC project. The film was produced in the spirit of once again 'brightening' the Covenant Chain between the Haudenosaunee and the British Crown. Ken explains the meanings of the Wampum belts features.
Dress to Redress: Exploring Native American Material Culture featuring work from Material Kwe by Dr Celeste Pedri-Spade, The American Museum & Gardens, Bath UK.
International online conference and global audience panel discussion 'Cultures of Indigenous Diplomacy' was successfully delivered to augment and expand the reach of the exhibition and residency of Anishinabekwe visual artist Dr Celeste Pedri-Spade at the American Museum and Gardens in Bath UK, March - July 2022. The conference was attended online by over 100 international participants, with Project Investigators Porter, Prior and Walters physically in attendance in Bath alongside Dr Pedri-Spade, her husband Robert (Indigenous dancer and educator) and their small family. All presentations are permanently available on our YouTube channel. The conference spawned additional collaborations: an AHRC Indigenous Methods Research Grant application on 'Food is Our Medicine' in collaboration with the Seneca community, and an ongoing collaboration with The Great Lakes Research Alliance (GRASAC), which is informing PDRA Wong's project on Indigenous representation in cultural and heritage contexts. PI Porter was invited to appear on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour to discuss matrilineal communities. Dr Pedri-Spade received invitations to exhibit in the Netherlands, and was appointed to a new leadership role as Associate Provost for Indigenous Initiatives at McGill University, Montreal. To access the individual presentations, please click on the links below.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1sfGfsXF0o
 
Description Rebecca Slatcher chaired the first event of the new BL discussion group Indigenous Ways in Librarianship, 'Discussing Cultural Humility' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact An online event chaired by Rebecca Slatcher a final year AHRC CDP PhD candidate with the University of Hull's Treatied Spaces research group and the British Library. Her PhD focuses on the British Library's books in North American Indigenous languages (post 1850) from the perspective of how the holdings have been collected and catalogued. Her research has benefited from a BAAS funded placement at the American Philosophical Society, and an AHRC International Placement at the National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institute.
This is a UK based group which aims to engage new audiences with Indigenous contributions in librarianship. We aim to discuss how these practices inform the care for, and access to, materials related to Indigenous peoples and how these practices might be extended to collections that have been, and continue to be, geographically distanced from their communities and/or place of origin. We hope this group grows awareness of the importance and variety of Indigenous library and print practices, makes relevant collections visible, and invites collaborations.

Talking to Sarah Kostelecky, Lori Townsend, and David Hurley about cultural humility and their upcoming edited volume Hopeful Visions, Practical Actions: Cultural Humility in Library Work. Cultural humility offers a renewing and transformative framework for navigating interpersonal interactions in libraries, whether between patrons and staff or staff members with one another. It foregrounds a practice of critical self-reflection and commitment to recognising and redressing structural inequities and problematic power imbalances. Join for a conversation that explores what cultural humility means in Indigenous contexts and how it can be used as a critical framework and process in library work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cultural-humility-with-sarah-kostelecky-lori-townsend-and-david-hurley-...
 
Description University of Hull screening of Haohyoh (Ken Maracle) making a replica Haudenosaunee Friendship wampum belt for the AHRC project Brightening the Covenant Chain, Research Fest 13th January 2023 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The second festival at The University of Hull screening the BTCC AHRC project 60 minute educational documentary made in collaboration with Haohyoh, Ken Maracle, a faith keeper of the Lower Cayuga Longhouse and a member of the Cayuga Nation, Iroquois Confederacy, Deer Clan. To celebrate the research, and to acknowledge the great work our researchers do, The University Research Fest took place on 13th January 2023 in Middleton Hall and other venues across campus and hosted a range of activities. Ken has been making reproduction Wampum Belts for more than 30 years and because of his strong collaborative relationship with the BTCC team, agreed to make a bespoke wampum friendship belt onscreen for the BTCC extended project team as an instructional tool. The film shows Ken making the special 'Brightening the Covenant Chain' belt on location at Chiefswood Park, New York a 20 acre site along the Grand River close to Chiefswood National Historic Site.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.hull.ac.uk/editor-assets/docs/211222-research-festival-programme-a5-landscape-web.pdf
 
Description University of Hull screening of Haohyoh (Ken Maracle) making a replica Haudenosaunee Friendship wampum belt for the AHRC project Brightening the Covenant Chain, Research Fest 16th September 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This festival will comprise a variety of events that celebrate The University of Hull's research and researchers. To celebrate the research, and to acknowledge the great work our researchers do, The University Research Fest took place on 16th September 2022 in Middleton Hall and other venues across campus and hosted a range of activities.
The festival included screening of a 60 minute educational documentary made by the BTCC AHRC project in collaboration with Haohyoh, Ken Maracle, a faith keeper of the Lower Cayuga Longhouse and a member of the Cayuga Nation, Iroquois Confederacy, Deer Clan. Ken has been making reproduction Wampum Belts for more than 30 years and because of his strong collaborative relationship with the BTCC team, agreed to make a bespoke wampum friendship belt onscreen for the BTCC extended project team as an instructional tool. The film shows Ken making the special 'Brightening the Covenant Chain' belt on location at Chiefswood Park, New York a 20 acre site along the Grand River close to Chiefswood National Historic Site.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022