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    The WLA has provided an invaluable intellectual home for me as I have worked to forge a professional identity over the course of my time in graduate school.
    Alex Young, 2018
    Taylor Award recipient 2010 and EC Member 2018–2021

WLA Conference 2023

57th WLA Conference

Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho
Date: October 11 – 14, 2023

THEME: Home on the Rez: Sovereignty and Sustainability

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Deadline for submissions of abstracts is June 1, 2023. Abstracts cannot be submitted before the conference portal (in Conftool) is open. Please wait for more info.

The 2023 Conference will be co-hosted by Dr. Amanda Zink (Idaho State University) and
Dr. Jennifer Ladino (University of Idaho). 

Venue: The Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel on the Fort Hall Reservation.
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