Jason Hockaday, 2021 MPS Showcase

Indigenous Music Reclamation: Identifying Community Questions, Methods, and Objectives

Ayukîi, nanithvuuy uum Jason Hockaday. Naa Karuk’áraar, káru Athithúfvuunupma ni’áramsiprivtih. Hi, my name is Jason Hockaday. I’m from the Karuk Tribe and Happy Camp is my village. I am a Ph.D. student in Native American Studies at UC Davis and have also completed the coursework for designated emphases in Feminist Theory and Research and Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition Studies.

This presentation shares my experiences of being a Mellon Public Scholar during Summer 2021 and pursuing community based participatory research as a community member, myself. During this project, I sought to identify collective community research interests with regard to my family’s ancestral recordings housed at the Library of Congress. I hosted a meeting over the summer which resulted in identifying a few core objectives and next tasks to move the project forward.