The 2013 Native American Speakers Series includes Dr. Brenda J. Child, Dr. Kahente Horn-Miller, Dr. Edward C. Valandra, and Winona LaDuke.
Dr. Brenda J. Child
February 12, 2013
Health Sciences Building 117
Brenda J. Child is an associate professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Minnesota. She received her PhD in History at the University of Iowa and was a Katrin Lamon Fellow at the School of American Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her book, Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900-1940 (University of Nebraska, 1998), won the North American Indian Prose Award. Child was a consultant to the exhibit, “Remembering Our Indian School Days” at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona and co-author of the book that accompanied the exhibit, Away From Home (Heard, 2000). The exhibit will travel to the National Museum of the American Indian in 2014. Child’s newest book is Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community (Viking/Penguin, 2012). She is a board member of the Minnesota Historical Society and will join the Board of Trustees of the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian in 2013. At the University of Minnesota, she was a recipient of the President’s Award for Outstanding Community Service and served as Chair of the Department of American Indian Studies (2009-12). She is also part of a research group that developed a new digital humanities project, the Ojibwe People’s Dictionary, which launched as a website in 2012. Child was born on the Red Lake Ojibwe Reservation in northern Minnesota where she is a citizen. She resides with her family in Saint Paul and Bemidji, Minnesota.
This event is sponsored by the Department of American Indian Studies, Native American Resource Center, and the Office of Academic Affairs. It is free and open to the public. Dr. Child's books will be available for purchase and for her to sign at the event. For more information, contact Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs at email@example.com.
Dr. Kahente Horn-Miller
March 19, 2013
Native American Resource Center
Kahente Horn-Miller holds a PhD in the Humanities from Concordia University (2009). She is currently the Coordinator for the Kahnawà:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission which oversees the Community Decision Making Process, the process used by the Kahnawà:ke community to make its laws. Along with her community work, she continues to write and speak on issues relevant to Indigenous peoples in the areas of membership, citizenship, adoption, women’s issues, consensus-based decision making, governance, colonization, the Mohawk Warrior Flag, Sky Woman, and Indigenous womanism. She also teaches part-time both at Concordia University and McGill University. She is the author of journal articles and book chapters on these same topics. As a mother to four daughters and a member of the Bear Clan, she is active in the traditional community of Kahnawà:ke.
This event is sponsored by the Department of American Indian Studies, Native American Resource Center, Office of Academic Affairs, Department of History, and the Teaching and Learning Center. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Rose Stremlau at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Jane Haladay at email@example.com.
Dr. Edward C. Valandra
April 18, 2013
Berea Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
Dr. Valandra, who is Sicangu Titunwan, was born and raised on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. He received his Ph.D. in American Studies from SUNY-Buffalo and has taught at both Native and non-Native colleges and universities throughout the United States. He has served as Chair of Native Studies at the University of South Dakota, where he created the current program’s curriculum. Please join Dr. Valandra, members of the UNCP Native American Student Movement, and UNCP American Indian Studies faculty for a casual, open, respectful, and honest conversation on the state of American Indian/Native American/Native Studies programs today, 44 years after the first program began in the United States. How have these programs served Native communities and students, and what work still needs to be done?
All members of the campus and local communities are welcome to attend this free public event, which is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs. This event will include a potluck supper: please bring a dish to share with at least four people if possible. For more information, contact Dr. Jane Haladay in AIS at firstname.lastname@example.org (910-521-6485), or Native American Student Movement members LeAnn Strickland email@example.com, Josh Lane firstname.lastname@example.org, and Layla Locklear email@example.com.
September 19, 2013
The Regional Center at COMtech
Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) is a graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities. LaDuke is a founder of Honor the Earth, a national advocacy group encouraging public support and funding for native environmental groups. With Honor the Earth, she works nationally and internationally on issues of climate change, renewable energy, sustainable development, food systems and environmental justice. LaDuke is the author of a number of non-fiction titles including All Our Relations, The Winona LaDuke Reader, Recovering the Sacred: the Power of Naming and Claiming, Food is Medicine: Recovering Traditional Foods to Heal the People and her latest, The Militarization of Indian Country. She has also penned a work of fiction, Last Standing Woman, and a children's book, In the Sugarbush. LaDuke served as Ralph Nader's vice-presidential running mate on the Green Party ticket in the 1996 and 2000 presidential elections. Outspoken, engaging, and unflaggingly dedicated to matters of ecological sustainability, Winona LaDuke is a powerful speaker who inspires her audiences to action and engagement.
This event is sponsored by the Department of American Indian Studies, American Indian Women of Proud Nations Organization, and the Office of Academic Affairs. It is free and open to the public. Ms. LaDuke's books will be available for purchase and for her to sign at the event. For more information, contact Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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