Welcome back FNGC!
The first meeting of the semester will be at TRU on August 30th at 6:30 p.m. – we are looking forward to discussing goals for the upcoming year.
Additionally, FNGC is looking for people interested in the roles of Secretary, FNGC-RLA Liaison, Academic & Social Network Chair (2 people), and Webmaster. If you can’t make it but are interested in any of these positions, or have additional items to add to the agenda, please let Rachel Wilbur know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We hope to see you there and welcome any new faces!
Want to know more about the Dakota Access Pipeline? Come join us on Thursday, September 29th for an information session. Speakers will cover the environmental risks, tribal sovereignty, and share direct updates from South Dakota.
Monday, August 29: 4-6 pm @ Tru Deli & Wine
Native American Student Welcome Back Event. Come over and catch up with people you haven’t seen all summer, or if you are new to FNGC, get to know some of our wonderful members!
Wednesday, August 31: 2-3 pm @ Genome Sciences 3203
Come join us for the first official FNGC meeting of the fall. We hope to see you there!
The Fourth Annual Native Leaders Symposium was a fantastic success! A huge thanks to all of our speakers as well as everyone who came and joined us. See below for a recap of the event.
Historical Trauma and Healing: 2016 Native Leaders Symposium
Friday, April 1 st, 2016
The Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Sponsored by: First Nations Graduate Circle, The Graduate School
Co-sponsored by: The American Indian Center
Schedule of Events
8:00-9:00 am | Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am | Morning Welcome
Steve Matson, Dean of The Graduate School & Professor of Biology, UNC – Chapel Hill
FNGC Co-Presidents, Aubrey Lauersdorf & Meredith McCoy
9:15-10:30 am | Emerging Scholars Panel
David Cranford, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, UNC – Chapel Hill
Marty Richardson (Haliwa-Saponi), PhD Candidate, Department of History, UNC – Chapel Hill
Kyle Mays (Black/Saginaw Chippewa), Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, UNC – Chapel Hill
10:30-10:45 am | Networking Break
10:45-12:30 pm | Community Leaders Panel
Reverend Mike Cummings (Lumbee)
Patty Grant-Edgemon (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians), LCSW, CSAC
Greg Jacobs (Coharie)
12:30-1:30 pm | Invitational Lunch
If you would like to attend the invitational lunch, please contact Jennifer Olson at email@example.com.
1:30-1:45 pm | Afternoon Welcome
Sandra Hoeflich, Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary Education, Fellowships, and Community, The Graduate School, UNC – Chapel Hill
1:45-2:30 pm | Sequoyah Fellows Alumni Speaker
Julie Reed (Cherokee), Assistant Professor, Department of History, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
2:30-2:45 pm | Networking Break
2:45-4:00 pm | Keynote Speaker
Amanda Blackhorse (Diné), LCSW
4:00-5:00 pm | Thank you Reception
First Nations Graduate Circle will host its Third Annual Native Leadership Symposium on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 9am to 4pm at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center, Carolina Club at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The focus of this years symposium is “Representation and Empowerment in Indian Country.” Click
here for the symposium schedule.
AMST 203 Approaches to American Indian Studies
Prof. Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote, TR 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. AMST/HIST 234 Native American Tribal Studies: Lumbee History
Prof. Malinda Maynor Lowery T 3:30-6:20 p.m. AMST 290.001 Indigenous Performance and Representation
Prof. Angeline Shaka MW 4:40-5:55 p.m.
Counts as AIIS major concentration or minor elective with petition AMST 339 The Long 1960s in Native America
Prof. Daniel M. Cobb TR 9:30-10:45 a.m. AMST 340 American Indian Art and Material Culture
Prof. Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote TR 12:30-1:45 p.m. AMST 498 Indian Law and Policy
Prof. Keith Richotte MW 3:35-4:50 p.m. AMST /HIST 878 Readings in Native American History
Prof Daniel M. Cobb T 1:25-4:15 p.m. ANTH 206 American Indian Societies
Prof. Valerie Lambert MWF 12:20-1:10 p.m ANTH 250 Archaeology of North America
Prof. Vin Steponaitis MWF 10:10-11:00 a.m. ANTH 898 Decolonizing Methodologies
Prof. Jean Dennison M 11:00 a.m.-1:50 p.m. LING 561 Native Languages of the Americas
Prof. David Mora Marin MWF 2:30-3:20 p.m.
Counts as AIIS major concentration or minor elective with petition SPAN 348 Mesoamerica Through its Literature
Prof. Emilio del Valle Escalante TR 12:30 -1:45 p.m.
Counts as AIIS major concentration or minor elective with petition SPAN 625 Indigenous Literatures and Cultures of the Americas
Prof. Emilio del Valle Escalante TR 2:00 -3:15 p.m.
Counts as AIIS major concentration or minor elective with petition
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February 24, 2014
Four American Indian tribal leaders will share their perspectives on “Transformative Leadership: Sovereignty in Action” at a March 6 event.
The public is invited to attend the 2014 UNC Native Leadership Symposium, to be held at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the UNC campus.
See more information about the
2014 UNC Native Leadership Symposium event