FNGC Welcome Back 2017

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 (rachel_wilbur@med.unc.edu).

We hope to see you there and welcome any new faces!

Native Leaders Symposium 2017


November is American Indian Heritage Month!


Dakota Access Pipeline Information Session

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.


2016 FNGC Welcome Back Events

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!

NLS 2016

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.

Fourth Annual Native Leaders Symposium: “Historical Trauma and Healing”

Historical Trauma and Healing: 2016 Native Leaders Symposium
Friday, April 1st, 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 jennifer_olson@unc.edu.

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

Third Annual Native Leadership Symposium: “Representation and Empowerment in Indian Country”

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.

Spring 2015 Courses in American Indian & Indigenous Studies

  • 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

To learn more, contact Danny Bell at dbell@unc.edu or visit americanindianstudies.unc.edu.
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Graduate students bring tribal leaders to campus

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

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