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