Fall 2019 FNGC Meetups!

Please join our social gatherings this semester for good people, food, and drinks. Dates, times, and locations included below.

Event Date Time Location
FNGC Meetup! August 29 7:00-8:30pm Linda’s Bar & Grill
FNGC Meetup! September 12 7:00-8:30pm TRU Deli And Wine Bar
FNGC Meetup! September 26 7:00-8:30pm Linda’s Bar & Grill
FNGC Meetup! October 10 7:00-8:30pm Weaver Street Market, Carrboro
FNGC Meetup! October 24 7:00-8:30pm Linda’s Bar & Grill
FNGC Meetup! November 7 7:00-8:30pm Armadillo Grill
FNGC Meetup! November 21 7:00-8:30pm Linda’s Bar & Grill
FNGC Meetup! December 5 7:00-8:30pm Maple View Farms Ice cream


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!

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

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