Identity and Health through Food: The Fifth Annual Native Leaders Symposium

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Johnston Center in Graham Memorial Hall, Kresge Foundation Room

Organized by the First Nations Graduate Circle
Sponsored by: Gillings Global Gateway, Center for the Study of the American South, Student Congress, The Graduate School, Epidemiology Student Organization, Research Laboratories of Archaeology


Schedule of Events

Invitation-Only Morning Session

8:00-9:00 am | Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am | Morning Welcome

  • Amy Hertel Locklear, Director of the American Indian Center, UNC – Chapel Hill
  • FNGC Co-Presidents, Aubrey Lauersdorf

9:15-10:30 am | Native Campus and Community Engagement at UNC

  • Randi Byrd, Community Engagement Coordinator and Healthy Native North Carolinians Project Director, American Indian Center, UNC – Chapel Hill
  • Dr. C. Margaret Scarry, Director of the Research Laboratories of Archaeology, Professor of Anthropology, UNC – Chapel Hill
  • Dr. Jillian DeGezelle, Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, NC State

10:30-10:40 am | Networking Break

10:40-12:00 pm | Community Leaders Panel

  • Vivette Jeffries-Logan
  • Philip Bell

12:30-1:15 pm | Catered Lunch

  • Facilitated by Dr. Carla Norwood

1:15-1:45 pm | Native Desserts Tasting and Cookbook Q&A

1:45-2:00 pm | Networking Break

Public Afternoon Session

2:00-2:45 pm | Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. Steve Corbett, Senior Analyst, Kansas Health Institute:
    Nutrition and Health Among Native Americans

2:45-3:00 pm | Networking Break

3:00-3:45 pm | Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. Melinda Maynor Lowery (Lumbee), Director of the Southern Oral History Program, Associate Professor of History, UNC – Chapel Hill:
    The Unexpected Ways of Lumbee Indian Food

3:45-4:00 pm | Thank you Reception