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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

Join the Circle: American Indian Recruitment Event March 21st and 22nd, 2013

The Graduate School, First Nations Graduate Circle, and the American Indian Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be hosting a recruitment weekend for prospective American Indian graduate students on Thursday March 21st and Friday, March 22nd, 2013. This a great time for undergraduate students (juniors and seniors) and others interested in advanced study at Carolina to find out more about graduate education.

Highlights include:

  • Opportunities to meet one-on-one with professors in your field of interest
  • Information on applying to UNC Chapel Hill from UNC professors
  • “A Day in the Life of a Carolina Graduate Student” with American Indian graduate students
  • Sequoyah Distinguished Alumni Dinner, Lecture, & Reception on March 21
  • Tours of campus and the Chapel Hill area
  • Information on taking the GRE and funding for graduate students
  • Networking with UNC faculty and staff (including Native faculty and staff)

Registration for the recruitment event is now open! Please see our website for more information on the program, including online registration, financial assistance application, and a schedule of events:


Early registration is recommended, especially if financial assistance will be requested since resources are limited and will be provided in the order received. The registration deadline for funding assistance is Feb. 8th; the registration deadline without funding assistance is March 8th.

Would you please post the enclosed flyers and extend our invitation to members of your organization and community?  If you would like more information or your organization would like to help sponsor this event, please contact Sandra Hoeflich, Associate Dean, The Graduate School, at email native@unc.edu or (919) 962-6323.

We look forward to welcoming your students to our campus!





Sandra Hoeflich, Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Education, Fellowships and Communication

The Graduate School


Brooke Bauer, Elizabeth Ellis

First Nations Graduate Circle Co-Presidents


Amy Locklear Hertel

American Indian Center Director


Sponsored collaboratively by Carolina graduate and American Indian programs. Please see our website.