Native American Symposium

1997-Second Native American Symposium: Theme: The Beating/Beading of Many Hearts: Reclaiming Native American Cultures

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Anthony Mitchell

James Thomas Stevens
James Thomas Stevens was born in Niagara Falls, New York. A member of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation in upstate New York, Stevens grew up between three reservations, the two where his grandparents came from, Akwesasne Territory and Six Nations Reserve, and the one where they settled, the Tuscarora Nation. Stevens briefly attended the School of Visual Arts and Brooklyn College before receiving his AFA in creative writing from the Institute of American Arts. Stevens later went on to receive a full fellowship to Brown University and received his M.F.A. in 1993. Source: James Thomas Stevens

Keynote Address by Richard Erdoes

Richard Erdoes influenced the lives of generations of Lakota people and other tribes by describing Native Amerian life and their spiritual culture and essentially preserving it for future generations.

The prominent illustrator, photographer and author of more than 30 books about the American west died at his home at the age of 96. More importantly, Erdoes was known for a long list of books about Native Americans including, Lame Deer: Seeker of Visions Source: AskArt

  • Dr. Andrew Robson, Chair, English, Humanities, and Language (Committee Chair)
  • Ms. Neta Cox, Assistant Librarian
  • Mr. Brad Cushman, Chair, Art
  • Ms. Corie Delashaw, Social Sciences
  • Ms. Jane Gainey, Director of Counseling Services
  • Dr. Elbert Hill, English, Humanities, and Language
  • Ms. Marion Hill, Community Representative
  • Ms. Tamla Hill, Student Representative
  • Dr. Elizabeth Kennedy, Psychology and Counseling
  • Mr. Chad Litton, Sociology
  • Ms. Camille Phelps, Multicultural Coordinator
  • Dr. Glenda Zumwalt, English, Humanities, and Language