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Native American Heritage Awareness Program Lecture Symposium Part I: Keynote by Vincent Logan
Start Date: 11/9/2016Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Date: 11/9/2016End Time: 4:00 PM

Event Description:
Join us in learning about the history, culture, and contemporary issues of Native America from some of today’s leading researchers and Native peoples.

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Francisco Delgado (Seneca) Graduate Student in English Department will present, "Trespassing Race: Contemporary Dystopian Literature by Multiethnic American Authors." This lecture will examine how Native American and Asian American writers utilize the dystopian genre to address racial injustice.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jeremy Dennis (Shinnecock) will present, "On This Site," an effort to tell the story of his people through landscape photography. The project features photographs of various archaeological, historical and other culturally significant sites throughout all of Long Island.

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Andrew Newman Associate Professor from the English Department will present, "Fulfilling the Name: Kateri Tekakwitha and Marguerite Kanenstenhawi (Eunice Williams)."

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Timothy Long (Choctaw/Muscogee Creek) Associate Professor from Music Department will present, "What It Means to be Indian in the 21st Century." Professor Long will discuss the idea of being federally recognized, unrecognized, blood quantum, personality, and identity.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Keynote Speaker

Vincent G. Logan, Special Trustee for American Indians, will present, "Building a Native American Professional Class." Logan is a tribal citizen of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma. He is the owner of The Nations Group, LLC, which works with Native American tribes on asset management, investment strategies, and financial education.

The Office of the Special Trustee is located within the Department of the Interior. The staff includes 650 employees who manage more than 2,900 trust accounts for over 250 tribes. Additionally, there are 380,000 Individual Indian Money trust accounts managed by the Office of the Special Trustee for individual American Indians. Logan was nominated by President Obama in September 2012, and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved the nomination on January 29, 2014. 
Location Information:
West Campus - SAC- Student Activities Center  (View Map)
100 Nicolls Road
Main Entrance
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 632-6000
Room: Sidney Gelber Auditorium
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