Michael D. Green Lecture in American Indian Studies
The American Indian Center sponsors an annual lecture in November in honor of Michael D. Green, professor emeritus of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Green is a distinguished historian of American Indians, and a founder of the American Indian Studies program in the American Studies Department on campus. This lecture series recognizes his achievements by inviting a leading scholar in the field of American Indian Studies to give a public lecture.
2012 Featured Speaker – K. Tsianina Lomawaima, Ph.D.
The Mutuality of Citizenship and Sovereignty:
How the U.S. Constructs the Status of Indians to Validate Settler Colonial “Entitlements” to Land and Identity
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
4:30 p.m. – Reception
5:30 p.m. – Lecture
Alumni Hall III, The Carolina Club
George W. Hill Alumni Center
K. Tsianina Lomawaima (Mvskoke Creek) is a Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona. Her 1994 book, They Called it Prairie Light: The Story of Chilocco Indian School (University of Nebraska Press) received the 1993 North American Indian Prose Award, the 1995 American Educational Association’s Critics Choice Award, and was nominated for two other honors.
She co-edited and co-authored Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Experiences (Phoenix: Heard Museum, 2000); co-edited a special issue of The Journal of American Indian Education (Spring 1996 Vol. 35 #3) on boarding school experiences; and co-edited a theme issue of Anthropology & Education Quarterly on “Indigenous Epistemologies and Education—Self-Determination, Anthropology, and Human Rights” (Vol. 36, No. 1, 2005). Uneven Ground: American Indian Sovereignty and Federal Law, co-authored with David E. Wilkins, was published by University of Oklahoma Press in 2001, and issued in paperback 2002. In 2006, she co-authored with Dr. Teresa L. McCarty, To Remain an Indian: Lessons in Democracy from a Century of Native American Education, published by Teachers College Press, as part of the Multicultural Education series.
2011 Featured Speaker – Daniel H. Usner, Jr., Ph.D.
From Bayou Teche to Fifth Avenue: How Chitimacha Indian Baskets Began Moving Across America
2010 Featured Speaker – Jean M. O’Brien, Ph.D.
Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England
Inaugural Featured Speaker - N. Bruce Duthu, Ph.D.
Tribal Sovereignty and the Limits of Legal Pluralism in the U.S.