Thursday, March 09, 2017
Wichita, Kansas- Indigenous Peoples' Continuing Struggle
Sunday, March 12, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
WSU Hughes Metroplex
Room 132, Enter Door C, East Side of the Metroplex.
Reception at 6:30. Free and open to the public.
Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Dr. Dunbar-Ortiz grew up in rural Central Oklahoma and received her BA in History from San Francisco State University and the Ph.D. in History from UCLA. She is author or editor of twelve books. She took a position teaching in a newly established Native American Studies program at California State University at Hayward, near San Francisco, and helped develop the Department of Ethnic Studies, as well as Women's Studies. In 1974, she became active in the American Indian Movement (AIM) and the International Indian Treaty Council, beginning a lifelong commitment to international human rights.
Her first published book, The Great Sioux Nation: An Oral History of the Sioux Nation and its Struggle for Sovereignty, was published in 1977 and was presented as the fundamental document at the first international conference on Indians of the Americas, held at United Nations' headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
Sponsored by Global Learning Center
Lecture Co-Sponsors: Friends, Newman, WSU Departments of Anthropology, History, Women’s Studies, WSU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.