Chip Beal will give a lecture “A Native Perspective: Walking In Two Worlds” on Tues., Nov. 18, at 4:15 p.m. in Upham 140. Beal is UW- Superior’s Multicultural Affairs Coordinator and a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
This lecture is part of UWW’s celebration of National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month (November). More information about the student organization sponsoring his talk, Native American Cultural Awareness Association, is online. Additional information about this month is online also:
- A brief history of the creation of this recognition is on the Indian Health Service web site.
- The 2008 Presidential proclamation is online at the White House web site.
- The Library of Congress hosts a web portal for Native American Heritage Month.
In addition, the University Library has many resources on Native Americans’ past and present. Search the Library Catalog and find 2nd-floor reference titles such as Encyclopedia of Native American religions, The Columbia guide to American Indian literatures of the United States since 1945, and Native Americans: an encyclopedia of history, culture, and peoples. You can also find circulating 3rd-floor Main Collection titles such as Native Americans and political participation, Native American music in eastern North America: experiencing music, expressing culture and American Indian nations: yesterday, today, and tomorrow. A search of article databases such as Ethnic NewsWatch would find articles such as “American Indian Education” (Indian Country Today, Sept. 3, 2008, v.28, no.13) and “Two Cultures, One Spirit Project Teaches Indian Youths to Maintain Heritage, Live in Mainstream” (Tulsa World, Nov. 15, 1994).
Please ask a reference librarian if you’d like assistance finding materials.
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