Fourteenth Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference

Date: Apr 12, 2018 - Apr 13, 2018

Where: Museum of the Southeast American Indian, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, NC

About the Event:

The conference keynote is Dr. Ryan E. Emanuel, Associate Professor and University Faculty Scholar in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State University. The title of his talk is Indigenous Peoples and the 21st Century Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for American Indians in the Southeast. Dr. Emanuel will examine the environmental stress points facing contemporary Indigenous peoples as they work to maintain their historical, spiritual, and cultural connections to the natural world. He focuses on American Indians in the southeastern United States, where tribal communities and individuals face numerous environmental challenges ranging from proposed gas pipelines to climate change, and continue to exercise creativity and resilience in facing these ongoing challenges.

Invited speakers are Dr. Karenne Wood, Virginia Humanities Council, Dr. Brucie Ogletree Richardson, Chief, and Mr. Jeff Anstead, Vice-Chief, Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe. In her talk, Monuments and Marches: A Native Response to Charlottesville, Dr. Wood will attempt to respond to the events of August 12, 2017 (and before), which rocked her community and caught international attention. Dr. Richardson and Mr. Anstead will share Environmental Concerns Impacting American Indians in North Carolina.