Dr. Tom Strawman presented a thorough explanation of one his favorite novels in his presentation titled Beyond the Human/Nonhuman Binary: Cultivating Ecological Imagination in Louise Erdrich’s ‘The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse’ for the last installment of the Spring 2015 Honors Lecture Series on Native American Culture. Dr. Strawman has served …

Krystal S. Tsosie, Assistant Professor of Medicine from Vanderbilt University presented a scientific and moreover insightful approach to her research on genomic testing in The Controversial Nature of Genetics Research in Native American Communities. Tsosie was born in Shonto, Arizona within the Navajo County, and has conducted research alongside various groups. The topic of discussion …

Anthropologist William “Bo” Taylor gave an exciting and interactive presentation, discussing stereotypes, personal history and what it means to be a Native American in the modern age in Cherokee History, Language, and Culture from a Native Perspective. He is a member of “Ah-ni-gi-lo(la)-hi,” translated from Cherokee as “Cherokee Longhair Clan,” teaches traditional dance to Native …

University Provost Dr. Brad Bartel discussed transformation and social evolution in Fort Lewis: Military Post, Native American Boarding School, and Liberal Arts College, a presentation for the spring semester’s Honors College lecture series. Bartel has an extensive background in anthropology and archaeology, with research published in several scholarly journals. Colorado’s Fort Lewis, a military base that was …

Outreach for American Indian reservations is lacking and in need of caring individuals. Special guest Sara Bell prefaced Monday’s presentation, Pine Ridge Reservation: The Good, the Bad, the Beautiful with a traditional Lakota Sioux song about an individual asking for help. Numerous mission trips and years spent caring for those on reservations made her realize how important it …

How does Native American fashion look? Introducing the subject with an extensive background in textiles, merchandising, and design,  Dr. Lauren E. Rudd began Monday’s Lecture Series with several questions focused on the audience’s perception of American Indian dress in her presentation titled Native American Fashion: Indigenous Inspiration or Cultural Appropriation…Think About It. Antique photos accompanied …