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Mar. 20, 1998

27th American Indian Symposium is next month

by Anne Dolan

Iowa State will hold its 27th American Indian Symposium Thursday-Saturday, April 2-4. Keynote lectures will be provided this year by Tobasonakwut Kinew, a visiting scholar at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and Richard Lundy, interim academic dean and chair of the Indian studies division at the Nebraska Indian Community College, Macy.

The celebration also will include a powwow Saturday evening in the Design atrium, a panel discussion on contemporary American Indian education from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, and a welcome home ceremony for the Indian maidens in Christian Petersen's sculpture, Fountain of the Four Seasons.

Kinew will speak on "The Healing Power of Language and Culture for Education" at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. A member of the Ojibwa nation of Onigaming (Winnipeg, Manitoba), Kinew currently is a visiting instructor in Anishinaabe language and thought at the University of Minnesota. He is a sundancer in the Anishinaabe and Lakota traditions and a former adviser to the Manitoba Assembly of Chiefs.

Lundy's Friday evening address is titled, "From Boarding School to Tribal College: Changing Indian Education in the U.S." ISU alumnus Lundy is an enrolled member of the Lakota nation and was a student on the first symposium planning committee.

American Indian Symposium

"It is Told ... Indigenous Knowledge Meets Scholarly Folklore"

Thursday, April 2

Friday, April 3

Saturday, April 4

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