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American Indian Studies

2017-18 Native American Speakers Series

The series features nationally recognized American Indian scholars and artists who will delve into diverse topics and issues including Lumbee history, Native cuisine, health and wellness and Southeastern Native art.

Admission to the series is free and open to the public.

Heather McMillan NakaiHeather L. McMillan Nakai
October 25, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Museum of the Southeast American Indian

Heather L. McMillan Nakai is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.  Heather received her A.B. from Dartmouth College in History and Native American Studies and J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles with a concentration in Indian law and corporate law.  Heather is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and is currently a Staff Attorney at the National Indian Gaming Commission where she serves as the counsel for the Oklahoma City Region.  In her personal capacity, Heather is engaged in litigation against the United States seeking enforcement of individual Indian rights as her individual effort to correct unjust treatment of Lumbee people. 

This event is sponsored by the Department of American Indian Studies, the Museum of the Southeast American Indian, the Southeast American Indian Studies Program and the Office of Academic Affairs. For more information, email ais@uncp.edu, or call 910.521.6266.





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