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Native American Speakers Series

September 1, 2017

Dr. Carter Meland will open the 2017-2018 Native American Speakers Series at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

The event will be held in the Museum of the Southeast American Indian at 6 p.m. on September 25. The museum is located in Old Main.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Meland is a tall, left-handed man of White Earth Anishinaabe heritage who received his Ph.D. in American Studies and has taught in the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus since the fall of 1999.

He has published articles, stories, and poems in journals and books like Studies in American Indian Literatures, Yellow Medicine Review, Seeing Red: Hollywood’s Pixeled Skins, and Sudden Storm: A Wendigo Reader. From beginning to end, he strives to tell good, emotionally resonant stories.

His recently published novel, Stories for a Lost Child, explores these themes and ideas through a moving coming-of-age story about a teenaged girl seeking to understand what it means to be Anishinaabe. 

The Native American Speakers 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.

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. 

Dr. Meland's books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. For more information, email ais@uncp.edu, or call 910.521.6266.