Indigenous Studies Professor Dr. Andrew Peters to kick off Native American Speaker Series

Dr. Andrew Peters

Dr. Andrew Peters, associate professor of Indigenous Studies at Swinburne University in Australia, will speak as part of the Native Speakers Series at UNC Pembroke on October 9.

The talk will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Museum of the Southeast American Indian. The event is free and open to the public. Dr. Peters is of Yarra Yarra and Yorta Yorta descent and a colleague of the International Indigenous Exchange Consortium (IIEC) in partnership with Swinburne University, UNCP and the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Dr. Peters’ talk is in celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day. Peters will discuss sports, culture and Indigenous identity in Australia. Peters, along with UNCP American Indian Studies faculty and Indigenous Studies faculty at the University of Saskatchewan, has collaborated for the past nine years on the IIEC. This travel study program has brought students from each of these universities to Melbourne and Saskatchewan and will bring students from these universities to UNCP in 2024.

The Native 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.