16th Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference

Date: Mar 18, 2021 - Mar 19, 2021

Where: Virtual Event - from 1:00-6:00 p.m. each day

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About the Event:


Dear Friends and Members of the Campus Community:


The American Indian Studies Department is excited to announce our 16th Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference, which will take place virtually on Thursday and Friday, March 18-19, from 1:00-6:00 p.m. each day. The conference will showcase presentations by scholars and community members on topics including Indigenous medical perspectives, education, history, food sovereignty, and other subjects involving Southeast Native peoples. 


Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. Devon Mihesuah, an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Cora Lee Beers Price Professor in the Humanities Program at the University of Kansas. In her address, "The Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movement in 2021," Dr. Mihesuah will discuss the meaning and importance of food sovereignty for Native peoples in the United States. Despite the growing enthusiasm for Indigenous food and initiatives designed to empower tribes across the country to control their own food production, she asks whether and how food sovereignty can truly be achieved and sustained.


The Southeast Indian Studies Conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required to receive a Zoom link to the event. Find more information, a full schedule, and a registration link to the conference at www.uncp.edu/ais/sisc. For questions and more information, please contact Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs at mary.jacobs@uncp.edu


We look forward to seeing you at the conference!