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28th Annual Consider the Century-Native American Perspectives over the last 100 years

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9 a.m. - "Native American Community Policing in Rapid City, South Dakota" by Rich Braunstein, University of South Dakota

10 a.m. - "Racial Disparities in Access to Educational Opportunities in SD" by Weiwei Zhang, State Data Center SDSU

1 p.m. - "Collaborative HealthCare Initiatives & Research in Indian Country" by DenYelle Baete Kenyon, Center for Health - Sanford Research and Heather Larsen, Tribal Education - Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

2 p.m. - "What's Going on at Standing Rock? Mni Wiconi-Water is Life!" A short video screening and break out discussion on current events and the largest Native gathering in modern times.

3:30 p.m. - "Life History & Experiences in WWII Army Nurse Corps" by Marcella Ryan LeBeau, WWII Nurse - Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

5-7 p.m. - "Lakota Emergence Exhibit Public Reception" by Curator Dr. Craig Howe, Director of CAIRNS (speaking at 5:45 p.m.) at South Dakota Art Museum.


Dr. Charles Woodard, who was on the SDSU English faculty for 40 years, founded the lecture series in 1989 when he observed what he termed a “monocultural” celebration of the state’s centennial. The conference is an annual forum for discussion and reflection on relations between the American Indian and mainstream cultures during the past 100 years.

Sponsored by: College of Arts & Sciences, American Indian Student Center, American Indian Studies Program, College of Nursing, English Department, Journalism Department, SDSU Veterans Affairs, SDSU Foundation, Brookings Area Reconciliation Council.

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 9:00 am – 7:00 pm University Student Union , Volstorff Ballroom

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