Southeast Native Studies Conference Begins at UNC Pembroke
The Eighteenth Annual Southeast Native Studies Conference opened the first day today at UNC Pembroke. Tribal Chairman Lowery brought the greetings this morning and welcomed the participants. He encouraged the researchers to study and tell about Lumbee History especially during times such as when the Lumbee Tribe was federally recognized during the era of Indian Termination as well as contemporary stories of the foundation and beginnings of the current government.
The conference has researchers, students and participants from throughout the Southeast. The presentation topics look at Native Literature to environment issues.
The purpose of the Southeast Native Studies Conference is to provide a forum for discussion of the cultures, history, art, health, and contemporary issues of American Indians in the Southeast. The conference serves as a critical venue for scholars, students and all persons interested in American Indian Studies in the region.
The conference continues through Friday at Old Main.