Author & activist attorney speaks on "Honoring the Native Voice" at UW
Uncategorized | November 18, 2008
Charles Wilkinson, a former attorney with the Native American Rights Fund and now Moses Lasky Professor of Law at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will speak Friday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union East Ballroom.
Friday’s American Indian Heritage Month lecture is titled “Honoring the Native Voice: Some Thoughts on Writing Tribal History.” The talk is sponsored by the American Indian Studies Program, the College of Law, ASUW, the American Indian Studies Alliance and Keepers of the Fire.
Wilkinson has written 12 books, including most recently “Blood Struggle,” which examines the fight for tribal sovereignty, including termination, the Red Power movement, Indian gaming and economic development issues.
“I have no doubt that everyone who hears Charles Wilkinson will take away important lessons about tribes’ place in American history and their role in government and society today,” said Debra Donahue, professor of law at UW. “As a scholar and teacher, he is arguably in a class of his own.”
For more information about Wilkinson’s visit or about American Indian Heritage Month, call American Indian Studies at (307) 766-6520.