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Lakota Author Susan Power Speaks March 22, 2012

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Join American Indian Studies as we celebrate the power of language with Lakota author Susan Power and guests.

March 22nd from 6-8 in

Nicholson 135

Pizza will be served at 6

All are welcome!!!

Contact Angelica Lawson alawson@umn.

Join Professor David Wilkins as he discusses the legacy of Deloria and Adams, and their importance not only as the key intellects of the Indigenous political legal movement in the 20th century, but also their continued relevance and importance for today's students.

Friday November 11, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Circle of Indigenous Nations

Appleby Hall Room 322

Lunch provided by Holy Land

Sponsored by the Circle of Indigenous Nations, The Office for Equity and Diversity, Department of American Indian Studies, Law School, and University Libraries.

Wilkins Event.pdf

David E. Wilkins: Professor David E. Wilkins holds the McKnight Presidential Professorship in American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. He has adjunct appointments in Political Science, Law, and American Studies. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill in 1990. Wilkins' research and teaching interests include indigenous politics and governance, federal Indian policy and law, comparative politics, and diplomacy and constitutional development.

8th Annual NOMMO African American Author Series


A conversation with and reading by notable African American authors, exploring their work and thoughts on the state of the art of African American literature. All events hosted by Alexs Pate, University of Minnesota professor and author ofAmistad.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Percival Everett

Percival EverettPercival Everett is the author of nearly twenty novels, three collections of short fiction, and two volumes of poetry, including the recent collection Swimming Swimmers Swimming. Among his novels are Assumption and I Am Not Sidney Poitier, which won the Believer Book Award. Everett is also the recipient of the PEN Center USA Award for Fiction, the Academy Award from an American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, The Vallombrosa Von Rezzori Prize, the PEN/Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature, and a New American Writing Award. His stories have been included in the Pushcart Prize Anthology and Best American Short Stories. He has served as a judge for, among others, the 1997 National Book Award for fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 1991. He teaches fiction writing and critical theory and is currently Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California.

Time, Location, & Tickets

7:00 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center, 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 
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Tickets are $15 each or $25 for the series
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Complimentary tickets for members of the Givens Foundation and the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries and for U of M students (limit two) are available by phone (612-624-2345) only.

University Women of Color 11th Annual Fall Welcome Breakfast


Thursday, October 27st, 2011

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union

Please join us at our Annual Welcome for women of color staff, faculty, and students. This is a great way to meet and greet other women of color on campus, and to find out how you can become involved in the University Women of Color community.


Annual Theme:  "Women of Color Leadership in Times of Transition"


Keynote Speaker: Nekima Levy-Pounds, St. Thomas Law Professor and director of the Community Justice Project, an award winning civil rights legal clinic. 


The program will also feature Sol Ras, a Voices Merging poet, and information about the new Solidarity and Success (SAS) Mentoring Project.



The UWOC Tapestry Award is presented each year to a woman who has helped create a thriving campus community where diversity in the widest sense is welcomed and supported. The Award will be presented to its recipient at this event. Nominations for the Tapestry Award are due on Oct. 7.


Registration is required

Registration Deadline: October 19, 2011

To RSVP, request disability accommodations, or to find out more information email

The final film in the 2011 AICH Film Series is The Way of the Warrior.

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Time: 5:30pm refreshments served, 6:00 pm film starts
Location: Bell Museum of Natural History Auditorium

AICH proudly presents a Q & A with Jim Northrup, who appears in the film.

Jim Northrup, Anishinaabe, writes a syndicated column, Fond du Lac Follies, which is distributed in the The Circle, The Native American Press, and News From Indian Country. Fond du Lac Follies was named Best Column at the 1999 Native American Journalists Association convention. In 1990-1992, Jim worked as a roster artist for the COMPAS Writer in the Schools Program. He has been a Mentor in the Loft Inroads Program, a Judge for the Lake Superior Contemporary Writers Series and The Jerome Fellowship, and a Member of the Minnesota State Arts Board Prose Panel. Jim also has given radio commentaries on the Superior Radio Network, National Public Radio, Fresh Air Radio, and the BBC-Scotland.

Jim Northrup visit is co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity and the University Libraries.