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PEMBROKE — The 11th annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference is April 10-11 in the U.C. Annex on the campus of UNC Pembroke.

The conference is a forum for discussion of the culture, history, art, health and contemporary issues of Native Americans in the southeastern U.S. It serves as a critical venue forscholars, students and persons interested in American Indian studies in theregion.

Scholars from North Carolina and beyond will present their research during the two-day conference. Local scholars will be represented too, including Dr. James Bass of Robeson Community College; Dr. David Marquard of UNCP’s English Department, students Ryan Locklear and Tony Locklear; Dr. Alfred Bryant, director of UNCP’s Southeastern American Indian Studies Program,and Derek Oxendine of the Advising Center.

Dr. Ronny Bell, a Pembroke native who works with Wake Forest University’s Maya Angelou Center for the Study of Health Disparities, will present on prostate cancer among Lumbee men.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Melanie Benson Taylor, a member of the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe. Dr. Taylor is an associate professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College, working at the intersections of Native and U.S. Southern literature and culture.

Registration and information is available at uncp.edu/academics/colleges-schools departments/departments/american-indian-studies.

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