Giving Thanks: Myths and Realities of American Indians

Campus Event

Giving Thanks: Myths and Realities of American Indians

Monday, November 15, 2-3:30 p.m.


This time of year many Americans partake in traditions that involve preconceptions and idealized versions of our relationship with American Indians, yet current tribal members continue to deal with a reality that is connected to the past, and the impact involving many rights and representations in the U.S. today. Please join us as we discuss current issues that impact the rights and life outcomes of Indigenous Americans. This presentation will include misconceptions, intergroup relationships, issues relating to representation, voting rights and health outcomes. Additionally, we will discuss the dynamics and effects of tribal sovereignty and portrayal and use of mascots. If you need accommodation for this event, please contact Connie Zang at by November 10. The university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

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Presented by the Student Engagement Team (SET) which is comprised of faculty, staff, and students with special presenter, John Low, PhD., The Ohio State University at Newark associate professor of Comparative Studies and director of the Newark Earthworks Center.