Giving Thanks (Part 2)

Myths and Realities of American Indians


Join us for this two-part virtual lecture series presented by The Ohio State University Associate Professor John Low, PhD.


During this time of year, many Americans partake in traditions that involve preconceptions and idealized versions of our relationship with American Indians. Yet these preconceived and idealized versions are far from the reality faced by the American Indians. A reality that still impacts their rights and representation in the U.S. today.

This presentation will discuss current issues that impact Indigenous Americans’ rights and lives, including misconceptions, intergroup relationships, representations, voting rights, and health outcomes. Additionally, we will discuss the dynamics and effects of tribal sovereignty and the portrayal and use of mascots.

If you need accommodations, please contact Stephanie Rowland. Requests made by Nov. 3 will allow us to provide seamless access, but the university/college will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.