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Texas State hosts 4th Annual Native American Cultural Conference
Texas State University

March, 2010

The Native American Student Association at Texas State University-San Marcos will host the 4th Fourth Annual Native American Cultural Awareness Conference 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 6 in the LBJ Student Center on campus.

The conference is free and open to the public.

The conference will include 12 hour-long presentations by Native Americans from all walks of life. There will also be Native American vendors, dancers, artists, and drummers in the LBJ Ballroom during the day to offer a personal, community centered interaction with the Native American culture and its peoples.

Lectures will include a broad range of topics that span the political, social, spiritual, personal, as well as creative realms.

Selected topics include:

  • “ Blood Politics” by anthropologist and University of Texas associate professor Circe Sturm
  • “Border Wall” by Lipan Apache civil rights leader, lecturer, professional nurse, professor and retired officer of the United States Army's Nursing Corps, Eloisa Tamez
  • “Native American Influence on Jazz: Breaking down the origins” by internationally recognized flutist and flute maker William Harjo, a member of the Creek Nation
  • “Ceramic Styles and the Question of Shantok” by Katherine Koebbe, a graduate student in the Department of History at Texas State and member of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut
  • “Saving Native American History” by  retired army colonel and Chickasaw tribal elder, Gene Thompson

Conference attendees are welcome to come early for a free breakfast from 8-9:20 a.m. before lectures begin. The student association will host a free catered lunch for all attendees as well, from 12:30-2 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom. 

For special accommodations, please contact faculty advisor Roxana Tuff at, at least 48 hours before the event.


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