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Native American activist Ward Churchill to speak

Native American activist and scholar Ward Churchill (Keetoowah Cherokee) will speak on “'Racing' the Other: Cinematic Depictions of Indians and 'Orientals' in American Cinema” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, in 100 Laws Hall.

Churchill is professor of ethnic studies and coordinator of American Indian studies at the University of Colorado and associate director of the university's Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America.

A leading analyst of indigenous issues, Churchill is co-director of the Colorado chapter of the American Indian Movement and vice chair of the American Indian Anti-Defamation Council.

He is author of many books including Marxism and Native Americans, Fantasies of the Master Race, Struggle for the Land and From a Native Son.

Churchill is also a past national spokesperson for the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee and has served as a delegate to the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations.

His talk, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the College of Arts and Science.

For more information on Churchill's visit, contact Steve Nimis, 9-1234 or nimissa@muohio.edu, or Ron Scott, scottrb@muohio.edu.

Date Published: 01/20/2005
Volume: 24   Number: 21

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