RAPID CITY, S.D. (March 14, 2014) –
The Office of Multicultural Affairs at the South Dakota School of Mines &
Technology will present a 90-minute guest lecture by Elizabeth Cook-Lynn from
6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the Electrical Engineering & Physics
Building, room 252, on campus. The lecture is open to the public, and media is
invited to attend.
cover subjects such as tribal government and the American Indian history of
dissent – AIM, the BIA and Post-War activism – in her lecture entitled,
“Indian Policy and History,” followed by a 30-minute
a member of the Crow Creek Sioux tribe, is professor emerita of Native American
studies at Eastern Washington University, a writer and a poet. Her books
include Anti-Indianism in Modern America: A Voice from Tatekeya’s Earth,
The Politics of Hallowed Ground: Wounded Knee and the Struggle for Indian
Sovereignty (with Mario Gonzalez), Aurelia: A Crow Creek Trilogy and
“Why I Can’t Read Wallace Stegner” and Other
Essays: A Tribal Voice, winner of the
Gustavus Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights of North America.
The lecture will take place
in conjunction with the “History of the American
West” course, taught by Frank Van Nuys, Ph.D., associate professor, Department
of Social Sciences.
Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines &
Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid
City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university
enrolls 2,640 students from 45 states and 37 countries, with a
student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The average starting salary for graduates is
$62,400 with a 98 percent placement rate. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sdsmt and on
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