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American Studies presents Native American Heritage Month : Indigenous Lives in the Washington Area

, Battelle-Tompkins Atrium

Updated 10/25/19

Come hear Ashley Minner, Dr. Elizabeth Rule, and Dr. Gabrielle Tayac talk about indigenous lives in the DMV area. 

Ashley Minner is a community based visual artist from Baltimore, MD.  She is an enrolled member of the Lumbee tribe of North Carolina.  A folklorist who teaches in the Department of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County, she is in the PhD program at UM College Park. She frequesntly presents on Baltimore’s Lumbee Community. She is an artist, storyteller, folklorist.  

Elizabeth Rule received her PhD in American Studies this May from Brown University. Her dissertation subject is "Reproducing Resistance: Gendered Violence and Indigenous Nationhood." She also received her master's degree from Brown, and her bachelor's degree from Yale. She is the Assistant Director for the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy at George Washington University. Beginning in Fall 2019, Elizabeth Rule will spend two years at AU in the CAS Postdoctoral Fellow for Academic Diversity program. 

Dr. Gabrielle Tayac, a member of the Piscataway Indian Nation, is an activist scholar committed to empowering Indigenous perspectives. She is proud to serve in the elevation of Native women and girls as the Director of Legacy Collections at the Spirit Aligned Leadership Program. Gabi earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from Harvard University, and her B.S. in Social Work and American Indian Studies from Cornell University. Her scholarly research focuses on hemispheric American Indian identity, multiracialism, indigenous religions, and social movements, maintaining a regional specialization in the Chesapeake Bay.

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