In commemoration of Native American Heritage Month

Dr. Devon A. Mihesuah, Author, Professor, and Native Advocate, will discuss the importance of authenticity in Native literature and film. She will reference her own  novels and food books, while also highlighting popular books and films written by those who claim to be Native and are not and do not use Native speakers nor writers.

Registration Required. This event will be held on Zoom. Attendees will receive the Zoom meeting information within 24 hours of the meeting. 

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Good for Adults Age 55+
Author Talk Lecture
Arlington Public Library
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About the Presenter: Dr. Devon A. Mihesuah, an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation, is the Cora Lee Beers Prices Porfessor in the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas. Her body of work makes her one of the few indigenous writers who successfully writes both non-fiction and fiction. In addition to a series of award-winning novels, she has award-winning books and articles about colonization, boarding schools, stereotypes, research methodologies, Indigenous women, AIM, repatriation, racism, violence against Natives, "fake news," slander and libel against Natives.

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