Cornel PewewardyDistinguished guest lecturer, Dr. Cornel Pewewardy will present a series of lectures this week in commemoration of Native American Heritage Month at Fresno State. Pewewardy, professor and director of Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University, will reflect on the Indigenous peoples’ experience with colonialism, development, and globalization. All lectures will be held in the Agricultural Science building, room 109. Lectures include:

Tuesday, November 18th:

Why society should not ignore the Indian mascot controversy, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

How the Grinch stole Thanksgiving: Alternatives to celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 19th:

Walk a mile in my redface: Indigenous resurgence and self-determination sustainability, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

The lectures are co-sponsored by the American Indian Studies Program, the American Indian Faculty and Staff Association and First Nations Indigenous Students Association.

For more information contact Dr. Kris Clarke, associate professor of social work at Fresno State at 559.278.2985 or 559.278.2048.