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Last update: 4/21/08

[University of Wisconsin-Green Bay News Release]

For Immediate Release:

April 21, 2008


Due to a change in Prof. R. David Edmunds' availability, his lecture scheduled for
11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23 on the UW-Green Bay campus has been cancelled.

April 17, 2008

Evolution of Native American Identity topic at UW-Green Bay
lecture series

GREEN BAY-What it means to be a Native American is changing, almost to the point of needing a redefinition, a University of Texas at Dallas professor says.

Prof. R. David Edmunds will discuss the topic and more at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Wednesday, April 23.

His lecture is scheduled from 11 a.m. until noon in the Christie Theater of the University Union, 2420 Nicolet Drive. It is free and open to the public.

Edmunds' lecture is titled "Moving With the Seasons, Not Fixed in Stone: The Evolution of Native American Identity." It will focus on how Native American identity has evolved through the last century and how terms such as "traditional" have changed as tribal cultures have evolved.

Edmunds will comment on the future evolution of Native American identity and will argue that in the 21st century, some tribal communities may be forced to redefine just what it means to be Native American.

Edmunds, a Watson Professor of American history, is an expert on Native American culture and has consulted for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Department of Justice, The History Channel and other organizations. He has also written and edited several books on Native American history and was a visiting professor at UW-Green Bay in 2005.

The lecture series is sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Center for History and Social Change in collaboration with the American Intercultural Center. It is part of the University's Historical Perspectives Lecture Series.

For more information contact Prof. Andrew Kersten at (920) 465-2443.

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