Panel Discussion - American Indians 101: What We Know, What We Don’t Know, and What We Need to Know
Kansas City (MO)…On Thursday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m., the National Archives in partnership with the United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City and the Center for American Indian Studies at Johnson County Community College will host a panel discussion titled American Indians 101: What We Know, What We Don’t Know, and What We Need to Know.
A distinguished panel of Native community members will speak of contemporary Indian life while connecting the history of the United States government’s policies and historical events to those experiences and future implications. Topics to be discussed include suicide rates, missing/abducted women, drug addiction, education, and health. Program panelists include: Shelley Bointy, WRAP specialist with Lawrence Public School District, is Ihanktonwan Dakota Winyan and an enrolled member of Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux of Montana; Dr. Sean Daley, professor of anthropology at Johnson County Community College; Jordyn Gunville, research assistant with American Indian Health Research and Education Alliance, is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Mnicoujou Lakota; Jason Hale, assistant director for community engagement and education at the Center for American Indian Community Health at the University of Kansas Medical Center, is an enrolled member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation; and Charley Lewis, research instructor of family medicine at the Center for American Indian Community Health at the University of Kansas Medical Center, is Navajo and an enrolled member of the Utu-Utu Gwaitu Paiute tribe of California.
Reservations are requested for this free program by calling 816-268-8010 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests for ADA accommodations must be received five business days in advance. This program is presented in collaboration with the American Indian Health Research and Education Alliance.
The National Archives at Kansas City is home to historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit www.archives.gov/kansas-city/.
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