Panel Discussion: Representing Native Americans: A Native American Heritage Month Event

Saturday November 14, 2009: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

From museums to mascots, from campus clubs to children's books, the representation of Native Americans is a sensitive subject in American culture. A panel of experts will explore the challenges, difficulties, and opportunities of Native American images in public representation at the national level, in the state of Michigan, and at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Panelists Include: Rayna Green, Curator, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution; Amy Harris, Director, Exhibit Museum of Natural History, University of Michigan; and Patrick LeBeau, Professor of Writing, Rhetoric and American Culture, Michigan State University, and author of Rethinking Michigan Indian History. He will sign copies of his book following the panel discussion. This event is offered in conjunction with the U-M College of Liberal Arts & Sciences theme year: Meaningful Objects: Museums in the Academy, and is also co-sponsored by the UM College of Literature, Science and the Arts.