The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
The colloquium highlights the scholarship of students completing a minor in Native American Studies, but is also open to students from other programs whose work centers on Native American topics.
This year’s panel of researchers includes:
- Megan Funkhouser of Grafton, a December 2013 WVU graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. She will present “John Marshall Law: Trends and Tragedies of Early Native American Law.”
- Ashley Ayers of Beckley, a sophomore mathematics major. She will present “Speak Tsalagi [Cherokee] Together: an English Look into our Past.”
- Jason Kikel, a December 2013 WVU graduate with a degree in geography and a minor in Native American studies. He will present “Comprehensive Planning in Sovereign Tribal Communities.”
- Nick Martin of Rhinebeck, New York. A junior criminology major pursing a minor in Native American studies, Martin’s presentation pays tribute to his Oneida Nation grandfather Sagowhe, a tribal chief whose name means “Generous One.”
- Caleb Pennington, a senior history major with a minor in Native American studies, from Brandford, Pa. He will present “The Right to a Traditional Life: Native American Hunting and Fishing Rights.”
- Isabelle Shepherd, a senior pursing a dual degree in political science and English with a minor in philosophy. She will present “The Legal Argument Inherent in Louise Erdrich’s book, The Round House: A Rotting Casserole and Twisted Roots.”
For more information on the colloquium, please contact Bonnie Brown at BonnieM.Brown@mail.wvu.edu.
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