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More than mascots! Less than citizens? American Indians talk: Why isn't the U.S. listening?

201601E&D winter_300.jpgIf the current debate over the name of a certain NFL team in our nation’s capital is any indication, many have not yet gotten the message regarding the harmful effects of ethnic stereotyping.

Why is willful ignorance about American Indian realities so deeply entrenched and passionately defended? Key answers are embedded in early 20th century federal court cases and legislation, including the 1924 Indian Citizenship Act. Tracing the history of U.S. debates over the status of Native people, K. Tsianina Lomawaima, professor, school of social transformation, Arizona State University, illuminates the challenges and opportunities that surviving, thriving Native peoples pose for U.S. society.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016; 7:30 p.m.
Where: Kane Hall, Room 120 
4069 Spokane Lane
Seattle, WA 98105 (directions and parking)
Cost: Free, but advance registration is required.

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For more information, contact the UW Alumni Association at 206-543-0540 or uwalumni@uw.edu.

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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