UNITED Conference 2008

Several speakers presented on Native American issues at Northern Michigan University's Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity (UNITED) Conference held during the fall 2008 semester. You can view these presentations by clicking on the links listed below.

Dr. Judy Puncochar, Kevin Annett, & Kenn Pitawanakwat

Dr. Judy Puncochar (UNITED Chair) and Mr. Kenn Pitawanakwat speak with Kevin Annett, highlighted speaker at the 3rd Annual UNITED conference about his film, "UNREPENTANT: Kevin Annett and Canada's Genocide." Kevin's visit was sponsored by the Center for Native American Studies, the Office of International Programs, and the Office of the Provost as part of the International Visiting Scholar's Series. If you were unable to see some of the keynote presentations at UNITED 2008, click here to watch them on MediaSite live.

Tillie Black Bear

Ms. Tillie Black Bear spoke at NMU for the third annual UNITED Conference in September. Tillie is a widely respected advocate for Native American women's rights. She opened her presentation with a Lakota song. Her talk covered issues of Lakota women's rights prior to contact. Her entire speech is available on Media Site Live.

Jose "Dr. Loco" Cuellar spoke recently at the UNITED Conference at NMU. Dr. Cuellar spoke to the "four enemies of diversity." His energetic style engaged several audience members. Click here to see his entire speech.