Speaker series brings awareness to Native American issues
Tribal communities in the Deep South, such as the United Houma Nation and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, have struggled with social issues as a result of historical discrimination and segregation enforced by state and federal policies for decades.
This spring, the Tulane University School of Social Work is hosting a special three-part Native American Speakers Series to promote awareness of current tribal struggles as well as provide insight into the strengths and advocacy efforts of indigenous populations for healing and hope in contemporary society.
“The series is an opportunity for Tulane students, faculty and staff members to engage with local tribal leaders and learn more about the native perspective on cultural diversity and civil rights,” says Elaine Wright, director of the Office of Global Programs at the school. “It’s a unique chance to learn more about this often underrepresented group in our country.”