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Public Lecture Series
"Unfinished Agendas of Indigenous Peoples"

January-April 2013
University of Arizona Campus

Vine Deloria Jr. Distinguished Indigenous Scholars Series
Opening Lecture

Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor of History and American Studies and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, University of Michigan 

Thursday, January 24, 2013 | 6:00 pm
Center for Creative Photography Auditorium | University of Arizona

An open invitation to students, faculty, and members of the public.

The University of Arizona American Indian Studies Program opens this year's Vine Deloria Jr. Distinguished Indigenous Scholars public lecture series this evening with a presentation by Dr. Philip J. Deloria, son of the late Vine Deloria Jr.

Deloria is author of the books Playing Indian and Indians in Unexpected Places.

The UA Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI) is a cosponsor of the series which aims to spread the voices and visions of Indigenous scholars to the greater public.

In addition to Deloria, the series features other distinguished speakers: Dr. Oren Lyons (Feburary 21), Dr. Suzan Harjo (March 28), and Dr. Thomas Holm (April 25).

The series is coordinated by Dr. Manley A. Begay, Jr., associate social scientist in the UA's American Indian Studies Program and a faculty associate with the Native Nations Institute. 

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Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy   

Established in 1987, the Udall Center sponsors policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research and forums that link scholarship and education with decision-making. The Center specializes in issues concerning: (1) environmental policy, primarily in the Southwest and U.S.-Mexico border region; (2) immigration policy of the United States; and (3) Indigenous nations policy.


Stephen Cornell, Director

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Robert G. Varady, Deputy Director

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Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI)   

The Native Nations Institute, founded in 2001 by the Morris K. Udall Foundation (now Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation) and the University of Arizona and housed at the Udall Center, serves as a self-determination, governance, and development resource for Indigenous nations in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere.


Joan Timeche, Executive Director

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Miriam Jorgensen, Research Director

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