2013 Spring Social and General Meeting

Members, friends, and all those interested in learning about the exciting work ofUNA-Centre County are invited to this “free of charge” event.  Following a shortbusiness meeting wine, cheese and dessert will be served.  At 7 p. m. the program on American Indian Education will begin.

When:        Thursday, May 2, 2013

Time:         5:30 –8 p.m.

Where:     Foxdale Village Meeting Room,  500 E. Marylyn Ave., State College

Free parking is available in front of the building and in the parking garage


Please RSVP to Norma Keller nrmkeller@gmail.com by April 24th.

American Indian Education: Past, Present and Future

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Felicia Wilkins Turner.     


Dr. Turner is a member of the Lumbee tribe of North Carolina.  She holds master and doctorate degrees from Penn State as a graduate of the American Indian Leadership Program (AILP) and currently serves as the AILP Director and Director of the Center for the Study of Leadership in American Indian Education.  Prior to returning to Penn State in 2011, Felicia worked in the North Carolina Governor’s Office and conducted a 6-year research project funded by the U.S. Office of Educatio.

Dr. Turner will describe the traditional education of American Indians and the impact of efforts by the U.S. government, the Catholic Church and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to assimilateIndians into the dominant American culture.  She will also talk about the current status of American Indian higher education in tribal colleges and U.S. universities, including Penn State.  Finally, she will consider what the future holds for the education of American Indian students and will suggest what role Penn State’s American Indian Leadership Program could play in implementing President Obama’s support of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Download program flyer below.

Helen Sheehy,
Apr 3, 2013, 1:38 PM