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Visiting Prof Addresses Native American, Gender Issues Monday April 13th

MARQUETTE – Lisa Poupart, a King Chavez Visiting Professor, will give three presentations at Northern Michigan University on Monday, April 13. All are free and open to the public.

Poupart will present “First Nations Intergenerational Healing beginning at 10:30 a.m. in Whitman Hall. She will also address Why Gender Studies? at 2 p.m. in the same location.

Poupart’s evening talk will be titled Gwashkwaadiiziiwin or Balance and Harmony: Native American Studies and Gender Studies in Higher Education and will begin at 7 p.m. in room 1322 in Jamrich Hall. Students from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be joining Lisa Poupart during each discussion.

Poupart is a tribal citizen of Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Anishinaabe. She obtained a Ph.D in justice studies from Arizona State University and is now an associate professor of humanistic studies, First Nations studies and women’s studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She is concerned with internalized oppression of American Indian communities and social problems that stem from this, including domestic violence, addictions, childhood sexual abuse and juvenile delinquency. For more information contact the NMU Center for Native American Studies by calling 227-1397.

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