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Native American activist to give keynote speech Nov. 29

Miner's speech will be the last event at CMU for Native American Heritage Month

Courtesy Photo | Dylan A.T. Miner

At the end of November, activist, artist and scholar Dylan A.T. Miner will visit Central Michigan University to give a keynote speech about Native American issues. 

Miner is Michigan State University’s director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies. He has published more than 60 pieces of academic literary work related to indigenous issues. His full-length academic book, Creating Aztlán: Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Lowriding Across Turtle Island was published in 2014.

The keynote, hosted by the Office of Native American Programs, will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 in the Bovee University Center Rotunda. There will be a Q&A session after the speech. It will be the final on-campus event of Native American Heritage Month.

Indiana senior Alexis Syrette, a student assistant at the Office of Native American Programs, said Miner will be discussing the work he has done to benefit Native Americans in Michigan and across the United States, such as the various exhibitions he created.

She thinks the event will be beneficial for all students. 

"(Miner) has a lot of knowledge about activism and what it’s like to be an activist for Native Americans and Native American rights," Syrette said.

This event will be free and open to the public.