UMM to Host Libra Speaker Daniel Wildcat on March 18th

Machias, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias will host guest speaker Dr. Daniel Wildcat on Wednesday, March 18th at 4:00 p.m. as part of its Libra Distinguished Lecture Series. Dr. Wildcat will give a lecture called Red Alert: Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledges, based on his recent book.

Dr. Wildcat is director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) Center and American Indian Studies faculty member at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. He frequently speaks to community groups and organizations on the issue of cultural diversity. His recent activities have revolved around forming the American Indian and Alaska Native Climate Change Working Group: a network of individuals and organizations working on climate change issues. He is also the author of several books, including Red Alert: Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge.

Dr. Wildcat received B.A. and M.A. degrees in sociology from the University of Kansas and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He is a Yuchi member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma.

Dr. Wildcat’s lecture will take place on Wednesday, March 18th at 4:00 p.m. in the Portside room of Kimball Hall. A question and answer session will follow. The public is invited to attend.

The Libra Distinguished Lecture Series at UMM was designed to offer a unique opportunity for the community to hear outside experts and engage in structured philosophical discussions with important repercussions for society. Each lecture is followed by a question-and-answer session that encourages audience participation. The acclaimed series is funded by the Libra Foundation, a Portland-based philanthropic organization. The late philanthropist Elizabeth P. Noyce created the Libra Professorships in 1989 to recognize and sustain academic programs of excellence at the seven campuses of the University of Maine System.

For more information call 255-1327 or visit www.machias.edu/libra.

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