UNH Offers Series on Native Americans

Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations

March 30, 2004

DURHAM, N.H.— The public is invited to participate in “Re-Contacting Native American New England,” a series of public presentations with Abenaki elders, scholars, educators and writers during the month of April. The series is offered by the University of New Hampshire's American Studies Program and Center for New England Culture in cooperation with the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

John and Donna Roberts Moody, co-founders of the Winter Center for Indigenous Traditions, will be in residence at UNH April 5-7, 2004, meeting with students, faculty and administrators. Tuesday, April 6, from 3-5 p.m. they will present a public workshop on “Reinterpreting Local Native History: Community Responsibility and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act” at the Dover Friends Meetinghouse.

On Friday, April 9, from noon-1 p.m., Lisa Brooks of Harvard University will present “Early Native American Writers” in the Memorial Union Building, Room 330.

The Durham Public Library will host poet Suzanne Rancourt, author of “Billboard in the Clouds,” Wednesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. The public also is invited to an informal introduction to Abenaki poetry at UNH Monday, April 26, from 7-9 p.m. in Hamilton Smith Hall, Room 101. For more information contact Siobhan Senier at (603) 862-2466 or ssenier@unh.edu.