White Buffalo Woman's Granddaughter: Carrier of Traditional Knowledge

Henrietta Mann

Thursday, 12 Mar 2009 at 8:00 pm – Great Hall, Memorial Union

Henrietta Mann, a member of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, is a distinguished scholar whose work focuses on themes of education, traditional indigenous knowledge and western perspectives on the environment. Mann has served as the Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs and as National Coordinator of the American Indian Religious Freedom Coalition. She taught for twenty-eight years at the University of Montana, Missoula, and was the first to hold the Endowed Chair of Native American Studies at Montana State University. Mann was inaugurated this spring as the first president of the newly established Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College, located on the campus of the Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She has been a consultant and interviewee for several television and movie productions, including Last of the Dogmen, the Discovery Channel's How the West Was Lost and PBS’s The West. The 2009 Richard Thompson Memorial Lecture.

Cosponsored By:
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society
  • American Indian Symposium
  • Richard Thompson Memorial Fund
  • United Native American Student Association
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

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