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Planting a “Sense of Place”

December 21, 2021

Together with American Studies professor Dan Cobb, undergraduate students learned the meaning of hands-on research over the last year and a half. They planted a garden inspired by their transcriptions of the diary of one of the 20th century’s most influential American Indian writers and intellectuals: D’Arcy McNickle.

The sanctity of Cherokee

November 16, 2021

As a result of systemic oppression, there are fewer than 200 native Cherokee speakers in North Carolina. UNC scholars are teaming up to create a new translation model and grow the literary library of works available in Cherokee.

Elayna Locklear is UNC-Chapel Hill’s second American Indian Udall scholar

May 13, 2019

Elayna Locklear, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, has been awarded the Udall scholarship to help her pursue a career in osteopathic medicine to treat Native and minority populations in underserved areas. Sophomore Brooke Bauman has also been recognized with an honorable mention.