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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.

Excavating the past to serve the future

June 2, 2020

Massey Award winner Steve Davis has dedicated his life to preserving the history of North Carolina’s Native American peoples for future generations.

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.