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					                 2012 CONFERNCE FOR AMERICAN INDIAN WOMEN OF
                            PROUD NATIONS

                                    Conference Schedule

                             WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
3:00 – 5:00 pm       Town Hall Meeting: Domestic Violence Among                  University Center Annex
                     North Carolina Native Communities
                     Facilitator: Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs (Lumbee)
                     Chair and Associate Professor, American Indian Studies, UNC Pembroke

                     Video Documentary: “Survivor to Survivor”

                     Panel

                     Ida Baker
                     Attorney, Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative Regional Supervisor, Legal Aid of
                     North Carolina, Inc.

                     Victoria Carter (Lumbee)
                     Executive Director, Hoke County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center

                     Melody A. Cole
                     Executive Director, Southeastern Family Violence Center

                     Maragaret Crites
                     Executive Director, Rape Crisis Center of Robeson County

                     Juana Mangum
                     Victim Assistance Coordinator, Robeson County Sheriff’s Office

                     Lance Thompson
                     Detective, Robeson County Sheriff’s Office

6:30 – 8:30 pm       Welcome Reception                                    Holiday Inn Express Pembroke
                                                                          Conference Room

                             THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
7:30 am – 8:30 pm    Registration                                                 University Center Annex

7:30 am – 12:00 pm   Free Health Screenings                                       University Center Lounge
                     Screenings provided courtesy of UNCP Nursing students

8:30 am – 5:00 pm    Exhibitors                                                   University Center Mall

MORNING SESSION
8:30 - 9:00 am       Welcome                                                      University Center Annex


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                   Presiding
                   Beth Jacobs Hunt (Lumbee)
                   Member, Conference Planning Committee
                   Posting of the Colors

                   Prayer/Blessing of the Room
                   Mardella Sunshine Lowry (Lumbee)
                   Elder-In-Residence
                   Greetings
                   Rosa Revels Winfree (Lumbee)
                   Chair, American Indian Women of Proud Nations, Inc.
                   Paul Brooks (Lumbee)
                   Chairman, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina
                   Milton Hunt (Lumbee)
                   Mayor, Town of Pembroke, NC
                   Introduction of Elder-in-Residence
                   Mardella Sunshine Lowry (Lumbee)
                   Zumba! Native Style
                   Billie Jo Hunt Harris (Lumbee)
9:00 - 9:45 am     General Session                                       University Center Annex
                   Jingle Dress Panel
                   Moderator: Consuela Richardson (Haliwa-Saponi)
                   Education Talent Search Counselor
                   NC Commission of Indian Affairs
                   Panelists
                   Jingle Dress Dancers
9:45 – 10:15 am    Refreshment Break                                     University Center Annex
10:15 –11:00 am    Concurrent Workshop Session I
                   AARP – Family Caregiving in North Carolina            University Center 251
                   Debra Tyler Horton
                   American Indian Women and Higher Education:           University Center 213
                   Part 1 – Planning for College?
                   Marcus Collins (Lumbee)
                   Amy Locklear Hertel (Lumbee/Coharie)
                   Derek Oxendine (Lumbee)
                   Jennifer McNeill (Lumbee)
                   Grandmother’s House – Road to New Life                University Center 233
                   Rosemary White Shield (Anishinabe/Choctaw)

11:15 am –12:00 pm Concurrent Workshop Session II
                   Keeping Our Children in Indian Communities            University Center 251
                   Lana Dial (Lumbee)
                   Gut and Psychology Syndrome                           University Center 213
                   Dr. Cathy Lowery Graham (Lumbee)
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                  Dating Violence                                            University Center 233
                  Tara Blue (Lumbee)
                  Breaking the Silence                                       University Center Annex
                  Alisa Hunt Lowery (Lumbee)
LUNCHEON

12:00 – 1:30 pm   Presiding                                                   University Center Annex
                  Tasha Oxendine (Lumbee)
                  Director of Marketing, Givens Performing Arts Center, UNC Pembroke

                  Blessing of Food
                  Mardella Sunshine Lowry (Lumbee)
                  Elder-In-Residence

                  Lunch

                  Special Entertainment
                  Jana (Lumbee)

12:45 pm          Remarks
                  Dr. Kyle R. Carter
                  Chancellor, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

1:00 pm           Featured Speaker
                  Strengthening Our Native Communities through Mentoring and Grassroots Giving
                  Amy Locklear Hertel (Lumbee/Coharie)
                  Director, American Indian Center, UNC Chapel Hill

AFTERNOON SESSION

1:45 –2:30 pm     Concurrent Workshop Session III
                  A Lifetime of Labor: Lumbee Women’s Stories                University Center 233
                  of Work and Community
                  Dr. Michelle Fazio
                  Natascha Tilson (Lumbee)
                  UNC Pembroke Students
                  Lumbee Elders
                  Rites of Passage: Under the Husk                           University Center 251
                  Louise McDonald (Mohawk)

                  Purpose Full Personal Healing (Part 1 of 2)                University Center 213
                  Kim Pevia (Lumbee)
2:30 – 3:00 pm    Refreshment Break                                          University Center Annex

3:00 –3:45 pm     Concurrent Workshop Session IV
                  Purpose Full Personal Healing (Part 2 of 2)                University Center 213
                  Kim Pevia (Lumbee)
                  American Indian Women and Higher Education:                University Center 233
                  Part 2 - Considering Graduate School
                  Amy Locklear Hertel (Lumbee/Coharie)

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                  Brett Locklear (Lumbee)
                  Dr. Irene Aiken

                  You Are Creation: Empowerment and Reconnection                University Center 251
                  Through Indigenous Ways
                  Beverly Cook (Mohawk)

ELDER AND CHILDREN’S HONORING CEREMONY
4:00 – 5:00 pm    Presiding                                                     University Center Annex
                  Barbara Locklear (Lumbee)
                  Teaching Artist/Storyteller
                  and
                  Beth Jacobs Hunt (Lumbee)

5:00 pm           Walking Tours of UNC Pembroke Campus
                  Meet in front of University Center Annex
                  Length: 1 Hour

7:00 – 9 pm       Peace in the Park Concert featuring Jana                      Old Pembroke Park
                  Admission is free

                              FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
7:30 am           Registration                                                  University Center Annex

7:30 – 8:30 am    Breakfast                                                     University Center Annex

7:30 am – 7 pm    Exhibitors                                                    University Center Mall

MORNING SESSION

8:30 - 9:00 am    Presiding                                                     University Center Annex
                  Candace D. Harke (Lumbee)
                  Co-Chair, Conference Planning Committee and
                  Attorney, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc.
                  Greetings
                  Candace D. Harke (Lumbee)
                  Greg Richardson (Haliwa-Saponi)
                  Executive Director, N.C. Commission of Indian Affairs
                  Zumba! Native Style
                  Billie Jo Hunt Harris (Lumbee)
9:00 - 9:45 am    General Session                                               University Center Annex
                  Featured Speaker
                  Culturally Responsive Research and Evaluation
                  Dr. Rosemary White Shield (Anishinabe/Choctaw)
                  Director of Evaluation, University of Minnesota’s Office of Equity and Diversity
9:45 – 10:15 am   Refreshment Break                                             University Center Annex
10:15 –11:00 am   Concurrent Workshop Session V
                  American Indian Women and Higher Education:                   University Center 233
                  Part 3 - The Undergrad and Graduate Experience
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                   Amy Locklear Hertel (Lumbee/Coharie) and undergraduate and graduate
                   students from NC State, UNC Chapel Hill and UNC Pembroke
                   Cultural Entrepreneurship and Cultural Tourism           University Center 213
                   Tahnea Locklear (Descendant of Eastern Band of Cherokee)
                   Kim Pevia (Lumbee)
                   Margie Labadie
                   Women’s Influence in Raising a Healthier Generation      University Center 251
                   Randi Byrd (Eastern Band of Cherokee)
                   Tony Locklear (Lumbee)

11:15 am –12:00 pm Concurrent Workshop Session VI
                   Bridges Out of Poverty                                   University Center 251
                   Kay Freeman (Coharie/Waccamaw Siouan)
                   Native Vote                                              University Center 233
                   Lori Winfree (Lumbee)
                   Creating “Safe Space” to Tell Your Story                 University Center 213
                   Tahnea Locklear (Descendant of Eastern Band of Cherokee)

LUNCHEON

12:00 – 1:30 pm    Presiding                                                University Center Annex
                   Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs (Lumbee)
                   Chair, American Indian Studies, UNC Pembroke

                   Blessing of Food
                   Mardella Sunshine Lowry (Lumbee), Elder-In-Residence

                   Lunch

1:00 pm            Featured Speaker
                   We Are The Same/Cross the Line
                   Kim Pevia (Lumbee)
                   The Regional Center, UNC Pembroke

AFTERNOON SESSION

1:45 –2:30 pm      Concurrent Workshop Session VII
                   Using Stories to Heal                                    University Center 213
                   Dr. Cherry Beasley (Lumbee)
                   Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs (Lumbee)
                   Dr. Ulrike Wiethaus
                   Conscious Discipline Brain Model                         University Center 233
                   Dr. Cathy Lowery Graham (Lumbee)

                   Disabilities and Abuse                                   University Center 251
                   Anita Lena (Seminole Nation of Oklahoma)

2:30 – 3:00 pm     Refreshment Break                                        University Center Annex

3:00 –3:45 pm      Concurrent Workshop Session VIII
                   Diabetes Translation Research Project                    University Center 251

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                 Dr. Cherry Beasley (Lumbee)
                 Dr. Alfred Bryant (Lumbee)
                 Traditional Healing Practices Among the Lumbee   University Center 233
                 Tribal People
                 Tasha Oxendine (Lumbee)

                 Youth Wrap-Up                                    University Center 213
                 April Whittemore Locklear (Lumbee)
                 Morgan Warriax (Lumbee)

6:00 pm          Banquet Ticket Reservation Open                  University Center Annex

6:30 – 9:30 pm   Women’s Honor Ceremony and Banquet               University Center Annex

                 Closing Remarks

                 Retrieval of the Colors




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