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An Evening with Greg Drowning Bear

Greg Drowning BearNative American Heritage Month Lecture
Lister Hill Library, The Edge of Chaos
November 18, 2014 | 6 p.m.

Free Food included; doors open at 5:30 p.m.
This lecture is free and open to the public.


Greg Drowning Bear received the first bachelor's degree in Cherokee Education at Northeastern State University in 2008. He used his degree to work for the University of Oklahoma in the Native Languages department for five years before recently moving back home to Alabama to teach in the Lawrence County Indian Education Program and Redstone Arsenal for the Madison City School System.

"I want the language to survive for my children, for myself, and for my people," said Drowning Bear. "For the Cherokee language to exist, we all have to do our part to sustain it."

Drowning Bear and his family have also shared their heritage and language by staring in the film "Trail of Tears" and the PBS special "We Shall Remain."

For more information, email diversity@uab.edu.

For disability accommodations, please alert us with at three days notice before the event.


Lecture presented by the Office of the Vice Provost for Student and Faculty Success, UAB Student Life, and UAB Lecture Series.

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