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Native American Studies Center in Lancaster, SC, Offers “Activism of Women” Symposium, Keynote Speech Held During Native American Studies Week – Mar. 20, 2018

March 9, 2018

From Native American activism in the Dakota Access Pipeline movements to the exploration of symbolism in contemporary artwork, four female panelists will discuss their roles in modern Native movements during the “Activism of Native Women” symposium on Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018, from 2 – 4pm.

Held at USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, at UNC-Lancaster in Lancaster, the symposium takes place in conjunction with the Native American Studies Center’s 13th Annual Native American Studies Week.

“In most current activism movements of the 20th-21st century, what you typically see is that Native women are at the forefront of these movements,” said Dr. Brooke Bauer, a citizen of the Catawba Indian Nation and a USCL Assistant Professor of Native American Studies and History.

Dr. Elizabeth Ellis, a citizen of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma and an Assistant Professor in the History Department at New York University, will present “In the Wake of Standing Rock: Activism, Academia, and the Fight for American Indian Sovereignty in the 21st Century.” Ellis will discuss her activism as a leader with the Philadelphia Standing Rock gatherings supporting the Standing Rock water protectors of North and South Dakota.

Dr. Courtney Lewis, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina Columbia, will present “The Subversive Act of Indigenous Small Business Ownership,” taking a look at economic development in the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Jamie Powell is a citizen of the Osage Nation and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She will present “An Ethnography of ‘The Field:’ Contemporary Art and Critical Interventions,” discussing her research of Osage ribbon work, inspired by her grandmother, renowned ribbon worker Georgeann Gray Robinson.

Marvel Welch of the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs, a member of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, will present “Future in Tomorrow’s (FIT),” taking a look at the Indian Child Welfare Act in North Carolina.

After the panel, hear Catawba activist and keynote speaker DeLesslin George-Warren present “Remembering the Past, Healing the Present, and Creating the Future,” also in Bundy Auditorium. George-Warren will discuss the history of presidential policies toward indigenous people and his work with the Catawba language revitalization project. Refreshments will be served at 5pm and George-Warren will speak at 5:30pm.

The “Activism of Native Women” symposium, “Remembering the Past, Healing the Present, and Creating the Future,” and other events offered during Native American Studies Week are sponsored in part by OceanaGold/Haile Operation. Events are free and open to the public.

For more information, call 803/313-7172.

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Native American Studies Center in Lancaster, SC, Offers Fall Lineup of Exhibits

August 22, 2016

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The Native American Studies Center in Lancaster, SC, galleries will host several events in the fall months. Please take a look below and mark your calendar so you do not miss your favorite events. These events are free and open to the public.

Artist-in-Residence with Keith Brown, Catawba potter will be at the Center on Thursday, Friday, and every other Saturday from 10am until 4pm starting August 25, 2016. The residency will run through December 17, 2016. This event is grant funded and supported by the South Carolina’s Art Commission

Monday, October 31, 2016 at 4-8pm
Happy Halloween! Come join us for storytelling and Artist-in-Residence demonstrations. Come by the Center between 4pm and 8pm for a trick and a treat! Keith Brown will be in the gallery providing pottery demonstrations and talking with visitors about the Catawba pottery tradition. Catawba Storyteller Beckee Garris will also be available telling Native stories to visitors throughout the afternoon.

Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 9am-4pm: Native American Art and Crafts Annual Winter Sale Catawba pottery, jewelry, baskets, and other works handmade by Native American artists and craftspeople will be available Saturday, December 3rd at the USC Lancaster Native American Studies Center from 9am to 4pm. Vendors will be offering a wide variety of artwork, crafts, decorative items, and unique handmade objects perfect for holiday gift-giving. Visitors will also have the opportunity tour the exhibits in the Native American Studies Center and to see demonstrations of Catawba pottery by artist in resident Keith Brown.

For further information call 803/313-7172 or visit (http://usclancaster.sc.edu/NAS/).

Native American Studies Center in Lancaster, SC, Announces Upcoming Events

July 30, 2013

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Artist in Residence: Catawba potter Caroleen Sanders will have works on view in the Center’s Main Gallery at Native American Studies Center August through November 2013.

Monthly Lunch and Learn  Lectures are offered on the Third Friday of the Month, from noon to 1pm, in the Native American Studies Center Classroom. Contact Brent Burgin by e-mail at (WBBurgin@mailbox.sc.edu).

An Arts and Craft Sale will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, from 9am until 4pm, at the NAS Center Native American Studies Center. Contact Brittany Taylor by e-mail at (Taylorbd@mailbox.sc.edu).

Native American Studies Week 2014 will be held from March 22 – 28, 2014, at the NAS Center Native American Studies Center. Contact Stephen Criswell by e-mail at (Criswese@mailbox.sc.edu).

Public Volunteer Archaeology Labs are held the First and Third Thursdays every month from 3-7pm in the Archaeology lab at the Native American Studies Center. Contact by e-mail is (judge@sc.edu) or visit (38da75.com).

For further info visit (http://usclancaster.sc.edu/NAS/index.html).

Native American Studies Center in Lancaster, SC, Kicks off 8th Annual USC Lancaster Native American Studies Week – Mar. 23, 2013

March 4, 2013

The Native American Studies Center in Lancaster, SC, Kicks off the 8th Annual USC Lancaster Native American Studies Week with a festival of Native American drumming, dancing, flute-playing, and a display of pottery on Saturday, Mar. 23, 2013, from 9am to 4pm, as USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center launches its 2013 Native American Studies Week.

Beginning Saturday morning at the NAS Center at 119 S. Main St. in Lancaster, guests will be treated to demonstrations of Native American performing arts, exhibits of Catawba and Cherokee pottery, and tours of the NAS Center. Pottery vendors will be on hand to show and sell their creations, and the Center will offer children’s activities, particularly a Catawba language puppet show.  Events are free and open to the public.

After the kick-off festival on Mar. 23 at the USCL Native American Studies Center on Main St. in Lancaster, organizers will begin a week of events focused on Native Americans, law, and justice. This year’s slate of speakers will discuss legal, political, and social justice issues, including the recent South Carolina/Cherokee adoption case of “Baby Veronica” (set to go before the Supreme Court this session), the saga of the Catawba fight for federal recognition and the subsequent land settlement, the Cherokee Removal under President Andrew Jackson, and the legal and social struggles of the Lumbee of North Carolina.

Events will be held at the USCL Native American Studies Center at 119 S. Main St, in Lancaster (except for the keynote address on Thur. Mar. 28, which will be held on the Bundy Auditorium on the USCL campus in Lancaster).

For an updated schedule of events, directions to the Center, or details on other 2013 NAS Week activities, visit the USCL website at (http://usclancaster.sc.edu/) or call 803/313-7172.

Native American Studies Center at USC Lancaster in Lancaster, SC, Offers Pre-Antiques Roadshow Artifact Identification Evening – Jan. 10, 2013

January 4, 2013

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The Native American Studies Center at USC Lancaster in Lancaster, SC, is offering a Pre-Antiques Roadshow Artifact Identification Evening on Jan. 10, 2013, from 4-7pm.

Bring in those arrowheads, axes, pieces of broken Indian pottery or whatever else you have and the archaeologist will tell you what it is and how old it is.

The USCL Native American Studies Center is located at 119 South Main Street in Lancaster, SC.

For further info call 803/313-7172.

USC Lancaster in Lancaster, SC, Opens Native American Studies Center – Oct. 4, 2012

September 17, 2012

On Oct. 4, 2012, the USC Lancaster Native American Studies Program in downtown Lancaster, SC, will host a public open house to inaugurate the opening of its new center.

Faculty and staff of this 15,000 square foot facility in historic downtown Lancaster invite the public to tour the new Native American Studies Center at 119 South Main Street from 5-7pm. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the NAS Center’s gallery spaces, archives, classrooms, and archaeology, language, and audio-visual labs. Refreshments will be provided and performers and artists will be on hand to demonstrate Native American traditions.


Artwork in the background by Fran Gardner; large wedding jug on the right by Earl Robbins (Duke Energy Collection); and small wedding jug on the left, teaching piece by Monty Branham and Evelyn George (Duke Energy Collection).

Through a partnership between USCL and the City of Lancaster, the Native American Studies Center was established to promote regional Native American art, culture, and history. Home to the world’s largest collection of Catawba Indian pottery, the NAS Center will offer exhibits of regional Native American Art, classes and programs focused on Native American history, culture, archaeology, folklore, and language.

Following the Oct. 4 open house, the NAS Center will be open Tue.-Wed., 10am-5pm; Thur., 10am-7pm; Fri.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm; and Mon. by appointment. Both the public open house and regular admission are free.

For further details, call 803/313-7172, e-mail to (criswese@mailbox.sc.edu), or visit (http://usclancaster.sc.edu/NAS/).