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Events at Illinois, more new books, and heading to Ohio State University for SAI

October 4, 2011
Celebrating Dean Rader’s two new books, Works & Days, and Engaged Resistance, American Indian Art, Literature, Film  from Alcatraz to NMAI 

Last week, the Creative Writing program and American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois hosted poet and professor Dean Rader for a reading and a lecture on September 28 – 29, 2011.

Dean examines the broadside of his poem created by Steve and Martin at Soybeans Press Broadside at University of Illinois. Cool beans.

This coming week, members of the American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois will drive in a van [yikes, all together, one for all and all for one.  Somehow that sounds all wrong to me?!] to Ohio State University to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Society of American Indians (SAI).  SAI, was originally formed in 1911 at Ohio State University in Columbus to work on issues facing Native peoples in the early 2oth century.  Some fifty American Indians were part of the organizational meeting.  Founding members included Dr. Carlos Montezuma (YavapaiApache), Charles Eastman (Dakota),Thomas L. Sloan (Omaha), Charles E. Dagenett (Peoria), Laura Cornelius (Oneida), and Chief Henry Standing Bear (Oglala Lakota), among others.

Watch for two new books by Muscogee Creek poet Joy Harjo coming out this fall!  Congratulations Joy.


MFA students, AIS and Creative Writing faculty and staff hang out at Escobar's in Champaign, IL.

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