Advisory: Media invited to Native American Indian Symposium at WFU

Members of the media are invited to Wake Forest University Nov. 6 for the daylong event “Native American Indian Sovereignty: An Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Symposium.” The symposium is the post-convention event for the 2003 National Indian Education Association convention taking place in Greensboro this week.

The free, public event, offered as part of the university’s ongoing celebration of the 2003-2004 theme “Fostering Dialogue: Civil Discourse in an Academic Community,” starts at 8:30 a.m. in Wake Forest’s Benson University Center. Symposium events will take place in a variety of locations in Benson. For a full schedule of events, visit the symposium Web site at

Members of several American Indian tribal nations from across the country, as well as representatives of native Hawaii and the indigenous peoples of Mexico, will gather for the symposium to explore topics such as “Sovereignty, Economics, and Politics in the United States,” “Native American Indian Sovereignty in North Carolina: Past, Present, Future” and “Federal Recognition for State Recognized Tribes.”

Media parking is available in Lot C, in front of Benson University Center. Marked media vehicles can park along the sidewalk in Lot B, between Davis and Taylor residence halls.

For more information about media arrangements, contact Jacob McConnico at or 336-758-5237.

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