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American Indian scholar David Warren to speak at NMSU

The New Mexico State University American Indian Program and the Union Program Council of NMSU will sponsor a lecture by internationally recognized American Indian scholar David Warren at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the Otero Room of Corbett Center.

Warren, the founding deputy director for the National Museum of the American Indian, will examine the impact of Native Americans on contemporary American society.

"Native Americans and their neighbors find themselves engaged in a series of new encounters and relationships," Warren said. "The complex relationship has been redefined in ways few anticipated as we enter the new century."

A member of the Santa Clara Pueblo, Warren has served in several positions with the Smithsonian Institute, including special assistant for applied community research for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Service.

Warren served for seven years as the United States representative to the Inter-American Indian Institute. In 1994, he received an award from the New Mexico Commission on Indian Affairs for his commitment to the preservation and perpetuation of American Indian languages and cultures.

A reception outside the Otero Room will follow the lecture. Both are open to the public. For more information call Donald Pepion, director of NMSU's American Indian Program, at (505) 646- 4207.

Ivan Chavez
Nov. 21, 2000