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Upcoming Oral History Performance

This Fall, our interns have been working on an oral history project on Native American Activism at UNC in the last 50 years. On December 11th they will be giving a performance at Wilson Library. The performance will not be using embodiment or costumes to ensure that the performers are not being disrespectful to Native American cultures. The performance style will use ethno-poetry, narration, and images to portray some of the Native American history at UNC as well as the experiences of the narrators.

The narrators for this project are:

  • Cheyenne McNeil, a senior at UNC-CH and the current president of the Carolina Indian Circle
  • Danny Bell, a retired UNC-CH staff member and a founder of the American Indian and Indigenous Studies program
  • Lana Dial, a UNC-CH graduate who organized the first meeting of Native students on campus and helped start the Carolina Indian Circle
  • Kevin Maynor, the Assistant Dean for Administration and Finance at NCCU and a UNC-CH graduate who founded the Carolina Indian Circle
  • Amy Locklear Hertel, a founder of Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc. and the current director of the American Indian Center
  • Makayla Richardson, a first year student at UNC-CH and the current recipient of the Pogue Scholarship
  • Christina Theodorou, a founder of Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc. and the NC Native Asset Coalition Project Director at the American Indian Center
  • James Street, a senior at UNC-CH, a former president of the Carolina Indian Circle, and a prominent student leader
  • Theda Perdue, a retired UNC-CH professor and one of the founders of the American Indian and Indigenous Studies program