We are excited to invite you to a potluck style dinner before the actual holiday has us busy entertaining our families. We hope to see you there!
When: Monday, November 20, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Atlantic Institute, 909 Shull Street, West Columbia, SC 29169
(parking lot off 9th Street)
Speaker: Dr. Will Moreau Goins
Dr. Goins will talk on "What Native Americans have taught us about Thanksgiving." National Native American Heritage Month and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday provide an excellent and relevant opportunity for us to understand the art of living together.
DR. WILL MOREAU GOINS serves as the Chief (CEO) of the Cherokee Indian Tribe of South Carolina-ECSIUT, Inc.("State Recognized") a statewide tribal organization, a statewide tribal consortia of state recognized and federally recognized tribal members. Dr. WILL MOREAU GOINS is a descendant of the Eastern Band Cherokee Indians, Tuscarora & Cheraw Indians and is a historic preservationist, published author, communications professional, and community leader. Will Moreau Goins, Ph.D. has worked tirelessly for more than four decades to shape a Native American policy agenda that addresses issues at the core of indigenous identity: sacred sites protection and access, religious freedom, treaty rights, mascot abolition, equality and language revitalization. Guided by the teachings of the ancient wisdom keepers and many ancestors that came before him, Dr. Goins presently also serving the Interfaith Partners of South Carolina(IPSC) as the Native American Spirituality Representative and is the current Chairman.He completed his Bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Communications at the George Washington University (GWU) and at the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) he received his Ph.D. He has worked extensively in all areas of communications (TV, Radio & film production), education, cultural anthropology, diversity, multicultural programming and the arts for over 25 years. His teaching experience has ranged from K-12 to higher education and a graduate level course he developed and taught at Pennsylvania State University. A popular speaker at public schools, over 46 universities and colleges and other venues, he often incorporates chanting, dance and music into his presentations.
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