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Tribal lectures continue tonight at Pacific

Three lectures remain in a five-part Pacific University Tribal Leaders Lecture Series addressing the concerns of the American Indian community.

Three lectures remain in a five-part Pacific University Tribal Leaders Lecture Series addressing the concerns of the American Indian community. Speakers represent Pacific Northwest tribes: the Nisqually, Grand Ronde and Umatilla. Presentations also feature taped interviews with tribal leaders from across the country.

The next talk is tonight, Oct. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Strain 121 on the Forest Grove campus. Topics include the tribal Renaissance, the Indian Self Determination Act, and the National Indian Gaming Act. Speaker is Roy Sampsel.

On Oct. 26, topics include the exercise of tribal jurisdiction, Umatilla basin adjudication and co-management of the Columbia River, and video interviews with Hon. Antone Minthorn (Umatilla) and S. Timothy Wapato (Colville) are planned. On Nov. 9, the exercise of sovereignty will be discussed, with Billy Frank (Nisqually) speaking.

Sponsors of the series are the McCall Center for Policy Innovation, Center for Gender Equity, Pacific Diversity Office and the Institute for Tribal Government in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government Diversity.