March 26, 2013 would have marked the 80th birthday of the late Lakota author Vine Deloria, Jr., arguably one of 20th century America’s most vibrant and far-reaching thinkers and authors. From March 24-26, writers and scholars interested in him–and who have something to say about him–will gather in Brookings for conversations and presentations.
Scheduled keynote speakers are Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, Philip Deloria, and Craig Howe. We’ll also have a number of panel presentations on Monday and Tuesday morning, and we’ll recognize the initial recipient of the Great Plains Emerging Tribal Writer Award.
This event is presented in cooperation with SDSU’s American Indian Studies Program and the American Indian Education and Cultural Center. Please see our sponsors page for a list of the generous organizations that are making it possible.