Skip to main content

Native American Archives

Looking to the 19th century for perspective on race and government

May. 8, 2017—Issues of race and government are explored in law professor Dan Sharfstein's new book, "Thunder in the Mountains."

Read more

What Trump Means to Native America: Lecture by a Native American Lawyer and Activist

Feb. 13, 2017—Special guest lecture by Albert Bender, attorney of Indian law and Standing Rock activist in North Dakota. Albert Bender stood on the front lines of the #NoDAPL protest at its very beginnings and has lent his expertise to a variety of news outlets on this important issue. He will give his first-person perspective in an...

Read more

Life Phase Series: Celebrating Native American heritage

Oct. 27, 2016—November is Native American Heritage Month. Pazetta B. Mallette presents the culture, contributions and current issues facing Native Americans on Nov. 15 in 428 Light Hall.

Read more

Ariel Helms: Searching for a diabetes discovery

Apr. 1, 2016—For Vanderbilt senior Ariel Helms from Oklahoma, twists and turns in her past, including a long-kept family secret, led to her passion for discovery in a Vanderbilt lab.

Read more

Register now for Vanderbilt Osher spring 2016 classes

Mar. 4, 2016—Shakespeare, transitional justice in South Africa, the Nashville Ballet, and Judaism are among the diverse topics open to all adults 50 and older this spring through the Institute for Lifelong Learning at Vanderbilt.

Read more

Class of 2015: Holly Glass digs into the past and embraces her heritage

Apr. 30, 2015—Holly Glass arrived at Vanderbilt feeling “weird and different.” She kept to herself her identity as a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Checking in four years later, things are entirely different.

Read more