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K-12 and Community College Program

March 24, 2022

4:00-5:30pm EDT via Zoom

0.5 CEU/5 PDCH


North Carolina is home to the largest population of American Indians east of the Mississippi River, totaling more than 184,000 people with eight state-recognized tribes and four urban Indian organizations. On March 24 UNC World View will offer a short virtual program for K-12 and community college educators to introduce and give voice to North Carolina’s state-recognized tribes.

During this program, we will learn more about each tribe and members from North Carolina’s Indigenous communities are invited to participate on a panel to expand the educator audience’s knowledge of Indigenous peoples, their history, culture, and achievements. The program strives to support educators in developing and using culturally appropriate and relevant curriculum and improve educational opportunities for American Indian students.

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Thursday, March 24, 2022
4:00 p.m. Welcome Charlé LaMonica, Director, UNC World View, UNC-Chapel Hill
  Kerry D. Bird, President, Triangle Native American Society
4:05 p.m. An Introduction to North Carolina’s American Indian Tribal Communities Nancy Strickland Fields, MA (Lumbee), Director/Curator, The Museum of the Southeast American Indian, UNC-Pembroke
4:45 p.m. Contemporary Native Voices Panel Reggie Brewer, Enrolled member and Cultural Enrichment Coordinator, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina Jonathan Caudill, Chief, Meherrin Nation Greg Jacobs, Citizen of the Coharie Tribe and Tribal Administrator, Coharie Intra-Tribal Council Vivette Jeffries, Citizen of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation (OBSN) and Founding Partner, biwa|Emergent Equity, Inc. Dr. Marty Richardson, Vice Chief, Haliwa Saponi Indian Tribe Juanita Wilson, Enrolled member and Talent & Development Program Director, Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Dorothy Stewart Yates, Chair, Sappony Pamela Young-Jacobs, Chairwoman, Waccamaw Siouan Tribe of North Carolina Moderator: Dr. Amy Locklear Hertel, JD, PhD (Coharie/Lumbee), Executive Vice Provost, UNC-Chapel Hill  
5:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and Adjournment Charlé LaMonica, Director, UNC World View, UNC-Chapel Hill


More info to come.

  Kerry Bird is an enrolled citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate and of Lumbee tribal heritage. He graduated with a BA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds a Masters of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Bird is President of the Triangle Native American Society and a former President of the National Indian Education Association, the oldest and largest organization that works to advance culturally relevant educational opportunities for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students. He is a member of the Dix Park community committee, local advisory board for the Ackland Art Museum, N.C. Botanical Garden Foundation Board, and the World View Council of Advisors. Kerry and his husband, Ken, split their time residing in Durham and Carolina Beach, North Carolina.
  Director of UNC World View Charlé LaMonica has held service to the state front and center in her work. Since 2013, LaMonica has expanded UNC World View’s support of educators and increased partnerships in both rural and urban settings. LaMonica and the World View team have led more than 21 global study visits, taking K-12 and community college educators around the world to learn about educational systems, classroom experiences, history, business and culture. Since the founding of UNC World View in 1998, more than 25,000 teachers have participated in UNC World View programs from every county in North Carolina.
  Nancy Strickland Fields 18-year museum career has been focused in museum education and administration. She has worked at the Museum of Contemporary Native Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico; The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.; and The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City. Her current role is Director and Curator of The Museum of the Southeast American Indian in Pembroke, North Carolina. She is the first Lumbee graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies. Nancy earned a master’s degree in History from UNC Wilmington and is currently a doctoral student in the Public History program at NC State University. Nancy’s area of research focuses on Southeastern Native peoples and the American colonial experience. Nancy is a member of the Lumbee Tribe. Her family resides in and around the Pembroke area. She was raised in Charlotte with very close ties to her family in Robeson County.
    Mr. Reggie Brewer is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe in Pembroke, North Carolina where he shares his knowledge with youth through the Lumbee Tribe Boys and Girls Club and coordinates cultural enrichment activities. He is an artist, making pottery, beads, and baskets. He is also a dancer and has danced on the powwow circuit. Mr. Brewer is also known for his expertise in hand drum and blowgun making, regalia crafting, stickball gaming, and traditional singing and drumming. Mr. Brewer is committed to sharing Lumbee cultural heritage and traditions and to passing along his knowledge and expertise. He is the ceremonial fire keeper for the Lumbee Tribe.
  Mr. Greg Jacobs is a citizen of the Coharie Tribe and serves as the Tribal Administrator for the Coharie Intra-Tribal Council, headquartered at the historic Eastern Carolina Indian School and present-day Coharie Tribal Center in Clinton, NC. Mr. Jacobs, himself a graduate from Clinton High School, went on to study at East Carolina University. Mr. Jacobs is a graduate of the inaugural cohort of NC Native Leadership Institute of UNC-Chapel Hill.  He oversees the day-to-day operations of the Tribal Center, administering a variety of programs ranging from Healthy Native North Carolinians, the Great Coharie River Initiative, and other programs meeting the wellness, housing and economic development needs of his community. Mr. Jacobs also serves on the board for United Tribes of North Carolina. In 2014, he was recognized and awarded the title of “Elder of the Year” by the North Carolina Native American Youth Organization. Also, in 2019 he was “Elder in Residence” by the American Indian Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.
  Dr. Marvin “Marty” Richardson is a citizen of the Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe of Hollister, North Carolina and has been involved in Native issues in various capacities his entire life. He is a Grantee Technical Assistant for Wopila Consulting, LLC. In his role, Dr. Richardson provides technical assistance and communications for grantees under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Native Connections grant. Dr. Richardson holds a B.A. in American Indian Studies from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, a master’s in anthropology from Indiana University, a master’s in history from UNC-Chapel Hill, and earned his PhD in history from UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Richardson’s other work centers on Haliwa-Saponi cultural revitalization, including the Tutelo-Saponi Language, which began with a need to make powwow song phrases for the Stoney Creek Singers. He loves historical research on Southeast Natives and is a proponent of Haliwa-Saponi federal recognition. He has shared his vast knowledge of tribal language, customs, history, and singing with Natives and non-Natives alike at various workshops, presentations, and festivals throughout North America. In November of 2021 he was elected as Vice Chief of the Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe. He resides in his hometown of Hollister, NC and is married to his lovely wife Melissa Silver Richardson and they have a one-year-old daughter MacKenzie Yant Askai.
  Ms. Juanita Wilson is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI). She oversees the Training & Development department of the EBCI. Wilson and her team are responsible for the professional development of 1,200+ employees. Wilson graduated from Western Carolina University (WCU) with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. She completed her Master of Science in Leadership and Management at Montreat College. Wilson’s love for collaborative partnership work has taken her on a journey through a broad spectrum of experiences, including a directorship with the Cherokee Preservation Foundation, executive leadership with the EBCI, and directorship with Western Carolina University. From all these experiences, Wilson had gained valuable lessons from a variety of wise and experienced mentors, to whom she owes much and has been privileged to serve on numerous boards and committees and has participated in state-wide and national leadership development programs, some of them specifically focused on Native American leadership
    Mrs. Dorothy Stewart Yates, a member of the Sappony Tribe, resides in Roxboro, NC.  She is a retired educator of 35 years from the Person County Schools. She served as the Title VI American Indian Education Coordinator for Person County Schools for 32 years. Mrs. Yates served part time as the math tutor for the Person County Early College and as a math tutor at Person High School since her retirement until the pandemic. Mrs. Yates has been elected as the Sappony Tribal Council Chairperson where she has served in this position for 38 years. She is the Sappony Tribe’s representative on the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs where she serves as the Vice-Chair, as well as on the Executive Board, the Goals Committee, the Recognition Committee, the Indian Child Welfare Committee, and as Chairperson of the Indian Education Committee.  Mrs. Yates is the NCCIA’s representative on the State Advisory Council on Indian Education to the NC State Board of Education. She also serves on the American Indian Fund Scholarship Board. Mrs. Yates is also active in her community. She is a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Roxboro, NC, where she presently volunteers as pianist/organist, church clerk, and on the Executive Committee. Mrs. Yates also served previously on the Youth/Children Council, as church treasurer, and as the missions coordinator. She is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa Chi Chapter, a teachers’ sorority, and serves as the treasurer and scholarship committee chairperson.  Mrs. Yates is the proud mother of two married adult daughters and grandmother of three grandsons, ages 2, 11, and 16.
  Ms. Pamela Young-Jacobs is the Chairwoman of the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe of North Carolina. As Tribal Chairwoman she is charged with protecting tribal sovereignty, leading the tribal nation in policymaking, land management, economic development, health and educational initiatives. She is employed by Southeastern Community College as the Director of the Small Business Center. She is the first American Indian woman to hold this position. Ms. Young-Jacobs is leading the way in American Indian activism and education on campus at SCC in her work to develop traditional classes taught by American Indian instructors and economic development through the expansion and establishment of small businesses in the county. Ms. Young-Jacobs is a member of the National Association of Professional Woman, Whiteville Museum of Natural Science Committee, Columbus County Community Foundation Committee, Columbus County Parks and Recreation Steering Committee, Whiteville Downtown Development Committee, immediate past member executive committee member of American Indian Women of Proud Nations, Columbus Jobs Foundations Board, and statewide COVID Response Team Member. She has received numerous community service awards and is a recent nominee for YWCA’s Women to Watch in the category of Public Service. 
Amy Hertel. September 21, 2020.
(Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)
  Dr. Amy Locklear Hertel, JD, PhD is an enrolled citizen of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and a descendant of the Coharie Indian Tribe. She is currently the Executive Vice Provost at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work. Her research area is asset building and her holistic perspective is informed by the worldview of the communities she engages. Her applied research is designed to inform the development of programs, policies, and interventions that promote health, wealth, and wellbeing. In working with tribal communities and tribal governments, Dr. Locklear Hertel’s approach to community engagement promotes tribal self-determination, capacity building, partnership development, and inclusion. Formerly, as Director of the UNC American Indian Center, she partnered with faculty across a multitude of disciplines in social work, public health, public policy, law, and government.   

As Executive Vice Provost, Dr. Locklear Hertel oversees the faculty retention and recruitment programs, degree program review and approval, and coordinates senior academic and executive searches and reviews. She provides strategic leadership to the University’s accreditation and quality enhancement efforts, and other programs related to university administration and affairs as well as campus and community engagement.

Program Materials

To receive .5 CEU (or 5 PDCH) you must attend the virtual program on March 24 and turn in this study guide completed. Please return completed study guide by Friday, April 15, 2022 to World View

General support provided by:

Triangle Native American Society