“Why Study Other Cultures?” is topic of Oct. 17 lecture

October 10, 2013 | Leave a Comment

“Why Study Other Cultures?” is topic of Oct. 17 lecture

BUIES CREEK -- Stanley Graham Knick, associate research professor in the American Indian Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, will deliver the 2013 Pi Gamma Mu/Phi Kappa Phi Fall Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business’ Lynch Auditorium.

The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. Knick, also the director of the Native American Resource Center, will speak on “Knowing Each Other, Knowing Ourselves: Why Study Other Cultures?”

Knick received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Indiana University. His research interests include video ethnography of N.C. American Indians, Native American health, archeology in southeastern North Carolina, art and culture of Native Americans and global traditional cultures.

His publications include an anthology, “River Spirits: A Collection of Lumbee Writings” (2003); various journal articles published in the likes of Native South, New Life Journal and North Carolina Humanities; and several ethnographic videos such as “Prostate Cancer in Indian Country: Lumbee Indian Men Speak Out” (2013), “Waccamaw Indian People of South Carolina” (2012), “Our People: The Coharie” (2011), “Our People: The Lumbee (2009), “Our People: Occaneechi Band of Saponi Nation” (2008), “Our People: The Sappony (2007), and “In the Heart of Tradition”( 2005).

Knick is an honorary member of the Lumbee Tribe and a recipient of the Hamilton McMillan Award for service to the Lumbee Indian community. He’s also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

The Pi Gamma Mu/Phi Kappa Phi lecture is sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council in Greensboro. Pi Gamma Mu is the honor society in the social sciences, and Phi Kappa Phi is an honor society for all academic disciplines.