Identity and Health Through Food
The Fifth Annual Native Leaders Symposium
Friday, March 24th, 2017, Johnston Center in Graham Memorial Hall
Learn how Native American nations use food and foodways to build community and improve health outcomes.
“Nutrition Transition and Health Among Native Americans”
Dr. Steve Corbett is a Senior Analyst at the Kansas Health Institute, a healthcare policy think tank. He has worked on
health initiatives with Native nations in
Kansas and helped create Healthy Kansas Tribes 2020. He is a former Visiting Professor at UNC.
Malinda Maynor Lowery
“The Unexpected Ways of Lumbee Indian Food”
Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery (Lumbee) is an Associate Professor of History at UNC and Director of the Southern Oral History
Program. She is the author of the award-winning book Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity, and the Making of a Nation.
Sponsored by the First Nations Graduate Circle, with additional support provided by: Center for the Study of the American South, Epidemiology Student Organization, The Graduate School, Gillings Global Gateway™, Research Laboratories of Archaeology, Student Congress, UNC American Indian Center