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Paul DeMain: “Buried Hearts at Wounded Knee”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Paul DeMain, former editor of News From Indian Country

As part of CALS celebration of the 50th anniversary of Arkansas author Dee Brown’s classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, award-winning Native American journalist Paul DeMain will discuss his involvement in covering the activities of the American Indian Movement that were occurring around the same time that Brown’s book was published and his investigations into the aftermath of controversies surrounding the movement.

Paul DeMain is known as Skabewis, a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and of Ojibwe descent. He resides on the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Reservation of northern Wisconsin. A member of the Bear Clan, DeMain led the Native American Journalists Association for several terms as President, and as Chairman of the UNITY Coalition, Journalist of Color during the same time period in which the organizations reviewed of the criminal case of Leonard Peltier and the murder Annie Mae Aquash. The former editor of News From Indian Country, DeMain was the campaign manager for Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate, Winona LaDuke in 2000 and once served as a policy adviser for Wisconsin Governor Anthony S. Earl. DeMain currently is a video producer for IndianCountryTV.com and Chairman of the Board for the Indigenous environmental group, Honor The Earth.

The Central Arkansas Library System and its Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art are celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of this American classic with a series of lectures and exhibits that recognize the enduring importance and power of Brown’s groundbreaking volume. This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Division of Arkansas Heritage, funded by the 1/8 cent conservation sales tax, Amendment 75.

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About Legacies & Lunch

Legacies & Lunch is a free monthly program of CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies about Arkansas-related topics. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Legacies & Lunch will be available on Facebook Live.