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  • Alumnus Advances Russell Means’ Work through Art Exhibit on EIU Campus

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    Russell Means and Gordon Grado met under challenging circumstances. Means, perhaps best known as a political activist and early leader of the American Indian Movement, could barely talk because of a cancerous tumor pressing against his throat. He and his wife, Pearl, met Grado, a world renowned oncologist based in Scottsdale, Ariz., during Means’ initial consultation. “When we walked in, Gordon sat on the edge of his chair, looked straight into Russell’s eyes and told him what an honor it […]

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  • The Artwork of Russell Means – April 13 – 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

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    EIU President Bill Perry invites you to a special exhibition and wine and cheese reception in appreciation of The Artwork of Russell Means. Monday, April 13 – 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Marvin Foyer of the Mary J. Booth Library EIU Anthropology Professor Don Holly will speak about Mr. Means and the context and importance of his artwork. Please RSVP by April 6 to Tonya Green at 217-581-5180 or by email to tlgreen@eiu.edu. About Russell Means (1939-2012) An American Oglala […]

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  • Native American community sees Māori as beacon in language revitalisation

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    Native American leader, Pearl Means, says her people see Māori as a beacon in language revitalisation. In an effort to save their own dying language they are modelling their future total immersions schools from Māori. The native tongue of Pearl Means and her Native American people is on the verge of extinction because of colonisation. View the Video

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