The NAC Speaker Series is centered on inviting dynamic indigenous and Native perspectives to engage with our campus community. A long-running series that we are proud to host where leaders and inspirational speakers from tribal communities are brought to Fort Lewis College for dialogue and learning.

A collaborative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) speaker series invites noted indigenous and Native scholars to encourage and speak to their experiences in STEM fields.

For more information please contact us or stop by the Native American Center.


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STEM speaker series Sheila Lopex

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Speaker Series Poster: James Anaya
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James Anaya is Dean of the University of Colorado – Boulder Law School. He has taught and written extensively on international human rights and issues concerning indigenous peoples. He served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples from May 2008 to June 2014. Dean Anaya has lectured in many countries throughout the world. He has advised numerous indigenous and other organizations from several countries on matters of human rights and indigenous peoples, and he has represented indigenous groups from many parts of North and Central America in landmark cases before domestic and international tribunals, including the United States Supreme Court and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Sponsored by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, The School of Arts and Sciences, and the Native American Center

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Phone: 970-247-7221
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