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Upcoming Tulane symposium explores contemporary Native communities in the Gulf South

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Tulane is hosting the 4th annual Gulf South Indigenous Studies Symposium on March 18 and 19, 2022.

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The 4th annual Tulane Gulf South Indigenous Studies Symposium is just around the corner, and this year’s theme explores the notion of “culture” and the myriad ways it’s practiced in contemporary Native communities. Immigrant and ethnic historian at Tulane University, Dr. Laura D. Kelley, tells us more about this year’s symposium, titled Sassafras, Stickball and Stories: Indigenous Cultures of the Gulf South.

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Karl Lengel has worked in the lively arts as an actor, announcer, manager, director, administrator and teacher. In broadcast, he has accumulated over two decades of on-air experience and is currently WWNO’s anchor for NPR’s “All Things Considered” and a host for “Louisiana Considered”. He holds a BS in Professional Management from Nova Southeastern University and an MFA in Film and Theatre from the University of New Orleans.
Alana Schreiber is the managing producer for the live daily news program, Louisiana Considered. She comes to WWNO from KUNC in Northern Colorado, where she worked as a radio producer for the daily news magazine, Colorado Edition. She has previously interned for Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul and The Documentary Group in New York City.