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By: Haladay, Jane
In this book chapter, Jane Haladay and Scott Hicks (the book’s editors) describe their approach to teaching Chad Locklear’s short story, “Swamp Posse” (2006) in an Environmental Literature course at UNC-Pembroke, where both Lumbee and non-Lumbee students are enrolled.
From the annotation...
Jane Haladay and Scott Hicks use the short story “Swamp Posse” as the first course text in their Environmental Literature course at UNC-Pembroke because it effectively serves several functions: (1) eliciting, through classroom discussion, the knowledge of Lumbee students in the class about Robeso
Arlinda Locklear has spent nearly forty years in the practice of Native American law. Working for the Native American Rights Fund, and later for Patton Boggs LLP, she has defended Native American tribes in federal and state claims related to treaty land and water rights and to tribal jurisdiction on reservations. She has also established a national reputation regarding federal acknowledgment of Native American tribes. She testified before Congress in 1988 (while representing the Lumbee Tribe) on the need for better procedures for federal acknowledgment, and again in 1989, recommending approval of the Indian Federal Acknowledgment Administrative Procedures Act of 1989. From 1987 through March 2010, she represented the Lumbee Tribe pro bono in its efforts to obtain full federal acknowledgment. Locklear was born September 9, 1951, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
[Entry written 08/2012]