American Indians seek voice at UNC; the Carolina Indian Circle is quickly lobbying for increased recognition

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Ferreri, Eric. “American Indians seek voice at UNC; the Carolina Indian Circle is quickly lobbying for increased recognition.” Chapel Hill Herald Monday, 6 November 2000: page 1. 852 words.

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The article features Rachel Blue, a Lumbee who chose to go to UNC-Chapel Hill rather than the more familiar and closer to home UNC-Pembroke. She is very conscious of being a minority at UNC-Chapel Hill, since there are only 140 Native American students (less than 1% of enrollment). Through the Carolina Indian Circle, a student organization, she is participating in efforts to replace Anthony Locklear, a Native American assistant dean in the student counseling office who, while he was in the position, befriended Native American students. The group also hopes the university will develop an American Indian Studies curriculum. Blue describes questions Native American students are asked by non-Native students that would seem discriminatory or offensive if they weren't clearly based on ignorance.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Carolina Indian Circle (student organization)