Dr. Donald Fixico (Shawnee, Sac and Fox, Muscogee Creek and Seminole), Distinguished Foundation Professor of History at Arizona State University will give the 2016-2017 presentation of the Duane Smith Lecture in Southwest Studies in the Fort Lewis College Ballroom on Monday, April 17th at 7:00pm. A reception will preceed the lecture at 6:00 pm in the Ballroom, in partnership with the Native American Center at FLC.
Dr. Fixico will speak on "Water is Life and the Dakota Access Pipeline." A reception will preceed the lecture at 6:00 pm in the Ballroom, in partnership with the Native American Center at FLC.
Dr. Fixico has been on faculty and a visiting professor at eleven universities (including in England and Germany) and held postdoctoral fellowships at UCLA and The Newberry Library in Chicago. He has worked on 20 documentaries on American Indians, and is the author and editor of thirteen books. His next book is forthcoming in October, “That’s What They Used To Say”: Reflections on American Indian Oral Traditions with the University of Oklahoma Press.