Mount Union College Convocation Focuses on Native American Images in Society

April 15, 2010

Selene G. Phillips will present a convocation focusing on Native American images in society at Presser Recital Hall on Thursday, November 8 at 10:35 a.m. Phillips, a Wabigonikewikwe and member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, has done research on the negative aspects of the Native American Barbie doll.

Phillips is currently a graduate student at Purdue University where her research focuses on Native American and tribal newspapers as well as First Amendment issues and communication law. She graduated from Purdue University with a double major in science and sports movement and radio and television. She received her master's from Indiana University's School of Journalism.

She has taught classes at Purdue University and last year was a visiting professor at the University of North Dakota. She has taught communication law, popular culture, Native American literature and journalism, including on-line journalism. Her latest publication, "Nin Bi-minwadjim (I Bring Good News), The Lac Courte Oreilles Journal," is about the precursor for one of today's premier Native American newspapers, News From Indian Country.

The convocation is free and open to the public.

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