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Robert Roche to Discuss American Indian Movement

November 8, 2010 - by Abby Honaker

Robert Roche will speak at Mount Union on Thursday, November 11.
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Robert Roche from the American Indian Education Center (AIEC) in Cleveland will be on the University of Mount Union’s campus to provide a general overview of the American Indian Movement from its inception in 1968 to the present. He will speak on Thursday, November 11 at 7 p.m. in Campus Grounds of the Hoover-Price Campus Center.
 
As an American Indian, Roche has been successful in his ability to bring clarity to Native American education, culture and history. He has had personal involvement in numerous projects that were designed to further the goals and welfare of the Native American community. 
 
Roche, a Chiracaua Apache and the executive director of the American Indian Education Center, also is an acting probation officer in the Juvenile Court Division of Cleveland. He is a board member of the National Urban Indian Council, FBI Hate Crime Taskforce, Multi-cultural Training Institute, Cleveland Museum of Art Advisory Board, International Community Council, Cleveland Round Table and Natural History Museum. Over the years, Roche has presented lectures at a variety of colleges and universities, libraries and clubs.    
 
The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Ashley Ross in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at Mount Union at (330) 823-2574 or rossar@mountunion.edu.   
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