Document Type

Grant Application

Project/Presentation Title

The Sherman Alexie Lecture


see attached



Project Period

FY 2003- 2004

Event Sponsor

Cultural Affairs and Distinguished Lecture Series

Project Abstract/ Summary

"Without Reservation: An Urban Indian's Comic, Poetic & Highly Irreverent Look at the World"-April 19, 2004. The Division of Lifelong Learning (including the Wabanaki Center) in cooperation with the Native American Studies Program, American Indians at UM (AIUM); the English Department, and Student Affairs will bring to campus _for a a Iecture Sherman Alexie author, poet, screenwriter. Alexie is a Spokane Coeur d'Alene Indian from Wellpinit, Washington. The attached speaker press kit speaks to Alexie's numerous accomplishments and standing room only engagements. Bringing Alexie to The University of Maine's Maine Center for the Arts will not only provide an _incredible cultural learning experience for UMaine's students, faculty, and staff, þut will provide an opportunity to invite to campus the Wabanaki peoples of Maine to share the experience. Efforts will be made to publicize his lecture state-wide as well as provide numerous opportunities throughout the year for viewing of his films and reading his books through class assignments and other opportunities.