WVU Native American Studies Program hosts public talk by Elder-in-Residence

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Native American leader, William Gollnick, West Virginia University’s 2019 Native American Studies Elder-in-Residence, shared his inspiring story in a public lecture Wednesday evening.

The lecture was called “Traveling the Red Roads: Defining the Map” was held in White Hall on the downtown campus of WVU. Gollnick stated that many Native Americans describe traveling the Red Road as choosing the good path for the journey though life.

Gollnick will spend the week guest lecturing in WVU’s Native American Studies and Leadership Studies programs.

“The challenge then is to meld those things that are from past that are foundational for the tribes with their current environment, and where they may be going,” said Gollnick.

Also, Gollnick will be meeting with faculty and students in Native American Studies and the College of Education and Human Services, and sharing his life experiences as tribal administrator of the Tejon Indian Tribe.

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