Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Left Handed Polar Bears? That's crazy talk!

Don't miss our next Evening at Egan lecture series, 'Left Handed Polar Bears with Richard Nelson', this Friday at 8pm!!

Dr. Richard Nelson reflects on forty years of his experiences as an ethnographer and writer in Alaska. His slides evoke the treasures of Alaska's cultural and natural heritage, while his stories underscore the value of preserving this heritage. Along the way, Dr. Nelson discusses the importance of descriptive ethnography, of learning from native traditions, of working with both the heart and mind engaged, of involving ourselves in true collaboration with indigenous communities, of learning to write well both for other anthropologists and for general readers, and of helping the next generation of Alaskan anthropologists to create themselves.

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