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2012 Featured Speakers

Amy Locklear Hertel (Lumbee/Coharie)

Amy Locklear Hertel is Director of the American Indian Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Originally from Fayetteville, N.C., she is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and a descendant of the Coharie Tribe. Hertel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at UNC Chapel Hill in 1997. While at UNC, she served as president of the Carolina Indian Circle and was inducted into the Order of the Golden Fleece. Hertel was also one of the founders of Alpha Pi Omega Sorority Inc., the country’s oldest American Indian Greek letter organization. Previously, she served as a project manager at the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis, where she is a doctoral candidate at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work. Hertel’s area of study is asset building in tribal communities as a means toward tribal self-determination. She serves on various boards and committees in North Carolina as well as nationally. Hertel lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, Johann who is faculty at the UNC School of Medicine, her 3-year-old daughter Ava, and their 1-year-old son Ahren.

Kim Pevia (Lumbee)

Kim Pevia, Office of Engaged Outreach with The Regional Center at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Pevia is a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator whose specialty is addressing the issues that keep us stuck and to help us move beyond them. Whether personal, professional, leadership, community or economic development, she moves between these areas with a rich understanding of the interdependence on each other. Her message is empowerment. Pevia serves as the Chair of the Pembroke Chamber of Commerce, Board of the Southeastern Family Violence Center and Workshop Committee Chair of the Conference for American Indian Women of Proud Nations, all as part of her belief in service. The vision of local economy through local foods, rich culture and regional arts is woven in the fabric of her work. Unique, insightful, inspiring, interactive and humorous are descriptors of her work. Pevia is a life strategist, speaker and certified professional and personal development coach.

Dr. Rosemary White Shield (Anishinabe/Choctaw)

Dr. Rosemary White Shield, Director of Evaluation at the University of Minnesota’s Office of Equity and Diversity, speaks on the issue of violence toward Native women. Dr. White Shield has been appointed an expert by the Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), training and technical assistance center funded by the Substance and Mental Health Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. She is an expert in culturally responsive research and evaluation, indigenous paradigms methodologies, as well as a published author.

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