Join the UNCG Native American Student Association for a special presentation on September 23, 8:30-10 a.m. at the Greensboro History Museum, featuring author Oscar Hokeah.
Told in a series of voices, Calling for a Blanket Dance takes readers into the life of Ever Geimausaddle through the perspectives of his family as they face myriad obstacles. His father’s injury at the hands of corrupt police, his mother’s struggle to hold on to her job and care for her husband, the constant resettlement of the family, and the legacy of centuries of injustice all intensify Ever’s bottled-up rage.
Author Oscar Hokeah is a citizen of Cherokee Nation and the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma from his mother’s side and has Mexican heritage through his father. He holds a master of arts in English with a concentration in Native American Literature from the University of Oklahoma, as well as a bachelor of fine arts in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA).
Books will be available for purchase and a signing will follow Mr. Hokeah’s presentation. Please register in advance here.
There will be a light continental breakfast before the presentation begins.