Phyllis Berger Memorial Lecture Series

The annual Berger Memorial Lecture honors the memory of MSU benefactor Phyllis Berger and is offered each year at MSU by a nationally recognized Native American, Native Alaskan or Native Hawaiian scholar, artist or leader speaking on Native history, cultures, or contemporary issues of interest and importance to both Indian and non-Indian people.

2014 Current Speaker


 

Joseph P. Gone, Current Katz Chair
Native American Studies, Montana State University-Bozeman
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Past Speakers

2013
Julie Cajune, Tribal Historian
Salish Kootenai College

2012 
Dr. James Shanley, Former Tribal College President
Ft. Peck Community College

2010

Blaze Kwaymullina, Assistant Professor
School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia

2009
Carrie Billy, President and CEO
American Indian Higher Education Consortium

2008
Robert "Tim" Coulter, Executive Director
Indian Law Resource Center

2007
Bill Yellowtail, Katz Endowed Chair in Native American Studies

2006
Ada Deer, first female Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs
Clinton administration

2005
Sandra Begay-Campbell, Regent
University of New Mexico

2004
Devon Mihesuah, Professor of Applied Indigenous Studies
Northern Arizona University

2003
William Wallace, Attorney, teacher and researcher
Institute for Polynesian Studies at Brigham Young University-Hawaii

2002
David Beaulieu, Director (1997-2001)
U.S. Department of Education's Office of Indian Education

 

Updated: 10/24/2014