In his lecture, Poteete will speak from over 20 years of experience in tribal government to illuminate current threats to Cherokee sovereignty and illustrate analogies to the political environment which precipitated the forced removal. He will share how lessons from history guide the efforts of tribal leaders to protect the Cherokee Nation and preserve it as a distinct cultural and political entity for future generations.
Legacies & Lunch is free, open to the public, and sponsored in part by the Arkansas Humanities Council. Attendees are invited to bring a sack lunch; drinks and dessert are provided. The theater will open at 11:30 a.m. to allow attendees to eat lunch in the lobby prior to the program. For more information, call 501-918-3033.