South by Southeast: You Ready to Listen?

We gather together in Pembroke  both to speak and to hear: to fully and actively engage with the stories of this region, its traditions, and its people. Welcome to Southeastern North Carolina!

NCFS Annual meeting, 2014

Saturday, October 11

University of North Carolina, Pembroke

Schedule of Activities


“Who’s Your People?” video sharing

“Someplace Like Pembroke: Work Histories of the Lumbee” exhibit

Registration, membership, and lunch tickets

9-9:30 a.m.: registration (lobby of UNCP University Center Annex)

Morning Session:

Assembly Room, UNCP University Center Annex

9:30-10:00 a.m.: Discussions from the American Indian Women of Proud Nations Conference

Mary Ann Jacobs, Kay Freeman, and Kim Pevia share some of the stories and lessons from the September conference in Pembroke.

*Mary Ann Jacobs (Lumbee), University of NC,Pembroke

* Kay Freeman (Coharie)

* Kim Pevia (Lumbee)

10:00-10:45 a.m.: 7 Minute Sharings

A new format for this conference, 7 minute sharings are a way for organizations and communities to connect with others by sharing their mission, vision, and current projects.

11:00-11:30 a.m.: We Didn’t Cross The Border: That’s My Story And I’m Sticking To It”

Through the lens of his current and recent ethnographic video projects, Stan Knick reflects on borders, boundaries, and the importance of stories for tribal understanding.

*Stan Knick, University of NC, Pembroke

11:30-12:00 Keynote Discussion

Power of the Personal Story: How Folklore Is Helping “Flip the Prison”

Noran Sanford and members of the Growing Change Project team, tell a story of realization—their understanding  of folklore as a way to support personal and community well-being.

*Noran Sanford, MSW, LCSW

* Scottie Dinery; Cody Oxendine; Terrence Smith

Afternoon Sessions and Lunch

12:00-2:00 p.m. Native Artist Meet and Greet (Native American Resource Center)

As part of American Craft Week, 6 local artists will gather to demonstrate and sell their work.

1:00-2:30 p.m. Lunch (American Indian Education Center.)

Tickets for lunch, catered for us by Chef Lorrie Dial, are available all day at the registration table.

1:30-2:30: Business meeting

(UNCP University Center Annex)

Awards and Celebration

3:00-5:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony (Assembly Room, UNCP University Center Annex)

Please join us in honoring this year’s Brown-Hudson and Community Traditions Award winners.

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