Meredith named 2018 NSU Sequoyah Fellow

BY STAFF REPORTS
05/03/2018 02:00 PM
TAHLEQUAH – Northeastern State University recently announced its 2018 Sequoyah Fellow as Cherokee Nation citizen America Meredith.

Meredith is the publishing editor of First American Art Magazine and an author, artist and independent curator whose curatorial practice spans over two decades.

She earned her master’s degree in fine arts from San Francisco Art Institute and has taught art history and the Cherokee humanities course at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe Community College in New Mexico.

Meredith also serves on the board of the Wheelwright Museum and the Cherokee Arts and Humanities Council.

“We are thrilled to continue the tradition of showcasing and honoring talented Cherokee citizens by identifying a Sequoyah Fellow in the College of Liberal Arts,” Dr. Robyn Pursley, interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts, said. “It also provides a wonderful opportunity for our campus and the Tahlequah community to engage with a successful Cherokee scholar.”

The Sequoyah Fellow program provides an opportunity for the university and College of Liberal Arts to recognize an outstanding scholar in the field of Native American Studies who will share their expertise with the NSU community during the fellowship year. Sequoyah Fellows are nationally and internationally renowned, have interest in scholarship and service to Native communities, and have records of distinction at the highest levels of professional accomplishment in their fields.

The late Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller served as the inaugural Sequoyah Fellow. Other past Sequoyah Institute Fellows include Jeff Corntassel (2017), Stacy Leeds (2016) and Neil Morton (2015).

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