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Tue, Nov 15


Covenant Presbyterian Church

Food For Thought: "Moving Beyond Myth: Indigenous Peoples Today"

Join us as we hear from Dr. Brittany Hunt discuss how we can move beyond the myth of Indigenous peoples. She will focus on the stereotypes and misinformation about Indigenous people that we've all learned from school or the media. *NO MORE LUNCHES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!

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Food For Thought: "Moving Beyond Myth: Indigenous Peoples Today"
Food For Thought: "Moving Beyond Myth: Indigenous Peoples Today"

Time & Location

Nov 15, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 E Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28204, USA

About the Event


On TUESDAY, November 15, we'll gather to hear Dr. Brittany Hunt discuss the myths of Indigenous peoples and how we can move beyond them. She will focus on the stereotypes and misinformation about Indigenous people that we've all learned from school or the media.  During this interactive workshop, participants will reflect on their experiences learning about Indigenous people in school, and how these lessons were often rooted in untruths that have crystallized over time.  We will work to deconstruct these stereotypes and to recognize the authenticity and complexity of actual Indigenous identity, both contemporarily and historically.

Dr. Brittany Danielle Hunt is a member of the Lumbee Tribe from Lumberton, NC. Dr. Hunt is a postdoctoral associate at Duke University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Duke University in 2012, her Master of Social Work from UNC Chapel Hill in 2014, and her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from UNC Charlotte in 2021. Her research focuses on the ways American K-12 curriculum disenfranchises Indigenous knowledge, erases Indigenous histories, and perpetuates anti-Indigenous stereotypes. She is the owner of Indigenous Ed, LLC through which she provides workshops, speeches and presentations on deconstructing these stereotypes and centering Indigenous stories, particularly those of the Southeast, and has provided presentations for Ralph Lauren, The General, Lowes, and countless universities, schools, and other organizations. Dr. Hunt is also co-host of the Red Justice Project, a podcast that tells the stories of missing and murdered Indigenous peoples and stories of other crimes in Indian Country. She wrote the children’s book Whoz Ya People? which tells the story of a young Lumbee boy in his quest for connection to community. Her TEDx talk, My Grandmothers’ Granddaughter: Indigenous Resilience, discusses the importance of grandmothers to Indigenous communities and of the wisdoms they forever impart.

-Lunch service will begin at 11:30 a.m.

  • Because Covenant will be catering this event for us, if you want to have lunch, you must make and pay for a lunch reservation by MONDAY, November 7.
  • The cost of lunch will be $13 per person and will and will include:  and will be due when you register.
  • You are welcome to attend the event without having lunch.
  • You are also welcome to bring your own lunch.

Please note that this program will be IN PERSON ONLY. We will NOT have a virtual option. We will NOT be recording the event.

MeckMIN promotes interfaith collaboration to foster understanding, compassion and justice. We envision a community that lives by the highest values and core virtues of its rich faith traditions and respects the dignity of every person. We live out these values by bringing together people from different faith perspectives and promoting congregational engagement through dialogue and fellowship.

CLICK HERE to register.  Please feel free to contact LeDayne Mcleese Polaski, Executive Director of MeckMIN, with any additional questions.

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