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Lecturer, advocate will speak at Westminster

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Suzan Shown Harjo, advocate for native people's traditions and cultures, will be speaking at Westminster College on Monday.

"Why Native Peoples Matter Today: Contemporary Questions and the Answers Ancient Cultures Have Known All Along," will be the topic of the discussion at 7 p.m. in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall of the Emma Jones Conservancy.

The lecture is free and open to the public as part of "(In)Visible," Westminster's 2006-07 Key Bank Cultural Diversity Lecture Series.

Harjo is a poet, lecturer and journalist. She is famous for her challenge to the use of "Redskins," as the name of the National Football League team in Washington, D.C. She is president of the Morning Star Institute, a national organization that advocates for native people and promotes art and research.

For more information about the Key Bank lecture series, call 801-832-2822.