Friday, March 28, 2008

Ward Churchill to come to Marshall 

We learn from an interested reader that Dr. Ward Churchill will speak at the 15th annual Indigenous Nations and Dakota Studies Spring conference on April 3. His topic: Genocide and the Dakota People.

I am not sure what he has been doing since he was fired for academic misconduct (on an 8-1 vote by the University of Colorado's Board of Regents). He sued for wrongful termination, which is almost de rigueur in these cases. At PowerLine, John asks how much Churchill is being paid and whether Minnesotans' tax dollars are picking up the fee. We will have an organizer of the conference on The Final Word with us tomorrow (show 3-5, the professor will be with us around 3:30), but the press release for the conference says
The conference is funded by Sakpe Bdewakantunwan Dakota Community, Yellow Medicine Dakota Community and the Tinta Wita (Prairie Island) Dakota Community.
We will find out if that is indeed so.