Lecture and Book Signing at IAIA










FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Native American Author, Michael Sheyahshe, to Speak at IAIA

Native Americans in Comic Books: A Critical Study is a thorough examination and critique of Indigenous cultural representation in American popular culture. Author, Michael Sheyahshe, Caddo, will give a public lecture at Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), located at 83 Avan Nu Po Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87508 on Thursday, April 1st, 2010 at 2:30pm. The presentation will be followed by a book signing at the Museum of Contemporary Native Art’s Museum Store on Friday, part of Santa Fe's ongoing First Friday's gallery hop.
Santa Fe, NM -- Friday, February 05, 2010 – Native American author, Michael Sheyahshe (Caddo), will present a public lecture about his book, Native Americans in Comic Books: A Critical Study at Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, NM. The book, Sheyahshe's first published work, focuses on the representation of Indigenous people in American comics books.

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is "the nation’s only fine arts college devoted solely to the artistic and cultural traditions of all American Indians" and is "a multi-tribal learning center, [which provides] a bridge between a past rich with tradition and the dynamic ever-evolving American Indian culture of the new millennium." For more information about IAIA, please visit their website at http://www.iaia.edu/.

Date: Thursday, April 1st, 2010
Time: 2:30pm
Location: Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)
Street: 83 AVAN NU PO ROAD
City/Town: SANTA FE, NM
Phone: 505.983.1777

Sheyahshe will be available for a special book signing event at IAIA’s Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) on Friday, April 2nd, 2010. “The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is dedicated to advancing the discourse, knowledge and understanding of Native art.” The Museum is located at 108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1 block from the downtown Santa Fe historic plaza. For information about the MoCNA, call Samantha Ferguson at 505.428.5900. For information about the Museum Store, call 505.983.1666. (Fax 505.983.1222)

Date: Friday, April 2nd, 2010
Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm
Location: IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Street: 108 Cathedral Place
City/Town: SANTA FE, NM
Phone: 505.983.1777

"As a groundbreaking work in the study of the depiction of Native Americans in the medium of comics, Native Americans in Comic Books is a welcome addition to the fields of Native American studies and popular culture studies." - Chris Teuton, World Literature Today.


Native Americans in Comic Books is available everywhere fine books are sold; online locations include: Hastings, Target, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.

For more information about Native Americans in Comic Books, the lecture, or book signing event, please contact Michael Sheyahshe at email: info@nativecomicbooks.com or visit the book's website at www.nativecomicbooks.com. You can also follow author, Michael Sheyahshe, on Twitter at http://twitter.com/sheyahshe. Additional information about the book itself can be obtained from the publisher, McFarland, listed below.

Contact Information:
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
Box 611
Jefferson NC 28640
Tel: 336-246-4460
http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/
info@mcfarlandpub.com

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