Brian Gilley, Courtesy of Indiana University
July 7, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Brian Gilley, associate professor of anthropology and director of the ALANA U.S. Ethnic Studies program at the University of Vermont, has been selected as the first director of the First Nations Educational and Cultural Center at Indiana University Bloomington.
In addition to directing the First Nations Educational and Cultural Center, Gilley will be an associate professor of anthropology and an adjunct professor in IU's American Studies Program. He also will become a part of IU's Committee on Native American and Indigenous Studies, which coordinates the doctoral minor in this field and an anticipated undergraduate degree.
The First Nations Educational and Cultural Center (FNECC) was established in 2007, the culmination of efforts by IU students, faculty and staff of Native American heritage, with the support of many others. The center's mission includes recruiting and supporting students of Native American descent and educating everyone about their cultural heritage. The term "First Nations" refers to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian peoples.
More information about the center is available at http://www.indiana.edu/~fnecc/.