WINONA — The Winona State University Lyceum Series will host Lakota journalist Charles Trimble at 7 p.m. Oct. 27, in Stark Hall, room 103.
Trimble’s presentation, “A Sense of Place: Pine Ridge,” will center on his extensive writing about his upbringing on the Pine Ridge Reservation and the connections to places that all human beings have.
Trimble was raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Nation. He has worked on Native American issue and policy-making for more than 40 years.
He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of South Dakota. Following service in the U.S. Army, he did further studies in journalism at the University of Colorado.
In 1979 he founded Charles Trimble Company, Inc., dedicated to promoting and fostering economic development on Indian Reservations. He also founded Red Willow Institute to provide technical and management assistance to American Indian non-profit organizations.
In 2000, Trimble was awarded an honorary Doctor of Cultural Sciences from Creighton University for his work in human rights. In 2002, he received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Wayne State College in Nebraska, and in 2008, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by his alma mater, the University of South Dakota.
The Lyceum Series aims to provide unique cultural enrichment and educational opportunities for the Winona and Rochester campus communities.
This presentation is free and open to the public. An open reception will be held in the Science Laboratory Center Atrium from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. before the evening talk.
For more information about the Lyceum Series or event descriptions, contact Kathleen Peterson at (507) 457-2913 or firstname.lastname@example.org.