Guest Speaker: Lee Tiger of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida

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Venue:Graham Center, GC 283A at FIU MMC

Indigenous Peoples Struggle to Maintain Cultural Identities and Well Being

Sponsored by:

  • Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies
  • Undergraduate Club
  • Lambda Alpha and Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Societies
  • SAGGSA: Sociology, Anthropology & Geography Graduate Students Association
    Indigenous people around the world are struggling to maintain their cultural identity and well being. The 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples specifies the ways that Nation States should relate to Indigenous peoples. Lee tiger will speak about the challenges that Indigenous peoples face during this time of global transitions in diets, economies, religions and tribal governance. He will speak specifically about the past, present and future of the Florida Miccosukee and Seminole with reflections upon Indigenous peoples of North, Central and South America.

Lee Tiger, son of chief Buffalo Tiger, has served many years as a spokesperson for the Miccosukee Tribe. As owner of Lee Tiger and Associates, Inc. he has more than 30 years of experience in the global marketing of Indigenous culture and eco- heritage tourism. His web site DiscoverNativeAmerica.com provides a wide array of information about the hundreds of Native North American tribes. He and his brother Stephen formed the rock and roll band Tiger-Tiger which in 2006 received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native American Music Awards.