USD professor to study indigenous culture in Hawaii Norma Wilson, professor of English at The University of South Dakota, is among 25 scholars selected to attend the 1999 Institute: "Re-imagining Indigenous Cultures: The Pacific Islands." Dr. Wilson specializes in Native American literatures.
From June 14 – July 16, participants from throughout the United States, as well as from Denmark, American Samoa, Guam and Micronesia will study together at the East-West Center and the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. The institute is
concerned with the representation of indigenous culture and identity, particularly in relation to colonial and post-colonial histories up to the present.
Designed to meet the needs of faculty from the humanities and social sciences who are interested in deepening or expanding the role of comparative cultural studies in their teaching, the institute is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.