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Department of American Indian Studies
PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372

Phone: 910.521.6266

Location: Old Main, Suite 204
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Ninth Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference 
April11-12, 2013
The Regional Center at COMtech

The purpose of the Southeast Indian Studies Conference is to provide a forum for discussion of the culture, history, art, health and contemporary issues of Native Americans in the Southeast. The conference serves as a critical venue for scholars, students and all persons interested in American Indian Studies in the region.

Lynette Allston


Lynette Lewis Allston resides in the place where she spent her formative years through high school, on the family farm in Drewryville, (Southampton County) Virginia.  A graduate of Duke University with a degree in History and certification in secondary education, she maintained a dual residency in South Carolina and Virginia and returned to Virginia after retiring from two decades of business ownership in South Carolina.  Since the death of her maternal grandparents in 1987, she has operated the family farm that has been passed down through multiple generations.  Lynette is currently Chief and Chair of the Tribal Council of the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia, one of 11 Tribes officially recognized by the Commonwealth. Her organizational and leadership skills are evident in the many years devoted to community initiatives.  Under her leadership, the primary focus of the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia has been to offer educational outreach and opportunities to close the gap that exists in understanding the history and culture of the Nottoway Indians. She is co-author of the book entitled, DoTraTung, which offers a compelling look at the history, culture and lifestyle of the Nottoway Indians.  DoTraTung, the Nottoway word for “New Moon”, symbolizes a fresh outlook for the future of the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia. 

Conference Fees

Registration fees include lunch for two days.

UNCP students, faculty and staff can attend sessions at no charge (meals not included).

  • Early Registration
    • $45 Early Registration (deadline April 1, 2013 )
    • $25 One day session
  • Late Registration
    • $60 Late Registration (after April 1, 2013)
    • $30 One day session
  • SISC Dinner, Thursday, April 11th
    • $12 (not included in registration fee)
  • Local community can attend sessions at no charge (meals not included)


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Updated: Thursday, March 28, 2013


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