Date/Time: Date Change: Monday April 1, 12 Noon
Location: Labriola Center, Hayden Library, Room 209, Tempe campus
Awardee: Dr. Daniel Herman, professor of history at Central Washington University, is the winner of the 5th annual Labriola Center National Book Award for his 2012 book Rim Country Exodus: A Story of Conquest, Renewal, and Race in the Making published by the University of Arizona Press. ASU Distinguished Professor of History Dr. Donald Fixico will interview Dr. Daniel Herman about his award winning book and writing process in the Labriola Center.
About the Labriola Center: Dedicated in 1993, the Labriola National American Indian Data Center in the Arizona State University (ASU) Libraries is one of the only repositories within a public university library devoted to American Indian collections. The Labriola Center holds both primary and secondary sources on American Indians across North America. The Center’s primary purpose is to promote a better understanding of American Indian language, culture, social, political and economic issues. The Labriola National American Indian Data Center has been endowed by Frank and Mary Labriola whose wish has been that “the Labriola Center be a source of education and pride for all Native Americans.”
About the Labriola Center American Indian National Book Awards: Arizona State University is committed to American Indian scholarship and offers several academic programs led by noted American Indian faculty including a Bachelors of Science degree in American Indian Studies, an Indigenous Teacher Preparation Program, an American Indian nursing program, and the Indian Legal Program. Books submitted for consideration for the Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award cross multiple disciplines or fields of study, are relevant to contemporary North American Indian communities, and focus on modern tribal studies, modern biographies, tribal governments or federal Indian policy.
Previous winners of the Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award are:
- 2008 Daniel Cobb, inaugural winner for his book Native Activism in Cold War America: The Struggle for Sovereignty
- 2009 Paul Rosier, Associate Professor of History at Villanova for Serving Their Country: American Indian Politics and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century
- 2010 Malinda Lowry, Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for Race, Identity , and the Making of a Nation: Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South
- 2011: Cathleen Cahill, assistant professor of history at the University of New Mexico, for Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933