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AIT Holds DVC Programs in Celebration of American Indian Heritage Month

PR0658E | Date: 2006-11-16

In celebration of American Indian Heritage Month, AIT's American Cultural Center will hold two Digital Video Conference (DVC) programs on the art and literature of the Native American Indian on November 21st and 29th.  Both events are also open to the public.

The oral traditions of Native Americans - in stories, songs, chants, prayers, poems and artifacts - have been a powerful means of communicating the realities of the native experience, and central to the understanding of native peoples and their cultures. Two American specialists in the United States will present the cultural heritage and the artistic achievements of Native Americans in the DVC programs.

These DVC programs will be held at the American Cultural Center in Taipei, and connected via digital video conference technology with the U.S., Chung Hsing University in Taichung, as well as the American Institute in Taiwan's Kaohsiung Branch Office.

Program details are as follows:

Topic:  Carriers of the Dream: The Literature of Native American Indians Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 10:00 - 12:00 a.m. Speaker: Kimberly Blaeser, Associate Professor of English, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Topic:  Carriers of the Dream: The Arts of Native American Indians Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 10:00 - 12:00 a.m. Speaker: Bill Mercer, curator of Native American Arts, Portland Art Museum   Language: English with simultaneous Chinese interpretation Place:  American Cultural Center (Room 2101, 21F, No. 333, Keelung Road, Section 1, Taipei)

To reserve a seat for our DVC programs, please contact Ms. Teresa Huang at 2723-3959 ext. 214; fax: 2725-2644; e-mail:

Live Webcast is also available at