Aquinnah Cultural Center Hosts Expert

On Saturday, Sept. 3, at 6 p.m. the Aquinnah Cultural Center is hosting Kevin Grover, the director of the National Museum of the American Indian located in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Grover is a member of the Pawnee Nation, growing up in Oklahoma. In 1970 he attended the St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire and from there went on to Princeton University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in public and international affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton. He received his juris doctor degree from the University of New Mexico College of Law.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Grover has represented Indian tribes, tribal agencies, and Alaska Native corporations. He also established a small Native American-owned law firm that specialized in federal Indian law and grew into the largest Indian-owned law firm in the country.

In 1997, he was nominated by President Clinton to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs in the United States Department of the Interior. He was confirmed by the United States Senate in November 1997 and served in that capacity until January 2001.

The list of Mr. Grover’s credentials and achievements could fill this entire issue of the Gazette, but for now this should be enough to entice everyone to his talk on Saturday. The man has worked hard on behalf of Native Americans. In fact, in February of 2011 he received the Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession.

Okay, now go mark your calendar.

For more details, call 508-645-7900.