Clemson University

Native American Heritage Month Keynote: Principal Chief Richard Sneed

Richard G. Sneed life’s work has been one of public service advocating for youth, community building, and cultural preservation.In this vein, he has worked throughout his career to ensure that Cherokee people have equitable access to quality education and can put these skills to work in a community they can be proud of. On May 25, 2017, he was officially sworn in as Principal Chief of the Eastern Band.

During his first year in office, Chief Sneed has successfully passed legislation that enhanced transparency, accountability, and economic opportunities for the EBCI. He believes in the unrestricted potential of the Eastern Band and its ability to sustainably meet the needs of its people. By investing in a long-range vision that responsibly balances resources with the needs of the Cherokee people, Principal Chief Richard Sneed is committed to ensuring that the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians continues to thrive for generations to come.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 6:00pm

Watt Family Innovation Center, Auditorium
Sigma Drive, Clemson, SC 29634

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International/Multicultural, Lectures / Seminars / Speakers, Diversity and Inclusion, Humanities Hub


Centers and Institutes, Gantt Center, College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, History, College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, Libraries, Inclusion and Equity, College of Education

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All Audiences



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Free and open to the public