Bath, ME―Hyde School students will launch the second annual Leaders and Learners presentation series with a two-part lecture to be presented by JOHN HUNT PEACOCK, PH.D., an enrolled member of the Spirit Lake Dakota Nation in Fort Totten, North Dakota, on September 16 and 17.
On Wednesday, the 16th at 7 p.m., Peacock, a Rinehart critic-in-residence and professor of language, literature, and culture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, will discuss with the Leaders and Learners group the personal impact stirred by the movie Oceti Sakowin: The People of the Seven Council Fires. He will offer a school-wide presentation the following day at 10 a.m. on Native American culture and his personal journey as a Native American.
Among his many accomplishments, Peacock is a published author, essayist, and poet, whose work has appeared in New Art Examiner, Literature/Film Quarterly, Ethnohistory, Gulf Stream Magazine and other well-known academic and mainstream publications. His writing about the endangered Dakota language has also been exhibited at the Minnesota History Center and published in Native American periodicals.
Peacock’s lecture will begin the school’s year-long guest lecture series of nationally recognized lecturers invited to Hyde. Leaders and Learners is a student-driven group whose mission is to embody leadership and learning through enriching studies and conversations, and the critical analysis of effective teachers and leaders in the world.