Director, Native American Resource Center, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Stan Knick received the Ph.D. in anthropology at Indiana University in 1986; his dissertation examined the health and growth of Lumbee Indian children. For more than two decades, he has taught university courses in American Indian health, contemporary issues of American Indians, archaeology, cultural anthropology and video ethnography. His current interests include video ethnography of North Carolina American Indians, Native American health, archaeology in southeastern North Carolina, art and culture of Native Americans and global traditional cultures.
Some of his publications include several ethnographic videos: Our People: The Lumbee (2009), Our People: Occaneechi Band of Saponi Nation (2008), Our People: The Sappony (2007), Dancing in the Gardens of the Lord: The Faces of American Indian Powwows in North Carolina (2007), and A Healing Faith: Lumbee Oral Traditions in the Face of Breast Cancer (2005); an anthology, River Spirits: A Collection of Lumbee Writings (2003); and various journal articles including “Because It Is Right” (Native South, 2008), “Diet, Sassafras and Isolation: Understanding from Native America" (New Life Journal, 2001), and “At Least We Understood It: An Essay on Traditional and Modern Culture" (North Carolina Humanities, 1996).
He is a recipient of the Hamilton McMillan Award for service to the Lumbee Indian community, and is an honorary member of the Lumbee Tribe. He was born in Virginia of mostly Irish and Scot heritage, raised in Texas, and is a veteran of the US Army and an Episcopalian.