The DreamHour Speaker Series (The Descendant Series) featuring individuals from the community who will share their experiences as descendants of African Americans and Indigenous peoples- who contributed to making America a global power – without recognition or compensation. Presentations will be focused on the lives of descendants of African American nation and Indigenous founders in America. Presenters will share their perspectives and experiences of the challenges, struggles, and successes involved with the legacy.
Vance Blackfox, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is the Director of Communications for the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition. He has held executive director positions at the Haskell Foundation and Oaks Indian Mission, and most recently served as the Communications Director for Native Americans in Philanthropy. Vance has previously served as both President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, as well as Guest Curator of the Indian Museum at the University of Texas at San Antonio Institute of Texan Cultures. He is also presently the Indigenous Theologian for the Faith-Based Initiative for the City of San Antonio, where he currently resides.