Sarah Sneed, a resident of Cherokee’s Birdtown community who earned her law degree at Harvard Law School, will visit the Western Carolina University campus Wednesday, Sept. 2, to deliver the sixth annual Public Lecture on Indian Health.
Sneed will speak on the topic “Federal Indian Health Policy and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians” at 6 p.m. in Room 204 of WCU’s Health and Human Sciences Building.
Sneed’s lecture will provide an in-depth look at federal Indian policy in relationship to the evolution of health care for the Eastern Band, said Lisa J. Lefler, director of WCU’s Culturally Based Native Health Programs.
Sneed graduated with honors with a degree in history at the University of Colorado at Boulder prior to earning her law degree. She has worked in various capacities with Indian tribes throughout her career.