Monday, November 2, 2009

Notable Native Americans

This month the University of Chicago and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs celebrates Native American Heritage.  As part of the celebration, each week the OMSA Blog will feature a notable Native American and other information about the tribal communities.

This week's notable individual is Naomi Lang.

Naomi Lang is a Pairs Figure Skater, of the Karuk Tribe of California. Lang, who partners with Russian-born Peter Tchernyshev, is the first Native American to participate in the Winter Olympics. The two have competed and placed several times in the U.S Nationals, and also placed 8th in the World Championships. In addition, the two are the 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003 U.S. Ice Dance Champions.