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  Amy Locklear Hertel
















Amy Locklear Hertel is Director of the American Indian Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and a descendant of the Coharie Indian Tribe. Amy also has an appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Social Work. She earned a BA in Communications from UNC Chapel Hill (1997) and an MSW and JD from Washington University in St. Louis where she is presently a doctoral candidate in Social Work. Her area of study is asset building in tribal communities as a means toward tribal self-determination. Amy has experience working in Indian Country with asset building, grassroots giving, capacity building, and community based participatory research. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC with her husband, Johann, who is faculty at the UNC School of Medicine, their 4 year old daughter Ava, and their 2 year old son Ahren.


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