Grammy Award-Winning Musician to Perform at WWU

Native American musician, Bill Miller, will take the William Woods University stage to perform his Grammy award-winning music and educate people on Native American culture and his own tribe.

Miller will bring his story to life at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in Cutlip Auditorium of the McNutt Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Miller is a singer/songwriter of Mohican heritage. He has won two Grammys for Best Native American Music Album in the past two years, as well as being honored with seven different Native American Music Awards (NAMA). Most recently, Miller won the NAMA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Miller shares his heritage of Native American roots and the trials and tribulations of overcoming the stereotype of Native Americans. He demonstrates this musically, visually and through spoken word.

Tammy Carter, coordinator of multicultural affairs at WWU, thinks Miller’s performance will be beneficial to students and the community.

“I hope they gain a better understanding of Native American culture. It is very important that people realize that the term Native American is an umbrella term and that each tribe is unique and individual. I think Bill Miller’s performance will help people see this.”