Gary “Litefoot” Davis to Speak at GVSU on Wednesday

Gary “Litefoot” Davis


Published November 5, 2017

ALLENDALE, MICHIGAN — As part of Grand Valley State University’s Professionals of Color Lecture Series, Gary “Litefoot” Davis will be on the Allendale campus on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Davis will present a lecture called “Empower Yourself, Empower Your Community.”

An enrolled tribal citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Davis and is a successful actor, rap artist, public speaker and entrepreneur. For over 25 years, Mr. Davis has traveled across North America as a consistent voice of inspiration and motivation for American Indian people, tribes, tribal programs, schools, universities and national organizations.

His inspirational messages are rooted in traditional values which he proudly proclaims have helped him achieve many accomplishments in his own life.

Students may remember his lead role in the 1995 film, “Indian in the Cupboard.”

Today, he successfully owns and operates his own companies with interests in a variety of business sectors ranging from entertainment and fashion to energy. He also serves as the executive director of the Native American Financial Services Association, based in Washington, D.C.

Davis also produces a weekly podcast, “The Litefoot Show” and has his own web series entitled, “Litefoot’s Relentless Pursuit.” Mr. Davis serves as an example of what can be accomplished by living your purpose and intertwining it with hard work, focus and resolve in order to accomplish one’s goals.


“Empower Yourself, Empower Your Community” Lecture


Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.


Grand Valley State University
2250 Grand River Room
Russel H. Kirkhof Center
Allendale, Michigan

This lecture is LIB 100 & US 201 approved.


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