Speaking reviews

The following are a few comments from past speaking events.

What people are saying…

“Dr. Nerburn’s thoughtful, genuine, and heartfelt comments truly engaged the audience. He did a terrific job.”
Brad Gioia – Headmaster, Montgomery Bell Academy – Nashville, Tennessee

“Kent’s presentation lent grace and poignancy to his written word. We could close our eyes and listen as his spoken words made history live with an emotional impact that reading alone could never provide.”
Carolynne Merrell – Secretary and board member – Nez Perce Trail Foundation
“Kent spoke eloquently about relations between native and non-native people and where non-native people often err. He spoke from experience and captured the attention of his diverse audience. We recommend him for any occasion.”
Arlen Kangas – President – Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation

“Dr. Kent Nerburn is a gentle man who can lead audiences to experience with him how cultures are so very different. What is especially valuable is that we learn how our own patterns of thinking do not allow us to recognize those differences. Kent teaches how to think in new ways. Not only that, his public reading and comments are of the highest order of philosophy and belief systems.”
Lynn Severson, – Department of English – Bismarck State University

“Kent was the best speaker I’ve heard in our district in quite some time. He honored multiple perspectives in his talk while addressing the complexities of white privilege. Our teachers need to be pushed on issues of power and privilege. Kent interwove this and his stories very eloquently. Days later, teachers continued to tell me how they thought he was the best speaker they’ve heard in a while.”
Tanetha Grosland, – Integration Equity Coach – North St. Paul, Minnesota school district.

“A peaceful, brilliant man, joyful, hopeful, and thought provoking…we are fortunate to have someone with his power of words.”
Headwaters Center of Lifelong Learning – Park Rapids, Minnesota

“Our people greatly enjoyed Dr. Nerburn’s presentation on the traditions and morals of the Native American people. Their spirituality is inspiring!”
Ami Voeltz – Executive Director – Do it Green! Minnesota

For more comments about Kent’s speaking engagements, go to ‘What people are saying