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Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

FREE INDIGENOUS EDUCATION CONFERENCE

Pre-Conference: 9-9:50 am
Conference: 10 am – 4:30 pm
Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration: 5:30-7:30 pm

Topics to be discussed include appropriation, imagery and mascots; 
culture, place, and curriculum; current trends  and issues for 
supporting Indigenous students in K-12; and a meeting to 
discuss revival of the Kansas Association for Native American Educators.

Keynote Speakers:

Cornel Pewewardy photo Jean Dennison photo

Dr. Cornel Pewewardy
(Comanche-Kiowa)
Professor & Director of Indigenous
Nations Studies
Portland State University
"Reclaiming Indigenous Voice 
and Vision in Education"

Dr. Jean Dennison
(Osage)
Assistant Professor
University of Washington
Department of Anthropology
"Sovereignty as Accountability: 
Theorizing from the Osage Nation"

Live Streaming will be available for some sessions

Parking

Indigenous People's Day Conference Parking:
Conference participants/speakers, it is recommended that you park in the lot closest to Leadership Studies Building (LS), this is Lot A17. Please see the Campus Parking Map (PDF).

Conference Participants need to purchase a KSU Parking Permit for campus parking, M-F, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. The cost is $5 for the day. You may purchase a parking permit at the Parking Kiosk (Anderson Ave. and North 17th Street) or purchase your parking permit ONLINE and print it yourself at http://www.k-state.edu/parking/visitor.html.

Conference Speakers who are provided with a parking pass, your pass allows you to park in either student or faculty slots (but NOT in the parking garage and NOT in pay meter spots).

Directions to the KSU campus: http://www.k-state.edu/directions/

Campus Parking Map (PDF)

Complete Schedule

→ Download the Final Conference Program (PDF)
→ Download the Conference Poster (PDF)

Pre-Conference Events

9-9:50 a.m.
Dan Wildcat (Yuchi Member of the Muscogee Nation), Director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center and Dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences at Haskell Indian Nations

“Indigenous Perspectives in the STEM Fields and the Dakota Access Pipeline”
(Leadership Studies Town Hall, live stream)

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Check in and Continental Breakfast

Conference Events

10-10:30 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks

(Leadership Studies Town Hall, live stream)

10:30-11:20 a.m.
Keynote

(Leadership Studies Town Hall, live stream)

Cornel Pewewardy (Comanche-Kiowa), Professor and Director of Indigenous Nations Studies, Portland State University

"Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision in Education"

11:35 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Box Lunch and Round Table Discussion

(Leadership Studies Town Hall, live stream)
Note: Open to all, lunch for those that registered for the full day

“Appropriation, Imagery and Mascots”

  • Cornel Pewewardy, Professor and Director of Indigenous Nations Studies, Portland State University (Panel Facilitator)
  • Teresa Miller, Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Educational Leadership, Kansas State University, and Past Manhattan High School Principal
  • Jacob Tsotigh (Kiowa), Indian Education Technical Assistance Coordinator, South Central Comprehensive Center at University of Oklahoma
  • #ReImageMHK Leaders: LaVerne Bitsie-Baldwin (Diné), Kerri Keller, Sonya Ortiz (Acoma Pueblo/Winnebago), Joe Sutliff Sanders, Lisa Tatonetti

1:30-2:20 p.m.
Breakout Panels

(Leadership Studies Classrooms)

Panel 1:
“Culture, Place, and Curriculum”

(Leadership Studies Town Hall, live stream)

  • Lisa Tatonetti (Settler Scholar), Professor of English, Kansas State University (Panel Facilitator)
  • Stephanie Fitzgerald (Cree), Director of Indigenous Studies and Associate Professor of English, University of Kansas
  • April Petillo, Assistant Professor, American Ethnic Studies, Kansas State University
  • Dan Wildcat (Yuchi Member of the Muscogee Nation), Director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center and Dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences at Haskell Indian Nations

Panel 2:
“Current Trends and Issues for Supporting Indigenous Students in K-12

(Leadership Studies 126)

  • Alex Red Corn (Osage), Special Coordinator for Indigenous Partnerships, College of Education, Department of Educational Leadership, Kansas State University (Panel Facilitator)
  • Quinton Roman Nose (Cheyenne and Arapaho), Executive Director of Tribal Education Departments National Assembly (TEDNA), Former President of National Indian Education Association (NIEA)
  • Jacob Tsotigh (Kiowa), Indian Education Technical Assistance Coordinator, South Central Comprehensive Center at University of Oklahoma

Panel 3:
"American Indian Health Research and Education Alliance Internship Program"

(Leadership Studies 123)

Presentation by the American Indian Health, Research, and Education Alliance (AIHREA)

  • Kimathi Choma, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Recruitment, and Retention, Kansas State University (Panel Facilitator)
  • Thomas E. Smith II and Jason Hale (AIHREA Co-Presenters)
  • AIHREA Contributors to the Presentation:
    • Sean M. Daley, Director of the Center for American Indian Studies, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Johnson County Community College
    • Christine M. Daley, Associate Professor, Center for American Indian Community Health, University of Kansas Medical Center
    • Jordyn Gunville

2:30-3:20 p.m.
Keynote

(Leadership Studies Town Hall, live stream)

Jean Dennison (Osage), Assistant Professor at University of Washington, Department of Anthropology

"Sovereignty as Accountability: Theorizing from the Osage Nation"

3:30-4:30 p.m.
Conference Closing Remarks

(Leadership Studies Town Hall, live stream)

Followed by Kansas Association of Native American Educators (KANAE) Revival Discussion

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

(Leadership Studies Amphitheater)
(Rain Location will be Hemisphere Room, Hale Library)

BBQ with Hand Game, Round Dance and more!

Drummers/Singers: Calvin Smith, Jr. (Diné) and Sampson Funmaker (HoChunk)
MC: Manny King (Diné and Northern Cheyenne)

5:30 p.m. – FREE BBQ Served
5:50 p.m. – Recognize Indigenous Alliance Scholarship Recipients
6:00 p.m. – Hand Game, Round Dance, and More!

Date: 

Monday, October 10, 2016 -
17:30 to 19:30

Location: 

Staley School of Leadership Studies, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

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